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Designed with you in mind.

The University of South Dakota's online Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Business Administration is designed for those interested in developing a broad-based understanding of the business disciplines. This degree will provide adult learners with the flexibility to emphasize a specific area within the broader framework of business courses. Students may select emphasis areas to meet their individual needs; such as, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, e-commerce, etc. The flexibility of the B.B.A. in Business Administration is particularly well-suited to working adults who would like to finish their degree while furthering their current career or pursuing a new one.

Admission Requirements: 

Students intending to pursue one of the Beacom School of Business majors are admitted to the University as general business students. During the first half of their undergraduate program, they will complete general core requirements. Before beginning the 300/400 level courses, they will also complete core business requirements needed for admission to the selected Major. 

How to Apply to the University of South Dakota: Prospective students may complete the Undergraduate Application found at:
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Admission to the Beacom School of Business Majors:
An application to the Beacom School of Business majors is submitted to the Student Services Center in the semester during which the following criteria will be met:

  1. Students must have completed 45 credit hours.
  2. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above on a four-point scale; students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, but less than a 2.50 institutional (USD) grade point average or USD Beacom School of Business grade point average may be admitted on probation.
  3. Students must have completed the pre-major business core including BADM 101 Survey of Business, ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I, ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II, ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics, BADM 220 Business Statistics, and MATH 121 Survey of Calculus or MATH 123 Calculus (or their equivalents).

For more information about the online Bachelor of Business Administration - Business Administration specialization, contact USD Online at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at cde@usd.edu.

Sarah Boyum Hento

My BBA has provided me with countless benefits, especially throughout law school.  My degree has provided me with the tools to have an edge over my classmates in the competitive legal field.  Sara Boyum Hento, BBA, MPA/JD