Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Designed to help you build your knowledge of management, finance, marketing, accounting and more, UVA Wise’s major in business administration will help you kickstart your career in a variety of fields. Now featuring flexible online courses, this program is optimized for you.


For decades, UVA Wise alumni with degrees in business have been using our academic offerings to not only pursue fulfilling work, but to seek promotions and enhanced pay and make a difference.

If you’ve earned an associate’s degree in arts or science at a Virginia community college, you can transfer to UVA Wise and complete this major in just two years.

Why UVA Wise Business Administration?

  • Flexibility that fits your life: You can work full-time, take care of family, or manage other essential parts of your life while pursuing a degree in business administration at UVA Wise. We’ve crafted a curricular pathway that will move you steadily toward your career goals.
  • Prepared professors: Our professionally certified online instructors are not just your teachers; they are also your advisors, coaching you on course selection and scheduling and being responsive to your requests using state-of-the-art technology at your fingertips. All of our instructors have earned professional online teaching certification from programs such as the Online Learning Consortium or Quality Matters. And, our online course management system, Canvas, is an intuitive platform that places a strong emphasis on user-friendliness, ensuring seamless access to the virtual classroom.
  • Alumni success that speaks for itself: Our business administration graduates serve as project managers, human resource professionals, consultants, financial analysts, risk managers, marketers, and account managers with leading companies and nonprofit organizations across the Commonwealth and the country. Our graduates include talent acquisition specialists, commercial insurance underwriters, presidents of regional banks, and vice presidents of finance and operations, to name just a few of our success stories.

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Career Outlook

Many of the job fields that alumni of business administration programs pursue are growing faster than the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most notably accountants, auditors, and marketing managers.

“Our business administration degree casts a wide net and we’ve recently reconfigured the business department core curriculum so that students can have the flexibility to concentrate in areas of their interest,” says David Kendall, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Finance.


Below are the required courses for a transfer-eligible student interested in pursuing a major in business administration. Working with your personal academic advisor, you will select an additional six upper-division courses in a business field of interest to complete your degree.

  • ACC 2010: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 2020: Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 1850: Foundations of Business
  • BUS 2110: Quantitative Analysis with Spreadsheets
  • BUS 2310: Principles of Management
  • ECO 2050: Microeconomics Principles
  • ECO 2060: Macroeconomic Principles
  • MDK 2020: Principles of Marketing
  • FIN 2820: Principles of Finance
  • BUS 2850: Quantitative Methods for Business
  • BUS 4850: Strategic Management 
  • BUS 4990: Capstone in Business