Walden’s B.S. in Business Administration program puts working professionals like you on a clear path to lifelong learning and success.

Maximizing your career options, making important contributions to your profession, reaching your potential—you define success, and Walden will help you achieve it.

Get Ahead With a Degree in Business Administration

Our online business degree combines academic theory with practical application so you can gain knowledge and experience in these vital areas:

  • Social awareness, responsibility, and civic engagement
  • Cross-cultural competence
  • Evidence-based decision making in an information-rich world

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ACBSP accreditation gives you:

  • Validation that your program meets the organization’s standards of quality endorsed by businesses, government, and other entities.
  • Assurance that your program can provide the skills you need to compete in today’s global marketplace.
  • Recognition by employers, graduate schools, and regulatory organizations.
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Walden’s B.S. in Business Administration offers a General Program without a concentration, or a variety of optional specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals:

You also have the option to pursue an undergraduate minor. Your minor must be in a discipline outside your bachelor’s degree program area. Adding a minor to your program of study allows you to gain multidisciplinary skills that can help you advance toward your professional goals.

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General Program

The diverse curriculum of this program is ideal for those who want to develop basic skills in written and oral communication, quantitative analysis, and computer usage for today’s most sought-after occupations. Most importantly, you’ll increase your capacity to reason critically and act ethically in the dynamic environment of the 21st century.

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Elective courses (35 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Note: This concentration is not available to all students. Contact an enrollment advisor for more information.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Elective Courses

Choose seven courses from any concentration or general education category.

Accounting

Recent changes in financial laws and regulations call for higher standards in bookkeeping and accounting practices.* With this intensive concentration, you can gain a solid understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis. You can learn how to manage a company’s books and records; prepare and read financial statements; and strengthen your knowledge of taxation, auditing, and managerial accounting.

In the Accounting concentration, you can gain valuable skills, whether you are in an accounting or bookkeeping position or pursuing an accounting career in the private, government, or nonprofit sector.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
    • Elective courses (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from either general education courses, B.S. in Business Administration concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–2011 Edition, Accountants and Auditors,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm (viewed online Aug. 30, 2010). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Finance

In this concentration, you’ll learn how to effectively assess and guide the operation of an organization. The curriculum will help you gain insights into the key financial levers of an organization and, as a result, help management direct the organization to optimize its value to both its employees and other shareholders.

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Walden recognizes the professional development efforts you’ve already made. By applying your CPCU courses toward your bachelor’s, you can save time and money when earning your degree. Speak to your enrollment advisor for details.

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Human Resource Management

This concentration will help you develop insights into recruitment and selection, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, job design, training, retention, and turnover. In addition, you’ll explore how economic, social, psychological, legal, and cultural forces influence employment relations.

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)  
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Information Systems

In the Information Systems concentration, you’ll learn how to leverage technology to meet your organization’s strategic goals by evaluating technology options, developing methods for transferring and assimilating new technology, and managing large, complex projects.

This concentration will help you develop insights into an organization’s marketing effort by learning not only the traditional disciplines of alternate marketing channels, sales management, advertising and research, but also emerging marketing approaches related to consumer motivation, global customer management, customer relationship management, and marketing on the Internet.

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

International Business

Today’s global marketplace requires a heightened understanding of international business practices and cross-cultural alliances. In this concentration, you will study the strategic and management issues that international organizations face, while helping to develop the skills to operate in this highly complex environment. Work to increase your knowledge in international marketing and international finance as you prepare to become a global manager. 

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Management

This concentration will help you develop insights into recruitment and selection, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, job design, training, retention, and turnover. In addition, you’ll explore how economic, social, psychological, legal, and cultural forces influence employment relations.

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Walden recognizes the professional development efforts you’ve already made. By applying your CPCU courses toward your bachelor’s, you can save time and money when earning your degree. Speak to your enrollment advisor for details.

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Marketing

This concentration will help you develop insights into an organization’s marketing effort by learning not only the traditional disciplines of alternate marketing channels, sales management, advertising and research, but also emerging marketing approaches related to consumer motivation, global customer management, customer relationship management, and marketing on the Internet.

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)  
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Self-Designed

Focus your studies on the areas of business administration that interest you the most by choosing the Self-Designed concentration. With this option, you can advance your skills and build on the knowledge you acquired from the core business courses. Select courses from any B.S. in Business Administration concentration for an even greater opportunity to gain an understanding of business topics that include accounting, finance, information systems, management, and marketing.

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)  
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Customize your learning experience by choosing any three courses from the other B.S. in Business Administration concentrations.

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Small Business Management

Running a small business can be exciting and rewarding if you are prepared for the challenges. Drawing from real-world successes and failures, this concentration can help you acquire management skills to grow your existing small business or face the demands of launching a new one. You can take the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the importance of customer relations and strategic marketing and begin applying new tactics immediately in your current business or in the planning phases of a new venture. You will analyze actual business plans and case studies that encompass various small business models, including franchises, start-ups, e-commerce, or family businesses. 

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (70 cr.)
    • Business courses (75 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Foundation Course

Business Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Business Administration, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost
Fundamentals Courses (MATH 0099) Based on individual student requirements $50 per quarter credit hour
Courses 181 quarter credit hours $310 per quarter credit hour
Technology Fee per quarter $120

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Call 1-866-492-5336 for information about a full range of options for:

Accelerate Your Degree Completion

Your bachelor’s degree can open the door to a lifetime of career and earnings growth.

Find a Meaningful Career

Your bachelor’s degree from Walden can enhance your ability to find a meaningful career in which you can truly make a difference.

  • For 14 of the 30 fastest-growing occupations—including general business, operations managers, accountants, auditors, computer software engineers, and systems analysts—a bachelor’s degree or higher is required.

(U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections 2008–2018, December 11, 2009)

Increase Your Earnings Potential

With your Walden degree in hand, you can expect to dramatically raise your earnings potential over the course of your career. The earnings gap between those who have four-year college degrees and those who do not has widened throughout the last four decades.

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, adults with bachelor’s degrees earned an average of $54,689 in 2005, while those with high school diplomas earned $29,448.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, based on median weekly earnings, individuals who have bachelor’s degrees earn 62% more than those with high school diplomas, 43% more than those with some college, and 33% more than those with associate degrees.

Stay Competitive

To remain competitive in the job market of the future, a bachelor’s degree is critical as more and more individuals pursue higher education.

  • In 2003–04, about 69% of high school seniors expected to attain a bachelor’s degree or higher, with 35% of those students expecting to continue on to graduate school. In 1980, only 35% of high school students expected to attain a bachelor’s degree.
  • The number of students enrolling in college immediately after high school increased from 49% in 1972 to 67% in 2004.

(The Condition of Education 2006, U.S. Department of Education)

Reach Your Potential

With a bachelor’s degree from Walden, give yourself the greatest possible chance for success. Take this first step in your career path and prepare yourself for additional study that can lead to a master’s and then a doctoral degree.

Develop skills for success in:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership

At Walden, you will join a diverse community of motivated adult learners who are achieving their personal and professional goals while making a difference. You are taught and supported by faculty chosen for their academic and professional qualifications, as well as their ability to help you apply what you learn. And you will be prepared for a growing number of meaningful career options.

The B.S. in Business Administration also prepares you to continue your education. You can choose from several master’s and Ph.D. programs or continue on the path toward earning your M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Management.

As a Walden B.S. in Business Administration student, you will:

  • Take more than 70% of your courses in business topics to gain a competitive edge in your career.
  • Focus on your interests by taking business courses while completing general education requirements.
  • Enjoy a more successful experience, with our proactive Student Support Team that helps you balance your educational, personal, and professional goals.
  • Explore new perspectives by collaborating with students around the world who are passionate about learning.
  • Leverage your professional credentials. You may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program if you hold one of these certifications:

When you choose Walden’s bachelor’s in business administration degree, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more.

Find out more about what defines Walden’s B.S. in Business Administration program:

Michael Blagg, M.B.A., B.S., Eastern Illinois University

Sherri Braxton-Lieber, Ph.D., The George Washington University; M.S., North Carolina State University; B.S., Wake Forest University

Jacqueline Awadzi Calloway, Ph.D., Capella University; M.B.A., Texas A&M University; B.S., Louisiana State University

Charlotte Carlstrom, Ph.D., Argosy University, Sarasota; M.S., B.S., Kent State University

Russell A. Casey, D.B.A., Delaware State University; M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; B.S., Wesley College

John L. Craddock, Ph.D., Walden University; M.B.A., Pepperdine University

Michael Cutchen, J.D., University of the Pacific; B.S., Brigham Young University

Cristina Espinosa, M.B.A., The University of Texas at El Paso; B.S., Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico

James E. Fletcher, Ph.D., Michigan State University; M.S., Texas Tech University; B.S., Texas A&M University

Gerald R. Griffin, Ed.D., B.S., The University of Tulsa; M.B.A., Southern Methodist University

Swinton Hudson, M.A., B.S., Liberty University

Robert H. Jenks, M.B.A., Harvard University

Arthur H. Johnson, Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University; M.S., B.S., University of Florida

Kelley A. Lovati, M.S., B.A., Central Michigan University

Marc E. Lyncheski, M.A., Marquette University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.S., Allegheny College

Shannon M. Lynch-McClure, Ed.D., University of Sarasota; M.S., Walden University; M.A., Webster University; B.S., University of Central Florida

Larry P. Palur, M.S., M.S.E., Ohio University; B.S., The Ohio State University

Albert B. Salinas, M.B.A., Harvard University; B.S., New Mexico State University

Grace Shore, M.S., Central Michigan University; B.S., Northwood University

Charles Smith Jr., Ph.D., Capella University; M.B.A., Dallas Baptist University; B.S., Texas Wesleyan University

Jenny J. Swearingen, D.B.A., M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; B.A., University of South Florida

Jennifer Tallow, M.B.A., Pace University; B.A., SUNY Cortland

Nickey D. Turner, M.S., National Louis University; B.S., Bowling Green State University

Daren W. Upham, M.B.A., American InterContinental University; B.S., The University of Utah

Stanley Warrick, J.D., University of Arkansas; M.S.M., Lake Forest Graduate School of Management; B.S., U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Sandra M. White, M.S., Clemson University; M.A., Webster University; B.S., Southern Wesleyan University

Rita Williams-Bogar, M.B.A., Walden University; B.S., Bryant University

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental business principles and practices that enable firms to operate in both domestic and global environments.
  2. Employ critical-thinking and analysis skills to solve business problems in a real-world context.
  3. Analyze ethical issues that impact business decisions from economic, political, legal, and social perspectives.
  4. Describe the ways in which diversity influences a company’s ability to achieve its goals.
  5. Evaluate the application of technology as a strategy for competitive advantage in business.
  6. Conduct basic research using scholarly sources to acquire new knowledge in the business domain.

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the B.S. in Business Administration relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

For assistance in deciding which concentration fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.