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Bachelor of Business Degrees
Looking to earn a degree in business in the USA? Talk to a Shorelight advisor about top-ranked universities & business programs for international students.
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Business is the study of applying ideas to create or add value to a product or service to generate profits. From launching your own start-up to developing marketing campaigns at a Fortune 500, you will develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, leadership, data analysis, and problem solving by earning a business degree.

Business majors learn how to research information using quantitative skills, and then develop ideas based on that information to solve problems. Undergraduate business courses in USA cover areas of study such as accounting, business administration, business analysis, business computing, business ethics, business statistics, commercial law, developing markets, economic principles, finance, human resources, international studies, management, marketing, operations management, and research and technology.

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Bachelor of Business Degree FAQs

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    Where can I study business in the US?

    Many universities in the USA offer top-ranked bachelor business degrees in the USA and graduate programs in business. Shorelight collaborates with top-ranked business universities in the USA like Adelphi University, American University, Auburn University, Florida International University, the University of Dayton, University of Illinois Chicago, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Utah.

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    What are the undergraduate business courses in the USA for international students?

    Business degrees are designed to provide theoretical and practical knowledge in key business concepts and help students develop strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Undergraduate business courses offered at business colleges in the USA for international students include:

    • Accounting

    • Business administration

    • Economics

    • Entrepreneurship

    • Finance

    • Human resources

    • International business

    • Management

    • Marketing

    • Operations and supply chain

    • Real estate

    • Risk management and insurance

    Shorelight advisors, instructors, and tutors are here to help you with dedicated international student advisory services such as English language development, dedicated workshops, and more. For more information, please visit International Student Support.

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    What requirements are needed to study undergraduate business in the US?

    The entry requirements to apply for a bachelor of business degree in USA generally include a high school diploma or equivalent with a sufficient GPA, and English language proficiency.

    The entry requirements to apply for a graduate business degree in the US generally include a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, English language proficiency, GMAT/GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. However, these requirements may vary depending on the university you hope to attend. Our advisors are here to help you with deciding the best business major for you, dedicated college application help, preparing for your English exams, and more.

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    How many years does it take to earn a bachelor of business degree in the US?

    Typically, an undergraduate business degree will take three to four years to complete — depending on the degree program and the university you attend. A master’s degree program in business may require one or two years to complete.

    For more information on master’s degree programs, please visit graduate business programs.

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    What can you do with a bachelor of business degree?

    A bachelor of business degree provides you with many career opportunities in accounting and finance, management, consultancy, retail and sales, marketing and advertising, and human resources. You can work as a:


    • Accountant

    • Actuary

    • Business analyst

    • Business development officer

    • Financial advisor

    • Financial analyst

    • Investment banker

    • Management consultant

    • Product manager

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    Which undergraduate degree is best for business?

    Students can choose to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with concentrations in accounting, finance, management, and international business. All undergraduate business degrees provide a fundamental understanding into the principles and theories of business, marketing, human resources, supply chain management, and finance. Shorelight education counselors can direct you toward a bachelor business degree in the USA that suits your career goals. Fill out our School Match Form to compare programs and see which is the best fit for you.

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    How much does it cost to get a bachelor of business degree?

    Programs offered at business colleges in the USA may range from $16,835 to $49,612, depending on the location, modality, facilities, and more. Business universities in the USA provide students access to expert faculty and state-of-the art facilities so they may gain a well-rounded academic experience. Students who wish to know more about scholarships available and the types of financial aid they are eligible for can visit Research and Resources.