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Bachelor of Arts or Science in Business Administration

Why choose an online Business Administration Degree?

Nationally ranked #1 for best online bachelor’s program in business administration by U.S. News and World Report 2024. Your future is worth the investment. A degree that will help you grow in ranks and exponentially open you to a growing job sector.

With more customization and flexibility, you no longer have to limit your educational goals. UF Online offers both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA).

Our online business administration degrees expose students to some of the nation’s top professors and elite coursework under the nationally recognized Warrington College of Business. Both online business administration programs provide a broad academic background in a variety of business disciplines and prepare students for a wide array of business careers and/or a specialization (with a BABA degree), offering insights into a spectrum of key concept including accounting, economics, business law, finance, marketing and management. This equates to UF Business graduates that are prepared for a wide variety of business-related careers, as well as graduate school.

Business administration, as a field, includes all facets of overseeing and leading business operations. Business leaders in every industry concern themselves with ensuring smooth operations, developing strategies for improving processes, implementing sound practices and ethics, and researching economic and market trends. From independent or small businesses to large corporations, every operation needs business leaders and administrators in order to succeed.

What are the differences between the B.S. and the B.A. degrees in Business Administration?

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

The UF Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree has a curriculum focused fully on business disciplines. The BSBA degree with a major in General Business consists of a broad range of courses designed to master the technical and practical facets of a business career.

A BSBA will give you a strong foundation in a variety of business disciplines. 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. Additional courses in more specific disciplines such as entrepreneurship and real estate are included, as are professional development courses in business communication, career management and business computing.

BSBA Details

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA)

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.

Our new BABA degree is interdisciplinary in nature and provides students with the ability to take a deeper dive in an area outside of business. By providing a foundation in business and the choice of a specialized focus, the BABA degree allows greater flexibility to customize your education to match your individual goals and interests.

Once the core business foundation is set, students can then choose from one of the following eleven specializations:

BABA Details

Be the boss of what lies ahead as a business major at UF Online. With a B.S. or B.A. in business administration, you will be qualified for a variety of leadership roles in public, private and nonprofit organizations, as well as in your chosen area of specialization with our BABA degree. With expanded insight into the intricacies of being a business owner, many business graduates also venture into successful careers as entrepreneurs.

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.

What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division & Second Bachelor's 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 2.5 prerequisite GPA (BSBA)

*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)


  • 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've completed any of the prerequisite courses at a private, out-of-state, or international institution, please review the Warrington College of Business’s Course Equivalencies page for additional information. If a course or school does not appear in the Course Equivalency Database, you will need to complete a Course Equivalency Request Form.

****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
  • Note: Students will not be admitted to UF Online to pursue the same (or similar) major as previously completed at a different institution. Therefore, if you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a similar major, you cannot be admitted to the UF Online B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration program. Additional information regarding this policy can be found on our Second Bachelor’s page.

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 of 2.9 (BSBA) or 3.4 (BABA) in these courses at the time of application.

UF Online Ready

    This business administration 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; 2.9 GPA in prerequisite courses for BSBA
  • 2.0 overall GPA
To learn more about this program, go to the UF Online Ready webpage.


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

UF Online’s Business program places a top-rated online business administration 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 business administration degree 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.