The Business Administration program prepares students with the essential skills for managing various organizational structures, ranging from businesses to public sector organizations, to achieve goals with the highest efficiency. In the mentioned organizations, business administration learners can meet the requirements of various managerial positions, such as human resources, marketing, production, or general management, depending on their experience, preferences, and the needs of the companies.

The Business Administration program at Ho Chi Minh City Open University provides foundational knowledge in economics and society, alongside in-depth managerial expertise in various areas, meeting the diverse needs of organizations and individual advancement goals. The training program is designed with an applied orientation, emphasizing the ability to quickly engage with the profession during the learning process and the potential for career development in higher positions after graduation.

Admission Requirements

Those who wish to get the bachelor degrees in Business Administration have to meet either of the two conditions as follows:

  • + Graduated from high school or its equivalent as stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Training.
  • + Completed a college education in the same field or graduated from another major in university, if seeking course exemptions.

Degree credibility

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in distance education is part of the national degree system and is recognized for further study at the master’s level.


Course Name


Total subjects

49 subjects

Total credits

125 credits

Type of Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Study time

At least 3.5 years

Associated with Career

The need for human resource management in the economy is quite significant where effectiveness becomes the top requirement for the existence of an enterprise or organization, regardless of scale. At each management level, management knowledge are always needed, not only in the specific field such as sales, production but also in leadership, human resource management or strategic planning.

The training program is designed as a series of professional competence certificates, allowing learners to engage in the profession early and progressively develop their skills. After the first 3 semesters, learners have acquired enough knowledge and skills to start their career as administrative staff. By the end of 8 semesters (approximately 2.5 years), learners have developed the competence of a business manager. In the remaining 3 semesters, learners will accumulate general and complementary courses to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business administration. For learners who have graduated from another university and are in managerial positions, general and supplementary knowledge, as well as some other courses, may be exempted, helping them to shorten the learning time.

Supportive lecturers and officers

Lecturers of the courses are in charge of each learner’s learning process. Also, students can exchange ideas with classmates or with their teachers via the university forum. Regarding technical problems, students can contact the univeristy’s consultancy center.

Flexible ways of learning

More than 90% of the program content is delivered via the internet. Therefore, learners can get access to lessons, learning materials or exercises anywhere, anytime with a desktop, laptop, or a smartphone connected to the internet. Regarding the experiences, students can see the videos directly, download them in PowerPoint form, or offline scripts.

Praticial curriculum

Lessons are concisely presented in theory together with practical illustrations relating to international business. Besides, learners come to class once a semester on Saturday or Sunday to exchange ideas with corporation specialists to improve skills: sales, communication, financial management, etc.

Reasonable Tuition

The average tuition fee is 530,000 VND per credit and is paid per semester based on the number of registered courses. Students are provided with study materials and have free access to learning resources.

Nationally Accredited Degree

The Online Bachelor Degree in Business Administration belongs to the national degree system, recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training. By having this degree, learners can study for master’s degrees.

The online Bachelor’s program in Business Administration covers content equivalent to that of a regular university program but is designed with a vocational approach. Learners will complete professional competency certificates first to access the profession early. General knowledge is accumulated during or after, helping them to broaden their awareness of the context for developing a broad mindset.

The entire program consists of 49 courses with 125 credits, implemented over 11 semesters at a normal learning pace. Learners may choose to study more slowly or quickly, but they must ensure completion of the compulsory framework in the following order:

  • Study Skills
  • Ceritificate of Basic Management
  • Certificate of Functional Management
  • Certificate of Enterprise Administration
  • Certificate of Business Environment
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

This course provides all the necessary skills that help learners understand their learning process thoroughly, use IT competently for online learning, and develop themselves and their careers.

  • 1. Study Skills (2)

Ensure the professional competence of administrative, office, production, supply, sales, and human resources management staff within an organization or business.

At this level, employees can efficiently complete tasks of a routine nature based on an understanding of job purposes and the application of relevant knowledge and skills. They also possess the ability to assist their leaders in drafting reports related to administrative, business, and production activities.

  • 2. Principles of Management (3)
  • 3. Principles of Marketing (3)
  • 4. Business Communication (3)
  • 5. Self Management (1)
  • 6. Business Statistics (3)
  • 7. Financial Management (3)
  • 8. Human Resource Management (3)
  • 9. Life-Work Balance Skills (1)
  • 10. Sales Management (3)
  • 11. Operation Management (3)
  • 12. Quantitative Analysis In Management (3)
  • 13. Internship: Business Project 1 (1)

This certificate guarantees professional proficiency at the experienced level for organizational administrators. At this stage, administrators can comprehend and execute tasks within a small team related to the organization’s key functions: human resources, marketing, supply, public relations, or project implementation. They also possess fundamental knowledge of international business and e-commerce.

  • 14. Supply Chain Management (3)
  • 15. Customer Behaviour (3)
  • 16. Marketing Management (3)
  • 17. Value of Life 1 (1)
  • 18. Public Relations (3)
  • 19. Project Management (3)
  • 20. Brand Management (3)
  • 21. Value of Life 2 (1)
  • 22. Services Marketing (3)
  • 23. Change Management (3)
  • 24. Integrated Marketing Communication (3)
  • 25. Internship 2: Business Project 2 (1)

This certificates ensures professional proficiency at the highly experienced level for administrators in a business/organization. Administrators at this level have a comprehensive view from an enterprise perspective, explaining the relationships between departments and functions. Administrators at this level can have a general vision of the enterprise, explain the relationship among different sections, handle the relationship between operation and finance well.

  • 26. E-Commerce (3)
  • 27. International Marketing (3)
  • 28. Business Planning (3)
  • 29. Career Management (1)
  • 30. Corporate Culture (3)
  • 31. Organizational Behavior (3)
  • 32. Strategic Management (3)
  • 33. Corporate Social Responsibility (3)
  • 34. Internship 2: Business Project 3 (2)

This course provides knowledge about the economic, social, and legal environment that affects enterprise activities. Upon completion, learners have the ability to:
• They are equipped with the necessary capacity to identify and analyze the effects of these factors on enterprise activities.

• Draw principles to adjust decisions and behaviors in response to environmental changes in a managerial position

  • 35. Microeconomic 1 (3)
  • 36. Macroeconomic 1 (3)
  • 37. Introduction to laws (3)
  • 38. Human Environmental Interaction (3)

After having accumulated all the certificates mentioned above, learners will have to study other required courses to be granted the bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. These modified courses are compulsory courses in the bachelor’s degree program, including politics, information technology, and a foreign language. Instead of having to study a foreign language and information technology, learners can replace them by submitting equivalent certificates.

  • 39. Marxist — Leninist phylosophy (3)
  • 40. Marxist — Leninist Political Economics (2)
  • 41. Scientific Socialism (2)
  • 42. History of Vietnamese communist party (2)
  • 43. Ho Chi Minh’s Ideology (2)

Admission Requirements

Those who wish to be admitted to the Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program have to meet either of the two conditions as follows:

+ A high school degree or an equivalent following the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training is required.
+ A degree of Associate in Business Administration or a Bachelor’s degree in another major for those who want to have some courses exempted.

Yêu cầu về công nghệ thông tin

More than 90% of learning content is delivered to students by lecturers via devices with an Internet connection. Learners need to make sure some conditions, including:

* Desktop/Laptop

* Students can acquire a majority of learning content on mobile devices, but doing some homework may require using a desktop or laptop.