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Stephens College Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Stephens College

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Columbia, USA

4 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 25,800 / per year *


* 2023-2024 tuition; total direct costs: $40,172; total cost of attendance: $46,007


The business administration degree at Stephens College provides a broad-based view of business that prepares women to maximize their potential and become visionary leaders.

Through hands-on business administration courses and experiences, you’ll learn and apply knowledge in real scenarios — and gain market-ready skills that employers love. Leadership, communication, and professional skills are emphasized across the curriculum, which prepares you to be effective and impressive in any job you choose. It's that edge that others describe as polish and that we know as the practiced confidence that comes with honing your skills among supportive faculty, peers, and alumnae.

This program has evolved with the times and provides extensive flexibility because we know that innovative business leaders need to layer many interests on top of a solid, foundational core.

With five concentrations — ranging from esports to entrepreneurship — and 35 elective hours, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Stephens can be tailored to your individual interests. Take advantage of online business courses and pursue the aspects of business that most interest you.

The Experiential Learning Difference

At Stephens, students learn by doing. Our student-centered learning model means students have every opportunity to dive into real-world projects and gain hands-on experience that will put them ahead of the competition.

The Agency

The Agency is a space and a collaboration initiative that supports students who provide creative services through Creative Ink ad agency, Stephens Life features magazine, Harbinger literary magazine, and Event and Convention Management.

Stephens College Events

Plan and manage real events on the beautiful Stephens campus, from weddings to business conferences, holiday galas, award banquets, and more.

Columbia Marketing Group

Columbia Marketing Group, or CMG, is a full-service marketing, digital, and design agency based in Columbia, MO. Stephens students are mentored and instructed by CMG president Erica Pefferman — also the president and publisher of COMO Magazine.

Center for Career and Professional Development

Stephens is recognized as a National College of Distinction for Career Development. Our College-to-Career curriculum builds professional skills, experiences, and materials into your graduation requirements. More than half of our students complete internships while in college — many of them paid — and most of those students complete more than one internship before graduation.

Kopenhaver Center at Stephens

As a satellite location of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, Stephens College shares the center’s mission to empower women as leaders in communication and to uphold diversity and inclusion in communication practice and research. The center provides access to guest speakers, networking events, and virtual workshops for the benefit of students, early professionals and seasoned communication experts alike.


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