A bachelor of business administration degree, which can also be known as a BBA degree, trains professionals to view and run a company from a macro and micro view. BBA degree holders will learn to look at their company from entry-level up to CEO positions.
Business administration curriculum specializations vary, but professionals can choose from:
- Human resource management
- International business
Business administration has many other specializations, most of which revolve around specific aspects of management.
Professionals should look for an accredited program which has offered BBA courses on a regular basis for several years. The Office of Postsecondary Education from the Department of Education does not directly accredit business institutions which offer BBA programs. However, they do maintain a database of recognized and valid accreditation agencies and institutions which have passed such accreditation agencies’ standards.
A BBA can take as little as 2 years to complete in some accelerated programs, but professionals commonly complete a BBA in roughly 4 years. Altogether 120 credit hours is a typical requirement for a BBA. BBA programs may offer special schedules for part-time students or for those who want to finish more quickly.
Coursework in BBA programs is typically broad and can vary by institutions in the first two years. The third year often covers introductory business courses and beginning specialization curriculum. The fourth year focuses heavily upon the specialization chosen by the student.
Common courses in BBA programs can include:
After graduation, BBA degree holders often are able to improve their job prospects. Holding a BBA indicates that professionals are willing to educate and improve themselves for the good of the company. Having a BBA, certifications, or extra credentials can improve the chances of a promotion or a raise. It can also separate a professional from other job seekers in a crowded hiring market.