Business Administration, B.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English


The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration curriculum provides a broad, professional foundation in all functional areas of business. Students follow a structured, organic core curriculum that introduces them to the various functions (marketing, finance, operations, accounting) of business, provides them with the quantitative tools (algebra, statistics, computer science, economics, decision science) necessary to understand and interpret data, and introduces them to prevailing management theories and paradigms as well as issues related to legal and ethical concerns in the business arena.

Upper level courses incorporate case analyses, group projects and creative problem solving. All students take the capstone course, Strategic Management, in their last spring semester, which is a seminar-style, case-based application of the tools and concepts acquired in the first three years of study.

The nature of the student body complements the international flavor of the program. AUR Business students represent more than 30 different countries.

The program promotes a work ethic that prepares students for working in diverse multi-cultural environments. Interdisciplinary learning opportunities allow students to understand how different world views can affect the functioning of business.

Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program will enable students to:

  • Select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies to analyze problems in a business context.
  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to real-world problems.
  • Develop leadership and organizational skills, working in teams toward common objectives.
  • Apply a variety of communication methods that are used in the business world in order to articulate and resolve business problems.
  • Situate business problems and appropriate solutions within their cultural and ethical contexts.

Students armed with the AUR Business degree are ready to begin their careers in business in the fields of marketing, finance, manufacturing, sales, advertising and management, and should be comfortable working in either American or international settings. The degree also provides a firm foundation for MBA graduate study.


The B.S. in Business Administration is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • International Business Law
  • Computer Applications for Business
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Writing for Business
  • Managerial Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Strategic Management (Capstone Course)

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants from high school or a secondary school are required to submit:

  • A completed application form accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of 50
  • An official transcript of high school work
  • One academic recommendation from the principal, a guidance counselor, teacher or professor
  • Official TOEFL score or another English language proficiency exam for applicants whose native language is not English
  • 250 to 500-word personal statement
  • 150 to 250-word essay on two of four topics indicated in the application
  • Interview

AUR requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.5. However each applicant is reviewed individually. Leadership, motivation, academic improvement, the level of the high school programs difficulty, involvement in activities and potential for growth are important considerations in the application review process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
In order to secure admission, a non refundable deposit of € 500.00 is required. The deposit will be credited against the tuition payment.

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The American University of Rome is committed to assisting students whose academic merit and financial need warrant support. AUR aims to give every student the opportunity to take advantage of a high quality education and, accordingly, offers several scholarships. All scholarships offered by AUR are renewable annually until degree requirements are met for a maximum of four years.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.