B.S. in Business Administration (Online)

  • B.S.
  • Professional Studies
  • Online
  • Business and Security Studies

Transform your future with an online B.S. in Business Administration degree from Rivier. You will gain a strong foundation in business principles, acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to advance your career.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date: June 30, 2023
  • Est. Program Length: 2–4 years
  • Credit Hours: 120
  • Course Length: 7 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit: $376

Rankings and Accolades

Rivier ranked #1 Online College in New Hampshire

Rivier University has been named the #1 online college in New Hampshire by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for higher education programs. 

Watch the video to learn more about the education of Business students at Rivier University!

Why Study Business Administration at Rivier?

Whether you dream of working for a multinational corporation with thousands of employees worldwide or a small nonprofit making a local impact, our Business Administration program can help make your dream a reality.

Upon graduation, you may consider a career as a business operations manager, included in the top 10 of the U.S. News list of best business jobs and best-paying jobs for 2019. This position has a median salary of $101,410 and has one of the highest job placement rates.

In this program you will:

  • You will develop a fundamental understanding of business with a concentrated study of business management, marketing, and strategic management
  • Gain industry-specific knowledge that will prepare you to enter in-demand professions
  • Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Become an effective communicator and collaborator
  • Advance your information literacy and intercultural knowledge

The phone calls I received from my Success Coach at the start of each semester and the check-in email during the semester were so helpful. They made it easy to get questions answered and stay on track. It was really amazing to have someone proactively reaching out to ensure my success.

A Commitment to Excellence

ACBSP Accredited

Rivier’s undergraduate Business Administration, Management, Finance, and Marketing, and Master of Business Administration programs, are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Rivier’s B.S. in Business Administration offers graduates a wide range of career options.


  • Vice presidents and directors
  • Project and account managers
  • Investment advisors and fund managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Budget directors
  • Business analysts

Graduate Studies

Our graduates are well prepared to pursue advanced study in business, management, marketing, and other related fields. Students who graduate from the B.S. Business Administration with a 3.0 cumulative GPA may seamlessly continue into a River MBA program that can be completed in as little as one additional year. (This 4+1 option does not apply to the MBA in Healthcare Administration program.)

Dr. Karen Spohn, Associate Professor of Business, is passionate about two things: encouraging economic literacy and helping students achieve their full potential. “I get a good feeling from helping students become confident in their abilities and understand concepts that they had considered difficult at first,” says Dr. Spohn.

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