2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Apr 21, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Small Business Management - BS in Business Administration


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Running a small business can be exciting and rewarding—but it also comes with challenges. Drawing from real-world successes and failures, this concentration can help entrepreneurs gain valuable insights into the importance of customer relations and strategic marketing. Students can begin applying new tactics immediately in their current business or in the planning phases of a new venture.

In this concentration, students have the opportunity to:

  • Analyze actual business plans and case studies that encompass various small-business models, including franchises, startups, e-commerce, or family businesses.
  • Assess approaches to customer relationship marketing for competitive advantage.
  • Explore ways small businesses can effectively leverage technology to drive growth opportunities.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  courses (45 cr.)
  • Business courses (61 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
  • Elective courses (55 cr.) 
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Electives (55 cr.)


Choose 11 courses from general education , BS in Business Administration, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)  courses. At least 10 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher. Elective credits should total 55 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor .