BS in Business

Bachelor of Science in Business

Advance your career as a manager or corporate leader with this fully online Bachelor of Science in Business program, designed for working adults, offered by Excelsior University. You can gain skills in accounting, business strategy, communication, computer skills, economics, business ethics, finance, global business, leadership, management, marketing, data analysis, teamwork, and cultural diversity.

The bachelor’s in business curriculum gives you a broad foundation in liberal arts and sciences and the knowledge you need to create effective business strategies and achieve measurable results for your employer. Coursework teaches you how to read corporate financial statements, analyze business data, create marketing plans, communicate in the workplace, and collaborate with others to complete real-world projects.

If you’re looking for an exceptionally flexible way to earn your bachelor’s degree, this fully online BS in Business program offers maximum transfer credit and 8-week online business courses. The program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Course Information

The Professional Component requires of 51 credits.

Business Component Core Requirements

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Business Communication
  • Management Concepts and Applications
  • Marketing Concepts and Application
  • Principles of Finance
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management Capstone

(Choose one) 15 credits


The finance concentration can help you obtain employment as a financial analyst, cost engineer, securities analyst, and commercial or investment banking officer in business, financial institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Coursework covers global financial markets and banking, financial management of domestic and foreign corporations, financial risk evaluation, and securities and portfolio analysis.

  • Advanced Financial Management or Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions or Money and Banking
  • Securities Analysis and Investments or Portfolio Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • And additional courses such as:
    • International Finance
    • Principles of Insurance
    • Risk Control
    • Risk Management Concepts and Applications

General Accounting

The accounting concentration covers managerial and public accounting methods. Learn to develop financial systems that help plan and control business activities, and prepare to work independently or with auditing firms to establish the credibility of financial reports and provide expertise in taxation policies and regulations. Career fields include controllership, corporate or managerial accounting, public accounting, internal auditing, and consulting.

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Individual and Corporate Taxation (United States Taxation)
  • Auditing

General Business

If you don’t want to earn a finance, accounting, human resource management, or logistics management concentration, you can instead select five business electives.

Logistics Management

Study the strategic and analytic processes involved with procurement, inventory control, management, coordination, maintenance, transportation, and distribution of goods and services. Focus on supply chain and project management concepts, risk management, quality control, warehousing, and distribution, and learn to prioritize cost reduction, risk, and maximized profits for logistics operations. Prepare for jobs in production planning, inventory management, manufacturing management, global distribution, and logistics management, and employment in any organization whose success depends on global fulfillment.

  • Business Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Logistics
  • Transportation, Warehousing, and Distribution
  • Two of the following courses:
    • Purchasing
    • Inventory Management
    • Operations Management
    • Quality Control
    • Project Management

Management of Human Resources

Learn to manage individuals and groups in corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits and create a work environment in which employees and the organization achieve their performance goals. Employment opportunities in this area fall in fields such as human resource management, labor and industrial relations, and personnel administration.

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managing Diversity in the Workplace
  • Three of the following courses:
    • International Human Resource Management
    • Labor Relations
    • Women in Business
    • Business Leadership
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Human Resource Technology


Learn the activities and strategies that shift products and services from vendors to consumers and how to use research to forecast trends and analyze markets. Gain insight into and evaluate consumer behavior and promotional policy and determine any ethical implications. This concentration prepares you for the marketing manager role, working at tactical and strategic levels within organizations.

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Management
  • Market Research
  • Additional credit from such courses as adverting, distribution channels management, international marketing, retail/wholesale management, sales management, and other related courses with approval.

Ask an Excelsior Advisor

 Have questions about earning your degree?
Get in touch with Excelsior’s program advisor.

Bernard C. Austin II
Associate Director of Partnership Development

Mobile: 518-227-1225
Email: [email protected]


Get Maximum Credit For Prior Learning

Credit for what you already know = lower cost and a shorter path to graduation. Receive credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments, from courses and college-level exams to professional and military training, health care credentials, and industry certifications. Learn More

Learn Now, Pay Later with Deferred Tuition Program

Excelsior offers a deferred tuition program for those utilizing tuition reimbursement or GI Benefits. This means instead of paying at the time of registration or using a payment plan, payment is deferred until after the course is completed. This allows ample time for you to submit your tuition reimbursement paperwork for a refund.

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