The Bachelor of Science in Administration from Barry University was created for adult learners with professional experience who are ready to progress to the next level in their careers. Highly affordable and accessible, this program gives you the administrative and leadership competencies you need to thrive in any organization, while rewarding you with college credit for the professional skills you already bring to the table. The Bachelor of Science in Administration will provide the path toward achieving your academic, professional, and personal goals.
In this accelerated and fully online program, you will examine contemporary approaches to planning, organizing, and staffing, as well as learn to use self-analysis to better understand the relationship between your current work environment and management theories. You will learn marketing methods designed to increase the effectiveness of private, public, and nonprofit services and also engage in a comprehensive review of general human resources theories and practices related to strategic personnel management.
We offer a generous transfer credit policy—up to 90 college credits may be transferred. There are also multiple options to earn up to 90 credits toward the 120 required for graduation through professional licenses and certifications, testing, nontraditional transfer credit and the optional Experiential Learning Portfolio. To learn more about receiving credit for prior learning, view credits.
Our experienced faculty is always excited to work closely with students and provide the best academic support. Barry professors pride themselves on building online courses that deliver a productive, engaging learning environment. We value collaboration with students and encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences.
In this program, you will:
- Use your current work setting and prior experience to analyze and interpret leadership skills
- Learn from—and discuss how to improve—issues in human resources administration including staffing, development, compensation, and benefits
- Explore the impact of continuous improvement, organizational change, and motivation on quality and productivity within a business
- Participate in a capstone course to demonstrate your mastery of business administration coursework
The Bachelor of Science in Administration online curriculum is comprised of a total of 120 credits. This includes 18 hours of Administration core curriculum credits, 12 hours of major-related electives, up to 30 hours of portfolio credits, 45 credits of distribution requirements (general education courses), and a variable number of elective credits. Credits may also be awarded for traditional and non-traditional transfer credits, licensure/certification, and testing. All courses are seven weeks in length.
To see the full list of the BSADM online courses, view courses.
As an applicant for the Bachelor of Science in Administration online, you must submit transcripts indicating graduation from a regionally accredited high school as well as official transcripts from any colleges attended. You must also have at least three years of work experience or be an active military member or veteran.
To learn more about our BSDM online admission requirements, view admissions.
There are multiple options to earn and transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree—including, but not limited to, previous coursework, work experience, and community service (Portfolio program). All undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Barry University and meet any specific program requirements. The 120-credit program requires 48 upper-level credits.
To learn more about receiving credit for prior learning, view credits.
TuitionA separate schedule of fees will apply for credits earned via the Experiential Learning Portfolio, transfer credits, licensure/certification and testing.
To learn more about our BSADM online tuition, view tuition.
Barry offers six start dates each year for your convenience. Following acceptance into the program, please submit all required documentation, register for classes, and pay your tuition. These steps are necessary in order to begin on your chosen start date.
To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the BSADM online, view calendar.
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The Bachelor of Science in Administration online curriculum is comprised of a total of 120 credits—18 hours of core credits, 12 hours of major-related elective credits, up to 30 portfolio credits, 45 hours of distribution (general education) requirement credits, and a variable number of elective credits. Credits may also be awarded for traditional and non-traditional transfer credits, licensure/certification, and testing. All courses are seven weeks in length. Students should consult with their academic advisor to create their individual degree plan and to answer any questions about required, elective, and transfer credits.
For the Bachelor of Science in Administration online, the core curriculum is comprised of 18 credits. Students must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
An examination of the general principles of organizational leadership and administration. Topics include contemporary approaches to leadership, planning, organizing, staffing, and control, and the conceptual foundations of modern organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore services marketing strategies and methods. The focus will be on distinctions that exist in the marketing of intangibles and methods designed to increase the effectiveness of services marketing for private, public and not-for-profit organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Analysis and interpretation of leadership skills and abilities. Self-analysis will be used to develop a relationship between current work environments and management theory.
Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on issues such as continuous improvement, organizational change, teamwork, motivation and leadership that supports both quality and productivity in organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
A comprehensive review of general human resource theories and practices related to managing personnel more strategically. Major topics include staffing, human resource development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, health, safety, and security.
Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
In this course, students integrate and synthesize the learning experience acquired in the administration program. Students will demonstrate mastery through the completion of a research paper, case study and comprehensive exam. Prerequisites: completion of core courses.
Students must complete 12 credit hours of major-related electives. Any four 3-credit courses in ADM, EMA, HAS, IT, PFP, PLA, or PUB prefix not used to satisfy the Administration Core are applicable.
The portfolio is required for the Bachelor of Science in Administration online program and can count for up to 30 credits. Students will work with their academic advisor throughout the development of the portfolio. The portfolio is a vehicle through which students can demonstrate college-level learning in order to receive credit for professional work experience and/or community service in one or more of the following categories: administration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, interpersonal relations, investigation and research, leadership, and supervision.
For more information about the ELP required for your BSADM online, view credits.
To graduate, students must have 45 distribution (general education) credits. You must have 9 credits in each of the following categories:
- Theology and Philosophy
- Written and Oral Communication
- Science and Mathematics
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Humanities and Arts
The number of elective credits required is variable, depending on previous transfer credits, advisement, and individual student degree plan.
Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Administration online program.
BSADM Online Admission Requirements
- Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
- Official transcripts from any colleges attended
- If fewer than 12 college credits have been earned, official transcript indicating graduation from a regionally accredited high school, or GED
- A resume with 2 references listed and reflecting at least 2 years of full time work experience
- There is no minimum years of service or work experience for military applicants
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:
Mail to:Office of Graduate Admissions
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33161
- By email, sent directly from the institution to [email protected]
- SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
- Parchment Exchange
- National Student Clearinghouse
- JST System (military)
Barry University values and gives credit for life experience and knowledge gained outside the classroom—including, but not limited to, previous coursework, work experience, and community service.
There are multiple options to earn and transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree. All undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Barry University and meet any specific program requirements. The 120-credit program requires 48 upper-level credits.
Transfer Credits—Up to 90 Credits
Up to 90 credits from regionally accredited 4-year colleges or 64 from community or 2-year colleges.
Non-traditional Transfer Credits—Up to 90 Credits
Nontraditional transfer credit includes the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®), which includes credit recommendations for courses or examinations offered by various organizations to their employees or members and the military and coursework recommended for credit by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). Barry does not charge administrative fees for CREDIT or NCCRS credits but students may incur transcript fees.
Experiential Learning Portfolio—Up to 30 Credits (Optional)
The portfolio is a vehicle through which students can demonstrate college-level learning in order to receive credit for professional work experience and/or community service in one or more of the following categories: administration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, interpersonal relations, investigation and research, leadership, and supervision.
As a requirement of the Bachelor of Science in Administration program, prior to graduation students will prepare and submit a portfolio demonstrating college-level learning acquired through prior learning in one or more of the following academic disciplines:
- Behavioral Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
- 3 Special Topics
Upon final evaluation of the portfolio, students will be awarded up to 30 credits toward their degree. Seminars are conducted throughout the academic year to explain the portfolio format and content. Students then work with advisors to prepare a portfolio for review.
There is a $1,950 administrative fee (in lieu of tuition) for the Experiential Learning Portfolio. The portfolio does not qualify for Financial Aid. In addition to potentially reducing the cost and time to degree completion, the Portfolio is an opportunity to increase writing and organizational skills, and enables students to evaluate past and present abilities in order to formulate future goals. The portfolio can be used to demonstrate learnings and competencies to current and future employers.
Testing—Up to 30 Credits
Testing includes examinations of the Educational Testing Service, including the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement program (AP), the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), and Barry University Challenge Exams.
- CLEP: There is a $100 per credit administrative fee if CLEP is taken after the student enrolls at Barry University. No fee if transferred before initial registration. There will be an additional test fee payable at the test site and a fee for the test transcript.
- Advanced Placement: Barry University does not charge any fees for AP credits but students may incur a transcript fee(s).
- DANTES: No fees
- DSST: $100 per credit administrative fee if DSST is taken after the student enrolls at Barry University. No fee if transferred before initial registration.
