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Online Bachelor of Business Administration courses

Curriculum Details

120 total credits required

Brenau University’s online Bachelor of Business Administration program provides real-world learning to help you gain knowledge of business ethics, organizational behavior, economics, communications and more. You will complete 120 total credit hours and choose a major in accounting, finance, general business, hospitality management, human resource management, logistics and supply chain management or marketing.

This BBA program combines the flexibility of online coursework with hands-on learning through an internship or practicum experience. Learn in small classes guided by student-centered faculty members with expertise in the field. Transfer up to 90 credit hours from previous college courses, and graduate in four years ready to become a leader in business. From here, you can.

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Business Foundation Courses


This course focuses on writing papers in response to readings in a variety of genres. Students develop, draft, revise, and edit original compositions. Placement is determined by standardized test scores.

Note(s): Minimum grade of C required for graduation.

A basic introductory course in statistics which introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of data distribution, treatment of random variables, inference, special cases of the binomial and normal random variables, confidence intervals, and significance tests. A project requiring computer application and written analysis is a component of this course. Ethical practices of collecting and analyzing data and reporting results are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): MS 100/101/111/or 210 – with a minimum grade of C.

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A course to review and to reinforce all areas of mathematics that are applicable to non-STEM students. Topics include basic logic, the number system, basic algebra, basic geometry, counting, basic probability and descriptive statistics.

An introductory course covering basic algebra operations, equations and inequalities, and graphs in the Cartesian plane, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions. The course covers algebraic operations of functions, including composition. Emphasis is on problem solving and applying mathematics to real-world situations. Some students will take MS 101L in addition to 101 based on placement score.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MS 100 with a minimum grade of “C” or an appropriate Brenau Math Placement test score.

An introductory course that covers the algebra and graphing functions, including exponential and logarithmic functions. The course also includes systems of equations and inequalities. Trigonometric topics include trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, and trigonometric applications. An introduction to sequences, series, and mathematical induction is also covered.

Prerequisite(s): MS 101 (minimum grade of “C”) or placement

A course dealing with fundamental concepts of calculus and analytic geometry. These concepts include functions, sequences, differentiation, integration, and applications of the derivative and integral.

Prerequisite(s): MS 111 (minimum grade of “C”) or MS 210 placement.

Business (B.B.A.) Core (53 hours)


Virtually all of business uses the Microsoft Office suite of products to conduct their daily workflow. This course prepares students to add value in their first job and to take and pass the individual Microsoft certification exams. By attaining certification, students will communicate to employers their readiness to contribute in the workplace which will set them apart in the job market. This course prepares students to take certification exams in the Microsoft Office suite of products. Students will be required to complete the courses for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students will also have access to the courses for Access, Outlook, Word Expert, and Excel Expert.

The fundamentals, practices and procedures of accounting are covered in this introductory course. Topics include generally accepted accounting principles, accounting systems, and preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Prerequisite(s): MS 100
Note(s): Cannot receive credit for AC 200 and AC 201.

This course is a continuation of AC 201. The utilization of accounting information in business management is examined. Selected managerial topics include but are not limited to cost accounting fundamentals, budgeting, and cost-volume-profit analysis.

Prerequisite(s): AC 201
Note(s): Cannot receive credit for AC 200 and AC 202.

The basic economic principles of microeconomics; the allocation of resources and price determination, consumer demand, the theory of the firm including production costs, supply, and the theory of distribution. Issues in healthcare and immigration will be addressed using cost-benefit analysis.

The basic economic principles of macroeconomics, including the goals of our economic system, fundamental concepts, the economic role of the government, comparative economic systems, measures of aggregate economic performance, monetary and fiscal policies, contemporary economic issues, and the macroeconomic history of the United States.

Prerequisite(s): BA 206

Theory and practice of written and spoken communication in business both in person and via electronic formats. The applications of psychological principles to improve the effectiveness of business correspondence and related types of business writing for implementation of business policy. The preparation of business reports, memoranda, and letters are required.

