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.
Go further with an AACSB accredited degree taught by top-50 public university business
Bachelor’s degree holders earn $775k more than workers with some college or an associate’s
degree and $990k more than those with just a high school diploma, according to U.S.
Bureau of Statistics, 2016.
Convenient, Fast, Flexible
Allows you to earn a Bachelor’s degree around your professional and personal life
in as little as 24 months and as few as 49 units.
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 Profeciency Assesment (WPA) - no waivers available.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.