Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management

The fast-paced world of business has a wide range of avenues to pursue. Alvernia University's online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management can help maximize your potential. Faculty with practical business experience share offer insights into the changing global business world. The management major prepares students for a variety of entry-level and mid-level management opportunities in small, mid-sized, and large organizations in industry, government, and service-oriented fields. A dual major can help you become even more marketable upon graduation. Complementary programs include accounting, marketing and human resource management.

Our online management degree provides you with a strong foundation in management as you learn both its practical and ethical standpoints. The program’s online format gives students flexibility to study on their own time.

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Estimated Program Length2-4 years
Credit Hours123
Course Length7 weeks
Transfer Credits Accepted75
Cost per Credit$650*

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Application Instructions

For admission into Alvernia’s online Business Administration and Management degree, you must have a 2.0 GPA or higher. To apply:

  • Speak to an enrollment counselor
  • Complete an application
  • Provide evidence of high school completion/graduation. Documentation may include high school transcript, diploma, GED scores, or equivalent.*
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous college work (if applicable)
  • Submit a copy of DD214 from military (if applicable)

*This requirement may be waived if an official college transcript is provided to validate completion of 15 credits or more from an accredited school.

Financing Your Education

There are options to assist in financing your education and making the tuition affordable. Visit our Student Financial Services page for a detailed overview of the process, including a link to complete the FAFSA application, as well as more information about tuition, the tuition payment plan and the tuition deferment program we offer. Alvernia’s Title IV code for the FAFSA is 003233. The Office of Student Financial Services is available to help with any questions you may have. Call 610-796-8201 or email

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Online Learners
Online Learning Benefits
• A nationally ranked comprehensive regional university, Alvernia offers a growing number of online programs to advance your career or prepare you for a new one.
• Online learning with Alvernia offers a high-quality education at an affordable price, with the flexibility to study at your own pace.
• Alvernia's rolling admissions policy allows you to apply at any time. The university continually accepts and reviews applications to fit your schedule, with many programs offering starts throughout the year.
• As an Alvernia online student, you’ll have access to an array of resources including our online bookstore, online library and our Office of Career Development.

Program Overview

Topics of Study
  • Fundamental accounting principles and usage of accounting data
  • Traditional functions of management, such as motivational techniques, quality issues, diversity and globalization
  • Basic functions and concepts of marketing, including research and consumer behavior
  • Human resources in an organization’s management, with a focus on human resources planning, talent acquisition and more
  • The nature of international business within domestic and foreign environments
  • Challenges and opportunities encountered when establishing a small business
  • Financial markets and how they facilitate the flow of funds to accommodate various needs within business
  • Current developments in business, networking, corporate culture, team building and business etiquette
Curriculum: Liberal Arts Core/General Electives Requirements

The online business administration and management degree is made up of a total of 123 credits. The Liberal Arts Core makes up 31 to 55 of the program’s credits, and the major requires 48 credits, including an elective course in criminal justice.

Liberal Arts Core (31-55 credits)

  • All Alvernia University students are required to complete between 31-55 credits toward the Liberal Arts Core. Transfer work may be applicable for this area. As part of the application process, students receive specific information regarding remaining credits. Students entering the program with 70 or more transfer credits or an associate degree must complete 31-55 Liberal Arts Core credit hours.

General Elective Requirements (as needed)

  • A total of 123 credits, including three credits in a human diversity course, are required to earn a bachelor’s degree. To adhere to Franciscan values, community service hours are also required.
Curriculum: Major Requirements

Core Requirements (57 credits)

  • BUS 101: Financial Accounting* (3 credits)
  • BUS 206: Management Principles (3 credits)
  • BUS 207: Marketing Principles (3 credits)
  • BUS 280: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 312: International Business I (3 credits)
  • BUS 320: Stakeholder Relations (3 credits)
  • BUS 332: Operations Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 342: Business Law (3 credits)
  • BUS 410: Financial Markets (3 credits)
  • BUS 411: Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • BUS 426: Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 431: Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • BUS 438: Business Seminar (3 credits)
  • BUS 450: Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
  • ECON 248: Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 249: Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • MAT 208: Introductory Statistics (3 credits)

Select one of the following:

  • BUS 200: Managerial Accounting I: 3 credits
  • BUS 250: Accounting Principles: 3 credits

Select one of the following:

  • BUS 305: Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
  • BUS 311: Principles of Management Information Systems (3 credits)

* C grade or higher is required for starred courses.

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Career Outlook

After earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management online, you can pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Small-business owner
  • Nonprofit management
  • Management opportunities in industry, government, and service-oriented fields
  • Management analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Management specialist

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the range of jobs available with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management is projected to grow up to 17 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than average for all occupations. The median annual wage in those professions in 2021 ranged from $80,000 to $179,000.

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