Business Administration B.A. Adult Degree

The Business Administration Major at Avila

A bachelor’s degree in business administration is the quickest path to improving your career opportunities. This is a flexible, online degree in business. Accelerated degree path. Transfer-credit friendly. We start with the fundamentals—budgeting, organizational psychology, economics, and communications—so don’t worry if it’s been a while since you were in school. Our professors are here for you as you take control of your degree. You’ll be ready and confident heading into advanced coursework in Consumer Behavior, Labor-Management Relations, and International Marketing, where you’ll shape your Avila degree to your needs.

  • 120 credit hour Bachelor of Arts degree program
  • 100% online and asynchronous so you can work, study, and progress on your schedule
  • New sessions start every eight weeks
  • Financial aid is available

Gain a dynamic understanding of human behavior in the workplace with Avila’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Apply for free now.

In this adult degree completion bachelor’s program, we’ll help you:

  • 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

You can do this: An online bachelor’s degree in business.

Set your own pace and schedule — each 8-week course is delivered 100% online throughout the year which allows you to progress according to your personal schedule. For more than 20 years, Avila has helped adult learners succeed in, and out, of the classroom. You’ve got this.

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At Avila we understand that learning takes place outside the classroom. Through the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) you can earn college credit through transfer, prior learning portfolio, correspondence, military service, and standardized tests. To get credit for what you already know, see our page on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

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MOVE FORWARD AT THE SPEED OF LIFE. Avila’s professional undergraduate programs are tailored to busy, working adults, parents,, and caregivers.
Estimated 2022-2023 costs before financial aid
Adult Student Undergraduate Tuition =  $410 / credit hour
(Books and class materials are your responsibility in all Adult undergraduate programs.)

Find your support at Avila:

  • Dedicated academic advisor
  • Full library and research access
  • Free tutoring
  • Free counseling, career, and other student success services
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Are you interested in Business Administration?

Avila Business graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Loan Officers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Office Managers
Avila Business graduates choose to work at:
  • Sprint / T-Mobile
  • Burns & McDonnell

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Center for Student Excellence

If you need help in the classroom, help with your schedule, finding a counselor, or career services help, the Slepitza Center for Student Excellence (SCSE) is here. Your success is what makes Avila special. The SCSE makes your move into college smoother and can assist you throughout your college journey.

Three Reasons to Get a Degree in Business Administration

A business administration degree is one of the more versatile and career-priming degrees you can earn. Graduates with B.A. degrees are needed in businesses of all sizes and shapes. From major corporations to nonprofits, government agencies to entrepreneurial startups, career opportunities are nearly everywhere. Plus, your bachelor’s in business set you up for further post-graduation studies like earning an MBA, CPA, or a Master’s in Management.

So, why should you get your B.A. in Business Administration?

1. The marketplace needs you.
That’s good for your job search. Your business degree gives you a leg-up on your fellow job seekers who either don’t have a degree or who have a less desirable degree. The reason why? Because employers understand that a business degree gives you a variety of marketable skills that can be used in a wide variety of professions and workplace situations. Corporate leaders, human resource recruiters, and smart employers know that hiring business administration graduates are a good investment.

2. Your earning potential goes up – way up!
Studies show that with a diploma in hand, many business graduates benefit from higher than normal average salaries. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the median income for a career related to degrees in business begins at around $60,000 annually. Plus, with your degree, your opportunities for career advancement open up. BLS research shows that employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 — faster than the average for all occupations.

3. Job and career versatility
A business degree provides you with the tools and critical thinking skills businesses can apply in a wide variety of career paths. Graduates can find careers in fields of finance, management, insurance, sales, manufacturing, entertainment, publishing, teaching, consulting, charities, marketing, supply chain, and administration.

The bottom line — As you’re considering finishing your degree and looking at the odds of your future career, a bachelor’s degree in business administration makes a lot of sense. But you’ll also want to consider where you’ll get your degree. Consider the student support services of the university. Will your previous college credits transfer easily? Do they offer free tutoring? Are the class terms flexible to meet your life? Can you get financial aid and scholarships? As you look further into Avila, you’ll find the answers are “yes!”

If you’d like to know more, please request more information. And if you’re ready to take the next step towards earning a degree in business administration, you can apply right now.


Institute for Professional Studies, Foyle Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145

Danielle Weaver, Adult Student Success Advisor
P: 816.501.2945 / E:

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