BBA Bachelor of Business Administration Graduation Requirements

The specific number of units to be completed for the BBA Program totals 120 credits. The course areas required for graduation comprise the following: required general education and required business courses. The minimum duration for the program is 2 years, and a total of 40 courses are required for completion. The number of credits for each course area and their composition are shown below:

Required Courses in General Education: 15 courses, total credit 45

Required Courses in Business: 25 courses, total credit 75

MBA MBA Graduation Requirements

For completion of the MBA Program, 51 credits are required. This is based upon a minimum of 12 months of study. See the table below for MBA requirements:
Core Courses: 10, total credits 30
Elective Courses: 5, total credits 15
Research Project: 1, total credits 6

DBA Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree requires 66 graduate semester credits beyond the Master’s degree. The dissertation preparation courses account for 12 of the total required credits. A comprehensive exam is required prior to approval of the dissertation proposal. APU offers doctoral business degree (DBA) in four areas of concentration, allowing students the opportunity to focus on what is meaningful to their professional growth and development:

  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Finance
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