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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA)

Why an Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration?

Nationally ranked #1 for best online bachelor’s program in business by U.S. News and World Report 2021. The UF Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration allows students to establish a firm foundation in business principles and then pair it with an additional skill set in a specialized area.

Warrington College of Business; Heavener School of Business
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration With a major in General Studies
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Major General Studies

Students earning this degree will learn from some of the nation’s top professors, and will be well-prepared for a wide array of business-related careers or to go on to graduate studies in business. The same world-renowned faculty that teach on campus, teach online as well -- allowing online students to earn the same degree as their on campus counterparts.

Students take introductory courses in accounting and economics as well as core courses in areas ranging from business law and international business to finance, management and marketing. Once the core business foundation is set, students can then choose from one of the following eleven specializations:

The Warrington College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the most recognized accrediting agency for business schools.

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What professions will a degree in Business prepare me for?

  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Budget Analysts
  • Business Operations Managers
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Financial Analysts/Manager
  • Fundraisers
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Labor Relations Specialists
  • Market-research Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.


Students in this major must enroll in GEB 4941: Internship in Business Administration (one credit) and perform an internship of at least 150 hours before the start of their senior year. The internship requirement can be waived for students who participate in a study abroad experience of at least six weeks. Students who waive the requirement via study abroad are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship to improve their chances of obtaining full-time employment and/or admission to graduate programs or law school. Students should consult an academic advisor/career coach for more information.

What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA. Applicants should also have completed the following 7 courses with at least a 3.0 GPA in each course:

  • Intro to Financial Accounting (ACG 2021)
  • Intro to Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071)
  • Problem Solving Using Computers (CGS 2531)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023)
  • Survey of Calculus (MAC 2233)
  • Intro to Statistics (STA 2023)

Note: It is required to complete all 7 prerequisites prior to enrolling at UF. However, applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program if they have completed 5 of the 7 prerequisites (including Introduction to Financial Accounting and Survey of Calculus) with a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.4 at the time of application. The remaining 2 prerequisite courses must be in-progress and completed prior to enrolling at UF.

What is the difference between the BSBA and the BABA in Business Administration at UF Online?

While both programs offer access to the same world-renowned business faculty and career management team, there are differences between the programs.

  • The BSBA allows students to take a deep dive into the business curriculum. Students can focus more on business disciplines like entrepreneurship, real estate, finance and marketing.
  • The BABA allows more flexibility and allows students to pair their business knowledge with outside areas that align with different industries, more easily include minors in their course of study, and take courses that might be needed for graduate school in certain specialties.

Additionally, graduates of either program are eligible for one of UF MBA’s 16-month accelerated programs designed specifically for business undergraduate majors. UF MBA’s online program has consistently been ranked one of the world’s best. In 2016, the Financial Times ranked the program #1 in the US and #3 in the world.

Can upper division courses be completed at other colleges or universities?

Junior and senior level business courses completed at other schools will not count toward a UF Business degree. All upper division coursework must be taken at UF.


At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s Business program places a nationally ranked degree at your convenience, for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs. Be a leader and the boss of your future. Graduates with a UF B.S. or B.A. in business administration are qualified for a variety of rewarding careers in just about any industry that needs the skill sets and perceptive nature of business leaders and thinkers — those who invest in their potential.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.