BBA vs. BSBA Degree

The UM School of Business Administration offers two different Business degrees: the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). 

Both degrees combine the University of Miami general education requirements, foundational business core and one major area of specialization to earn a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.

Majors Available

Business Analytics (BSBA only)
Business Technology
Global Business Studies (co-major only) **
Health Sector Management and Policy
Human Resource Management
International Finance and Marketing
Legal Studies
Real Estate


Students take Quantitative Applications in Business (MAS 110) or Calculus 1 (MTH 161) and two statistics courses (MAS 201 and 202). To graduate with Honors in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), students must pursue Departmental Honors. Graduation requirements include an honors thesis and the minimum GPA of 3.9.


Students take two levels of pure calculus (MTH 161 and 162) and two higher level statistics courses (MAS 311 and 312). An “Introduction to Programming” course and a higher-level quantitative course are also required in the BSBA Business Core. To graduate with General Business Honors, students must complete the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a minimum GPA of 3.75.

** The Global Business Studies Program is a co-major option for incoming Business freshmen, who apply and are selected.  The co-major is not available to continuing or transfer students.  Students in the program simultaneously pursue a major in a functional area of Business and, in the co-major, region-specific global studies coursework.

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