2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
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B.S. in Business Administration

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“With an M.B.A., I now have the knowledge and skills to manage an entire organization.”

Celeste Steele

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Graduate


In today’s diverse, global, and technologically advanced business environment, the B.S. in Business Administration program can help students lay the groundwork for career success. Coursework explores the key principles of leadership, communication, and analysis in order to prepare students to support both global and domestic business organizations. Students examine issues that impact business decisions from economic, political, legal, ethical, and social change standpoints and explore strategies for using technology and innovation to promote a competitive advantage within the business sphere of influence.

This program extends beyond theories and conceptual understanding to practical application of knowledge and skills. Once students have a solid foundation in business administration, they select a concentration from a variety of essential fields. This flexibility helps to ensure that students learn professionally relevant skills that can be directly applied in the working world.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental business principles and practices that enable firms to operate in both domestic and global environments.
  2. Employ critical-thinking and analysis skills to solve business problems in a real-world context.
  3. Analyze ethical issues that impact business decisions from economic, political, legal, and social perspectives.
  4. Describe the ways in which diversity influences a company’s ability to achieve its goals.
  5. Evaluate the application of technology as a strategy for competitive advantage in business.
  6. Conduct basic research using scholarly sources to acquire new knowledge in the business domain.


Walden University’s B.S. in Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.



Degree Requirements 

  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  courses (46 cr.)
  • Business courses (55 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (0–15 cr., depending on concentration)
  • Elective courses (65–80 cr., depending on concentration)

Core Curriculum

General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 or 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Program Data

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the B.S. in Business Administration program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.