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DEGREES & PROGRAMS

The Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Designed to Help You Stand Out

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Business Bachelor's Degrees

Business Management – B.S. Business Administration

Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:...

Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 42 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,720 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Account executive
  • Business analyst
  • Program manager
  • Director or senior director
  • Vice president

This online degree program is an excellent choice for kick-starting your organizational management career.

Human Resource Management – B.S. Business Administration

A SHRM-recognized online business degree program:...

A SHRM-recognized online business degree program:

  • Time: 72% of graduates finish within 43 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,720 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Human resource specialist
  • Director of talent acquisition
  • Recruiting manager
  • Organizational learning specialist
  • Vice president of HR

Earn your B.S. in Human Resources and help build strong organizations.

Marketing – B.S. Business Administration

For those who want to lead brands and steer consumer markets:...

For those who want to lead brands and steer consumer markets:

  • Time: 71% of graduates finish within 40 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,720 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Marketing and PR manager
  • Director of marketing and communications
  • Director of publications
  • Customer intelligence manager
  • Marketing sales manager

Marketing is a creative and exciting field—and one where an undergraduate degree will open better opportunities.

Accounting – B.S. Business Administration

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?...

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 42 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,720 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Accounting manager
  • Financial director
  • Vice president of finance and operations
  • Chief financial officer
  • Forensic accountant

Take your first step toward CPA certification and learn how to use GAAP, ledgers, and journals.

IT Management – B.S. Business Administration

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:...

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 43 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,720 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Vice president of risk management
  • Product security incident manager
  • Vice president of technical services
  • CTO and CIO
  • Director of IT

Key competencies of these online courses align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.

Healthcare Management – B.S. Business Administration

You can become a healthcare industry leader:...

You can become a healthcare industry leader:

Compare with B.S. Health Information Management

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish within 37 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,720 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Health information manager
  • Community service manager
  • Clinical manager
  • Medical records manager
  • Social service manager

The online courses in this career-focused business degree program will prepare you with management-level skills and an up-to-date understanding of our healthcare delivery system.

Health Information Management – B.S.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:...

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

  • Time: 63% of grads earned this degree in 36 months or less.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,795 per 6-month term, plus a Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam. 

Compare with B.S. Business – Healthcare Management

Information Technology – B.S.

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online...

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online program a top choice.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,920 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: Includes CIW, ITIL, LPI and CompTIA.

The LPI Linux Essentials and ITIL® Foundation Certification are central to this program. Included CompTIA certifications are A+, Network+, Security+, and Project+.

Accelerated Information Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degree

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.

  • Time: Approximately 5 years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,625 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion..
  • Certifications: Includes AWS, ITIL, LPI and CompTIA.

The LPI Linux Essentials and ITIL® Foundation Certification are central to this program. Included CompTIA certifications are A+, Network+, and Security+.

Time to Graduation

2.5 Years

The average time to complete a bachelor's degree with WGU is 2.5 years, proving that WGU students are motivated and use the opportunity to control their speed to graduation.

Salary Growth

$18,200

Just 2 years after graduation, WGU students report earning $18,2001 more per year, and $25,900 after 4 years. 

1 2021 Harris Poll of 1,252 WGU graduates.

Transfer Average

34 Credits

Students transfer an average of 34 credits to bachelor's of business programs at WGU, helping them move through their degree program even faster.

BUSINESS BACHELOR'S DEGREES

An Online Business Degree Focused on Preparing You for an Exciting Business Career


 

These online business bachelor's degree programs are designed to ensure you're ready for your future. Impact your organization, your industry, and your community with the help of an accredited online business degree. The list of companies that have hired WGU business graduates reads like a Who's Who of the business world, including American Express, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, JPMorgan Chase, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Starbucks, The Walt Disney Company, Tiffany, and Toyota—to name-drop just a few.

Open the door to exciting, in-demand, and lucrative careers with the help of a business bachelor's degree from WGU. Our many degree options are centered on teaching you critical skills you need to thrive in business. And our business bachelor's degrees are completely online so you can have the flexibility you need. No class times, no due dates—do your schoolwork any time, any place. Get ready to stand out with the help of an online business degree from WGU.

