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Your Business Degree Online — Built Your Way
Employers are looking for versatile business professionals to evaluate and respond to their organization's challenges. As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Business program, offered online through Penn State World Campus, you will gain broad exposure to the most important disciplines of business, including accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Then, you will tailor your program by electing an 18-credit specialized option based on your unique career aspirations and areas of strength.
This online business degree, offered in partnership with the business schools from 17 of Penn State's campuses, integrates a theory-to-practice approach that strengthens your problem-solving skills while delivering an experience that is contemporary and relevant. You can learn to:
- maximize marketing strategies
- think, speak, and write about organizational issues
- analyze business data to make inferences and solve business problems
- understand capital risk and reward metrics
- use finance and accounting measures to drive business decisions
- execute contract agreements
- prepare your business for the cultural implications of a global marketplace
Customize Your Studies with Options
Specialize in a particular business discipline with one of these 18-credit options:
Accounting Option: Gain a deeper understanding of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, taxation, and auditing
Entrepreneurship Option: Explore topics like idea generation, opportunity analysis, new product creation, and business plan development
Financial Services Option: Build skills highly valued by employers, in wealth management, risk management, estate planning, portfolio analysis, and personal financial and retirement planning
Health Services Option: Pursue careers in the health services sector with emphasis on the financial and administrative aspects of health care enterprises
Management and Marketing Option: Develop advanced management and marketing techniques related to sales, global marketing, small business marketing, and more
Individualized Option: Create a business-focused plan of study drawing upon course work in different disciplines, and developed in conjunction with your adviser and approved by the program coordinator
Bachelor of Science in Business Video
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Why a Business Degree from Penn State?
By exposing you to core aspects of business, the B.S. in Business program offers a comprehensive overview of the field that can help you develop a multifaceted skillset and operate more effectively within cross-functional teams. This broad understanding of business, combined with an immersion into the specialization of your choice, can enhance your value to employers and expand your career opportunities.
Penn State is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top providers of online bachelor's degrees. You can leverage our reputation for excellence and vast alumni network to help open doors for you.
Your Online Business Courses
Our courses are taught by Penn State faculty, trained to provide you with an engaging learning experience. Your diploma will look no different from the one earned by students on our physical campus.