2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Feb 06, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

BS in Business Administration

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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.
  • Students can interact and network with esteemed faculty who are active business leaders and practitioners from a wide range of industries.


Note: The BS in Business Administration program is offered in two different learning modalities: the course-based modality and the competency-based modality, Tempo Learning®.

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.

Competency-Based Education

In addition to the course-based option described below, students can choose to earn their BS in Business Administration through the competency-based education modality. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will earn the same Walden degree in either modality. See the BS in Business Administration (Competency Based)  page for program details.

Course-Based Program

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 (60–75 cr., depending on concentration) 
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)


General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 60 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 student success advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Electives (60–75 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.

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