Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Business Administration Online Degree

Gain the key principles of management and leadership uniquely delivered with a biblical foundation through the Bachelor in Business Administration program, powered by North Central University, in partnership with Jakes Divinity School (JDS).

This accredited management degree online program will help you grow into the next generation of Christian business leadership by developing your critical thinking, personnel management, ethical decision-making, and communication skills. You will be prepared to effectively lead an organization at all stages of development — and you will do it while building the intrinsic abilities necessary to take your ministry into the marketplace.

Through academically rigorous courses led by premier Spirit-filled scholars, you will earn your management degree online in fellowship with other spiritual learners. Like you, they value a versatile business degree that will launch them into their careers as effective influencers and global leaders.

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Focus on one course at a time in 5 to 8-week modules
Learn from Spirit-filled scholars and business leaders
Be mentored by JDS Ambassadors for academic and moral support
Attend face-to-face residency opportunities twice a year
Integrate your faith with the principles of business leadership

Why Jakes Divinity School for your Business Administration degree?

This accessible management program allows you to earn your degree while taking courses online — a flexible learning approach that enables you to uphold your personal, ministerial, and professional responsibilities.

What’s more, the practical, evidence-based strategies you will learn are infused with faith and integrity, providing you with the strong foundation you need to lead through change and bring about creative innovation in your field.

With approximately 15 students or fewer in your online business administration courses, you will experience focused attention from Christian leaders who are passionate about your success. This collaborative and supportive environment will cultivate innovative leadership skills that will help you stand out in the business world.

In addition to your management courses, you will have access to specialized sessions throughout your academic journey during the fall and spring residencies and the International Leadership Conference. Taught by JDS faculty and guest lecturers, these sessions will give you a strong foundation in biblical leadership and Christian ethics.

Keep your personal and professional commitments while working toward your bachelor’s degree in business. As part of the JDS partnership, NCU offers two 8-week sessions per semester. Many take 1-2 course(s) per session. You may need approval to request a heavier course load. 

Connect with a culturally diverse group of fellow Christian business scholars who share your biblical worldview. Work together to build lasting, faith-based networks that will prepare you to lead wherever you are called — across the nation or around the world.

Find moral and academic support to help you along the way from JDS Ambassadors, fellow students who will be there for you even before you enroll in your business degree. Build leadership and communication skills by becoming an Ambassador.

You can attend two residencies per year — in the spring and fall — to develop extra skills and competencies that will help you succeed in your online business courses, ministries, and career. Network with other JDS students, faculty, and staff, and learn exclusive information from top industry and ministry leaders.

Participate in lively conversations on topics such as social justice, societal and church leadership, theological perspectives, and more in JDS Town Halls. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, get feedback, and learn about JDS during these dynamic events.

Gain inspiration and enlightenment from JDS founder and chancellor Bishop T.D. Jakes through virtual master classes. Bishop Jakes shares theological insights and wisdom gained from his multifaceted career to help you along your journey.

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration?

Upon completing your coursework, you will be prepared to enter the workforce with a solid understanding of the principles of business— or continue working toward a graduate degree. No matter the path you choose, you will have the knowledge, critical-thinking skills, and ethical foundation to shape the business world. 

This Business Administration program prepares you for the following business areas: 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial analysis
  • General and operations management
  • Human resources 
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit management
  • Sales

Job outlook with a Business Administration degree

Management careers are expected to grow by 5% through 2029 — a higher rate of growth than employment opportunities overall, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Begin your Business Administration degree online

Join a vibrant spiritual community and start your online business courses. If you still need more information about our management program, reach out at 1-866-85-MYJDS (1-866-856-9537) or email

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Apply online today for the management degree at Jakes Divinity School. See the application requirements below for more information.

Learn More about Financial Aid

Start on your path to your business career by applying for federal loans, grants, and/or scholarships. It begins with completing the FAFSA and using School Code: 002369 for North Central University.

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Connect with an admissions counselor to get more details about your bachelor’s degree in Business Administration by submitting this form.

General Education:
49 units
$450 per unit

24 units
$450 per unit

Management Core:
51 units
$545 per unit

Applicants will need a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.2.  If the applicant has a low or no GPA, then an essay is required.

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing.

  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analytics for Business Decisions
  • Intercultural Dynamics in Business
  • Business Through Eyes of Faith
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Speech Comp/Presentation
  • Marketing Course – Select any Introductory Marketing (MRKT) or equivalent course
  • Psychology Course – Select any PSYD or equivalent Psychology course
  • Select one course: Managerial Economics, Finance (FINC) or equivalent course
  • Special Topic in Management (Conflict Management and Negotiations)
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Social/Cultural Psychology
  • Principles of Management
  • Managerial Leadership

Management Program Format

The course format consists of three, 5-week modules per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Most students take one course per module. If a student needs to complete two courses in a single module, it must first be approved by the Student Success Coordinator.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium.

Estimated tuition costs based on 2022-2023 tuition rates.

  • $500 per credit hour
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester
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The degree is offered online with some face-to-face opportunities for learning, networking, and hands-on experience. All of Jakes Divinity School students will have face-to-face residency opportunities twice a year. The first is during the International Leadership Summit each spring of a given degree program. Students will arrive on site of the summit the Sunday evening prior and remain for a week until the end of the summit. The second residency will likely take place in Dallas, TX, at Jakes Divinity School in the fall of each year. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently accepting students from all 50 states in all programs powered by North Central University.

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“Is there is an admissions application fee? 

The admissions application fee is currently waived. 

Is the program online? 

This degree is offered in an online hybrid format with opportunities for face-to-face residencies twice a year and live video conferencing. 

What is the course format? 

Each of our semesters are 16 weeks total with 8-week sessions.
Students are also encouraged to participate in two residencies per year – the International Leadership Summit and the JDS Symposium. 

How long is the program? 

The program is 124 credits which should take approximately 4 years. 

Does JDS/NCU accept transfer credits from a prior institution? 

JDS/NCU will consider credit hours from other accredited institutions for transfer. Official transcripts must be sent and evaluated for credit transfers. 

Are there admissions deadlines for financial aid? 

Yes. Please refer to the financial registration deadline and academic registration dates made available through your JDS Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator. 

Does the program allow financial aid? 

Yes. You have the option of applying for federal loans, grants and/or scholarships. 

Who is eligible for financial aid? 

Federal guidelines generally require students to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units/semester hours to use federal financial aid. Students are not eligible to use federal financial aid (FAFSA) if starting in Module 3 of any semester. If starting in Module 3, students will only be enrolled in 3 units (1 course). Students can still be admitted for Module 3 of a semester and pay out of pocket for tuition. 

How can I apply for Financial Aid? 

Complete a FAFSA application and use School Code: 002369 North Central University.
North Central University (NCU)
910 Elliot Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404
School Code: 002369 

Do you accept international students? 

Yes. However, there is no federal financial aid available or institutional scholarships for international students. Contact your Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator for details on the admissions process for international students. 

Can I still apply for the program if I live out-of-state? 


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