SDSU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online degree completion program is designed so that students who satisfy all eligibility requirements can graduate with as few as 49 units (18 courses) or as many as 55 units (20 courses), depending on writing proficiency.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded the same degree as on-campus students — the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The diploma and transcript will not distinguish that the program was completed online.

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With practical online courses that blend core topics with the latest trends and issues facing today’s business world, SDSU’s B.S. in Business Administration Online Degree Completion Program is designed to help you earn a business degree that works for you, on your schedule.

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About the program

Designed by SDSU’s Fowler College of Business, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Online Degree Completion program at SDSU Global Campus can help you earn your business degree and take your career to new heights.

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$27,048-$30,360
Completion Time Min. Completion Time
2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

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The program blends essential business topics with the latest trends and issues facing today’s business world, including digital marketing, global markets, and international business. All courses are taught by expert faculty and lecturers who use their professional backgrounds to augment your coursework with their practical experience, turning the virtual classroom into a unique academic experience that matches the rigors of SDSU’s on-campus offerings.

What Is A Degree Completion Program?

This degree completion program is specifically designed for students who have started, but not finished, their four-year undergraduate degree. If you've completed 60 transferable semester units, satisfied all CSU requirements, and have a 2.75+ GPA, you can earn a valuable degree from San Diego State University that fits your busy schedule.

This program is designed for students who have not earned a bachelor's degree. If you already have a bachelor's degree, we will not be able accept your application for this program.

What Do Our Students Have to Say?

Diran Deukmajian photo and storyWith a full time job and a family, it is next to impossible for me to physically go to class on campus while maintaining a full time job and balancing family. The online BSBA program’s accessibility any time of the day or night is simple and informal.”

- Diran Deukmajian, Owner, San Marcos Kitchen Cabinets
 

Program is perfect for

This online degree completion program is ideal for driven professionals who want to take their business career to new heights. The curriculum is designed for:

  • Aspiring professionals who want to enter the world of business with an edge on the competition
  • Working professionals who need a degree on their résumé to take the next steps in their career
  • Business owners who need solutions to the challenges their businesses are facing today

Whether you’re at the start of your career or you’re interested in moving forward professionally, finishing your degree with SDSU Global Campus can help you achieve the professional goals you set for yourself.

Because the program is entirely online, you won’t have to sacrifice your current career and other responsibilities; you can work towards earning your degree on your schedule. Best of all, upon graduation you’ll have earned the same degree as our on-campus students, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

What you can learn

SDSU’s online B.S. in Business Administration Degree Completion program will help you gain a fundamental working knowledge of the business world. You’ll learn about the issues facing business today, and how all the different components of a business interact to contribute to the success and growth of that business in the private or public sector.

You’ll learn about a variety of business-related topics, with courses covering:

  • Marketing
  • Investments
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • International Strategies
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Human Resource Management

With only a few exceptions, courses in this online degree completion program are taught by faculty members with PhD degrees and extensive professional experience. Your professors work to build a solid foundation of core business courses that focus on the latest trends in the business world. Courses are facilitated by lecturers who routinely teach the on-campus version of the course on-campus, or are subject area experts. Together, they work together to deliver an online program that doesn’t sacrifice flexibility for quality.

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Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.S. in Business Administration Graduate — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
2,894,123

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+1.69%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$76,647


Source: BLS & Burning Glass Technologies, 2020

Job Postings

Project and Program Managers

349,104

Sales Managers

302,039

Client Support and Sales

289,374

Business Analysis

270,206

Marketing Specialists

269,051

Job Growth

Project and Program Managers

5.90%

Sales Managers

1.20%

Client Support and Sales

5.60%

Business Analysis

10.20%

Marketing Specialists

11.50%

Salary Range

Project and Program Managers

$64,000-$99,000

Sales Managers

$64,000-$94,000

Client Support and Sales

$55,000-$82,000

Business Analysis

$68,000-$91,000

Marketing Specialists

$67,000-$102,000

 

According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, there are around two million people in the U.S. each year that begin a postsecondary education for the first time.

Eight years later, one-third of those students have not earned any formal credential. Many have jobs, families, and other commitments that make a traditional on-campus college experience an impossibility.

And if you’re among those students, you may have realized that without a degree on your résumé, acquiring higher-level positions in the business world can be very difficult.

