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Build your business career by acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for success

Business and Professional Studies

Bachelor of Science

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 121-122
Time to Completion: Varies*
Tuition: $398 per credit hour**


Online Business and Professional Studies Degree

Bachelor of Science

If you enjoy working with people and using your critical thinking skills to solve problems, a bachelor’s of professional studies in business would be a good fit for you. As our most flexible degree for college credit transfers, an online business degree from Husson allows you to join an exclusive worldwide network of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, organizational leaders and consultants. 

Prepare for a career in business

2023-2024 Term Start Dates

2023 Term Start Dates
October 23 - Term 2

2024 Term Start Dates
January 16 - Term 3
March 11 - Term 4
May 6 - Term 5
July 1 - Term 6

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ba-business-professional-studies.jpegWith our fully online Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Studies, you can start building a long-lasting and high-paying career in the world of business. The bachelor’s of professional studies, taught by seasoned faculty, is designed to prepare you for a successful career in business and beyond. The broad-based curriculum emphasizes skill development in areas most relevant to today’s business world such as accounting, marketing, human resources and more. The Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Studies program also features a generous transfer policy of up to 90 credits, so you can maximize your previous educational experience and begin your career even sooner. Your online business degree will help you sharpen your competitive edge and enhance your ability to think analytically, critically, and creatively.

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*Based on a student transferring in between 60-90 credits **All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

Courses you will take:

Husson’s online business degree requires 121-122 credits for completion. This includes many elective credits to customize your studies as you gain the credentials you need for workplace success. Coursework explores key topics in accounting, macro and microeconomics, business law, marketing, human resources management, business strategy and practice and international business so that you develop the knowledge and foundational skills for your chosen career path. You'll also complete an internship to gain valuable hands-on real-world experience. Reach out today if you’d like more information or if you would like to speak to an enrollment counselor. 


Core Skills (12-13 Credits)

EH 105 – College Writing
Math I Elective
Philosophical Elective
HE 111 – The Husson Experience

Natural & Social Science Core (12-13 credits)

MS 132 – Probability & Statistics
Lab Science Elective
Psychological/Sociological Elective
Historical Elective

Humanities Core (9 credits)

Literature Elective
Fine Arts Elective
Humanities Elective

Perspectives (9 credits)

AC 121 Principles of Accounting I
AC 211 Managerial Accounting
BA 201 Business Law I
BA 202 Business Law II
BA 211 Microeconomics
BA 212 Macroeconomics
BA 245 Marketing Fundamentals
BA 302 Business Ethics
BA 310 Organization & Management
BA 311 Human Resource Management
BA 351 Internship
BA 362 Financial Management
BA 411 Organizational Behavior
BA 414 Business Strategy
BA 415 Business Strategy in Practice
BA 490 International Business

The remainder of the required credit hours will be fulfilled by elective courses

Why Husson Online

Start When You're Ready

Multiple start dates and no set class times or locations


Experiential Learning

Gain even more real-world experience


Personalized Academic Support

Reach you goals with our online support services


Accredited Programs

All of our programs meet standards for quality


Career Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment within business and financial operations to grow by over 475,000 new jobs through 2029.

The national median salary for business and financial operations in 2020 was $72,250, according to the BLS.

Career possibilities with this professional studies degree range from work as an accounting clerk, business development manager or customer service representative, to entrepreneur, marketing coordinator, purchasing assistant or sales representative. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to add value immediately to existing companies or startup operations.

What is a business and professional studies degree?

An education in business and professional studies is designed to help you develop your leadership skills and ability to organize and develop businesses that grow and thrive. At Husson University, our 100% online BS in Business and Professional Studies is focused on helping you develop skills in all areas of
business — every function and every department. Whether you want to advance to a leadership role within your current organization, switch fields or start a business from the ground up, this program is the career-building advantage you’ve been looking for.

What jobs can you get with a professional studies degree?

With a degree in professional studies, especially the Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Studies from Husson University, you’ll gain the skills and credential you need to begin, advance and excel in a number of business roles. Depending on the specific coursework you choose and the experience you bring to the table, you could pursue career opportunities in every department and
at every level of business. Prospective roles can include entrepreneur, marketing manager, purchasing agent, customer service representative, business development manager, division VP and more.

Is a professional studies degree worth it?

It can be, especially if it is filled with business-relevant insights and curriculum opportunities to shape your education to your career goals, like the Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Studies at Husson University. Our program is 100% online and offers a generous transfer credit policy — up to 90 credit hours accepted toward your program. Plus, it is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, so you know the education you receive offers value that goes beyond the classroom and all the way to the corporate office door.

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How to Apply

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An affordable education to help you increase your earning potential


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Transfer Credit

Earn up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree


For more information

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Bangor, Maine 04401