Online Degree Completion
Business Administration (B.S.)

Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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Online Degree Completion helps working professionals gain fundamental knowledge of the varied aspects of business and how sub-disciplines within a business interact to contribute to the success of a private or public sector organization.

 

 

Respected Degree

Go further with an AACSB accredited degree program taught by a Top-50 public university business school faculty.

 

Outstanding Value

Higher education can pay for itself through higher earnings over your career. Bachelor’s degree holders make an average of $61,000 per year, this is $17,500 more than associate degree holders and $25,000 more than high school graduates, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Convenient, Fast, Flexible

Earn your Bachelor’s degree around your professional and personal life in as little as 24 months and with as few as 49 classroom units.

 

Curriculum

The program is structured to be flexible and convenient. Each course is offered two times a year, in two of the following terms: fall, spring and summer. Each term is made up of two blocks of eight-week courses. So, a full-time student can take four courses each term but only need to focus on two courses at any given time.

The program also accommodates students who want to take courses on a part-time basis. Although each course is expected to be completed by the end of the 8-week block in which it is offered, the degree program is entirely self-paced to afford a student the option of slowing down by taking a lighter course load or speeding up by taking a heavier class load.

The program requires a minimum of 18 courses (49 units) or up to 20 courses (55 units) depending on writing proficiency. Writing proficiency is established by taking the Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA) - no waivers available.

Theories, practices, and concepts to provide planning and control information to decision makers; tax considerations that impact managerial planning and decision making. 
Theoretical concepts and dimensions of ethics in business decisions. Ethics of decision alternatives using different approaches and philosophies, with application of an integrative ethical decision model to cases from various business sub disciplines.
Introduction to the program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Integration of various business disciplines to accomplish strategic goals. Presentation of the concept of global awareness, one of the fundamental pillars of global competency necessary in today's business world.
Objectives of financial management. Financing the business enterprise. Internal financial management. Introduction to the cost of capital, valuation, dividend policy, leverage, international finance, and the techniques of present value and its applications. Sources of capital.
Human behavior at individual, interpersonal, and group levels including effect of organization structure on behavior. Emphasis on managerial roles, historical evolution of management, ethics, and behavior in multicultural contexts.
Managerial concepts and quantitative methods associated with the design, execution, and management of operations and supply chain systems.
Function of marketing in organizations and society. Strategic marketing planning in domestic and global settings to include marketing concepts, consumer behavior, market research, product planning, pricing, distribution, promotion, and influence of the external environment on marketing decisions.
Prepare students for careers after college and transition from college to career. Personal preparation and analysis of identification of best career options for each student.
Integration of business administration principles and concepts for strategy design, implementation, and control in domestic and global markets. Establishment of top management policy emphasized through case studies, experiential exercises, and simulations.
Measures of risk and return. Methods of security analysis, valuation, and capital asset pricing model. Portfolio theory and management; stocks, bonds, options, and futures; hedging; mutual funds and partnerships; and investment taxation.

MGMT 352- Acquisition, development, maintenance, and termination of human resources in accordance to goals of the organization.

MGMT 358 – Process of initiating, expanding, purchasing and consolidating businesses. Concepts, theories, and techniques of managerial innovation and implementation. 

Leadership, communicating vision, initiating changes and innovation, and developing leadership competencies through self-assessment.

Origins and strategies of abstract and theoretical approaches to bargaining and negotiation in business situations faced by managers and leaders.

Systems development life cycle concept, with emphasis on analysis of requirements using structured methodology. Acquisition strategies, application design alternatives, architecture design, feasibility study, implementation plans, needs assessment, and prototyping.
Consumer behavior concepts and theories for developing, implementing, and assessing marketing strategy. Psychological, social, and environmental factors in understanding of needs, wants, preferences, and decision making related to consumption behaviors. 
Food and nutrient classifications, functions, requirements, and recommendations. Relationship of nutrition to health, fitness, performance, and disease. Menus and recipes, food packaging labels, nutrition literature.
Historical analysis of Indian-White contact. Emphasis on the impact of historical events upon the various cultures.
Concepts, definitions, and measures of essential cultural components of tourism. Integrated view of interrelated socio-cultural tourism issues with an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.
Academic prose, emphasizing purposes, structures, and styles of academic writing, with particular emphasis on elements of argument. Designed to improve students' ability to plan, draft, revise, and edit essays, as well as to improve their ability to read and analyze complex academic texts.
Composing effective texts and presentations for a wide range of business purposes, audiences, settings, and genres. Enhancing critical reading and writing skills by exploring how content contributes to meaning and effectiveness in business documents.

Suggested Schedules

These are suggested schedules for students who enter the program in either the fall or spring semester. Students following the schedule can complete the program in two years (including summer) if they take two or three courses per eight-week block. If you are using financial aid, note that you must be enrolled in at least one course during each eight-week block to be eligible.

