Institute for Professional Studies

B.A. in Business Administration

Our curriculum is designed for adult student success and focuses on the human behavioral aspects of business, based on a solid foundation from social science and liberal arts. With flexible, accelerated terms and 100% online classes, you’ll find support and success here.

You’ll learn to:

  • Engage in real-world field projects
  • Gain a deeper understanding of human behavior in the workplace
  • Understand buying behaviors
  • Analyze investment objectives and risks
  • Examine employment-related litigation
  • Examine your motivations to improve managerial and interpersonal effectiveness

Set your own pace—the class format of 8-week remote and online courses available throughout the year allows you to progress according to your personal schedule. The degree format allows you to quickly move through the courses on your own terms.

Accelerated business degree students complete three levels of core requirements that provide our graduates with a well-rounded understanding of business.

Core Requirements  

Click here for the Bachelor’s Core Curriculum.
Major Related Requirements  

EN 112 Composition II *
BU 110 Understanding Computers*
PY 101 General Psychology

Professional Studies Core Requirements  

BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business*
BU 321 Management
BU 322 Organizational Behavior & Development OR
PY 360 Organizational Psychology
CO 212 Conflict Resolution
CO 213 Strategic Presentation
CO 312 Writing Plans & Proposals
CO 321 Leadership
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics OR
EC 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 240 Statistical Analysis  

Business Administration Requirements  

AC 201 Accounting I
BU 310 Marketing
BU 330 Finance
BU 331 Investments OR
BU 361 Money & Banking
BU 345 Legal Aspects of Business II OR
BU 346 Employment Law
BU 499 Business Policy
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics** OR
EC 203 Principles of Macroeconomics**
EC 241 Quantitative Analysis
Three hours from:
BU 312 Consumer Behavior
BU 323 Personnel Management
BU 325 Labor-Management Relations
BU 411 International Marketing

Career Possibilities with a Business Administration Degree

Kansas City, your Business Administration degree will increase your career options and opportunities, in any sector that you pursue including:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Computer management
  • Entrepreneurial endeavors
  • Human resources
  • International business
  • Retail sales and distribution

Kansas City has a variety of opportunities for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in business. The Advantage Institute business program zeros in on practical applications that employers are seeking.

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Career Outlook

Today’s businesses and non-profit organizations need professionals who can think analytically, lead teams, and communicate effectively. Avila’s undergraduate business administration program is designed to develop and hone these skills.

This degree allows you to work in nearly any for-profit or non-profit industry. As a result, you’ll be able to look for a career in a field of interest that aligns with your passion.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salaries for business careers typically range from $50,000-$90,000 per year. Also, the BLS projects that employment for this group to be higher than the projected growth for all careers in the United States through 2028

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