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#721 - 11/19/2004 19:38 PM Difference between BA and BS??
BBel Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/19/2004
Loc: St. Louis
I am looking to go to college while working full time. I will be pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration. However, I haven't been able to find or have explained clearly to me what the differences are between a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree. Also, is one or the other generally favored by the business world? If I were to later go after my MBA, would it matter either way if I had a BA or BS in business administration?

#722 - 11/20/2004 16:00 PM Re: Difference between BA and BS??
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Registered: 12/10/2008
Loc: California
Hi BBel,

This question was already addressed in the forums:
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#723 - 11/21/2004 20:08 PM Re: Difference between BA and BS??
tcnixon Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/21/2004
Loc: California, USA
For an MBA, one component for admissions will certainly be the nomenclature for the undergraduate degree, but that will be a small component. They will look at:

1. Undergraduate GPA
2. Undergraduate coursework
3. Whether program has AACSB accreditation
4. Work history

and so on.

I would just do my best as an undergraduate and in my employment and things should work out, whether it is a BA or a BS.

Tom Nixon
Author, Bears\' Guide to Earning High School Diplomas Nontraditionally Co-author, Bears\' Guide to the Best Education Degrees by Distance Learning
Author, Complete Guide to Online High Schools
Co-author, Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning


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