Bachelors in Business Administration Students

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Prepare for today's global business environment

Whether your goal is to become a CEO, manage a small business, or move up the ranks in government, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stratford will help you build the core competencies you need to make critical decisions in a business environment.

Because we focus on producing business leaders, our degree program will introduce you to crucial business concepts, including Finance, Human Resources Management, Business Technology, Informatics, Management, Marketing, and more.

If you possess strong leadership skills and are results-oriented, Stratford’s B.S. in Business Administration can prepare you for a career that will help you make an impressionable mark in the business community.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job.  As a result, our alumni have secured exciting jobs in the DC metropolitan area and throughout the U.S. Between 2011 and 2012, 89% of our graduates with a B.S. in Business Administration were employed in their field of study or a related field. Many of our alumni have been hired by some of the nation’s leading corporations, including Price Waterhouse Cooper, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC Bank, American Systems, Verizon Wireless, Capital One Bank, BAE Systems, FritoLay, Geico, and Liberty Mutual.

Here is a sampling of the rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Chief Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Quality Control Systems Manager
  • Storage and Distribution Manager
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager

Take the next step towards advancing your career in business. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Business Administration Program Requirements and Online Options

You can complete your bachelor’s degree in business administration through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction. Students who complete the B.S. in Business Administration program also satisfy requirements for entry into Stratford’s Master of Business Administration program..

Credits Required Number of Classes
Core Component 63 14
Concentration 18 4
Electives 45 10
Arts and Sciences 54 12
Total Required for Graduation 180 40

Capstone Projects

As a business administration student at Stratford, you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned through the completion of a Capstone Project. Capstone courses allow you to pull together and build upon what you have learned in core accounting courses and utilize this knowledge in the analysis and resolution of a complex business problem. You will also perform applied professional research in accounting. In completing these projects, you will work in a team environment to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing with peers.

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford’s faculty is comprised of the some of the top leaders in business, both in the private and public sectors. All members of our faculty have earned a Bachelor degree, Masters degree, J.D, or a Ph.D.  In addition to leading instruction at Stratford, our faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs who run their own business; managers in government; practicing CPAs and attorneys; and experts in the field of information technology. With their expertise, they are equipped to teach underlying business theories, and are in tune with the skill sets and competencies required in the business community as well as the government market.

State-of the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers state-of-the-art learning facilities that provide the perfect environment for examining and analyzing timely business topics. Our small class sizes allow you to enjoy low student-to-teacher ratios, which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and are ideal for hands-on lab activities.

A Bachelor Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time programs. Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success as 91% of part-time students who graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration between 2011 and 2012 completed the program on time.  

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

Note: When the program is offered in the hybrid mode the lecture contact hours for each course will be 36 hours combined with the online contact of nine hours for a total of 45 contact hours for each course. 

Code Name Credits
BUS100
Introduction to Business
4.5
BUS112
Principles of Accounting I
4.5
BUS120
Sales and Marketing
4.5
BUS122
Principles of Accounting II
4.5
BUS135
Principles of Management
4.5
BUS200
Business Law: Business, Government & Soc
4.5
BUS210
Human Resource Management
4.5
BUS220
Business Communications
4.5
BUS235
Operations Management
4.5
BUS240
International Business
4.5
BUS250
Principles of Economics
4.5
BUS302
Microeconomics
4.5
BUS360
Business Ethics
4.5
BUS490
Business Administration Senior Project
4.5

Code Name Credits
BUS300
Financial Management
4.5
BUS320
Taxation Principles
4.5
BUS340
Managerial Accounting
4.5
BUS400
Advance Financial Management
4.5
BUS420
Accounting Information Systems
4.5
BUS440
Business Forecasting and Simulation
4.5
BUS450
Personal Financial Management
4.5

Code Name Credits
BUS350
Staffing and Employment
4.5
BUS351
Workplace Safety
4.5
BUS352
Employment Law
4.5
BUS353
Labor Management Relations
4.5
BUS354
Compensation Management
4.5
BUS355
Managing People
4.5
BUS425
Diversity in the Workplace
4.5

Code Name Credits
CIS207
Programming Languages
4.5
CIS209
Data Structures
4.5
CIS232
Database Programming
4.5
CIS237
Database Programming II
4.5
CIS300
Managing Information Systems
4.5
CIS211
Internet Concepts
4.5
CIS305
E-Business IT Infrastructure
4.5
CIS378
Database Administration I
4.5
CIS435
Business Information Systems Security
4.5

Code Name Credits
BUS300
Financial Management
4.5
BUS305
International Business Strategies
4.5
BUS325
Entrepreneurial Leadership
4.5
BUS375
New Venture Creation
4.5
BUS380
Project Management
4.5
BUS405
Business Law: Legal Environment for Busi
4.5
BUS415
Organizational Theory and Development
4.5
BUS416
Quality Management and Productivity
4.5

Code Name Credits
BUS361
Buyer Behavior
4.5
BUS362
Sales Management
4.5
BUS363
Strategic Issues in Marketing
4.5
BUS364
Marketing Research
4.5
BUS365
Marketing on the Internet
4.5
BUS366
International Marketing
4.5
BUS367
Business to Business Marketing
4.5
BUS430
Competitive Strategies
4.5

(10 courses not part of core or concentration selections)    

Code Name Credits

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements listed    

Code Name Credits