A Bachelor Degree in Business for Less

Half. That's a term that WGU is proud to be able to use. Compared to most other online universities, our tuition is about half.* And less than half is the amount that WGU students borrow to pay for their degree, compared to the national average.  High quality, low cost—that's the definition of value!

* WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 57% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

Financial Aid Info

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Online. Nonprofit. Affordable.

Prepared for Success on the Job

From a 2021 Harris Poll of 300 employers of WGU graduates

97% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

95% of employers said that they would hire another WGU grad.

98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.

Fit School Into Your Life—Not the Other Way Around

At WGU, we have a distinctive student-first approach to education. Here at WGU, you advance through your coursework by proving what you've learned, not by spending hours sitting in a lecture hall or logging in to a "virtual classroom." This means that you study the learning resources on your time (all required materials are available 24/7 and covered by a low, flat resource fee) and you pass the course as soon as you can pass a test, paper, or other assessment. For most of our students, this means finishing some (if not all) courses ahead of schedule—and graduating sooner!

COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

Competency: Demonstrated knowledge, skill, or ability required to advance in a degree program.

At WGU, course competencies are defined by an expert council, including employers.

AT YOUR OWN PACE

At WGU, you are in charge of setting the pace. Spend time on areas where you need more understanding and accelerate in subjects where you already have knowledge.

Drive Change in Your Community

Apply for the $5,000 WGU Leadership Scholarship. If you’re ready to lead, we’re ready to help with the WGU Leadership Scholarship. Valued at up to $5,000, the scholarship can be applied toward any of our respected bachelor’s or master’s degrees in business, healthcare, education, and IT. Now is the time to change your life, so you can help change the lives of others.

Master Your Future

A master’s degree in business can give your career a boost. Plus, 96% of employers said they would hire another WGU grad.* If you apply now, you can take advantage of the Master Your Future scholarship. This scholarship awards recipients $2,500 ($625 per six-month term for up to four terms). With tuition under $4,500, this makes your dream career even more affordable.

*2020 Harris Poll

Business Degrees Driven By Innovation

Fast Company listed WGU among one of the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies "for showing public schools another way to do business." As Fast Company puts it: "The low-cost, self-paced WGU focuses on skills that lead to better jobs." And the metrics support that: 93% of employers say WGU grads are as good or better than those from anywhere else.

What Leaders Are Saying About WGU


 

See why business leaders are eager to hire and promote WGU graduates.

“To anyone seeking a relevant degree in today’s modern, hectic world … WGU is the perfect model.”

—Phyllis Campbell
Chairman, Pacific Northwest
 

"WGU gives students the ability to really assemble the complete package, from the subject matter to the specific skills to the certification that gives employers confidence when they're making a hiring decision."

—Brad Smith
Microsoft Vice President & Chairman

“I’m impressed by the results in places like Western Governors University. Its low-cost online programs rely on competency-based progression, not class time or credit hours. It uses external assessments to evaluate student proficiency.”

— Bill Gates
“Why American Colleges Have to Change”

Career-Building Programs Built by Experts

WGU’s business degree programs are highly respected among employers—largely because they were developed with support and guidance from business leaders serving on our Business Program Council and National Advisory Board. Experts include representatives from organizations such as Google, Microsoft, AT&T, HP, Simmons Media Group, Hospital Corporation of America, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 

Commonly Asked Questions About Business Bachelor's Degrees

There are many types of business bachelor's degrees and specializations including the following:

Business management degree
IT management degree
Healthcare management degree
Human resources management degree
Marketing degree
Accounting degree

Most bachelor's degrees in business are B.S. or bachelor of science degrees. B.S. degrees require you to learn highly applicable technical skills in areas like economics, entrepreneurship, and finance.

There are many different bachelor's degrees you can get in business. While jobs may vary, a bachelor's degree in business might prepare you for jobs like the following:

  • Marketer
  • Loan officer
  • Financial advisor
  • Human resources manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Sales manager
  • Accountant

A bachelor's degree in business generally takes around four years to complete, but some universities like WGU have a format that allows you to earn a degree more quickly, sometimes in less than 2 years.

Yes! A bachelor's degree in business can help you advance in your career, improve your prospects for a new job, and likely increase your earning potential. For your career, a bachelor's degree in business is a great investment.