Business Administration Overview

The Rhodes State Business Administration degree is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education preparing them for diverse management opportunities. Students build a strong foundation and understanding of management theories and principles as well as studying areas like accounting, economics, human resource management, and marketing to give them an in-depth knowledge of business functions.

Students also gain hands-on technology skills using Microsoft Office products. Students will select a specialization track that will allow them to build skills in an area of business that they are interested in pursuing.  Students can select from the following specialization tracks: Accounting, Digital Marketing, Supply Chain, Small Business Management, Agriculture Business, Project Management, or ESports Management. Opportunities for managers include supervision, office managers, management trainees, assistant managers and owners within a variety of settings, including small and medium-size businesses, corporations, industries, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

New Schedule for Adult Students!

The Business Administration degree will be offered in a format for working adults.  Classes will be offered in 8-week blocks with a combination of in-person and online formats. In-person classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings with a total cost of $13,585 including books, tuition, and fees. If interested, contact Crystal Snyder, Student Success Navigator at or (419) 204-9885 today as seats are limited. 

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Career Opportunities

  • Small business owner
  • Sales representative
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Customer service representative

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Program Highlights

  • Degree is offered in a 100% online and in traditional day-time format.
  • Students can pursue degree in a full-time or part-time format.
  • Students select and elective track as part of this degree and can specialize in Accounting, Digital Marketing, Supply Chain, Small Business Management, Agriculture Business, Project Management, or ESports Management.
  • Faculty have extensive and current real-world business experience.
  • This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be awarded when the certificate requirements are completed.
  • Students can easily complete three years of their Bachelor’s Degree at Rhodes State College and then transfer for their fourth year to either Franklin University or Bluffton University.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations was over 70% higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in 2020.
  • Internship opportunities close to home
  • Students can easily double major in Business Administration and Human Resources or Accounting at Rhodes State College.

Real-World Experience

On your educational journey to business administration, you will participate in an internship for credit towards graduation. Your internship offers the opportunity to develop important relationships and build career-enhancing skills for life after your degree. An emphasis is placed on integrating prior or concurrent classroom learning with your work experience. This solidifies the correlation between what you have learned at Rhodes State and what you are doing in your career. You will receive one on one assistance to find the internship you want with the employer you want to grow with. Rhodes State Business Administration Students have completed their practicums in a variety of different companies: The Met, Malone Staffing Solutions, Continental Express, The Depot, Mercer County Elks, KM Tire, State Farm, YMCA, Halter Financial, School Systems, and Healthcare Facilities. 

Accreditation Information

The Business Administration associate degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

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Student Success Navigator

Crystal Snyder

Student Success Navigator
(419) 204-9885