Unlock your future in business with a business administration degree

Build a career as a leader in business with the versatile Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. This degree gives you a strong foundation in economics, accounting and management – all the skills necessary to thrive in a modern business environment.

Studying business at the University of Missouri–St. Louis offers access to the rich business community based in St. Louis. Local professionals advise the program’s curriculum, give guest lectures, provide mentorship opportunities and more.

You can study on your own terms by choosing between an in-person, hybrid or online business administration degree. Our flexible approach lets you earn a degree for business in the way that best supports your career goals.

If you are interested in learning beyond the undergraduate level, we also offer an accelerated master’s degree program.

Match your coursework to your interests

Our business administration degree is the most flexible degree in the College of Business Administration, and you will have the opportunity to make it your own. Once you’ve completed your required courses, you can choose from a variety of business electives or even add a minor.

Topics you can specialize in include accounting, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems and technology, international business, management, marketing and supply chain management.


Program type:

Major, BSBA


On-Campus, 100% Online, Hybrid

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Why earn your business administration degree at UMSL?

UMSL offers a high-value business administration degree with all the resources you need to excel in your career:

  • Flexibility. Earn your business administration degree full- or part-time, with fully online, in-person or hybrid options.
  • Community connections. Learn from and network with local business leaders – who also help ensure our degrees for business are in line with modern trends.
  • Internship opportunities. There’s no shortage of places for you to intern in the heart of St. Louis, even if you’re earning an online business administration degree. Our dedicated internship coordinator will help you find the placement that fits your goals.
  • Expert faculty. Your courses will be taught by leaders in their field. Most of our faculty hold doctoral degrees, and many conduct real-world, award-winning research.
  • Affordability. In addition to competitive tuition, we offer a broad range of scholarships and financial aid options.

What can you do with a business administration degree?

This versatile degree for business can prepare you for any type of career you may be interested in, from finance to marketing to management.

Many of our alumni work in the St. Louis area and contribute to its vibrant economic climate as financial analysts, project managers and entrepreneurs.



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Career Opportunities

  • Logistics Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Corporate Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Supply Chain Director


Plan of study


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Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

Student organizations

Make new friends and learn new skills by joining one of our Recognized Student Organizations, open to both in-person and online business administration degree students. Here are several opportunities you may be interested in as a business administration major:

Internship opportunities and undergraduate research

The Career and Internship Program at the UMSL College of Business Administration will help prepare you with the real-world experience to hit the ground running when you get a job. We also encourage majors in accounting to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to innovate and collaborate with leaders in your field.

Honors College

The UMSL Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence.