Online Business Degree

Online, In-Class
or Blended?
Online, In-Class or Blended?

Offered Online?
Classes meet entirely online.

Offered In-Class?
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

Offered Blended?
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

Bachelor of Arts in Business

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 40
Cost Per Credit Hour: $420


best online programsThe Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business program consists of 40 credit hours and is offered fully online. The Online Business Degree is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business program at Concordia allows students to develop academic credentials as well as leadership, writing and communication skills. They explore core business principles in marketing, finance, management, law, economics and accounting with an emphasis on international perspectives, environmental sustainability and ethics. Students investigate various dimensions of business decisions by delving into case studies and developing solutions to situations they may face in the business world.

The Online Business Degree is attractive to students interested in a business degree that encourages the integration of liberal arts courses. Students who find fulfillment in this area of study have an interest in management, teamwork, communication, project management, finance, accounting, marketing and other staples of business.

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Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice that investigates the impact of individuals, groups, structure, and environments on organizations. Students examine motivation, decision making, organizational structures, and processes that shape organizational culture. Students will be introduced to an ethical framework for decision making and leading management theories and tools.


Innovative Mktg & Social Media

This course provides an introduction to the study of marketing in business and other organizations. Topics that will be addressed in this course include the marketing environment, marketing ethics, information gathering, product development, pricing strategies, distribution strategies, the promotional mix, decision making, nonprofit marketing, social marketing and international marketing.


Business Economics

Analytical approaches and tools of the economics discipline are introduced and used to examine current issues and problems that arise in the functioning of economic systems. Microeconomic and Macroeconomic tools, concepts and theories will be applied to analyze real world problems from a variety of perspectives.


Business Analytics I

In this course students will apply tools and concepts from mathematics and statistics to learn a portfolio of tools used in business. Mathematical and statistical concepts include descriptive statistics, mathematical modeling, ratios and percentages, probability and counting rules, probability and decision analysis, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, chi-square, and analysis-of-variance.


Corporate Acctg & Budgeting

This class introduces the student to the role of accounting in the business world. The principles and concepts of financial accounting and analysis of accounting statements are covered. Accounting cycles, procedures and balanced sheet classifications are emphasized.


Operations, Techn & Qual Mgmt

This course will discuss the theoretical foundations for production management. The course will focus on the management of resources such as the production process, the management of equipment and machinery, facilities and maintenance, materials management, inventory control, quality control, scheduling, and purchasing. The course will also introduce students to theories and tools for quality management and the management of technology and information systems.


Corporate Finance

This course explores the basics of financial management. Topics include the capital markets, the cash budget, pro forma statements, analysis of financial statements, and the time value of money Students also complete a research project.


Legal & Ethical Environ of Bus

This course examines the administrative and common law regulation of business. Constitutional Law, Title VII, and product liability are covered. Students also examine contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code provisions on sales and secured transactions. Students will also learn about the connection between law and ethics.


Business Analytics II

In this course students will learn to use various tools to analyze data and make predictions. These tools include probability analysis, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, linear programming and tools for financial analysis.


Business Strategies

In this course students will apply core business skills and their ethical framework for decision making to solve real world challenges through various techniques such as case studies, business plans and field work.


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2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.

3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).

What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
What are your long term personal and professional goals?

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Start Dates

Summer 2014 Term

Start Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 6-7 p.m. CST

Fall 2014 Term

Start Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 6-7 p.m. CST

Start Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 6-7 p.m. CST

Start Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Thursday, May 14, 2014
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 6-7 p.m. CST


*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor's degree