Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Available entirely online, or as a mix of online and on campus courses!

UMass Lowell's Robert J. Manning School of Business is pleased to announce that its Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BSBA) is now available entirely online through the Division of Online and Continuing Education.

Under the expert guidance of professors who are committed to bringing excellence to teaching and research, students will develop strong business-related communication skills; learn how to use both quantitative and qualitative methods for business analysis; demonstrate leadership skills and learn how to contribute effectively as a team member, gain knowledge of industry standard business systems, software and technologies; and develop a strong awareness of the global changes affecting businesses today.

Program Outline

For students entering the program in Fall 2014.

Total credits: 122

General Education - 38 credits

  1. 42.101 College Writing I (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  2. 42.102 College Writing II (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  3. 43.--- History Elective - Arts and Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  4. 44.--- General Education - Social Sciences (SS) (3cr)
  5. 44.--- General Education - Social Sciences (SS) (3cr)
  6. 92.122 Management Calculus (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  7. --.--- General Education - Arts and Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  8. --.--- General Education - Arts and Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  9. --.--- General Education - Science Elective (TN or SC) (3cr)
  10. --.--- General Education - Science Elective & Lab (SCL or SLO; 3cr+1cr) (4cr)
  11. --.--- General Education - Science Elective & Lab (SCL or SLO; 3cr+1cr) (4cr)

Note: Take no more than two Arts & Humanities (AH) courses from any one AH department/subject area (see UML's General Education Requirements for more info on AH, SCL and SLO Gen Ed courses).

Collateral MSB Requirements - 9 credits

  1. 41.262 Introduction to Business Law (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  2. 49.201 Economics I (Microeconomics) (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  3. 49.202 Economics II (Macroeconomics) (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!

Free Electives - 15 credits

  1. --.--- NON-MSB Elective** (3cr)
  2. --.--- NON-MSB Elective** (3cr)
  3. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  4. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  5. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)

Foundation Courses - 24 credits

  1. 49.211 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  2. MGMT.150 Introduction to Business (3cr)
  3. ACCT.201 Accounting/Financial (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  4. ACCT.202 Accounting/Managerial (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  5. POMS.201 Managerial Decision Making (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  6. MGMT.210 Professional Communications (3cr)
  7. MKTG.201 Marketing Principles (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  8. MIST.201 Business Information Systems (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!

Manning School of Business Core - 12 credits

  1. FINA.301 Financial Management (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  2. POMS.301 Operations Management (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  3. MGMT.301 Organizational Behavior (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!
  4. MGMT.490 Strategic Management*** (3cr) - Available Summer 2015!

Manning School of Business .300/.400 Required Courses - 24 credits

Choose from courses at the .300/.400 level which have a course prefix of ACCT., FINA., MKTG., POMS., MIST., ENTR. or MGMT.

  1. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  2. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  3. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  4. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  5. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  6. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  7. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)
  8. --.--- MSB Elective (300/400 level) (3cr)

*Students with a very strong mathematics background may elect to substitute a NON-MSB (non-business) elective for 92.120 Precalculus Mathematics I. All students are required to take 92.122 Management Calculus.

**A NON-MSB Elective is a course outside of the Manning School of Business that is considered by the University as an unrestricted elective.

***Senior status required.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is open to individuals who have at minimum earned their high school diploma or who have successfully completed the GED test or the High School Equivalency Testing Program.

How to Apply

To apply into this program, please complete our Online Application Form or print and complete our pdf Application Form.

Transfer Credits / Credit for Prior Learning

Have you taken credit courses at another accredited college or university in the past? You may be able to count those courses towards your degree at UMass Lowell. Please review our transfer credit policy and email our advisors at for additional details.

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Approximately 2 months prior to the start of each semester, Online and Continuing Education posts the new course schedule to the website. Once you've decided which course(s) you would like to take, returning students can register using SIS self-service, while new students must use the Non Degree Registration Form.

Questions? Contact Us!

Email our Student Support Center for assistance, or call for advising at (800) 480-3190 and press 3 to speak with an advisor. See links at the bottom of this page for technical assistance with your online course.

BSBA Students Please Note:

Our course numbering system has changed, effective this Spring 2015. Make note that the following subj prefix changes are in effect: (60) Accounting = ACCT; (61) Finance = FINA; (62) Marketing = MKTG; (63) Management Information Systems = MIST; (63) Operations Management = POMS; (64, 69) = Entrepreneurship = ENTR; (66) Management = MGMT.
Tip: You may search on this website by the old course number, and the new one will come up. When you do, make note of the ISIS Class Number to help you locate the course when you log into ISIS.

The Benefits of Learning Online with UMass Lowell

The University has built a solid reputation by offering one of the largest selections of online programs available through a traditional university. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to the online class discussions.

At UMass Lowell, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable online programs that make earning your degree or certificate more convenient than ever before. Our students have access to online course technical support 24X7, and our academic advisors and program coordinators are happy to help you with your questions.

UMass Lowell's Robert J. Manning School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance AACSB Accredited Seal Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This is the highest level of business school accreditation an institution can achieve in the United States.

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