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Unlock a future of possibilities in any number of industries.

As companies strive to lower costs and boost innovation, demand for business administration degree graduates is growing.1 The BS in Business Administration program equips you with highly marketable skills, preparing you for key roles across all types and sizes of organizations. Earn a degree that today’s employers value—and start writing your own success story.

ACBSP Accredited

Walden’s BS in Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation signifies that the program meets professional standards endorsed by businesses, government, and other organizations.

Nine Concentrations

Tailor your degree to your interests and career goals. Choose from nine concentrations, each designed to meet the real demands of today’s job marketplace.

Prepare to Excel

Prepare to excel in today’s global, digitally enhanced workplaces. This program emphasizes collaboration and international applications of business practices.

Interact and Network

Interact and network with esteemed faculty who are active business leaders and practitioners from a wide range of industries.

World-class Support Services

You’re never alone at Walden—our student support services are there to help you at every step.

Program Savings

Course-Based: Receive a $2,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 30, 2020. Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.

Tempo Competency-Based Learning™: Receive a 50% tuition reduction for the first subscription if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 2, 2020. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Two Ways to Learn

Choose from two degree completion options.

The course-based format may be a good option for you if you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule.

Tempo Competency-Based LearningTempo Competency-Based Learning is an alternative way to earn your Walden degree. It’s different from our standard course-based learning because you can work at a pace that makes sense for you, and progress once you’ve shown you understand a subject. With Tempo Learning®, you have the flexibility of online learning, plus the ability to personalize and control the length, cost, and pacing of your program. See below which specializations are offered in Tempo Competency-Based Learning in addition to our standard course-based learning.

General Program and Concentrations

General Program

Gain the skills to manage fundamental business needs and lead decision-making in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Course-Based Learning Tempo


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.

Data Science

Explore how data can be leveraged to help organizations solve problems and stay competitive in a fast-changing business climate.


Learn how to effectively assess and guide the financial operations of an organization.

Healthcare Management

Examine the various functions, roles, and responsibilities associated with healthcare management.

Human Resource Management

Explore how a proactive approach to human resources can facilitate success in talent acquisition and retention, productivity, and positive social change in the workplace.

Information Systems

Learn how to leverage technology to meet your organization’s strategic goals.


Explore the roles and functions of managers while examining issues and challenges inherent with the managerial role.


Explore the analytic and decision-making skills needed to manage marketing resources and activities in both a domestic and global context.

Small Business Management

Develop essential management skills to help grow your existing business or face the demands of launching a new business.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this bachelor’s program, you must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and meet the general admission requirements. If you choose the competency-based option, you also must transfer 45 quarter credits from prior coursework. All applicants must submit a completed online application and transcripts. More information for international applicants.

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).

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s online BS in Business Administration program will 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.

Career Impact

Gain Skills That Today’s Employers Seek

Demand for business administration degree holders is high—and growing. In 2018 alone, there were 998,716 job postings available nationwide for BS in Business Administration graduates, a substantial increase from 799,841 postings in 2017.1 Earning your undergraduate business degree from Walden can prepare you with career skills that employers value.

Broaden Your Career Possibilities

A BS in Business Administration equips you with essential business skills that can be applied in any industry, from healthcare and manufacturing to education and government. In 2018, the top job titles requiring a business administration bachelor’s degree included:1

  • Business / financial analyst
  • Account manager
  • Marketing manager/director of marketing
  • Project manager
  • Sales manager/representative
  • Manager
  • Human resources specialist/manager
  • Accountant
  • Office manager
  • Buyer
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Data analyst
  • Product manager

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

Increase Your Earnings Potential

A business administration degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. Among 2018 job postings for business administration graduates that included salary information, 43% listed salaries of more than $75,000. The top titles for jobs in this salary range included controller, business analyst, and project manager.2

Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a BS in Business Administration


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