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Online Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Administration Emphasis

The online Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Administration Emphasis prepares you to succeed in any career. Learn from experienced instructors and gain practical skills in leading and managing people, developing and selling products and services, and measuring and managing profitability and investments.

Note: This emphasis area is only available to students who are taking classes 100% online.

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Bring Your Experience With You

Each Bachelor of Applied Science student brings experience when they start their path at Boise State. Our goal is to build on your education and experience to help you get ahead instead of feeling like you are starting from scratch.

Community College Partnerships

Boise State’s applied science program has partnered with community colleges across Idaho to help you transfer up to 80 general and technical education credits.

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AAS and Technical Credits

Your Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Intermediate Technical Certificates and Advanced Technical Certificates can help you earn your bachelor’s degree. Talk with a student success coach to learn how this degree leverages your hard work.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Not all learning happens in the classroom, and we believe that your experiences through work, volunteering and life have the potential to count toward your degree. Create a portfolio that showcases your learning and earn credits to save time and money.

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Business Administration Emphasis Details

Classes and Scheduling

The online Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Administration Emphasis is a 120-credit program that includes the following:

  • Business Administration Emphasis Courses – 12 credits from the +Business Certificate
  • Required Courses – 12 credits
  • Electives – 33 to 61 credits
  • Technical Education Credits – 20 to 48 credits. These may be from a technical associate degree (AAS or equivalent), an advanced technical certificate (ATC), or an intermediate technical certificate (ITC) that you have already earned from an accredited institution.
  • University Foundations Courses – 37 credits. These general education credits may be met through transfer coursework or will be incorporated into your degree plan.

Review the following table for details on the business administration emphasis courses.

Course TitleCredits
BUSBTC 301 Business Foundations3
BUSBTC 302 Understanding Business Value3
Choose two of the following:
BUSBTC 310 Creating Value with People (3)
BUSBTC 320 Creating Value for Customers (3)
BUSBTC 330 Creating Value Through Investment (3)

This content is provided as a quick reference for planning your academic schedule. All official course descriptions and degree requirements are published on the undergraduate catalog site.

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Costs and Scholarships

The business administration emphasis is only available to students who are taking classes 100% online. Students who take classes 100% online pay $375 per credit during the 2024-25 academic year. Estimated book costs for the entire program equal $1,500. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

Students applying to this program are encouraged to apply for scholarships to help fund their education.

Note to Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to the cyber operations essentials emphasis.

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Career Opportunities

Gain hands-on experience in business administration, develop your technical skills and network with other learners across the country. Possible careers include: sales, human resources, entrepreneurship, retail and general management.

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Student Support

From application to graduation, students are supported throughout their education journey at Boise State.

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Military and Veteran Students

Boise State Online’s Bachelor of Applied Science is well-equipped to accommodate military service members and is an approved AU-ABC program. Whether you are on active duty, a veteran or a civilian, our team is here to support you as you earn your bachelor’s degree.

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Earning an applied science degree from Boise State University can help open doors to opportunities and a promising future.

Boise State’s online programs are specifically created for online learning, offer the same support as our traditional degree programs and are ranked in the top 8% of online bachelor’s degrees in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

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