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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.

College
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.

Important Dates

CAREER TRACKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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.



What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division Transfer Applicants

Upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA and:

*Have completed the following 7 courses with at least a 3.0 prerequisite GPA (BABA)

  • 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:

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

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

***If you're missing prerequisites, you may still qualify for admission to the program through conditional admission or the UF Online Ready program. For more information, please see "Additional Admissions Pathways" below.

Additional Admissions Pathways

Second Bachelor’s Applicants

    If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you may apply and be considered for admission if you have completed the following two prerequisite courses and meet the stated GPA minimums. Second bachelor’s degree seeking applicants will be reviewed for admission if they meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of Survey of Calculus (MAC 2233) or higher and Intro to Statistics (STA 2023)
  • 3.0 overall GPA
  • 3.0 prerequisite GPA
Conditional Admission

    Applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program if they have completed 5 of the 7 prerequisites (including Intro to Financial Accounting and Survey of Calculus), with the last 2 prerequisites in-progress at the time of application. Applicants seeking conditional admission must have a minimum GPA 3.4 (BABA) in these courses at the time of application.

UF Online Ready

    This major participates in the UF Online Ready program, which allows a limited number of qualified applicants to complete specific missing prerequisites here in UF Online as degree-seeking students before enrolling in other UF Online courses. Admission is offered on a space-available basis.

    A student may be selected for UF Online Ready if they have:

  • 4 of the 7 prerequisites complete, including 2 of the following: Intro to Financial Accounting (ACG 2021), Intro to Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071), Survey of Calculus (MAC2233)
  • 3.4 GPA in prerequisite courses for BABA
  • 2.0 overall GPA
To learn more about this program, go to the UF Online Ready webpage.

WHAT IS THE INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT?

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 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 2021, the program was ranked #1 best online MBA program by The Best Schools.


WHY CHOOSE UF ONLINE?

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.