Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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

The curriculum outline below is for students who were admitted into the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration prior to Fall 2015. If you entered the program after Fall 2015, or if you are presently considering applying into the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, please refer to the current curriculum outline for this program.

The Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (BSBA) is one of the University's most popular programs, and is available entirely online, or as a mix of on campus and online courses. This affordable, part-time degree program is offered by UMass Lowell's Manning School of Business in collaboration with the Division of Online and Continuing Education.

Program Outline

For students entering the program in Fall 2015.

Total credits: 122

General Education - 38 credits

  1. ENGL.1010 College Writing I (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  2. ENGL.1020 College Writing II (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  3. HIST.---- History Elective - Arts and Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  4. ----.---- General Education - Social Sciences (SS) (3cr)
  5. ----.---- General Education - Social Sciences (SS) (3cr)
  6. MATH.1220 Management Calculus (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  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 Manning Requirements - 9 credits

  1. LGST.2620 Introduction to Business Law (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  2. ECON.2010 Economics I (Microeconomics) (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  3. ECON.2020 Economics II (Macroeconomics) (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!

Free Electives - 15 credits

  1. --.--- NON-Manning Elective** (3cr)
  2. --.--- NON-Manning Elective** (3cr)
  3. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  4. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  5. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)

Foundation Courses - 24 credits

  1. ECON.2110 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  2. BUSI.1500 Business 101 (3cr)
  3. ACCT.2010 Accounting/Financial (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  4. ACCT.2020 Accounting/Managerial (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  5. POMS.2010 Introduction to Business Analytics (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  6. MKTG.2100 Professional Communications (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  7. MKTG.2010 Marketing Principles (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  8. MIST.2010 Business Information Systems (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!

Manning School of Business Core - 12 credits

  1. FINA.3010 Financial Management (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  2. POMS.3010 Operations Management (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  3. MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  4. MGMT.3800 Business Ethics (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!
  5. MGMT.4900 Strategic Management *** (3cr) - Available Fall 2018!

Manning School of Business .3000/.4000 Required Courses - 24 credits

Choose from courses at the .3000/.4000 level which have a course prefix of ACCT., FINA., MKTG., POMS., MIST., ENTR. or MGMT.

  1. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  2. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  3. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  4. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  5. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  6. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  7. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)
  8. --.--- Manning Elective (3000/4000 level) (3cr)

*Students with a very strong mathematics background may elect to substitute a NON-Manning (non-business) elective for MATH.1200 Precalculus Mathematics I. All students are required to take MATH.1220 Management Calculus.

**A NON-Manning 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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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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