The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program is designed to provide undergraduate learners with a practical education in business administration. The core courses offer a well-rounded education in business and learners may build their own degree by selecting concentration courses with a focus on accounting, entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business, leadership, management, marketing, or technology management.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 120
  • Cost per credit: $425
  • Program length: 4 years (full-time status)
  • Max transfer credits: 90 credits

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication within a business organization.

Describe the interaction between effective leadership, organizational culture, and human relationships.

Formulate strategies to solve business problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.

Demonstrate principles of effective leadership and management within a business environment.

Describe the importance of integrity and professional ethical responsibilities in business operations.

Apply analytical and problem-solving skills in business decision-making.

Career Outcomes

Accounting

Advertising and Promotion

Customer Service Manager

Hospitality Manager

Human Resource Manager

Insurance Agent

Loan Officer

Operations Manager

Management Trainee

Retail Sales Manager

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements Credits
General Education Courses 36
Required Core Courses 45
BBA Concentration Courses 15
Elective Courses 24
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE BBA
120

Courses + Credits

Below, you’ll find the required courses offered by the CalSouthern School of Business and Management for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program. By taking 15 credits of elective courses, you can focus your studies in a particular area of concentration and earn your Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources management, international Business, leadership, management, marketing, and technology management.

Required Core Courses

  • UNI 2000   University Success Online — 3-credits
  • ACT 2102   Principles of Accounting I— 3-credits
  • BUS 2110   Business Ethics — 3-credits
  • BUS 2300   Introduction to Business — 3-credits
  • BUS 2301   Business Law — 3-credits
  • BUS 2413   Business Statistics — 3-credits
  • BUS 2314   Business Communications — 3-credits
  • ECO 2300  Macroeconomics — 3-credits
  • ECO 2403  Microeconomics — 3-credits
  • FIN 2404    Fundamentals of Finance — 3-credits
  • IB 2100      International Management — 3-credits
  • MGT 2325 Business Information Systems — 3-credits
  • MGT 2404 Contemporary Management — 3-credits
  • MKT 2400  Essentials of Marketing — 3-credits
  • CAP 2400   BBA Capstone — 3-credits

BBA Concentration Courses

Accounting Concentration

  • ACT 2104   Principles of Accounting II — 3-credits
  • ACT 2150   Managerial Accounting — 3-credits
  • ACT 2202   Tax Accounting I — 3-credits
  • ACT 2402   Tax Accounting II — 3-credits
  • ACT 2451   Intermediate Accounting I — 3-credits
  • ACT 2452   Intermediate Accounting II — 3-credits
  • ACT 2453   Cost Accounting — 3-credits
  • ACT 2467   Auditing — 3-credits

Entrepreneurship Concentration

  • ENT 2100   Entrepreneurship — 3-credits
  • ENT 2101   Business Plans for New Ventures — 3-credits
  • ENT 2106   Family Business Management — 3-credits
  • ENT 2402   Entrepreneurial Financing and Venture Capital Management — 3-credits
  • ENT 2408   Entrepreneurship and the Internet — 3-credits
  • ENT 2515   Women and Entrepreneurship — 3-credits

Human Resource Management Concentration

  • HRM 2102 Human Resource Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 2103 Staffing Organizations — 3-credits
  • HRM 2107 Supervisory Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 2404 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining — 3-credits
  • HRM 2405 Compensation Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 2406 Employee Training and Development — 3-credits

International Business Concentration

  • IB 2101  International Business Law — 3-credits
  • IB 2402 International Economics — 3-credits
  • IB 2403 Global Marketing — 3-credits
  • IB 2404  International Finance — 3-credits
  • MGT 2121 Organizational Behavior — 3-credits

Leadership Concentration

  • LDR 2100   Foundations of Leadership — 3-credits
  • LDR 2125   Leadership Communications — 3-credits
  • LDR 2150   Leadership Theory and Practices — 3-credits
  • LDR 2460   Project Management Fundamentals and Leadership — 3-credits
  • LDR 2480   Leadership Group Dynamics — 3-credits
  • LDR 2490   Nonverbal Communications in Leadership — 3-credits

Management Concentration

  • BUS 2405   Career Management and Personal Marketing — 3-credits
  • BUS 2415   Business Negotiation — 3-credits
  • FIN 2305    Introduction to Banking — 3-credits
  • FIN 2403    Money, Banking, and Finance — 3-credits
  • FIN 2405    Principals of Lending — 3-credits
  • MGT 2121 Organizational Behavior — 3-credits
  • MGT 2124 Operations Management — 3-credits
  • SBM 2401  Small Business Management — 3-credits

Marketing Concentration

  • MKT 2106  Advertising — 3-credits
  • MKT 2107  Retail Management — 3-credits
  • MKT 2108  Sales — 3-credits
  • MKT 2409  Consumer Behavior — 3-credits
  • MKT 2410  Brand Management — 3-credits
  • MKT 2416  Internet Marketing — 3-credits
  • MKT 2420  Marketing Management — 3-credits

Technology Management Concentration

  • TECH 2100 Engineering and Technology — 3-credits
  • TECH 2110 Emerging Technology — 3-credits
  • TECH 2120 Alternative Energy Solutions — 3-credits
  • TECH 2430 Systems Analysis and Design — 3-credits
  • TECH 2440 Information and Technology Security — 3-credits
  • TECH 2450 E-Business and Technology — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

The Faculty Mentors are very knowledgeable and available when you needed assistance. My Academic Advisor was also very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track throughout the entire process.

– Geneva Nathani, School of Business and Management

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Accreditation & Approvals

California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities. www.wscuc.org

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

California Southern University’s Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate in Business Administration are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). www.acbsp.org

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