Go Further In Your Business Career

Earn the degree you need to advance in the world of business.

A business degree opens up a world of possibilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business and financial occupations are expected to grow 10 percent by 2026, a rate considered much faster than average. Bethel’s online Bachelor’s in Business Administration can prepare you with the practical skills employers want, so you can take the next step in your professional career.

This online business degree readies you to succeed in the high-opportunity world of business and finance. Featuring a rigorous curriculum, the program offers training in a wide variety of areas including accounting, business law, business communication, marketing, human resources and more. Combined with biblical principles, this course of study prepares you to work in any number of positions as a competent and ethical professional.

Our online bachelor’s in business administration is taught by expert instructors and executive-level practitioners with real-world experience. Because the program is offered fully online, it provides you with a convenient learning format that caters to your needs as a working student. An accelerated course of study, the online business degree is transfer friendly and can be completed in as little as two years.

Employers & Internships

At Bethel, we are exceptionally proud of our employee placement services. Past internships for our students include such prominent organizations as The Walt Disney Co., Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Ameriprise Financial, and Northwestern Mutual. Employers of our graduates include Humana, Yoder Oil Co., State Farm Insurance, Crowe, Charles Koch Foundation, Granger Community Church, and more. Our program boasts an excellent record of graduating students into strong leadership positions within their communities.


Bethel University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole.


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Program Details

Next Start Date: 10/17/2021
Credit Hours: 120
Cost/Credit: $415
Transfer Credits: Up to 90
Est. Completion Time: 2-4 Years
Accreditation: HLC

Course Requirements

Bethel’s online business administration degree features a comprehensive business curriculum grounded in biblical values. Students will be required to earn 36 credit hours of general education courses, 39 credit hours of elective courses, and 45 credit hours for their major. Major courses consist of both required and elective classes.

General education courses offer an introduction to the arts and sciences within a college setting. Through this comprehensive course of study, students will gain appreciation for a broad range of subjects and build the skills necessary to succeed in higher education. 36 credit hours are required of general education courses.

Electives allow students to dive deeper into a wide range of subjects, and provide the opportunity to tailor a course of study based on interests and academic goals. Students are required to earn 39 credit hours of electives.

  • Students may transfer credit from other accredited institutions, provided the courses are equivalent to required Bethel courses and the student earned a grade of C or better.
  • CLEP testing available for select courses.
  • ACCT 203: Fundamentals of Accounting I (3)
  • BADM 220: Business Finance (3)
  • BADM 221: Business Law (3)
  • BADM 222: Business Communication (3)
  • BADM 300: Quantitative Analysis for Business (3)
  • BADM 320: Organizational Development and Change (3)
  • BADM 321: Principles of Management (3)
  • BADM 322: Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BADM 334: Human Resource Management (3)
  • BADM 470: Christian Ethics in Business (3)
  • ECON 233: Principles of Economics (3)
Select 4 Business Elective Courses
  • ACCT 204: Fundamentals of Accounting II (3)
  • BADM 121: Introduction to Business (3)
  • BADM 223: Human Relations in Business (3)
  • BADM 344: Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BADM 428: Leadership (3)
  • HCM 310: Health Care Administration (3)
  • HRM 320: Conflict Management (3)
  • HCM 410: Policy and Ethics in Health Care Management (3)
  • HRM 330: Performance Management (3)
  • HRM 410: Labor Relations and Employment Law (3)
  • NPM 310: Management Practices & Board Development (3)
  • NPM 315: Marketing and Fundraising (3)

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate programs require:
  • Online undergraduate application
  • Submit your official transcripts (directly from the institution to Bethel) from all undergraduate work. If you have completed less than 30 credit hours, also submit your official high school or GED transcript
  • Show proficiency by either submitting your official SAT or ACT scores, completing a college-level English or math course or taking Bethel’s placement tests

Tuition and Fees

Bethel has long been touted for its value. We were ranked No. 2 on Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck-Midwest list, listed as one of the 50 Best Value Christian Colleges, and have made it to the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Universities-Midwest” list for 15 consecutive years.

**Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

Payment Plan:

The college has a monthly installment plan available through Nelnet Campus Commerce. Enrollment can be completed online by accessing the student billing link through MyBethel or by calling 800.609.8056. Students will be charged an enrollment fee of $40.

Financial Aid

Bethel University is committed to ensuring that all our students receive an affordable education.

We offer financial aid based on need, and military benefits and are proud to offer extraordinarily competitive tuition rates.

FAFSA Information

To learn more about your financial aid options or submit a FAFSA, please see our Financial Aid page.

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Transfer Credits

Bethel is committed to helping you make the most of your previous educational experiences. Visit our Transfer Credits page to learn more.

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Career Outcomes

Our online business administration degree program can open doors to new and exciting professional opportunities, such as the ones here. Career information taken from Payscale.com.

Human resources managers are responsible for overseeing all operations regarding employees within a company or organization. They may be charged with ensuring compliance with company policies as well as labor regulations, planning and coordinating human resources initiatives, recruiting employees, managing HR budgets and other administrative tasks, advising managers on HR matters, and many other related tasks. These individuals make a medial annual salary of $64,657.

Product marketing managers are responsible for developing sales strategies for specific products or services in order to generate the highest revenues possible. They may be responsible for overseeing marketing efforts, conducting consumer research, collaborating with design and content staff, and managing aspects such as product launch, advertising, and pricing. These individuals earn a median annual salary of $85,418.

Program administrators at non-profit organizations are middle managers that lead teams in carrying out projects that benefit the organization’s mission, such as fundraising or community functions. They may be responsible for training staff and volunteers, planning events, keeping financial reports, and other related tasks. These individuals earn a median annual salary of $49,902.

Benefits of Learning Online

An online degree can open doors to your career while allowing you to study in a convenient, affordable format.

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