Year 1

Block Fall Spring Summer
1
  • BA 300 Ethical Decision Making in Business (1 unit)
  • BA 310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment (1 unit)
  • BA 350 Management and Organizational Behavior (3 units)
  • BA 360 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 units)
  • MGT 358 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3 units) *Alternative to taking MGT 352 in Fall
    or
  • RTM 404 Cross Cultural Perspectives of Tourism (3 units)
2
  • BA 370 Marketing (3 units)
  • MGT 352 Human Resource Management (3 units)
  • BA 323 Fundamentals of Finance (3 units)
  • ACCTG 325 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting (3 units)
  • FIN 327 Investments (3 units)
    or
  • NUTR 313 Contemporary Nutrition (3 units)

*Due to COVID-19, the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) has been temporarily suspended. Completion of RWS 390W with a grade of C or better will fulfill the GWAR required for your bachelor’s degree. You will not have to take RWS 280. This is subject to change when the WPA exam is reinstated


Year 2

Block Fall Spring Summer
1
  • MIS 306 Information System Analysis (3 units)
  • RWS 390 Writing in a Business Setting (3 units) (if not taken)

  • MGT 434 Negotiation (3 units)
  • AMIND 440 American Indian History (3 units)
 
2
  • MKTG 371 Consumer Behavior (4 units)
  • BA 402 Exploration of Business Career Development (1 Unit)
  • FIN 327 Investments (3 units)
    or
  • NUTR 313 Contemporary Nutrition (3 units)

 

  • BA 405 International Business Strategy and Integration (3 units)
  • MGT 475 Leadership in Organizations (3 units)
  • BA 402 Exploration of Business Career Development (1 Unit) (if needed)
 

 

Year 1

Block Fall Spring Summer
1  
  • BA 300 Ethical Decision Making in Business  (1 unit)
  • BA 310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment (1 unit)
  • BA 350 Management and Organizational Behavior (3 units)
  • BA 360 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 units)
  • RWS 280 Academic Reading and Writing (3 units)*
    *Check your score on the WPA Exam to determine if this course is required
2  
  • BA 323 Fundamentals of Finance (3 units)
  • BA 370 Marketing (3 units)
  • ACCTG 325 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting (3 units)

Year 2

Block Fall Spring Summer
1
  • RTM 404 Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism (3 units)
  • MIS 306 Management Information Systems Analysis (3 units)
    or
  • RWS 390W Writing in a Business Setting (3 units)*
    *Check your score on the WPA Exam to determine if this course is required.
  • MGT 434 Negotiation (3 units)
  • MIS 306 Information Systems Analysis (3 units
    or
  • RWS 390W Writing in a Business Setting (3 units)*
    *Check your score on the WPA Exam to determine if this course is required.
  • AMIND 440 American Indian History (3 units)
2
  • MGT 352 Human Resource Management (3 units)
  • FIN 327 Investments (3 units)
  • BA 402 Exploration of Business Career Development (1 unit)
  • MKTG 371 Consumer and Buyer Behavior (4 units)
  • BA 405 International Business Strategy and Integration (3 units)
  • BA 402 Exploration of Business Career Development (1 unit) (if needed) (if not taken in the fall)
  • MGT 475 Leadership in Organizations (3 units)
  • NUTR 313 Contemporary Nutrition (3 units)

 

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Online Degree Completion (BSBA) Faculty Directory

Joe Belch

George (Joe) E. Belch, Ph.D.

Thomas & Evelyn Page Dean (Interim), Online Degree Completion Director

Dean's Office,Marketing Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

SSE-3220

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Interests

Consumer Behavior  Sports (Marketing)  Marketing (Integrated Communications)  Marketing 
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Michael Bousquet

Lecturer

Management Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

Interests

International Business 
Beth Chung

Beth Chung, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

SSE-3408

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Interests

Organizations (Behavior) 
Narelle Mackenzie

Narelle Mackenzie, CPA

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

SSE-2427

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Interests

Tax (Corporate)  Tax (International) 
David Meader, Ph.D.

David Meader, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Management Information Systems Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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Interests

Business (Consulting)  Data (Systems Analysis)  Business (International)  IT (Strategy)  Design (Thinking) 
Lios Olson

Lois Bitner Olson, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Marketing Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

SSE-3105

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Interests

Business (China)  Marketing (Gen Y)  Business (Asia)  Product (Consumer) 
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Zeki Pagda

Lecturer

Management Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

Interests

Organizations (Behavior) 
Wendy Patrick

Wendy L Patrick, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Management Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

Interests

Workplace (Discrimination)  Business (Ethics)  Communications (Business Legal)  Social Media  Workplace (Conflict)  Workplace (Diversity)  Social Networking  Power and Influence  Workplace (Sexual Harassment)  Workplace (Freedom of Speech)  Workplace (Privacy)  Workplace (Recruitment)  Business (Leadership) 
Fred Raafat

Feraidoon (Fred) Raafat, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Information Systems Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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SSE-3361

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Interests

Product (Inventory Control)  IT (Operations) 
Amy Randel

Amy E. Randel, Ph.D.

Professor

Management Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

SSE-3414

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Interests

Organizations (Behavior)  Innovation 
Lori Ryan

Lori Verstegen Ryan, Ph.D.

Director of Corporate Governance Institute, Professor

Corporate Governance Institute,Management Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

SSE-3437

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Interests

Busniess Ethics  Corporate Governance  Shareholder Issues 
Chamu Sundaramurthy

Chamu Sundaramurthy, Ph.D.

Department Chair/Professor

Management Department,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

SSE-3310

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Interests

Entrepreneurship  Corporate Governance  Strategic Leadership  Strategic Management 
James Vogt

James Vogt

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

SSE-2401

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Interests

Accounting (Fraud)  Forensic Accounting  Accounting (Auditing)  Finance (Reporting)  Accounting (Ethics)