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Launch Your Future With Walden’s BS in Business Administration Program

Are you looking to grow in your organization—or jump-start a new career? Walden’s BS in Business Administration program is the smarter, more efficient way to redefine your future in business.

Our online bachelor’s in business administration program can help you develop the personal leadership skills you need to make an impact in your current role and advance your long-term career growth. You’ll engage in cutting-edge digital business simulations, allowing you to experience real challenges happening in today’s workplaces.

For this program’s core courses, Walden has moved to a 100% physical textbook-free format, eliminating extra cost and hassle. Our BS in Business Administration program also offers a transfer-of-credit allowance, saving you time and money by recognizing your previous academic accomplishments.

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.

Program Savings

Course-Based: Receive up to a $4,800 Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on September 27, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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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.

Two Ways to Learn

Choose from two degree completion options that are both designed for working professionals.

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

Walden University Tempo Learning® Tempo 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.

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 Tempo AIM

Accounting

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.

Finance

Gain insights into the key financial management levers of an organization and learn how to effectively assess and guide its financial operations.

Healthcare Management

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

Human Resource Management

Explore how to drive success in talent acquisition and retention, productivity, and positive social change in the workplace.

Information Systems

Learn how to evaluate technology, develop methods for assimilating new technology, and manage large, complex projects.

Management

Explore the roles and functions of managers while examining issues and challenges that many managers face today.

Marketing

Explore the decision-making skills needed to manage marketing resources and activities in domestic and global contexts.

Small Business Management

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

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.

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).

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.

Meet Your Academic Team

  • John McDonald

    Jack McDonald

    Program Director

    Dr. McDonald has held a variety of managerial positions in marketing and marketing research consulting fields, including being the president and partner in a large, closely held firm. His experience includes all facets of marketing as well as strategic management and operational roles.

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  • Shannon Lynch

    Academic Coordinator

    A certified human resources professional through SHRM, Dr. Lynch has served in various capacities at Walden for more than 17 years. Having also been a school administrator for a number of years, she has the unique background of being both an educator and a human resource practitioner.

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  • Harry Kemp

    Harry Kemp

    Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Kemp is a retired fire-rescue lieutenant and data analyst with more than 25 years of experience. He is also a certified firefighter, hazardous material technician, and emergency medical technician. Dr. Kemp was awarded the Walden University Frank Dilley Outstanding Doctoral Study Award for 2017.

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Learning Outcomes – BS in Business Administration

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.

Career Outlook

Earning a bachelor’s in business administration degree can provide you with critical leadership and soft skills today’s business professionals need to pursue advanced roles in the workplace. Gain a deep sense of personal satisfaction while opening the door to new job opportunities.

A BS in Business Administration can prepare you to pursue career options such as:1

  • Sales representative
  • Retail store manager / supervisor
  • Business development / sales manager
  • Business / management analyst
According to Burning Glass, Business administration skills are in high demand with

400,000+

job postings across the U.S.2

A BS in Business Administration can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Healthcare and social services
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Finance and insurance

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

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