Earning a degree in Business Administration from SDSU Global Campus can help you overcome those challenges, putting you in a position to realize your career goals. With a solid foundational knowledge of the business world, you can quickly increase your potential earnings and your job prospects.

According to U.S. Bureau Statistics for 2016, with median earnings of $2.4 million over a lifetime, bachelor’s degree holders earn more than $775,000 (48%) than workers with some College or an associate’s degree and more than $990,000 (70%) with just a high school diploma.

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Why Should You Choose Us?

Reputation

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from SDSU means you’re earning a degree that’s worth the investment. According to U.S. News & World Report, SDSU’s Fowler College of Business is a top-50 public undergraduate business program. This program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). With a business degree from SDSU, you can enhance your career prospects, grow your business, and lead change throughout your organization

Convenience

This degree completion program is designed to serve today’s busy working professionals. You can earn your degree online, on your schedule. We mix the latest tools and technology with tried-and-true teaching methods to deliver an interactive virtual learning experience. Through remote proctoring services and guided group discussions, you’ll be able to experience the same academic rigors and integrity as SDSU’s on-campus students. Best of all, you’ll earn the same valuable degree: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University. Your degree won’t distinguish that you completed your course online.

Flexibility

The curriculum is highly diverse, which means that you’ll be prepared to work in many different roles throughout the business world. From financing and investments to ethics and human resources, SDSU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program will help you build your knowledge in many different areas of the business world, resulting in a well-rounded education that you can leverage into an exciting and fulfilling career.

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To successfully complete the program and earn your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, you’ll need to complete between 49-55 units of coursework, which consists of the following:

  • Business Courses — 40 Units
  • General Education Courses — 9 Units
  • Writing Courses — 6 Units (if applicable)
Fall Start Schedule

Fall Entry, Year 1

BLOCK FALL SPRING SUMMER
Block 1 BA 300 Ethical Decision Making in Business (1 unit) BA 360 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 units) RTM 404 Cross Cultural Perspectives of Tourism (3 units)
BA 310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment (1 unit) RWS 280 Academic Reading and Writing (3 units)*  
BA 350 Management and Organizational Behavior (3 units) or  
  RWS 390 Writing in a Business Setting (3 units)*  
  *Check your score on the WPA Exam to determine if this course is required.  
Block 2 BA 370 Marketing (3 units) BA 323 Fundamentals of Finance (3 units) FIN 327 Investments (3 units)
MGT 352 Human Resource Management (3 units) ACCTG 325 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting (3 units) or
    NUTR 313 Contemporary Nutrition (3 units)

Fall Entry, Year 2

BLOCK FALL SPRING SUMMER
Block 1 BA 370 Marketing (3 units) BA 323 Fundamentals of Finance (3 units) FIN 327 Investments (3 units)
MGT 352 Human Resource Management (3 units) ACCTG 325 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting (3 units) or
    NUTR 313 Contemporary Nutrition (3 units)
     
     
Block 2 BA 370 Marketing (3 units) BA 323 Fundamentals of Finance (3 units) FIN 327 Investments (3 units)
MGT 352 Human Resource Management (3 units) ACCTG 325 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting (3 units) or
    NUTR 313 Contemporary Nutrition (3 units)
Spring Start Schedule

Spring Entry, Year 1

BLOCK FALL SPRING SUMMER
Block 1   BA 300 Ethical Decision Making in Business (1 unit) BA 360 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 units)
  BA 310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment (1 unit) RWS 280 Academic Reading and Writing (3 units)*
  BA 350 Management and Organizational Behavior (3 units) *Check your score on the WPA Exam to determine if this course is required
     
     
Block 2   BA 323 Fundamentals of Finance (3 units) ACCTG 325 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting (3 units)
  BA 370 Marketing (3 units)  
     

Spring Entry, Year 2

BLOCK FALL SPRING SUMMER
Block 1 RTM 404 Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism (3 units) MGT 434 Negotiation (3 units) AMIND 440 American Indian History (3 units)
MIS 306 Management Information Systems Analysis (3 units) MIS 306 Information Systems Analysis (3 units  
or or  
RWS 390W Writing in a Business Setting (3 units)* RWS 390W Writing in a Business Setting (3 units)*  
*Check your score on the WPA Exam to determine if this course is required. *Check your score on the WPA Exam to determine if this course is required.  
Block 2 MGT 352 Human Resource Management (3 units) MKTG 371 Consumer and Buyer Behavior (4 units) MGT 475 Leadership in Organizations (3 units)
FIN 327 Investments (3 units) BA 402 Exploration of Business Career Development (1 unit) (if needed) NUTR 313 Contemporary Nutrition (3 units)
BA 402 Exploration of Business Career Development (1 unit) BA 405 International Business Strategy and Integration (3 units)  

