Overview

Bachelor of Business Administration

Earning your Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in General Business from the Terry College of Business provides a broad background of practical business knowledge that prepares you for a career as a manager or entrepreneur. This is an online degree completion program with courses taught by the same respected faculty who teach in the on-campus undergraduate program. Upgrading your business skills and credentials for career advancement is important, that's why the online BBA degree completion program at the University of Georgia is designed with full-time employees, military personnel and busy adults in mind.

Typical students complete two consecutive courses each semester and graduate in three years, with cohorts starting in January, June and August. After completing all degree requirements, students are encouraged to participate in a graduation ceremony on the University of Georgia's Athens campus.

University of Georgia online bachelor programs are ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Accreditations

University of Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Terry College of Business is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access.

Cost

Tuition & Fees

      Annual Total
Online Tuition $562 per credit hour 45-61 credit hours $8,430 $25,290-$34,282
Student Fees $591 per semester 9 semesters $1,532 $4,596
Total Est. Cost     $9,962 $29,886-$38,878

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition is the same regardless of residency. Current tuition and fees are available on the Bursar's Office website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $366 in that semester.

The total cost of the program will vary based on the number of credit hours required after transfer. However, a minimum of 45 credit hours must be earned in residency at UGA.

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.

Other Costs

Additional costs include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section). 

Admissions

Credit & Transfer

  • Total Hours Required to Earn Degree: 121 hours
  • Minimum Transfer Hours: 60 hours
  • Minimum Program Hours: 45 hours

Only transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions will be considered.

Admission Requirements

Applicants who wish to be considered for the online BBA program must meet the following requirements:

  • 60 transferable college credit hours
  • Minimum overall and cumulative 2.8 GPA (former UGA students need a 2.6 overall GPA and a 2.0 UGA GPA)
  • Completed all Core Areas I-VI (see Pre-Application Checklist)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two years of work experience (including military) and professional references

Before Applying

  1. Check State Authorizations. UGA is authorized to offer online programs to students residing in over 30 states. Please ensure your state is authorized. Contact UGAonline at 1-844-UGA-DAWG or online@uga.edu for additional information.

  2. Complete a minimum of 45 credit hours of pre-admission coursework (Core Areas I-VI) via UGA online, eCore, or another regionally accredited institution.

How to Apply

Once you complete the steps above, you are ready to apply:

  1. Program Application – Complete the Online BBA Program Application. After a preliminary transcript review, the Program Coordinator will advise you as to the appropriate semester to complete your UGA Transfer Student Application.

  2. UGA Transfer Student Application – Transfer students must apply for Admission to UGA. Non-Refundable Application Fee: $60. NOTE: Do NOT apply to UGA until you have heard back from the Program Coordinator on the status of your Program Application.

  3. Official Transcripts – Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities to UGA Admissions.

  4. International Applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to UGA.

Veterans

If you are a veteran or active duty personnel, visit University of Georgia's Undergraduate Admissions Information for Veterans for relevant information and assistance.

Former UGA Students

Former UGA students must have a minimum 2.6 overall GPA (transfer and UGA coursework combined) as well as a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (UGA coursework only). Contact the Online BBA Program Coordinator for additional information.

Former students will apply through Athena, going through the Registrar's office rather than Admissions. A non-refundable $25 application fee is required.

International Students

Please refer to the UGA International Transfer Admission Requirements.

Application Deadlines

The Online BBA admits for the Spring (January), Summer (June), and Fall (August) semesters. Get started on your application early to meet the deadlines below.

  • Spring: November 15, 2015
  • Summer: May 1, 2016
  • Fall: July 15, 2016

Curriculum

Program Structure

The UGA Online BBA requires no campus visits. All course content, assignments, and exams are delivered and completed online.

The typical student takes two consecutive 8-week courses per semester (6 credit hours) in a prescribed sequence. Most students finish the online BBA degree program in three years.

During the program, students complete 45-61 credit hours online, completing the following degree requirements:

  • 12 hours of upper division business core courses,
  • 21 hours of major required courses,
  • 12 hours of upper division general electives,
  • 15 hours of Arts and Sciences electives, and
  • a 1-hour Physical Education course.

Program Courses

Upper Division Business Core (12 hours)

  • MSIT 3000 Statistical Analysis for Business I
  • FINA 3000 Financial Management
  • MARK 3000 Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 3000 Principles of Management

Major Required Courses (21 hours)

All major courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.

  • ACCT 5005 Survey of Intermediate Accounting
  • FINA 4920 Financial Modeling
  • LEGL 4400 Business Law
  • MARK 4100 Consumer Buyer Behavior
  • MGMT 4000 Operations Management
  • MGMT 5560 International Strategic Management
  • MGMT 5920 Organizational Behavior

Upper Division General Electives (12 hours)

  • ECON 4040 International Business Environment
  • REAL 4000 Real Estate
  • RMIN 4000 Risk Management and Insurance
  • Choose one additional (3-hour) course 3000-level or above; can be satisfied with a non-Terry prefix course.

Arts and Sciences Electives (15 hours)

Choose from available 1000–5000 level Arts and Sciences courses. See the UGA online course listing for options.

Physical Education (1 hour)

PEDB 1950 Fitness for Life Walking

Graduation in Athens

After completing all degree requirements, Terry College of Business graduates are encouraged to celebrate their success by attending graduation on the historic Athens Campus of the University of Georgia.

The Terry Graduation Convocation is held in May. The UGA Commencement ceremony is offered two times a year.

News & Events

UGA Remains on Kiplinger Best Value in Public Colleges List

UGA continues to rank as one of the nation's top values in higher education, according to Kiplinger,which placed UGA 12th on its Personal Finance list of 100 best values among public colleges and universities for 2016.

Faculty and Student IT Guides from EITS

You might be new at the University of Georgia, or you might be a veteran who just was never given this memo before. Enterprise Information Technology Services, known colloquially around campus as EITS, is the central IT department at the university. It manages some of the key technology systems and services on campus, such as UGAMail, Athena and eLearning Commons (eLC). 

UGA’s Online Programs Ranked Among the Best In Nation

The University of Georgia has some of the best online degree programs in the nation, according to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings. UGA is ranked No. 3 among all universities for best online graduate programs in education and No. 5 for best online bachelor's programs overall.

Stay Connected with the Online BBA Program!

If you are part of the Online BBA program or are interested in applying, sign up for the Online BBA newsletter! They include important dates for applications and upcoming events. The newsletter also features faculty profiles, like this one about Dr. Tom Bramorski.

Spots are Still Open for Online BBA Informational Webinars!

Terry College of Business offers free webinars for potential students to learn more and ask questions about the Online BBA degree completion program. The webinars are led by Jessica Daniels, who is the Online BBA program coordinator.

“Go Back, Move Ahead” Plan Makes Returning to College Easier for Georgia Residents

The “Go Back, Move Ahead” campaign will affect working age adults living in Georgia who have completed some college, but have not earned a degree, which is 1.1 million people. It will not pay for college, but it will make the process a lot simpler.

Contact Information

Contact the online BBA Coordinator for answers to any additional questions you may have. 

Email us using the request for information form

or call

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Online Information Sessions

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join us for a program overview, information about admission requirements and tuition and fees for UGA's Online BBA degree completion program, followed by a question and answer session. 

Bachelor of Business Administration