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Get Started in the Business Administration Program

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

Developing Skills for Success

Whether your goal is to advance your current career, go straight to work or transfer to a four-year university, our mission is to help you succeed.

Business courses are as diverse as our students. You can take Business Administration courses in a traditional classroom setting, via the Internet as an online class, on television or through self-paced study. Cooperative work experience allows you to apply your skills in the workplace and get ahead in a competitive job market.

Related Programs

Check out other programs in Management and Business Administration.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Business Administration faculty members not only have advanced degrees but also have practical experience in the business world, so they can relate to the challenges you face in class and at work. Professors work with you one-on-one, helping you plan how to achieve your goals — whether that includes further study, choosing a future career or advancing in your current job. See profiles of some of our Business Administration faculty.

Transfer Information

Business Administration is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program designed to provide the technical skills to enter the job market in two years or less. Our colleges work closely with leaders in the industry to develop a curriculum with the most current theories and practices. Earn an associate degree or one of three specialty awards to become job-ready for a competitive workplace.

However, if you plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in business, you can pursue an Associate of Science Degree with a Field of Study in Business from Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake or Richland colleges of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD).

DCCCD Field of Study degrees consist of college freshman- and sophomore-level courses approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. They are designed to transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university to count as your first two years towards earning a bachelor's degree in business.

Learn more about a transferrable associate degree with a Field of Study Degrees in Business.

If you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Business Administration program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.