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Online Business Administration Degree

Students that are undecided on an area of business to study may find the online bachelor of business administration degree to meet their needs. The online business administration program allows the student to sample several areas of business. Accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management, and marketing courses are all a part of this comprehensive business major.

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Why an Online Business Administration Degree?

The major in business administration is the most flexible online program offered within the business division. It is intended for students who want to enhance their careers and advance their business knowledge. The online major also provides a broad foundation for those preparing for graduate school in one of the business areas.

Online business administration students focus on general skills which make them flexible practitioners in the job market.



Student Using Home LaptopFlexible Course Format

Courses are delivered entirely online using the course management system BlackBoard. All classes for the online BBA are offered over an eight week period. Many students choose to take two courses during each eight week session.



Advancement Opportunities

A major in business administration provides a broad foundation for those preparing for graduate school in all areas of:

  • MBA



Career Opportunities

An online degree in business administration will prepare your for a career in:

  • Business
  • Industry
  • Government



Student Graduates at CommencementProgram Requirements

McKendree University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for degree completion. 40 hours must be at the 300 or 400 level and a minimum of 30 hours with McKendree. Online students must fulfill the general education requirements.



Interesting Classes

  • International Business
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Ethics & Social Response
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Business Strategy & Policy



General Education Requirements

  • Art or Music
  • ENG 111 English I: Academic Writing
  • Literature
  • PSY/SOC/PSI - 6 hrs from 2 of 3 areas
  • MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra
  • HPE 158 Health and Wellness
  • BIO 101 Introductory Biology with Lab
  • CSI 120 Computing Concepts and Apps.
  • ENG 112 English II: Research and Writing
  • HIS 262 US History Since 1865
  • Philosophy or Religion
  • MTH 170 Statistics
  • SPC 310 Bus & Professional Presentations
  • SCE 205 Earth and Astronomical Science



McKendree University Entryway MonumentEvaluation of Transfer Credit

McKendree University gives careful consideration to your previous coursework and will transfer in as many credits as possible. A student transferring to McKendree, who has received an associate's or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, is considered to have met all general education requirements, provided the degree is not considered vocational.  Students who have met the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) general education core curriculum (GECC) will also be considered to have met all general education requirements.  For students who have completed a vocational program or hold no prior degree, the courses are individually evaluated to determine which are transferable and what requirements have been met. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Office of Academic Records and the Division Chair of the department.

Official evaluations are completed once you have been admitted to McKendree University. McKendree Online staff can provide you with an unofficial evaluation at your request. Please note the following:

  • Only courses with a letter grade of 'C' or better may be accepted in transfer. Pass/fail courses will not be accepted.
  • At least 120 credit hours are required for graduation, 30 of which must be from McKendree.
  • Up to 90 credit hours may be accepted in transfer from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Proficiencies earned at other institutions are not accepted.

Send transcripts to:

McKendree University
McKendree Online
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254



Meet the Faculty


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Student Services

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Senior Student Services Specialist
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6427
(800) BEARCAT, ext. 6427




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