Frequently Asked Questions

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program is an online, asynchronous degree completion program, accredited by AACSB.  

View the Undergraduate Admission Requirements

The BBA is built around the pillars of flexibility, efficiency, and affordability, no matter your situation. If you have a two-year degree or transfer credits toward a two- or four-year degree, we will work with you to ensure your course load meets your goals and lifestyle.


BBA classes consist of asynchronous five-week classes generally taken one at a time. Complete the program anytime, anywhere, as the program is intended for students who want to complete their degree online.




This degree will further your knowledge in the areas of management, marketing, finance and communications. Skills such as understanding business models and applying organizational or management processes, will translate to securing a promotion, or a new position as your next career step. 

You may qualify for jobs such as Financial Advisor, Marketing Specialist, Human Resources Specialist, Sales Manager or Administrative Services Manager.


Tuition rates and fees for undergraduate courses can be found by following the link below to the Campus Hub- Student Financial Services. 

As with all undergraduate business programs, 120 credits are needed for graduation from Minnesota State Mankato.  Many students will begin the program with transfer credit hours.  An associate degree in business (e.g., AS in Business) is the fastest path to completion.

If you graduated from a MinnState System two-year institution, many of your courses will apply from the Transfer Pathways course sequence.

The course schedule sequence of one five-week course at a time (e.g. three fall semester and three spring semester) is available for you to review. 

Please note the BBA consists of 37 upper division (300-400 level) credits and a minimum of 40 is needed to graduate from Minnesota State Mankato.  Students can take an elective to fulfill the additional three credits and/or other needed electives in the summer, fall, or spring term.

Students may opt to complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas (if needed), or additional elective courses in summer terms as offered, as these follow the five-week course at a time model. 

View program requirements

View two-year plan (for students with AS) here


Use the online application link for Future Students: Admissions and Aid to apply. Or follow the below steps:

  • Use the online application Fill out the information as prompted and select "online" for the delivery option of your program. Select "Business Administration" from the dropdown of available majors offered online.
    • >Apply Now > Online Application for Transfer Students and login with StarID.
  • Complete the remainder of the application and enter your StarID password to electronically sign and submit your application
  • Please arrange for transcripts to be forwarded for the Admissions team to review with your application. You should receive a response within ten (10) business days (approximately).
  • Upon acceptance to the University, complete the supplemental BBA application that is sent by the University Admissions department.
    • A BBA advisor will contact you upon completion of the supplemental application.


Financial services (including financial aid) details can be found by visiting the Campus Hub- Student Financial ServicesStudents at Minnesota State University, Mankato can charge books at Barnes & Noble bookstore.

No, all online students taking classes offered entirely online will not need to come to campus unless by choice.

Online students have full access to all of the campus offerings for activities, student clubs, library services, etc. There is a $25 fee to complete the online orientation. 

Note: Once admitted to the University, the Admissions staff will send you information to register for the online orientation.

It is possible that if you have prior general education and elective course requirements fulfilled, you may not be required to take summer classes. The course sequence provided by the BBA advisor is the suggested path to follow, primarily to fulfill the pre-requisite requirements within the program.  

View the program requirements for pre-requisites

It is always an option that you can speak with your advisor about taking an occasional semester-length course, in addition to the BBA Online courses. 

While each student is unique, advisors recommend to plan on studying about 20 hours per week for a five-week class.

Your time spent will be based on your study skills, prior knowledge, and how quickly you are able to master the course material.

We know that life happens and will do our best to work out a plan for you to stay on track. If you need to take a short leave, you will be able to restart your BBA experience at the right time it works for you.