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My time at Norwich will be a time I will never forget. It has made me a stronger person. It made me into the person I am today.

Kelley Lawrence
Norwich Graduate, Class of 2016

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Management Solutions for the Modern World

Effective management is the foundation of any organization, and Norwich University’s online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is aimed at bringing out the leadership qualities of business professionals across industries. Designed for students who have at least 30 credit hours of prior college coursework, or equivalent professional or military training, the bachelor’s in business administration program utilizes relevant courses that focus on key business administration functions and their relationship to each other while emphasizing communications, management, and critical thinking skills.

Norwich’s business administration bachelor's program was developed to prepare working adults to face the challenges relative to high-level management and leadership positions in the public and private sectors, as well as the military.

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Financial Services Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Studies
  • Procurement and Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Why Norwich?

Transfer up to 90-semester credits and complete your degree in fewer than two years.

Coursework is rigorous, relevant, and immediately applicable to your career.

Several start dates per year offer you the ability to enroll when it fits your schedule.

Hone key business administration functions with core courses in areas such as Economics, Accounting, Marketing, and Business Law.

Our experienced faculty of working experts provides insight into professional communication, leadership, ethical decision making, and critical thinking.

Quick Info

100% Online

All classes taken online

30 Credits

Program Entry Requirement

18 Months

Typical time to program completion

30 August

Next Start Date

2 August

Application Deadline

Accreditation & Recognition

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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

SHRM-CP recertification provider

Norwich University is recognized by SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


Business Administration Program Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a degree completion program intended to create a solid academic foundation in general management principles and practices. The program culminates in a capstone course, wherein students solidify their understanding of business administration functions by developing a business plan—and with various concentrations to choose from, you can tailor your degree to meet your career and professional goals. For a Norwich bachelor's degree, you must earn at least 120 semester credits, including transfer credits.

The program consists of four curriculum areas:

  • Elective courses are taken by all students who enter the program with fewer than 60 credits.
  • Core curriculum courses provide a foundation key business administration functions.
  • A concentration in a specialized area must be completed by all students.
  • Capstone project to culminate program coursework.

General Education

Students who enter the program with between 30 and 59 credits of prior coursework or the equivalent must complete general elective courses to reach the 60-credit threshold before moving into the core curriculum. Elective options are listed below.

Core Curriculum and Capstone (39 credits)

Students are required to complete the following core curriculum coursework. After completion of a concentration, the program coursework culminates with the capstone.

Choose Your Concentration

After completion of the core curriculum, students focus their studies on a concentration of their choice. Their program will culminate with the capstone course.

Cyber Security Management (18 Credits)

The Cyber Security Management concentration is designed to help you to work collaboratively with cyber security professionals in an organization in order to achieve both effectiveness and efficiency in related projects and decision-making. To complete this concentration students take the following courses:

Financial Services Management - Certified Financial Analyst Path (18 credits)

Prepare yourself to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst certification. With the completion of this concentration, you can be eligible to sit for the exam.

Financial Services Management - Certified Financial Planner Path (18 credits)

Prepare yourself to sit for the Certified Financial Planner certification. With the completion of this concentration, you can be eligible to sit for the exam.

Human Resource Management (18 credits)

The Human Resource Management concentration provides you with a comprehensive examination of the core functions of human resource management, including recruitment, employee relations, strategic planning, inclusion and diversity, transformational leadership, and risk management. To complete this concentration students take the following courses:

Leadership Studies (18 credits)

The Leadership Studies concentration takes you on an in-depth study of the conceptual and theoretical facets of leadership. Through a series of seminars, you will learn how to evaluate emotional intelligence, encourage critical thinking, promote self-reflection, and manage the behavioral aspects of collaboration. To complete this concentration students take the following courses:

Procurement and Contract Management (18 Credits)

The Procurement and Contract Management concentration focuses on the methods and processes of procurement and contract management at all levels of government management - federal, state, and local. Through a series of seminars, you can learn how to analyze and craft plans to conduct and engage public procurement and contracting. To complete this concentration students take the following courses.

NIGP logoOur Collaboration with NIGP (National Institute for Government Procurement) 
The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Norwich University has developed the courses within this concentration based upon NIGP’s publications and current standards in order to support the educational goals of the public procurement professional.

Supply Chain Management (18 credits)

Through this concentration, you can learn advanced skills needed to effectively manage supply and demand within and across companies.

Business Administration Admissions

Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Tuition Information

Careers & Outcomes

Leaders Wanted

Keen management is an essential component of any organization, and the skills therein are applicable across most—if not all—industries. As such, skilled managers continue to be in high demand; the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of management jobs will increase by eight percent by 2026. This projected growth presents a tremendous opportunity for working adults who wish to move into management positions, and Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online program can help you develop the skills necessary to take your career to the next level.

Career Outcomes

Norwich’s online business administration degree is specifically targeted towards individuals who possess considerable professional experience but may need a bachelor’s degree in order to become eligible for mid- to high-level management positions. Our graduates have the opportunity to finish the program with a wealth of relevant skills and knowledge, and can confidently pursue a number of career options—from receiving an internal promotion, to ensuring a smooth military-to-civilian transition, to preparing to earn a master’s degree.

Examples of Career Paths

  • Business Analyst
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing Manager
  • Military Officer
  • Public Administrator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Data Analytics
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialist
  • General Operations Manager

Types of Employers


  • Local, State and Federal Agencies
  • U.S. Military
  • Technology Firms
  • Private-Sector Organizations
  • Financial Institutions
  • Retail & Wholesaling
  • Entrepreneurial Business & Startups
  • Colleges & Universities

Faculty & Staff


Meet some graduates of our online bachelor's degree programs.

Online Learning

How do you fit an online program into your busy life?

Norwich has developed online programs that provide a gateway, not a barrier, to maximize your career potential. Get to know a few graduates -- with busy schedules -- and how they made their education fit.

Residency at Norwich

While not required for completing your bachelor's degree, the Residency Conference is a unique educational and social experience that culminates your time at Norwich.

marcella white, residency

Residency is positive, academic, and brings closure to an experience that is sometimes overwhelming and daunting, but ties it back to a singular purpose. Advice to future students: Attend! Have fun! Bring an umbrella!

Marcella White
Class of 2015
Master of Arts in History
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