What will I learn?

Our bachelor’s degree in business administration offers a broad perspective on business, a welcoming academic community, and real world-ready preparation for your career. Build your custom curriculum from courses in any of our six departments in the Miller College of Business to fit your strengths and interests.

This major will provide a high return on investment and prepare you for a rewarding business career in finance, management, or marketing. It’s also the foundation for a master’s in business administration (MBA). As a graduate of our business administration program, you will be fully equipped to succeed in a wide range of business management opportunities, from startups to multinational corporations.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Business Administration?

As a graduate of our business administration program, you will have access to a wide range of careers across economic sectors in banking, financial services, sales, accounting, advertising, and customer service. Our graduates commonly become:



advertising executives

international trade specialists

hotel administrators

professional sports franchise managers

retail and manufacturing business owners

management trainees

administrative services managers

bank vice presidents

Which department am I in?

Ball State University

Study options

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
Basic tuition fee: USD $4,007 flat cost plus USD $518 per credit hour over 18; Program and Course Fees: USD $15 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2020

Entry requirements

For international students

You should apply as an undergraduate student in the online and distance education program if:

  • you have completed or will complete high school or secondary school before the semester you apply to start
  • you plan to take courses online only while residing outside of the United States
  • you wish to earn a bachelor’s degree or undergraduate certificate

Required Scores to demonstrate English Proficiency

  • TOEFL iBT 079
  • IELTS 6.5 Band
  • Pearson's PTE 53
  • SAT Critical Reading Section or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 500
  • ACT English Section 21

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

The university has been named as one of the best institutions in the Midwest for 15 years by the Princeton Review.

  • Over 250 undergraduate, postgraduate & professional programs
  • Industry-standard learning facilities
  • Global alumni network of almost 200,000
  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1