Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Studies

General

Program Description

Enhance Your Business Expertise at Pace

Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Studies
  • AACSB accredited
  • Transfer eligible prior credit
  • Popular specialization options
  • Personalized career guidance
  • Experienced faculty
  • No SAT/ACT required**

**Applicants who have graduated from high school within 4 years prior to applying will need to provide a copy of their SAT scores.

Program Overview

Cultivate a strategic mindset and finish your undergraduate degree with the 100% online Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Studies program offered by Pace University. Our individualized advisement team can help you to apply prior college credit and life/work experience so you can be on your way to advanced employment opportunities in accounting, auditing, management or marketing.

In addition, our career services team will help you to actualize your career path while you develop a broad range of business expertise at the Lubin School of Business, which is dually-accredited in business and accounting from AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3% of business schools worldwide.

With this BBA degree, students can benefit from the close connections our faculty maintain with top marketing and accounting firms and become part of a robust global network of alumni across over 80 countries.

Choose between a concentration in Marketing and Management or Accounting and Internal Auditing:

Marketing and Management Concentration

Become a valuable, confident and effective business professional who is adept at applying mathematics and data analytics to strategic marketing efforts and pursue an internship or independent study options in marketing or management.

Accounting and Internal Auditing Concentration

Gain the preliminary qualifications to become a highly sought-after CPA, internal auditor, or forensic investigator who can provide critical analysis of a company’s financial information, improve financial operations and/or investigate potential fraud.

BBA in Business Studies: Marketing and Management Concentration

Go to Market Intelligently

Marketing professionals with a thorough understanding of digital, social and traditional media can be highly valuable to employers when they are also confident and effective decision-makers and managers. Large and small businesses alike can benefit greatly from marketers who are adept at applying mathematics and data analytics to their strategic marketing efforts.

Pace University’s online BBA in Business Studies with a Marketing and Management concentration prepares students to become highly sought-after marketing professionals. Students will take an in-depth look into marketing techniques, organizational business structures, including cultural differences in multinational business operations, and will have an opportunity to pursue an internship or independent study in marketing or management. In addition to developing a modern marketing and managerial skill set, the program develops well-rounded business professionals who are able to work in teams and analyze challenges from varying business perspectives.

Curriculum

Dependent upon eligibility for transfer credit and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits, which can be awarded for life/work experience, current and aspiring business professionals can complete the BBA with the Marketing and Management concentration part-time in three years, taking two courses per semester.

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credits
  • Transfer Credits: 56-64 Credits
  • Degree Completion Requirement: 56-64 Credits

BBA in Business Studies: Accounting and Internal Auditing Concentration

A Degree that Makes a Financial Statement

Accounting and auditing professionals are in high demand. Large corporations, small firms, and non-profit institutions alike will always need accounting experts who can provide critical analysis of a company’s financial information, improve financial operations and/or investigate potential fraud.

An online BBA in Business Studies with an Accounting and Internal Auditing concentration prepares students to become highly sought-after financial professionals who are confident in their ability to use data analytics, accounting software and systems of internal control to evaluate financial statements, prevent and protect against fraud, and investigate whistleblower complaints.

Whether you want to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an internal auditor, or a forensic investigator, you will benefit from the close industry connections our supportive and dedicated faculty within the BBA in Business Studies provide.

Curriculum

Dependent upon eligibility for transfer credit and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits, which can be awarded for life/work experience, current and aspiring business professionals can complete the BBA with a concentration in Accounting and Internal Auditing part-time in three years, taking two courses per semester.

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credits
  • Transfer Credits: 56-64 Credits
  • Degree Completion Requirement: 56-64 Credits

Our Students Aspire

The BBA in Business Studies is geared toward individuals who understand that a successful, long-term career requires in-depth knowledge of data-driven decision making paired with a thorough understanding of core business disciplines – accounting, marketing, finance, economics, and more. Our students are looking to elevate their professional standing and earning potential by completing their undergraduate degree in a supportive, career-focused learning environment.

