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Bachelor’s in Business Administration


Build your leadership capabilities and ignite your professional growth in our BS in Business Administration program.
Build your leadership capabilities and ignite your professional growth in our BS in Business Administration program.

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Bachelor’s of Business Administration

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Why Choose Walden?

GROW AS A PROFESSIONAL

In our personal leadership course, you’ll build skills, confidence, and self-awareness that impact every aspect of your career.

LEARN BY DOING

Our capstone is a competitive, team-based business simulation exercise that immerses you in a realistic business challenge.

BE SUPPORTED AT EACH STEP

With proactive student support services and engaged faculty, you’re never alone in your program. We’re always here for you.

STREAMLINE YOUR DEGREE

If you are eligible to apply prior coursework toward your degree program, you could save time and money.

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMY

This dedicated online learning track offers support, tuition savings, and resources for those without previous college credit.

Program Details

A Bachelor's in Business Administration Program Recognized for Excellence

The BS in Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The program is part of Walden’s School of Management, which was the first recipient of the ACBSP’s Silver Achievement Award in recognition of the academic excellence of our programs. The School of Management also received the 2019 Minnesota Performance Excellence Award, Advancement Level.

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

Earn up to 25 master’s-level credit hours by taking graduate-level courses as an undergraduate. This allows you to complete both degrees in less time than earning each degree separately. Learn more about Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM).

Curriculum - General Program Concentration

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 quarter credits (1 semester credit equals 1.5 quarter credits)

View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN

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

*Please note: Students that reside in Virginia may be eligible to transfer up to 125 credits. At least 55 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-515-3563.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 quarter credits

View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits*. At least 55 credits must be completed at Walden.

*Please note: Students that reside in Virginia may be eligible to transfer up to 125 credits. At least 55 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-515-3563.

Admission Requirements

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You are less than 21 years of age with at least 12 quarter credits.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.

More information for international applicants.

Walden Undergraduate Academy®

Discover a new bachelor’s education experience for first-time adult college students.

Walden Undergraduate Academy opens new doors for working adults like you and makes earning a degree more achievable than ever before. This dedicated learning experience has an extra layer of support to help you build your confidence and academic skills before you start your online bachelor’s program. You’ll also be eligible for special savings that can make your bachelor’s degree more affordable.

Questions?

Our Enrollment Specialists are here to give you answers.

Tuition and Fees

General Program Concentration

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Amount
Tuition 181 quarter credit hours $333 per quarter hour $60,273
Program Fee Per quarter $170 $2,720
      $62,993**
BELIEVE & ACHIEVE SCHOLARSHIP

YOUR TUITION
-$16,818

$46,175*

Effective February 26, 2024

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Amount
Tuition 181 quarter credit hours $340 per quarter hour $61,540
Program Fee Per quarter $175 $2,800
      $64,340**
BELIEVE & ACHIEVE SCHOLARSHIP

YOUR TUITION
-$17,640

$46,700*

*Represents course-based learning format, minimum time to completion, no transfer of credit, and Believe & Achieve Scholarship. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. See Scholarship Details for more information.

**Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 135 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0109.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Progress at Your Pace. Control Your Cost.

Walden’s Tempo Learning® programs follow a subscription-based pricing format. Students are billed a flat-rate for each 3-month subscription term. All pricing is represented in U.S. dollars and is subject to change.

Program Subscription Period Tuition Subscription Period PROGRAM Fee Subscription Period Time Frame
BS in Business Administration $2,600 $170 3-month subscription period
You may be able to complete your BS in Business Administration degree in 16 months for under $15,000.*

Effective March 4, 2024

Program Subscription Period Tuition Subscription Period PROGRAM Fee Subscription Period Time Frame
BS in Business Administration $2,650 $175 3-month subscription period
You may be able to complete your BS in Business Administration degree in 16 months for under $15,000.*

*Represents Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the fastest pace of our top 25% transfer students in this program in the Tempo Learning® format. Your actual total program time and costs will depend on your individual pace and transfer credits. A student’s pace is usually determined by their experience, ability to work independently, and availability. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. See Scholarship Details for more information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for this program. Our financial aid advisors can help you identify funding opportunities to help you pay for your education.

