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 shortened by accelerating completion of courses 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 1000   University Success Online — 3-credits
  • ACT 4102   Principles of Accounting I— 3-credits
  • BUS 3110   Business Ethics — 3-credits
  • BUS 3300   Introduction to Business — 3-credits
  • BUS 3301   Business Law — 3-credits
  • BUS 3413   Business Statistics — 3-credits
  • BUS 3314   Business Communications — 3-credits
  • ECO 3300  Macroeconomics — 3-credits
  • ECO 3403  Microeconomics — 3-credits
  • FIN 4404   Fundamentals of Finance — 3-credits
  • IB 4100     International Management — 3-credits
  • MGT 4325 Business Information Systems — 3-credits
  • MGT 4404 Contemporary Management — 3-credits
  • MKT 4400  Essentials of Marketing — 3-credits
  • CAP 3400   BBA Capstone — 3-credits

BBA Concentration Courses

Accounting Concentration

  • ACT 4104   Principles of Accounting II — 3-credits
  • ACT 4150   Managerial Accounting — 3-credits
  • ACT 4202   Tax Accounting I — 3-credits
  • ACT 4402   Tax Accounting II — 3-credits
  • ACT 4451   Intermediate Accounting I — 3-credits
  • ACT 4452   Intermediate Accounting II — 3-credits
  • ACT 4453   Cost Accounting — 3-credits
  • ACT 4467   Auditing — 3-credits

Entrepreneurship Concentration

  • ENT 4100   Entrepreneurship — 3-credits
  • ENT 4101   Business Plans for New Ventures — 3-credits
  • ENT 4106   Family Business Management — 3-credits
  • ENT 4402   Entrepreneurial Financing and Venture Capital Management — 3-credits
  • ENT 4408   Entrepreneurship and the Internet — 3-credits
  • ENT 4515   Women and Entrepreneurship — 3-credits

Human Resource Management Concentration

  • HRM 4102 Human Resource Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 4103 Staffing Organizations — 3-credits
  • HRM 4107 Supervisory Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 4404 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining — 3-credits
  • HRM 4405 Compensation Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 4406 Employee Training and Development — 3-credits

International Business Concentration

  • IB 4101  International Business Law — 3-credits
  • IB 4402 International Economics — 3-credits
  • IB 4403 Global Marketing — 3-credits
  • IB 4404  International Finance — 3-credits
  • MGT 4121 Organizational Behavior — 3-credits

Leadership Concentration

  • LDR 4100   Foundations of Leadership — 3-credits
  • LDR 4125   Leadership Communications — 3-credits
  • LDR 4150   Leadership Theory and Practices — 3-credits
  • LDR 1460   Project Management Fundamentals and Leadership — 3-credits
  • LDR 4480   Leadership Group Dynamics — 3-credits
  • LDR 1490   Nonverbal Communications in Leadership — 3-credits

Management Concentration

  • BUS 3405   Career Management and Personal Marketing — 3-credits
  • BUS 3415   Business Negotiation — 3-credits
  • FIN 4305    Introduction to Banking — 3-credits
  • FIN 4403    Money, Banking, and Finance — 3-credits
  • FIN 4405    Principals of Lending — 3-credits
  • MGT 4121 Organizational Behavior — 3-credits
  • MGT 4124 Operations Management — 3-credits
  • SBM 4401  Small Business Management — 3-credits

Marketing Concentration

  • MKT 4106  Advertising — 3-credits
  • MKT 4107  Retail Management — 3-credits
  • MKT 4108  Sales — 3-credits
  • MKT 4409  Consumer Behavior — 3-credits
  • MKT 4410  Brand Management — 3-credits
  • MKT 4416  Internet Marketing — 3-credits
  • MKT 4420  Marketing Management — 3-credits

Technology Management Concentration

  • TECH 4100 Engineering and Technology — 3-credits
  • TECH 4110 Emerging Technology — 3-credits
  • TECH 4120 Alternative Energy Solutions — 3-credits
  • TECH 4430 Systems Analysis and Design — 3-credits
  • TECH 4440 Information and Technology Security — 3-credits
  • TECH 4450 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 learner support specialist 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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Contact us to learn more about our online BBA programs.

Call us at: 1.800.477.2254 | Email: admissions@calsouthern.edu

Accreditation & Approvals

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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

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

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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