Our Program Delivers

  • Hone an area of expertise through specialization options for current and aspiring marketing, management, accounting, and auditing professionals.
  • Study with well-connected, deeply dedicated faculty members with extensive experience and attentiveness to the unique aspects of adult learners in the online environment.
  • Develop effective decision-making skills and the ability to critically analyze business strategy and operations.
  • Receive personalized career guidance every step of the way—with practical internship and research opportunities.
"Nearly 90% of Lubin’s bachelor’s degree graduates are employed or continuing their education."

– Pace University Career Services

Tuition and Fees

  • $555 per credit
  • Technology fee
    • $60 per semester (part-time students, fall and spring)
    • $100 per semester (students taking 12 credits or more)
  • $50 ProctorU fee

Some courses may require additional fees.

Note: Pace University reserves the right to change tuition and fees.

Admission Requirements

Upcoming Start Date
  • The next start date is January 16, 2020.
  • Completed applications must be submitted by December 23, 2019.
Application Submission and Review

Students have five opportunities to begin an online degree completion program each year including two in the Fall, two in the Spring, and one in the Summer.

Candidates will be notified of an admission decision via email within two weeks of completed application submission.

Accepted students will receive additional information on how to submit a deposit to secure their place in the program and how to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

In addition, the accepted student will be able to initiate a request to have transfer credits accepted and will receive instructions on how to complete their Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation.

Candidates can apply up to one month prior to their desired start date. We encourage prospective students, however, to submit their application well before the deadline if possible. This is especially important for those who plan to utilize federal financial aid

Candidates can also use the Applicant Portal to check the status of their application. Please wait for 24-hours after application submission to use this tool.

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking their bachelor’s degree should have a minimum of 56 completed college credits eligible for transfer. Those candidates with fewer than 56 eligible college credits should apply for the AA in General Arts and Sciences degree. Once enrolled, students can also apply for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits, which can be awarded for life/work experience.

Bachelor’s degree candidates should have a minimum transfer GPA of 2.5 except for BBA in Business Studies applicants who should have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Associate degree candidates should have a minimum high school GPA of 80 or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Those whose GPA is lower than required can submit a one-page essay or personal statement that addresses why the program is a good fit, specifically considering the online learning environment, and provide any justification for the reported GPA.

Admission Materials
  • A completed online application
  • A current, professional resume
  • Associate degree applicants who have graduated from high school within four years prior to applying will need to provide a copy of their SAT scores.
  • Official college/university transcripts* from all previously attended institutions
  • Official high school transcript, diploma, or GED certification

Paper transcripts can be sent to:

  • Pace University Online
  • Attn: Lisa Slingerland
  • 100 Summit Lake Drive
  • Valhalla, NY 10595

Digital transcripts can be sent to:

  • Pace University
  • Attn: Lisa Slingerland
  • paceonlineadm@pace.edu

International Students whose primary institution did not teach in English and reside out of the United States are required to submit one of the following English proficiency scores:

  • TOEFL
    • Paper-based version: 550
    • Computer-based version: 213
    • Internet-based version: 80
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Pearson PTE: 54

Please also become familiar with additional admission requirements as listed on our International Students page.

*Applicants should note that Pace is not currently accepting applications from prospective students that reside in California or Massachusetts.

Application Process for Former Pace Students

Individuals who have previously attended Pace University but not graduated are eligible for a modified admissions process should they wish to return to complete their degree. Individuals meeting this criterion will need to begin the process by completing the following forms:

  • A resumption of studies form
  • A change of major form

In addition, you will need to provide a current, professional resume, a one to two paragraphs personal essay addressing how you think the program will benefit you, and official transcripts from any institution attended after leaving Pace University.

Paper transcripts can be sent to:

  • Pace University Online
  • Attn: Lisa Slingerland
  • 100 Summit Lake Drive
  • Valhalla, NY 10595

Digital transcripts can be sent to:

  • Pace University
  • Attn: Lisa Slingerland
  • paceonlineadm@pace.edu

All materials can be sent to the Pace Online Admissions Office at paceonlineadm@pace.edu or by fax at (914) 989-8681.

Please reach out to an admissions counselor at degreecompletion@pace.edu or (866) 815-5166 to begin the conversation about returning to Pace.

Last updated September 2019

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Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in t ... Read More

Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, the School of Education, the School of Law and the College of Health Professions. Read less