Business Courses (40 Units)

ACCT 325: Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting (3 Units)
BA 300: Ethical Decision Making in Business (1 Unit)
BA 310: Foundations of Business in a Global Environment (1 Unit)
BA 323: Fundamentals of Finance (3 Units)
BA 350: Management and Organizational Behavior (3 Units)
BA 360: Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 Units)
BA 370: Marketing (3 Units)
BA 402: Exploration of Business Career Development (1 Unit)
BA 405: International Business Strategy and Integration (3 Units)
FIN 327: Investments (3 Units)
MGMT 352: Human Resource Management (3 Units)
MGMT 475: Leadership in Organizations (3 Units)
MGMT 434: Business Negotiation (3 Units)
MIS 306: Information Systems Analysis (3 Units)
MKTG 371: Consumer and Buyer Behavior (4 Units)

General Education Courses (9 Units)

NUTR 313: Contemporary Nutrition (3 Units)
PHIL 329: Social Ethics (3 Units) - This course will not be offered after summer 2021
RTM 404: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism (3 Units)
AMIND 440: American Indian History (3 units)

Writing Courses (6 Units)

RWS 280: Academic Reading and Writing (3 Units)
RWS 390W: Writing in a Business Setting (3 Units)

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Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration degree completion program.

Out-of-State Applicants
While we welcome out-of-state students, SDSU Global Campus currently cannot accept applications from students residing in the specific states. Please check back often, as this list of approved states does change. View the list of authorized states here.

We understand that every student's academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to contact one of our Student Service Representatives to find out what you'll need to successfully apply to the program.

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the end of the fall term prior to spring transfer and the end of the spring term prior to fall transfer, including:
    • 27 Lower Division Preparation Course Units:
      • Accountancy 201, 202
      • Economics 101, 102
      • Finance 240 (or an approved business law course)
      • Management Information Systems 180
      • Mathematics 120 (or an approved calculus course or an approved three-unit finite mathematics course)
      • Rhetoric and Writing Studies 290
      • Statistics 119 or Economics 201
        These courses must be complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better and cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/ NC)
    • Complete a minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • The Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or other communication course with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units. Mathematics 150, 151, and 252 will satisfy this requirement
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Satisfy the CSU mathematics and writing requirements
  • Have an overall 2.75+ college GPA
  • Pass the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10, or Rhetoric and Writing Studies 305W or Linguistics 305W with a grade of C (2.0) or better in your first semester once admitted to the program. Due to COVID-19, the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) has been temporarily suspended - please visit wpa.sdsu.edu for the latest information on this requirement.

Application Instructions

To apply for the program, please complete an application through Cal State Apply. Select the term you are applying for. When asked for a major, select: “Business Admin (General) (BS) (Extension) (ONLINE PROGRAM).”

Do not send your official transcripts unless you are offered admission.

Electronic transcripts are highly encouraged. Please ensure that you indicate this preference when making your request. If you are required to provide an email address to send the secure online document to SDSU, please use transcriptsforsdsu@sdsu.edu.

For more detailed admission requirements and other application information, please consult our Transfer Admissions Information.

Cost

  Unit Cost Program Unit Range* Cost
Tuition $491 49-55 $24,059-$27,005
Fees
Associated Students $19 49-55 $931-$1,045
Technology ^ $21 49-55 $1,029-$1,155
Student Engagement ^ $21 49-55 $1,029-$1,155
Total Estimated Costs $552   $27,048-$30,360

* Everyone is unique, your admissions advisor will work with you to determine the right path that suits your needs.
^ Effective with newly admitted students Fall '21

The cost of this online degree completion program is $491 per unit. With fees included, this makes the total cost of the program range from $27,048 if only 49 units are required to be completed, to $30,360 if 55 units are required to be completed (subject to change).

You’re also responsible for the costs of required texts and learning materials as well as incidental fees related to your application for admission, WPA testing, and graduation.

