2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.S. in Business Administration

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree provides students with a solid grounding in the core knowledge and competencies required in today’s diverse, global, and technologically sophisticated business environment. 

B.S. in Business Administration students gain a working knowledge of the principles and concepts of management theory and practice by examining the interrelationships among the major business disciplines. Through case studies and demonstrations, students evaluate practical applications of the manager’s role in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.

This program is results-oriented and extends beyond theories and conceptual understanding to practical application. Once students have a solid foundation in business administration, they select a concentration from today’s most important fields. This flexibility helps to ensure that students learn professionally relevant skills that can be directly applied to the working world.


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.

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.


Degree Requirements (All concentrations except Accounting)

  • 181 total quarter credit hours (including 45 cr. completed at Walden)
  • General education  courses (70 cr.)
  • Foundation course (1 cr.)
  • Business courses (75 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
  • Elective courses (20 cr.)

Degree Requirements (Accounting concentration only)

  • 181 total quarter credit hours (including 45 cr. completed at Walden)
  • General education  courses (70 cr.)
  • Foundation course (1 cr.)
  • Business courses (75 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
  • Elective courses (10 cr.)


Walden University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree to those students wanting to successfully compete in today’s global business market. A General Program is offered for those students who want to gain an understanding and knowledge of general management principles. Walden also offers the following seven concentrations to its B.S. in Business Administration students: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing.

Core Curriculum

General Education Courses (70 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 0r 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Elective Courses (10–20 cr.)

Students are to select two to four additional courses (1020 credits), depending on the concentration, to fulfill the elective requirement. Students may choose courses from either general education  courses, B.S. in Business Administration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. 

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