Upon completion of the program a student will be awarded the same degree on-campus
students receive – the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The diploma
received and transcript will not distinguish that the program was completed online.
The program is structured to be flexible and convenient. It consists of courses from
accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing, the core business
components. Courses are offered yearly in two of the three, 16-week terms (fall, spring
and summer). These 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. The program
also accommodates students who want to take courses on a part-time basis. Although
courses are expected to be completed by the end of the 8-week block in which they
are offered, the 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
Yes, although the number of upper division units a student will receive credit for
depends on their equivalency and recentness. To qualify for the degree a student must
complete each of the following requirements at SDSU: 1. A minimum of 30 units; 2.
At least 20 of the units required for the General Business major; and 3. Nine units
in General Education courses.
SDSU adheres to a strict policy regarding cheating and plagiarism. Any cheating or
plagiarism in a class results in failing of that class and the possibility of further
disciplinary review. Students in the online program must agree that all required written
submissions will be subject to review by Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism.
To uphold the integrity of exams and tests and level the playing field for students
who fear that their classmates may be unfairly cheating to get higher grades, students
in the online program must also agree to allow the use of a remote proctoring service
when taking assessments.