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Courses

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ACCTG 0325 Intermediate Managerial and Tax Accounting
Theories, practices, and concepts to provide planning and control information to decision makers; tax considerations that impact managerial planning and decision making. May not be taken for credit by accounting majors.

Prerequisites: Accountancy 202. Approved upper division business major or minor or other approved major. Not open to accounting majors.
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James Vogt
AMIND 0440.03 American Indian History
Historical analysis of Indian-White contact. Emphasis on the impact of historical events upon the various cultures.
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B A 0300 Ethical Decision Making in Business
Theoretical concepts and dimensions of ethics in business decisions. Ethics of decision alternatives using different approaches and philosophies, with application of an integrative ethical decision model to cases from various business subdisciplines.
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B A 0310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment
Introduction to the program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Integration of various business disciplines to accomplish strategic goals. Presentation of the concept of global awareness, one of the fundamental pillars of global competency necessary in today’s business world.
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B A 0323 Fundamentals of Finance
Objectives of financial management. Financing the business enterprise. Internal financial management. Introduction to the cost of capital, valuation, dividend policy, leverage, international finance, and the techniques of present value and its applications. Sources of capital.
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B A 0350 Management and Organizational Behavior
Human behavior at individual, interpersonal, and group levels including effect of organization structure on behavior. Emphasis on managerial roles, historical evolution of management, ethics, and behavior in multicultural contexts.
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B A 0360 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management
Managerial concepts and quantitative methods associated with the design, execution, and management of operations and supply chain systems.
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Fred Raafat
B A 0370 Marketing
Function of marketing in organizations and society. Strategic marketing planning in domestic and global settings to include marketing concepts, consumer behavior, market research, product planning, pricing, distribution, promotion, and influence of the external environment on marketing decisions.
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B A 0402 Exploration of Business Career Development
Prepare students for careers after college and transition from college to career. Personal preparation and analysis of identification of best career options for each student.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in the Fowler College of Business.

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B A 0405 International Business Strategy and Integration
Integration of business administration principles and concepts for strategy design, implementation, and control, in domestic and global markets. Establishment of top management policy emphasized through case studies, experiential exercises, and simulations.
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FIN 0327 Investments
Measures of risk and return. Methods of security analysis, valuation, and capital asset pricing model. Portfolio theory and management; stocks, bonds, options, and futures; hedging; mutual funds and partnerships; and investment taxation.
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MGT 0352 Human Resource Management
Acquisition, development, maintenance, and termination of human resources in accordance to goals of the organization.
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MGT 0434 Business Negotiation
Origins and strategies of abstract and theoretical approaches to bargaining and negotiation in business situations faced by managers and leaders.
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Seth Kaplowitz
MGT 0475 Leadership in Organizations
Leadership, communicating vision, initiating changes and innovation, and developing leadership competencies through self-assessment.
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MIS 0306 Information Systems Analysis
Systems development life cycle concept, with emphasis on analysis of requirements using structured methodology. Acquisition strategies, application design alternatives, architecture design, feasibility study, implementation plans, needs assessment, and prototyping.

Prerequisites: Management Information Systems 180.

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David Meader
MKTG 0371 Consumer Behavior
Consumer behavior concepts and theories for developing, implementing, and assessing marketing strategy. Psychological, social, and environmental factors in understanding of needs, wants, preferences, and decision making related to consumption behaviors.

Prerequisite: BA 370 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Proof of completion of prerequisite required: Copy of transcript.

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NUTR 0313 Contemporary Nutrition
Food and nutrient classifications, functions, requirements, and recommendations. Relationship of nutrition to health, fitness, performance, and disease. Menus and recipes, food packaging labels, nutrition literature.
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PHIL 0329 Social Ethics
Ethical issues of contemporary life. Individualism vs. collectivism; democracy vs. dictatorship; ethical problems arising in law, medicine, business, government and interpersonal relationships.
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Alison Brown
RTM 0404 Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism
Concepts, definitions, and measures of essential cultural components of tourism. Integrated view of interrelated socio-cultural tourism issues with an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.

Prerequisite: Completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.B., Social and Behavioral Sciences.
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Vinod Sasidharan
RWS 0280 Academic Reading and Writing
Academic prose, emphasizing purposes, structures, and styles of academic writing, with particular emphasis on elements of argument. Designed to improve students' ability to plan, draft, revise, and edit essays, as well as to improve their ability to read and analyze complex academic texts.
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