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Business Administration Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The business School or College will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some business administration majors have limited enrollment, so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Community college associate degree programs in business administration also have a choice of majors, such as an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in executive accounting. Certificate programs, however, carry a designation (for instance Accounting Certificate) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

Schools

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Grand Canyon University
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Walden University
Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.
Programs Offered:
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Ashford University
Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University, where school comes to you.
Programs Offered:
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Johnson & Wales University Online
Focus on Your Future - Earn Your Master's Degree 100% Online from JWU!
Programs Offered:
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Liberty University

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Colorado State University - Pueblo

CSU-Pueblo Online gives you the educational opportunities you need, with the flexibility you want, so you can earn or complete your degree for a better future. Whether you want a career change, a promotion, or the satisfaction of knowing you can, an online degree from CSU-Pueblo could be the right fit for you.

Programs Offered:
  • Masters in Business Administration

 
Abilene Christian University
Take Your Professional Career To The Next Level With An Online Graduate Degree
Programs Offered:
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Simmons University - MBA

Named a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes, Simmons University has earned a reputation for providing a pioneering liberal arts education for undergraduates integrated with professional work experience. 

Programs Offered:
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Keiser University
Launch your career in Business at Keiser University Online. Select from Associate, Bachelor's and Graduate Online Degree Options.
Programs Offered:
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American University - MBA

MBA@American, the online MBA program at American University, prepares business students through engaging course work and in-person immersions. The MBA can be completed in 15 months. No GMAT required.

Programs Offered:
  • MBA

 
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