Earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration can open doors to exciting professional opportunities. In addition to the increased earnings that often come with a bachelor’s degree, you’ll develop skills desired in a variety of organizations and graduate with a variety of options for fulfilling, profitable work.

Our B.S. in Business Administration degree is designed for adult students, with classes taking place completely online or one evening a week in multiple locations across Oklahoma. With classes taught by experts in the field, you can gain the insight you need to be a leader in the world of business. Plus, at SNU, you can earn up to 30 hours of college credit for what you already know, completely free, expediting your path to graduation. Whether you want to continue your education with a graduate degree or land the career of your dreams, our business programs are well-respected and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Apply today to learn how you can earn your degree, one class at a time. Our simple application takes less than 5 minutes to complete!


What Makes This Program Unique?
Earning a degree while working full time or raising a family has never been more possible. Here’s why adult students are thriving and reaching their goals at SNU:

  • Classes take place one night a week or entirely online.
  • Students focus on one class at a time to ensure true mastery and prevent overwhelm.
  • You can earn up to 30 hours of college credit for what you already know.
  • Students study alongside other adults in similar stages of life.
  • Instructors with vast amounts of industry experience guide students through courses.
  • Textbooks are delivered directly to your door at the beginning of each class.
  • A dedicated student success advisor guides students through the duration of your studies.

Career Outcomes
Graduates with a B.S. in Business Administration are prepared to take on a variety of careers and apply their acquired business skillset wherever they go. Some common career options post-graduation are:

  • Sales Management
  • Commercial loan officer
  • Financial advisor
  • Human resource specialist
  • Commodities trader
  • Logistician
  • Marketing Management
  • Actuary
  • Budget analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hospitality/Restaurant Manager

If a career that requires you to use an analytical mindset, clear communication, and problem-solving skills, apply today to begin your educational journey!

Student Testimonials
“My experience attending SNU was filled with support, resources and spiritual growth,” said Michelle Lav, a Business Administration graduate. “Having such a well-rounded experience, I have the desire to extend myself and pour into those around me in a positive way. I find supporting and helping others can be infectious as you cultivate others you also cultivate and find fulfillment within yourself. Thank you SNU.” 

One of the greatest accomplishments in my life will be graduating from SNU with my bachelor’s in Business Administration in the fall,” said Shenita Jefferson. “The faculty and staff at SNU have made my academic career meaningful and successful. I had no idea I would be so supported!”

Bethany, Tulsa, and Online

SNU’s Business Administration curriculum prepares graduates to work in communication, analysis, management, and human resources and more! The courses below highlight the valuable skills and knowledge embedded in the program.

Credit hours: 3
This course explores effective business communication practices for a diverse, global workplace. Application of written and oral communication skills along with the preparation of business reports and other business writing will be conducted with the purpose of reducing barriers related to diversity or cultural differences.

Credit hours: 3
This course examines adult learning theory and various learning styles. The course provides a model that is used to analyze life experience.

Credit hours: 3
This course covers the basic principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation and analysis, current assets, current liabilities, long‐term assets, and payroll.

Credit hours: 3
This course provides the basic economic framework crucial to managerial success. Macroeconomics and microeconomics are combined into a fast‐paced course that provides a practical rather than a theoretical emphasis.

Credit hours: 3
This course will focus on human resource decision making and address the activities of recruiting, selecting, training and developing a diverse workforce. The focus will include both internal and external environmental influences which affect the management of human resources and activities such as planning and staffing of the organization, performance evaluation, and compensation, labor relations, and quality of work life.

Credit hours: 3
Study of internal accounting for managerial decision‐making. Topics include financial statement analysis, budget analysis, cost‐volume‐profit analysis, ethics, and various other decision‐making applications.

Credit hours: 3
This course reflects the mission statement and the goals of Southern Nazarene University. It is committed to fostering increased awareness of the Bible which is foundational to understanding Western culture and history. The three major western faiths‐Judaism, Christianity, and Islam‐are rooted within the Holy Scriptures. The course content and format are not designated to intimidate, indoctrinate, or to evangelize. The course is designed to set the Bible in its historical and literary context. The Biblical heritage will then provide the student with rich resources to creatively understand his/her faith in the contemporary world.

Credit hours: 3
A beginning course in quantitative techniques, including, but not limited to the following topics: cost-volume analysis, probability concepts, decision theory, determinants and matrices, linear programming, Markov analysis, waiting lines, queuing costs, simulation, network models, and game theory.

Credit hours: 3
The focus of this course is to understand the elements that comprise an effective marketing campaign. From the Four P’s to International Marketing issues, this course will assist the student in understanding the role of marketing in the overall success of an organization.