With Tempo Learning, you may be able to complete your BS in Business Administration degree in as few as 16 months for as low as $15,000.*

* Represents Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the fastest pace of our top 25% transfer students in this program in the Tempo Learning® format. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Tuition and fees are subject to change.  See Tuition and Fees section and Scholarship Details for more information.

 

Program Outcomes

Change Your Life With an Online Degree in Business Administration

You don’t just want a job; you want a career. Earning your BS in Business Administration from Walden can provide you with the credibility, skills, and self-confidence it takes to achieve your goals. Our online bachelor’s in business administration is a practical program focused on the issues and challenges confronting today’s workplaces, whether in management or marketing. Benefit from a clear roadmap and a definitive structure along with all the tools and support you need to excel.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of Walden’s online BS in Business Administration program, you’ll be prepared to:

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

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How can you earn your BS in Business Administration?

While you know a BS in Business Administration can help you start or advance your career, you may be unsure of how to make earning one feasible. For many working adults, online learning makes earning a degree possible. Through an online degree program—like the one offered by Walden University—you can complete your degree from home. Plus, you don’t have to take classes at a specific time of day. Instead, you can complete coursework at whatever time of day fits your schedule, allowing you to take care of work and other responsibilities while you earn your degree.

What are some BS in Business Administration concentrations?

When you choose to earn your business degree at Walden University, you will have a number of focus areas to choose from, in addition to the general program. Concentrations offered include:

  • Accounting – Gain valuable career skills, from managing a company’s books and records to preparing and reading financial statements. Strengthen your understanding of taxation, auditing, and managerial accounting.
  • Data Science – Explore how data can be used to help organizations problem-solve and stay competitive in a rapidly changing business climate. Courses in this concentration were designed in partnership with IBM.
  • Healthcare Management – The healthcare industry is transforming. This concentration is designed for professionals who are interested in gaining the insights required for a healthcare management or administration role.
Why should you earn a BS in Business Administration?

From versatility to marketability, there are many reasons you should consider earning your business administration degree. Here are just a few:

  1. It’s marketable. A bachelor’s degree in business administration can provide you with the skills and knowledge today’s employers are seeking.
  2. It’s versatile. With a BS in Business Administration, you can pursue a wide variety of career paths or go on to graduate-level studies.
  3. It’s practical. A bachelor’s degree in business administration will help you gain practical, relevant, real-world skills that can be applied in a diverse array of roles, functions, and industries.
  4. It’s current. When you enroll in an online bachelor’s degree program in business administration, you’ll receive a cutting-edge business education designed for today’s fast-paced, global business world.
  5. It’s challenging. Whether you study on campus or online, you’ll be constantly engaged as you explore the diverse array of courses required for a BS in Business Administration degree.
Where can you work with a BS in Business Administration

Every industry has employees who work on the business side of things, handling tasks like account management, marketing, sales, and analysis. As such, a bachelor’s in business administration can prepare you to work in all kinds of industries. However, some industries are more in need of business professionals than others. Some of the top industry sectors hiring those with a BS in Business Administration include:

  • Hospitals
  • Insurance carriers
  • College, universities, and professional schools
  • Software publishers
What types of jobs can you work with a BS in Business Administration?

A business degree can lead you down a variety of career paths. It all depends on your specific interests and skills. Do you like analyzing data? Are you more of a people person? Do you have a knack for persuasion? Whatever your preference and abilities, a bachelor’s in business administration can help you find a job you’ll enjoy.

Some of the top job titles for professionals with a BS in Business Administration include:*

  • Business analyst
  • Account manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Marketing manager
  • Project manager 
  • Sales manager
  • Sales representative
  • Accountant
  • Human resources manager
  • Office manager 

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

1Source: Data for this analysis of 5,424,915 job postings for Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration and Management, General from January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies. Job titles are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions and are subject to change.

2Source: Data for this analysis of 458,913 job postings for the last 12 months was retrieved on November 6, 2020, using Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insight™ Skills Analysis Working experience of Business Administration, which includes the performance or management of business operations and decision-making, as well as the efficient organization of people and other resources to direct activities toward common goals and objectives. Active selections “Nationwide,” “Business Administration Skill Metrics.” Results are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions and are subject to change. Some jobs may require other credentials besides completion of a degree. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or other credential.

Walden’s BS in Business Administration (BSBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.)

For Student Achievement data, view Walden’s profile on the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator and the CMHP DATA page.