2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
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2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BS in Business Administration

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

Celeste Steele, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Graduate

The BS in Business Administration program equips students with an array of highly marketable skills, preparing them for key roles across all types and sizes of business organizations.

  • Students can choose from nine concentrations, each designed to meet the real demands of today’s job marketplace.
  • This program emphasizes collaboration and international application of business practices.
  • Walden is the first online university in the United States to offer data science courses developed in partnership with IBM.
  • Students can interact and network with esteemed faculty who are active business leaders and practitioners from a wide range of industries.

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.

For more data on BS in Business Administration Learning Outcomes and results of the Student Satisfaction Surveys, see the CMT Data Page.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  courses (45 cr.)
  • Business courses (61 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (0–15 cr., depending on concentration)
  • Elective courses (55–70 cr., depending on concentration) 
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)


General Education Courses (45 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.

Electives (55–70 cr.)

Electives are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the elective requirements on each concentration page.

Concentration Courses (0–15 cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the course list on each concentration page.


Walden University’s BS 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.

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 BS 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.

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