Credit hours: 3
The focus of this course is analyzing elements that comprise business finance from a managerial perspective.  Evaluating corporate financing concepts, budgeting, markets, and strategic financial planning will assist the student in analyzing the important role finance plays in the success of an organization.

Credit hours: 3
This course provides a study of the law of business and its administration. It will explore the interaction of government, business and society, contracts, personal property, bailments, and sales. The emphasis in the course is upon contracts and the influence of the UCC.

Credit hours: 3
This course explores the cultural, political and economic aspects of conducting business in a global marketplace. This course builds upon the theoretical basis of other business courses.

Credit hours: 3
Formulation and application of management policy; analysis and solution of cases in which students put to use the knowledge acquired in such basic business courses on accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and statistics.  Management gaming simulation is an integral part of the learning experience.

Enrolling at SNU is a simple process. With rolling start dates, there’s no need to wait months at a time to begin your educational journey. Plus, our generous transfer policy and prior learning assessment can shorten your path to graduation. Once you are ready, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online at degrees.snu.edu/apply

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at fafsa.gov using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at pgsadmissions@snu.edu or ATTN: SNU PGS Admissions, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

You will be contacted regarding any supporting materials we may need. Upon acceptance, your student success advisor will help you enroll and prepare for success as an adult student at SNU.

Don’t wait to make your dreams happen. Begin working toward your degree as soon as possible with start dates occurring throughout the year! Once accepted, you will be able to set your start for the soonest start date, as space allows, or plan for future enrollment.

February 10, 2021 – Online
February 16, 2021 – Bethany
April 5, 2021 – Tulsa


We strive to deliver valuable programs to you at an affordable price, with help from financial aid options such as grants, scholarships, tuition assistance, loans, and more. All tuition and fees are listed below so you can feel confident in your decision to enroll at SNU without unexpected expenses. To learn about resources available to you, visit our financial aid page and connect with a representative to discuss your unique needs.

Program Length: 39 Credit Hours

Tuition: $450 per Credit Hour

Fees: N/A

Textbooks: Students are automatically opted into a program that will deliver books to their home address before each course. If desired, students have the option to choose a different plan offered through Tree of Life or opt out of all Tree of Life textbook plans and order books elsewhere.

*effective June 1, 2020- July 1, 2021

Going back to school for your bachelor’s degree as an adult student is a huge investment in your future. Be sure you have all the tools you need to ensure you’re making the right decision and that you will be successful on your educational journey.

Choosing the Right Program
We want to help you make the decision that will lead you to your goals. Learn how an undergraduate Business Administration degree from the right university can position you for success in an ever changing economy.

Why You Should Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree
How to Choose Your Major
How Going Back to School Prepares You to Be a Leader
How Adult Students Are Positioned for Success
5 Questions Adults Should Ask Before Going Back to School
How a Bachelor’s Degree Boosts Earning Potential
What is an Accredited College and How Does it Affect Your Education?

Selecting the Right Format
Choosing the right learning format is an important aspect of setting yourself up for success as an adult student. These resources can help you choose between online and in-person options, understand the value of accelerated courses, and more.

Online vs. In-Person Education
Why Every Adult Should Consider an Online Degree Program
How Online Degree Programs Work
Why Accelerated Courses Work for Adults
Public vs. Private Universities
Benefits of Adult College Programs

Getting Started and Enrolling
Going back to school doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Understand what you need to know when entering the world of academia, like how to finance your degree, how to gather transcripts, and applying for college.

Are You Ready for College?
Your Most Pressing Financial Aid Questions Answered
Everything You Need to Know about College Transcripts
How to Use Prior Learning to Graduate with Your Bachelor’s Sooner

Succeeding as an Adult Student
Many adults have thrived at SNU at all of our locations, including online. See some of these resources to learn how they have done it and prepare yourself to do the same!

How to Get Energy for Class
Use These Resources to Succeed as an Adult Student
Five FREE Time Management Tools for Adult Students
How to Excel as a Student with a Full-Time Job
How Adult Students Can Achieve Work-Life Balance
10 Must-Use Apps for Adult College Students

Succeeding as a Military Student
You’ve served your country, and that gives you a unique view of the world, approach education and the benefits you receive as an adult student. Our VETS Center is fully-staffed and here to assist students as they return to school, and we also share veteran-specific information on our blog. See some of the resources below or contact our VETS Center directly if you would like further support.

VA Headaches? Here’s What the Best Universities for Veterans Offer
Top 4 Financial Aid Options for Veterans You Don’t Have to Pay Back
What Are Your Options for VA Education Benefits?
What Veterans Need to Know Before Going Back to School
How SNU Serves Veterans

Looking for more ways to make the most of your educational investment? Get free ebooks on topics important to adult students, information-rich infographics, and regular tips on succeeding as an adult student on our blog.