Aimed at goal-oriented, enterprising and tech-savvy professionals, Southeastern University's online business degree will prepare you to make an influential impact in your workplace.
Through a curriculum that explores fundamental business concepts, entrepreneurship, ethical business practices, teamwork and leadership, you’ll acquire the skills necessary to advance in your career in almost any field. While completing the bachelor’s degree in business administration online, you will have the opportunity to study whenever and wherever you desire as you learn from professors with quality academic credentials and relevant field experience. This offers our students the perfect balance of business theory and practice from those who have been successful in both. In addition, most of this program’s books and materials are open educational resources (OER) and are free of cost for students.
Our online business administration degree equips you for success by teaching you how to communicate professionally and hone your management proficiency. If you’re called to work in the business world, you’ll have an opportunity every day to be an example of Christian integrity.
With the pre-business and core business courses, you’ll focus on the subjects that influence and drive modern organizations. Some of the topics include principled leadership, accounting, business law, management information systems and global business management. Explore various leadership styles and learn how to apply them with an optional concentration in leadership.
After completing our online program, you’ll be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills within the workplace and competently communicate through interpersonal, oral, written and collaborative methods. With your new abilities, you will have the knowledge to keep a business or organization running smoothly and successfully while applying technology to enhance productivity.
SEU’s online business degree is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Courses and Requirements
SEU’s online business degree includes a total of 120 credits. Through 56 credits of general education courses, you will explore communication, sciences, humanities and fine arts, mathematics and religion. Eighteen credits are dedicated to the fundamentals of business and leadership concepts, and an additional 34 credits closely examine basic business ideas. Additionally, you will be able to choose 12 credits of general elective courses in any area you wish or complete an internship or business practicum in order to gain practical skills.
Leadership and marketing communication tracks for the program are optional. If you choose to pursue either, 12 credits are required of either leadership or communication, respectively.
The General Education, or CORE, component of undergraduate degrees provides you with a basic understanding of a broad range of subjects. This also supports the liberal arts emphasis of the university’s academic mission.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BBUS 1003 Introduction to Business Concepts This course is an introduction to the key functions of business in the global economy. The course includes an overview of economics, accounting and finance, management, operations, marketing, and business planning. Students will also develop professional networking skills using social media. 3 BBUS 1333 Intro to Spreadsheets This course introduces spreadsheet design and development. Students structure data and work with formulas and reporting tools. The course provides hands-on experience with spreadsheet projects in business contexts. 3 BBUS 2003 Design Thinking for Business This course provides an overview of the design thinking process and tools useful for business innovation. Emphasis is on developing an iterative approach to problem solving and explores a variety of design-based methodologies and tools. 3 BBUS 2113 Business Communication This course will study effective communication in a professional environment. The course prepares students to create effective letters, reports, electronic, and other forms of business writing and presentations. 3 BBUS 2133 Essentials of Financial Accounting This course provides a survey of financial accounting and basic accounting statements.The focus is on the development of statements and the interpretation of this information for decision purposes in organizations. 3 LDRS 2123 Principled Leadership The student will examine patterns and styles of leadership in a business environment from Biblical and Christian perspectives. Special attention will be given to the development of a leader's personal life, including spiritual formation, personal ethics, decision-making, and integrating faith, learning, and work. 3 Course Number Course Title Description Credits BBUS 2233 Essentials of Managerial Accounting A survey and examination of the fundamental statements and models employed to make decisions in a managerial context. Relevant information relating to cost/volume/profit analysis, operational and capital budgeting are explored. The balanced scorecard methodology is introduced. 3 BBUS 2433 Data Management and Analysis In this course students will analyze, synthesize and evaluate actionable information to drive routine and ad hoc management decisions. The course provides an introduction to descriptive, inferential, predictive, and prescriptive data analytics using a spreadsheet. 3 BBUS 3103 Essentials of Finance This course covers financial organization and the principles and practices of decision making involving acquiring and allocating capital, dividend policy, operating and financial leverage, financial markets and related topics. 3 BBUS 3203 Essentials of Management This survey course introduces the theories of management and emphasizes the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations. The course emphasizes the functions of management with appropriate quantitative and behavioral concepts and encourages students to develop a set of professional ethics from a Christian world-view. 3 BBUS 5333 Global Business Management This course provides the knowledge and sensitivity required to successfully manage organizations within the global economy. It explores the geographic, political, social,economic, legal, and technological influences on international business. Theories of international trade and development will be explored with an emphasis on global business operations and strategy. 3 BBUS 3303 Essentials of Marketing This course examines the structures, functions and behaviors of marketing systems. The basic exchange functions of pricing, product development and management, promotion and distribution are studied within the contexts of decision-making, consumer satisfaction, and the environments of business. 3 BUSI 3403 Essentials of Business Law This course introduces the legal principles and US court system which applies to normal business transactions including contracts, torts, property, business structure, and important employment laws. 3 BBUS 3853 Essentials of Management Information Systems This course addresses the basics of information technology, information systems, and the management of information systems. Students apply abstract and systems thinking skills to design and implement an information system. Many course elements are completed int eams using online collaboration tools. 3 BBUS 4113 Workplace Ethics and Social Responsibility This course considers legal, societal, and Judeo-Christian principles as applied to ethical decisions in the contemporary workplace. The course discusses the role of social responsibility and stewardship of business. Students prepare and present a case study to a related topic. 3 BBUS 4603 Strategic Management This course is the capstone learning experience for the Bachelor of Business Administration. The course integrates separate functional activities necessary for the successful operation of an organization. Emphasis is placed upon policy formulation and implementation of a strategic plan by reviewing cases. 3 BBUS 4141 Business Senior Seminar This course reviews the fundamentals, principles and structure of the discipline-specific business administration programs and develops the student's professional networking skills and resume. 1
Two courses of any BBUS 3000-level or LDRS 4000-level or above (internship recommended).
Twelve credits of any elective courses.
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||$390 per credit hour||$46,800|
|Technology Fee||$100 per semester||$800|
|General Student Fee||$150 per semester||$1,200|
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we have multiple payment options available.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
- As an online student, you're still part of a community. We have enrollment counselors, advisors and tuition planners who will work closely with you for the duration of your program. You’ll also have access to our tutoring services, career services and the online library.
- No, there is typically no need for you to come to campus.
- We offer three 16-week semesters that are each broken into two eight-week terms. This allows you to focus on just one or two classes at a time, instead of four or five courses.
- We accept transfer credit all the way up to the master's degree level and offer free transfer credit evaluations. Transfer credits are accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. We also accept transfer credits from nationally accredited or unaccredited institutions if an articulation agreement exists. For information, view our Transfer Policy.
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