Prerequisite(s): EH 101

This course provides students with a contemporary account of the changing environment of management practices. It includes management principles, current theories and frameworks of management, as well as tools to critically analyze organizations and their effectiveness in society.

A key factor for an organization to remain competitive is its ability to produce goods or deliver services in an efficient and effective manner. This course serves as an examination of methods and models – both statistical and computer-based – that are used for analyzing data for the purpose of increasing understanding and improving decisions related to the management of business operations.

Prerequisite(s): MS 205

This course considers the integration and coordination of product development, promotional strategy, physical distribution, and pricing in planning and controlling marketing operations. The managerial aspects of marketing and analysis of distribution problems are emphasized.

In this course, students are introduced to the sources and structures of legal systems and to many of the areas of law that impact businesses, such as contracts and the UCC, crime, torts, international law, business association and securities regulation, agency and employment law, antitrust, cyberlaw, intellectual property, consumer law, and environmental law.

The course explores the determinants and consequences of behavior in a variety of organizations. Topics include, but are not limited to, personality, power, conflict, leadership, team dynamics, communications, and culture. All concepts will be examined from individual, group, and organizational perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): MG 301

This course is an introduction to the tools and models used in managerial finance including asset valuation which includes time value of money, risk and return, asset pricing models and capital budgeting. Financial statement analysis is also covered.

Prerequisite(s): AC 201, MS 205

Students explore the principles and practices of human resource management, including the functional areas of HR: planning, recruitment, and selection; development (e.g., orientation, training, team building, performance appraisal systems, organizational development, career development); compensation and benefits; safety and health; employee and labor relations; and human resource research.

Students will learn ways to develop strategies for creating alternatives and new innovations and designs in business through the use of targeted critical and creative thinking processes. Explore creative solutions to “status quo” and roadblock organizational problems by courageously leading and managing teams to integrate solutions into the organization.

This course provides an introduction to philosophical ethics and its application to specific moral concerns arising in business and other organizations. Special attention is given to the stakeholder model of strategic management. Lessons are designed to aid students in building a workable moral theory that can be utilized throughout their careers.

Prerequisite(s): MG 301, MK 315

This course offers an appreciation for trade among nations by expanding the environment of U.S. business to a global level. From both the macroscopic and microscopic perspectives, multinational enterprises are recognized for their expanding influence on worldwide business activity.
This course is designed to familiarize students with the value chain. Rather than analyze business as a series of separate functions, this course will specifically review the integrated operational aspects of a business that specifically lead to value creation, and its relationship to sustainable performance. Information and material flows will be analyzed, and total quality management and continuous improvement concepts will be introduced to help students better understand how value is created, measured, and when gaps are identified, improved. The concepts of Supply Chain Management, Production, Lean/Six Sigma, Forecasting, and Project Management will also be discussed primarily in relationship to value creation, and value chain management.
In the capstone course for business studies, students analyze the strategic challenges, methods, and techniques in business settings. The focus is the integration of prior coursework into a comprehensive understanding of the organization and the accomplishment of goals and strategies. Online simulation based. Students will be billed a special resource fee for the administration of the CPC Comprehensive Exam (or equivalent). Prerequisite(s): AC 201, AC 202, MG 301, MK 315, BA 327, BA 470 Note(s) $40 resource fee applied.

Additional Courses


  • Historical Perspective – 3 hours
  • Civic Engagement – 3 hours
  • Global Awareness – 3 hours
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Science – 7-8 hours (1 course must be a 4 hour lab science)
  • Reasoning – 3-4 hours
  • Fine Arts – 3 hours
  • Literature – 3 hours
  • Lifetime Fitness – 3 hours
  • Writing – 6 hours
  • Speaking – 3 hours
  • Modern Language – 0-3 hours
  • Communication – 3 hours

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