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The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will be phasing out the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program over the next two years. Applications for the BBA program will no longer be accepted after Fall 2016. Students admitted for Fall 2016 will complete their degree in May 2018.

Your career begins here.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree completion program harnesses the knowledge, resources, and network of the Johns Hopkins University, giving students access to leading thinkers and influencers in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and throughout the world.

The BBA program provides you with skills and resources essential to succeed in the corporate, public, or nonprofit sectors:

  • Understanding of the factors that drive business
  • Proficiency in analysis, problem solving, and business communication
  • Knowledge of core concepts in accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, and management
  • Understanding of specialized business areas
  • Career and professional development
  • Senior capstone projects 

Add greater focus to your education.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a two-year program designed for students who have completed their core course requirements and have a desire to understand how the essentials of business impact the economy, society, and humankind. For admission to the program, you must have completed 60 transferable college-level credits (or 90 quarter hours) from a regionally accredited college or university. Transferrable courses are those completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).

Transfer credits must include the following courses:

General Education transfer course requirements (or equivalent):

  • English Composition I or Expository Writing
  • English Composition II or Writing and Research
  • Speech Communication/Public Speaking
  • Calculus

Business Preparation transfer course requirements (or equivalent):

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Business Law

More information on the transfer credit policy is available here.

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Business Administration program includes the courses noted below.  Students complete all coursework at the Washington DC Center. Students are placed in a cohort group, and follow the curriculum with their fellow cohort students throughout their two year program. After completing the required orientation during the summer, students take coursework during the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Full-Time Undergraduate Program

Two Year Plan

(revised 11/11/13)

Year 1

Fall Spring
BU 215.315 Advanced Accounting BU 235.301 Principles of Finance
BU 515.315 Advanced Business Statistics BU 365.301 Information Technology Strategy
BU 135.301 Ethics, Governance & Accountability BU 145.315 Organizational Leadership
BU 125.301 Managerial Communications BU 125.315 Negotiations: Principles & Applications
BU 445.301 Marketing & Consumer Behavior BU 685.325 Quantitative Methods  & Modeling
BU 001.340 First Year Seminar Series I BU 001.341 First Year Seminar Series II


Year 2

Fall Spring
BU 105.320 Global Business BU 235.410 Financial Theory and Practice
BU 445.315 International Marketing Strategy BU 155.430 Global Strategic Management
BU 355.475 Project Management BU.235.420 Behavioral Finance
BU 145.325 Teamwork & Diversity in a Global Environment BU.242.410 Real Estate Investment and Analysis
BU 805.490 Senior Capstone (1) BU 805.495 Senior Capstone (2)
BU 001.350 Professional Development Course  

Information on the transfer credit policy is available here.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Office of Admissions at 410-234-9229 or

Tuition (AY 2016-2017) Application Fee Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester* Graduation Fee Student Activity Fee
(for one year of two-year program)
$100 $500 $0 $0 $0

All fees are nonrefundable.

  • Late Registration Fee –$250
  • Late Payment Fee – $250
  • Returned Check Fee – $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee –$75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee – 25% of the outstanding debt

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

We offer a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships, loans, and work study opportunities.

Learn about the program.

Apply to the program.

  1. Review our application dates. Select the application period that’s most convenient for you. Please note that you may not apply more than once per year.
  2. Organize all application materials. This includes official transcripts, resume, essay, letters of recommendation, any necessary test scores, and application fees.
  3. Submit your online application.
  4. View our frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 410-234-9220 or