Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration


Program Description

You are not required to submit a TOEFL exam result in order to apply and be admitted into the University.


CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to succeed in today’s demanding, competitive, and technology-driven business environment. In addition to gaining a well-rounded academic foundation in business administration and management, you can choose to focus your studies to develop special expertise in a particular area. Concentrations are available in human resources management, leadership, international business, accounting, management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. All courses are taught by skilled educators and practicing business professionals.

Program Length

4 Years (full-time status)

With maximum transfer credits and by taking courses simultaneously, Learners can complete the degree program in as little as 10 months. Or, Learners can proceed at a more leisurely pace and complete in six years or more.

Academic Excellence and a Commitment to Your Success: Choose CalSouthern to Earn Your BBA Degree Online

There’s a reason that the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is one of the nation’s most popular degree programs: no other undergraduate degree provides a more versatile education for a career in business. With your BBA degree, you’ll have a broad, fundamentally sound academic foundation for a career in business administration or management, at a company of any size.

In addition, at CalSouthern, by taking 15 semester hours of elective coursework, you can focus your studies in a specific business discipline of particular interest to you. For example, you can earn a BBA degree with a concentration in accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources management, international business, leadership, management, marketing, or technology. This way, you can combine a strong base curriculum in core business concepts with more specialized training that can help you hit the ground running in the business field you are most interested in.

CalSouthern’s online & on-campus BBA degree program combines current academic theory with real-world business challenges and scenarios. You’ll develop the critical thinking skills crucial to success, and learn to apply current technologies to gather and analyze data to arrive at solutions to actual business challenges arising in today’s complex global economy.

CalSouthern Faculty Mentors are committed instructors as well as established leaders in the business world. They’re eager to share their knowledge with you on a one-to-one basis as they guide you toward the successful completion of your BBA program. They, along with the rest of CalSouthern’s administration and staff, are here for you every step of the way—and they measure their performance by your success. Please familiarize yourself with the BBA program, and browse the faculty and alumni pages. We’re confident that you’ll agree the robust and constantly updated curriculum, the faculty and staff, and the university’s commitment to your success all combine to make CalSouthern an excellent choice for your BBA degree program.


The program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Business Administration program are:


Demonstrate the ability to communicate with others using written and oral communication resulting in the understanding and being understood within an organization.

Critical Thinking

Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to discriminate among degrees of credibility, accuracy, and reliability of inferences drawn from given data to analyze situations within the business environment.

Cultural and Social Understanding

Recognize the importance of social and cultural diversity within global communities and develop a perspective based on the knowledge of foreign business environments and cultures.

Information Literacy

Determine the nature and extent of the information needed and demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and use it effectively within modern corporate organizations.

Personal Development

Integrate formal academic learning with personal experiences so that learning is meaningful, personalized and relates to both personal and professional goals.

Quantitative Reasoning

Demonstrate the ability to use analytical skills to understand business situations and make well-informed decisions.

Scientific Reasoning

Demonstrate a system of inquiry that is dependent on empirical evidence to develop integrative solutions to improve business outcomes.

Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues

Apply ethical and legal principles to the business environment and evaluate different ethical perspectives.


Below, you’ll find all of the online bachelor’s degree courses offered by CalSouthern’s School of Business. By taking 15 semester hours of elective online bachelor’s courses, you can focus your studies in your particular area of interest, earning your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in management, accounting, human resources management, marketing, international business, or criminal justice.

Required Core Courses
Lower-Division Courses
  • UNIV 2000 University Success Online - 3 Credits
  • ACT 2102 Principles of Accounting I - 3 Credits
  • BUS 2300 Introduction to Business - 3 Credits
  • BUS 2110 Business Ethics - 3 Credits
  • BUS 2301 Business Law - 3 Credits
  • ECO 2300 Macroeconomics - 3 Credits
  • IB 2100 International Management - 3 Credits
  • MGT 2325 Business Information Systems - 3 Credits
  • MGT 2404 Contemporary Management - 3 Credits
Upper-Division Courses
  • BUS 2413 Business Statistics - 3 Credits
  • BUS 2414 Business Communications - 3 Credits
  • ECO 2403 Microeconomics - 3 Credits
  • FIN 2404 Fundamentals of Finance - 3 Credits
  • MGT 2404 Contemporary Management - 3 Credits
  • MKT 2400 Essentials of Marketing - 3 Credits
  • CAP 2400 Capstone Project - 3 Credits
Business Elective Courses

Getting Started

Getting started on your Bachelor of Business Administration is a quick and simple process. There are no entrance examinations and courses start monthly throughout the year; you can begin your program as soon as your schedule permits. Just complete these four steps:

  • Complete your enrollment application.
  • Complete and sign an attestation form confirming your high school graduation.
  • Pay your $75 application fee.
  • Upon acceptance, sign your enrollment agreement.

Once the signed enrollment agreement is received, you’ll be contacted by your academic support team including your academic advisor and student success advisor. They will confirm the start date for your first course and walk you through a quick, but thorough orientation process that will give you all the information you need to get started. And they will be there for you every step of the way to ensure that you successfully complete your degree program.

Last updated Nov 2020

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