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New Online Undergraduate Business Degree Program a First for SDSU
The Fowler College of Business is launching a fully online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program. This is the first-ever undergraduate online degree program offered at SDSU. Students are already admitted and classes will begin in the fall of 2017.
The general business program is designed for students who have at least 60 units of lower division coursework, which includes both general education and a defined set of prerequisite business courses. Students enrolled in the program will take courses in core business concepts including accounting, ethics, finance, information systems, leadership, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management, and strategy.
The program was established to serve those with work and/or family responsibilities and for transfer students who may not have the ability to attend campus on a regular basis. Upon completion, students will earn the same degree as those enrolled in the on-campus general business major.
“Every course in the online program is taught by SDSU faculty who have demonstrated an ability to excel in their regular on-campus teaching assignments,” said Dr. George Belch, Interim Dean of the College of Business Administration. “The goal of the program is to deliver the same rigor and content that students find in the on-campus degree program.”
The new online degree program is structured to be flexible and convenient. Courses run in eight-week blocks, so a full-time student can take four courses each term, but focus at any given time on just two in a block (two eight week blocks make up a term). For students who want to take courses on a part-time basis, the program is entirely self-paced to afford students the option of slowing down by taking a lighter course load.
“This is a significant milestone for the university as we strive to make high-quality online education available to students on both a local and global basis,” said Chukuka S. Enwemeka, provost and senior vice president. “Distance learners can expect to have the same outstanding educational experience with the flexibility of an online program.”
Applications for spring enrollment of 2018 open on August 1, 2017.