- Challenge Exams: Challenge exams are university-constructed tests which allow students to demonstrate previously acquired knowledge and earn credit for CAT 102 (Basic Computer Applications), IT 190 (Microcomputer Basics) and IT 200 (Foundations of Information Technology). There is a $75 dollar fee for each challenge exam, payable prior to examination.
Licensure/Certification—Up to 90 Credits
Licensure/certification is the awarding of transfer credits to students who hold one or more of 24 professional licenses, 13 technical certifications and/or the courses leading up to the license. Credit is awarded for the license(s)/certificate(s) itself or for courses completed at federal and state institutions leading to issuance of the license(s)/certificate(s). All license credits appear as General Electives on students' transcripts. An administrative fee will be charged of 10% of current regular credit tuition for each credit awarded. There is no charge for licensure credits obtained from coursework appearing on a transcript from a regionally accredited college or university.
Tuition for the Bachelor of Science in Administration online is $247 per credit. It is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. A separate schedule of fees will apply for credits earned via the Experiential Learning Portfolio, transfer credits, licensure/certification and testing.A separate schedule of fees will apply for credits earned via the Experiential Learning Portfolio, transfer credits, licensure/certification and testing.
|Program||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-credit course||Per Program|
|Bachelor of Science in Administration||$247||$741||$29,640*|
*Based on 120 undergraduate credits needed for graduation. Total program cost varies based on number of transfer and experiential credits accepted.
|Session||Start Date||100% Refund||80% Refund||No Refund After||Withdrawal Deadline|
|Fall A||August 24, 2020||August 23, 2020||August 24-26, 2020||August 27, 2020||September 25, 2020|
|Fall B||October 19, 2020||October 18, 2020||October 19-21, 2020||October 22, 2020||November 20, 2020|
|Spring A||January 11, 2021||January 10, 2021||January 11 -13, 2021||January 14, 2021||February 12, 2021|
|Spring B||March 8, 2021||March 7, 2021||March 8-10, 2020||March 11, 2021||April 9, 2021|
|Summer A||May 17, 2021||May 16, 2021||May 17-19, 2021||May 20, 2021||June 18, 2021|
|Summer B||July 5, 2021||July 4, 2021||July 5-7, 2021||July 8, 2021||August 6, 2021|
|Fall A||August 23, 2021||August 22, 2021||August 23-25, 2021||August 26, 2021||September 24, 2021|
|Fall B||October 18, 2021||October 17, 2021||October 18-20, 2021||October 21, 2021||November 19, 2021|
Tuition Refund Schedule
If a student formally drops one or more courses through WebAdvisor, the University will refund all applicable tuition and fees collected for courses a student drops before the start of the session. For courses dropped by a student who withdraws later in the session from the University, the refund will be calculated according to the schedule above.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
Students who drop individual courses after the period of schedule adjustment and are still enrolled in the university are not entitled to any refund.
- From registration through the day before the start date: 100%
- After fourth class day: no refund
Total Withdrawal from Barry University
Students who register but do not attend classes, or who withdraw after attending classes for any reason, will not receive a refund unless they withdraw officially by submitting a written notice of withdrawal to the office of the dean of their respective schools. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date on which the notice is received by the respective dean, and the percentage of refund will be determined by this date and the calendar above.
"W" grades will be given for any course dropped after the start of the session.[close-]
Barry offers multiple start dates each year for your convenience.
|Session||Program Start Date||Application Deadline||Document Deadline||Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline *||Last Class Day|
|Spring A||January 11, 2021||December 28, 2020||January 4, 2021||January 4, 2021||January 6, 2021||February 27, 2021|
|Spring B||March 8, 2021||February 22, 2021||March 1, 2021||March 1, 2021||March 3, 2021||April 24, 2021|
|Summer A||May 17, 2021||May 3, 2021||May 10, 2021||May 10, 2021||May 12, 2021||July 3, 2021|
|Summer B||July 5, 2021||June 21, 2021||June 28, 2021||June 28, 2021||June 30, 2021||August 21, 2021|
|Fall A||August 23, 2021||August 9, 2021||August 16, 2021||August 16, 2021||August 18, 2021||October 9, 2021|
|Fall B||October 18, 2021||October 4, 2021||October 11, 2021||October 11, 2021||October 13, 2021||December 4, 2021|
*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.[close-]