West Palm Beach

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

PBA's B.S. in Business Administration helps students achieve their dream careers.

What brought you here was a belief that you can serve the world at a higher level with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. We believe that, too. At PBA, we understand and offer one-on-one advising to help you soar to new heights in your career. You’re immersed in an environment that reflects your values, amplifies your skills and inspires you to follow your passions to become a brighter you.

If you are looking for a fast, affordable and accredited business degree, Palm Beach Atlantic’s program offered through the Marshall E. Rinker School of Business can prepare you for success in today’s global environment.

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Features of our leading bachelor’s degree in business administration:

  • Flexible. Our business administration classes meet one night per week over an eight-week term, allowing you to balance your home and work commitments with your educational goals.
  • Fast. Our accelerated programs allow you to earn your bachelor’s degree quickly. The length of the program depends on the number of college credits that transfer.
  • Personalized attention. Classes are limited to no more than 25 students, which enhances learning and interaction with faculty and other students.
  • Affordable. PBA’s degree program is competitively priced, which helps you afford to follow your career dreams. Florida residents receive up to $3,000 in financial aid.
  • Accredited. Our business administration program is accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), so you can rest assured that your instruction is meaningful and of high quality.  PBA is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Rooted in faith. PBA’s business administration courses are infused with Christian morals and values to provide you with a solid foundation for ethical conduct in business.

Our B.S. in Business Administration program:

  • 120 credit hours that consists of 45 hours of general education, 45 hours of required business core courses, 15 hours of business administration courses, six upper level credit hours and nine credits through electives, transfer credits or Professional Education Credits
  • Two entry points: fall (August) and spring (January) with application deadlines of August 1 and December 1. Selected courses are offered during the summer terms.

Business Administration Admission Requirements

  1. A high school transcript is not required if you bring at least 12 transferrable college credits from a regionally accredited university. 
    Grades of a C- or better will be accepted if completed at a postsecondary regionally accredited institution. Request that your official college transcript(s) be sent electronically to Palm Beach Atlantic University.
  2. If you have completed an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree, you will receive a course-by-course evaluation to determine the number of transfer credits that will apply to your bachelor’s degree.
  3. Most successful students bring four years of significant, full-time work experience into the program.
  4. Submit: 
  • A completed online application and $35 nonrefundable fee www.pba.edu  (Click on the drop-down arrow to select the Undergraduate-Adult Accelerated application)    
  • Writing assessment 

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Admissions decision and notification

Applicants will be notified in writing about the admissions decision within two weeks after completing the application and submitting documents. To secure a spot in the program, accepted students must submit, no later than 30 days before classes begin:

  • A non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment
  • A federal or state issued photo ID at the time that your PBA ID is issued

Tuition

PBA's grad and adult online calculator can help you plan for college finances.

The cost is calculated based on the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree at $500 per credit for attending courses on the West Palm Beach campus plus the Resource Fee of $220 per semester. Students transferring in credit hours or that have completed Professional Education Credit (PEC) may be able to greatly reduce total number of credit hours needed to complete the program. For specific information, please contact grad@pba.edu or orlando@pba.edu to learn more.

Use our Adult Tuition Calculator to plan your college expenses.

*Cost based on 2017-2018 fee schedule and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Financial Aid

Palm Beach Atlantic makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs (federal and institutional) to deserving students. Primary funding for graduate study is provided on the basis of demonstrated financial need in the form of work study awards and student loans. Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Learn more about opportunities for Financial Aid*; for questions on work-study or loan eligibility please contact finaid@pba.edu.

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