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Business administration is a broad field. Just as there are an endless number of businesses, today’s professionals find themselves in a diverse range of roles. A degree in business administration can be the first step in a rewarding career in the industry of your choice. It can also be a way of gaining the background necessary to launch your own business. Whatever path your career ends up taking, you’ll need to be well-rounded, versatile, and adept at solving problems as they arise.

Vista College’s Business Administration Degree Program

Vista College’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program emphasizes the development of real-world skills necessary to succeed in business. The program is designed to be completed in 200 weeks of full-time online study.* Our graduates are well-positioned to apply for competitive jobs in business, finance, and marketing. Many also go on to start their own enterprises or to further study at the graduate level.


*Successful, Full-time enrollment is required to achieve stated completion dates.

Business administration touches on several different areas. For professionals to remain competitive in the global marketplace, they will need to be able to not only solve problems and minimize risk, but also identify and capitalize on opportunities as they arise. A big-picture awareness of the macroeconomic trends which affect an industry is essential, as is both critical thinking and other skills such as:

  • Applying business theory and management skills to real-world scenarios
  • Setting objectives and shepherding projects towards their objective
  • Developing meaningful working relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • Understanding the basics of marketing, accounting, and business law

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Run a profitable business on your own or be a meaningful contributor to a larger organization
  • Develop well thought-out business and marketing plans
  • Use research and analytics to your advantage
  • Understand the basics of corporate finance, accounting, ethics, and business law
  • Understand the impact larger economic trends can have on a business
  • Get the most out of the people you work with

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