The University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) offers five affordable options for an online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Students can choose Project Management; Management & Leadership; Accounting; Supply Chain Management; or Marketing to pursue a wide variety of careers in a range of industries.
Here is a brief look at each of these online options, along with information on why you should consider completing your degree online. U.S. salary data for representative roles for each option was sourced in November 2021.
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Project Management Concentration
This concentration focuses on the skills and knowledge you will need to effectively lead the teams that bring new initiatives and products to life. UMPI’s project management courses cover sophisticated programming tools and other emerging technological innovations in project management. The program prepares you to work in areas such as information technology project management, operations management, marketing management and many more. The median yearly salary for project management specialists is $73,570 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Management & Leadership Concentration
No matter how large or small an organization may be, good leaders will always be a driving force toward success. In an ever-changing world, it’s often difficult for companies to keep up with the changes, but UMPI prepares you to lead in any situation. The school offers management and leadership courses that teach students how to guide and motivate workers while keeping their business on track. ZipRecruiter lists $52,449 as the average yearly salary for customer service managers and $74,394 for HR managers.
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Accounting Concentration
UMPI’s accounting courses offer preparation for several different roles, including accounting supervisor, purchasing manager and bookkeeper. You will learn the importance of accounting to businesses in every industry while gaining a solid foundation in accounting principles. The average salary for accounting supervisors is $68,032 per year (ZipRecruiter).
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management Concentration
The concentration courses in this option build analytical, project management, change management, and communication skills. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that jobs in the logistician category, of which supply chain roles are a part, will grow much faster than average from 2020 to 2030, which bodes well for graduates of this program. The BLS places the median pay for logisticians at $76,270 per year.
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Marketing Concentration
This concentration prepares students for exciting careers in marketing. Eight concentration courses, including three focused on marketing research and analysis; advertising; and e-commerce and social media marketing provide preparation for careers like marketing analyst, advertising account executive; and social media manager, for instance. Program coursework develops communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, while boosting creativity. ZipRecruiter lists $62,075 as the average yearly salary for marketing analysts and $50,088 for social media managers.
It’s possible for you to get through the online BBA coursework at an accelerated rate and save a great deal of money. UMPI offers flat-rate tuition. You can take as few or as many courses as you like during each eight-week session and pay a flat rate of $1,400. This makes it possible for you to earn your degree for as little as $10,000 in as few as 12 months.
Reasons to Consider Online Study
The financial savings of studying online extend beyond the price of courses. Online study does away with on-campus expenses such as housing or parking fees and the costs associated with commuting. You can save thousands of dollars in the long run when you compare the costs of getting a degree online as opposed to on campus.
Discipline Is Key
To succeed in online courses, however, it takes a great deal of motivation and self-discipline. Staying organized will also be critical to success. Keeping printouts of course materials in separate folders and creating reminders in a digital calendar to keep track of due dates are some ways to stay organized. Doing so will not only help save time, it will also increase efficiency and productivity.
Online courses at UMPI are designed to be affordable as well as accessible. Students can fit study time into their work and home schedules and still have time for a life.
Learn more about the UMPI’s online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration programs.