The first step toward getting a bachelor of business administration degree is to find a suitable college and apply for admission. Upon acceptance, you will need to register to begin taking classes. When you have satisfactorily completed the academic requirements, you will earn a bachelor of business administration degree.
Finding a college involves making important choices. A guidance counselor can be a valuable resource to help you begin making a list of possible colleges. If you do not have a guidance counselor, college guides are available at bookstores or online.
When selecting suitable colleges, some things to consider include: geographic location, school size, tuition costs, and any other factors that are important to you, such as religious affiliation. If you already know you want a degree in business administration then you should look into the school's business department. If there are any other important factors, such as a particular extracurricular activity or academic minor, make sure you keep them in mind as well. After you have narrowed your list down to several colleges, you can submit your applications.
You'll also want to know whether there are any prerequisites to applying. In the US for example, applicants are eligible to apply only if they have a high school diploma or equivalent and standardized test scores from either the SAT or ACT. Each school's requirements to apply however, may vary so it's important to try to determine what they are before applying.
Once your application is accepted, you will need to determine what courses the college requires in order to grant a bachelor of business administration degree. If your college has academic advisors, you will likely meet with an advisor to talk about the requirements for your major and discuss non-major classes and electives. If your college does not have academic advisors, you could talk with a student who is already partway through the program if you have any questions or need advice. Fulfilling the requirements appropriately is an important part of earning a bachelor of business administration degree. At some point during your college career, you will likely be required to take classes in English, science, history, in addition to major classes, such as mathematics, accounting, human resources, and finance.
In the US, if you take the required number of major and elective courses per semester and achieve passing grades, you may graduate with your bachelor of business administration degree in four years. If you entered the program with some academic credits or carry a heavy course load, you may graduate sooner. Conversely, if you fail classes or take a lighter course load, it may take longer. It is advisable to keep track of your grade reports in case there is a discrepancy that would interfere with graduating with your bachelor of business administration degree.