• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $342.50
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $910.90
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program prepares students for the business world with five areas of specialization: finance, international business, management, marketing and supply chain & analytics. UMSL’s business faculty are experts in their field, and are dedicated to providing quality instruction and real-world knowledge. Additionally, BSBA students have extensive opportunities for internships, cooperative education programs and foreign study, including the Missouri/London Internship Program.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 2.3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  2. Official transcripts from all previous schools
NOTE: Individuals residing in CA or MA are not able to enroll in this program.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Courses

Core
  • ACCTNG 2400Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3 Credits

    Prerequisites: MATH 1030 and completion of 27 credit hours. MATH 1030 may be taken concurrently. This is a one semester course in financial accounting theory and practice. The primary emphasis is on the corporate financial statements of income, financial position and cash flow-their content and interpretation; and the impact of financial transactions upon them.

  • ACCTNG 2410 Managerial Accounting3 Credits

    Prerequisites: MATH 1030 and ACCTNG 2400. This is an advanced course that goes beyond the scope of a second-semester course in fundamentals of accounting. The development, interpretation, and use of relevant cost behavior, control, and traceability concepts for management planning, controlling and decision making are emphasized. Topics include: an introduction to product costing, the contribution concept, direct costing, performance standards and variance analysis, responsibility accounting, segment profitability, alternative choice decisions, and capital budgeting.

  • BUS AD 2900 Legal Environment of Business3 Credits

    Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing. An introduction to the nature and meaning of law, sources of law, legal process and institutions. The legal environment of business is defined as: the attitude of the government toward business, the historical development of this attitude; current trends of public control in taxation, regulation of commerce and competition; freedom of contract, antitrust legislation and its relationship to marketing, mergers and acquisitions; and labor management relations.

  • FINANCE 3500Financial Management3 Credits

    Prerequisites: ECON 1002, MATH 1105, ACCTNG 2400, INFSYS 2800, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. The study of a firm's need for funds; the institutions, instruments and markets concerned with raising funds; and the techniques of analysis used to determine how effectively these funds, once raised, are invested within the firm.

  • INFSYS 2800Information Systems and Concepts3 Credits

    Prerequisites: INFSYS 1800 or satisfactory performance on proficiency exam. This course provides an overview of the field of information systems including concepts of systems analysis and design, ethics in information systems usage, electronic business, database management, enterprise systems, information security, and JavaScript programming concepts. Business cases will be utilized to illustrate how information systems improve decision-making. Students will also gain valuable strategies for career development and networking.

  • MGMT 3600Management and Organizational Behavior3 Credits

    Same as SOC 3600. Prerequisites: Junior standing and a 2.0 overall GPA. This course involves the study of the behavior of individuals and groups in an organizational setting. Specific topics examined include: motivation, leadership, organizational design, and conflict resolution, as well as basic coverage of management principles. In covering these topics, both "classic" and current perspectives are provided.

  • MGMT 4219Strategic Management3 Credits

    Prerequisites: Senior standing and FINANCE 3500, MKTG 3700, MGMT 3600; a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.; and concurrent enrollment MGMT 4220. This is a capstone course drawing on the subject matter covered in prerequisite courses. Emphasis is on the formulation and implementation of corporate, business and functional strategies designed to achieve organizational objectives. Topics include the role of top management, globalization of business and ethical perspectives. Case studies and research reports may be used extensively. (It is preferred that this course be taken during the student's final semester.

  • MGMT 4220Business Assessment Testing0 Credit

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MGMT 4219, Strategic Management. A one-time lab during which a major field exam in business is administered. Course graded on a satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis. Satisfactory grade required for graduation.

  • MKTG 3700Basic Marketing3 Credits

    Prerequisites: ECON 1001, Junior standing and a 2.0 overall GPA. An examination of the character and importance of the marketing process, its essential functions and the institutions performing them. Attention is focused on the major ploicies (such as distribution, product, price, and promotion) which underlie the multifarious activities of marketing institutions and the managerial, economic, societal implications of such policies.

  • SCMA 3300Business Analytics and Statistics3 Credits

    Prerequisites: MATH 1105, INFSYS 1800 and a 2.0 campus GPA. This course covers basic statistical analysis (descriptive and predictive analytics) for business management. Tools include matched sample tests, chi-square tests, rank sum tests, simple linear regression and correlation, multiple linear regression, and extrapolative techniques such as moving averages and exponential smoothing. Emphasis is placed on problem definition, construction of statistical models, analysis of data, and interpretation of results.

  • SCMA 3301Introduction to Supply Chain Management3 Credits

    Prerequisites: A 2.0 campus GPA and either SCMA 3301 or MATH 1320. This course covers supply chain management with special focus on understanding manufacturing and service operations. Emphasis is on the application of quantitative methods to the solution of strategic, tactical and operational problems. Topics include demand planning, capacity, new product design and launch, process selection, facility layout, production planning, scheduling, inventory, process control, waiting lines, lean production, etc.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $342.50
  • Fees: $141.00
  • Total: $483.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1027.50
  • Fees: $423.00
  • Total: $1450.50
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $910.90
  • Fees: $141.00
  • Total: $1051.90
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2732.70
  • Fees: $423.00
  • Total: $3155.70
Missouri Midwest Exchange Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $513.75
  • Fees: $141.00
  • Total: $654.75
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1541.25
  • Fees: $423.00
  • Total: $1964.25
Metro Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $342.50
  • Fees: $141.00
  • Total: $483.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1027.50
  • Fees: $423.00
  • Total: $1450.50
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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