The difference has to do with the way colleges and universities define the basic academic requirements of each program.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

A Bachelor of Business Administration is a professional degree that requires about 1/4 of the coursework be completed in the liberal arts. The remaining courses are business administration courses. A BBA is highly specialized, and less broad in related areas of study.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree requires about half of the coursework be completed in the liberal arts, and the remainder be completed in an applied science (business is an applied science). The BSBA has fewer elective courses, and an emphasis on math and science courses.

Business Management Salary: BBA Degree vs. BSBA Degree*



Executive Assistant

$34,187 – $70,526

$31,152 – $72,879

Financial Analyst

$41,333 – $69,316

$44,097 – $71,235

HR Manager

$38,935 – $94,293

$42,341 – $91,775

Office Manager

$29,889 – $59,321

$30,175 – $59,603

Operations Manager

$41,232 – $89,822

$40,041 – $97,264

*Data provided by

Centenary BSBA Degree: Built for Working Adults

Interested students often ask, “What is the difference between the Centenary BSBA and other business degree programs?”

Our BSBA degree is designed for working professionals looking to perfect their business administration skills. It includes courses in Public Speaking, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, and Marketing Management.

Our BSBA degree program provides a balance of courses that allows our students to hone the key skills of business administration while offering the flexibility to explore topics related to business administration.

It is also convenient because our students can complete each course one at a time before moving to the next. This allows an adult student to finish their degree without sacrificing either income or family duties.