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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Fall 2023: Oct. 1, 2022 - May 15, 2023

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SDSU’s B.S. in Business Administration degree completion program is 100% online and asynchronous, which means you can study wherever and whenever you need to. With practical online courses that blend core topics with the latest trends and issues facing today’s business world, this program is designed to help you earn a business degree that works for you.

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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 will help you earn your business degree and take your career to new heights.

$28,152

Total Estimated Cost
$552 Total Cost/Unit

2 Years

Min. Completion Time

Online + Asynchronous

Course Format

Program Highlights

  • Blends essential business topics with the latest trends and issues facing today’s business world.
  • Covers digital marketing, global markets, and international business.
  • All courses are taught by expert faculty and lecturers who use their professional backgrounds to deliver an online program that doesn’t sacrifice flexibility for quality.
  • Turns the virtual classroom into a unique academic experience that matches the rigors of SDSU’s on-campus offerings.

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Your Degree, Your Way

This bachelor’s degree completion program can help you finish your four-year undergraduate degree in a way that works for you. Our programs build on your existing academic experience by using the credits you’ve already earned to jumpstart your SDSU education without starting over. You can learn at your own pace, study from anywhere, and still get the same Aztec Experience as SDSU’s on-campus students.

With Global Campus, you can earn a valuable Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University without putting your life on hold.

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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

Who's This Business Degree For?

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

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.

Learn Online, Anytime, Anywhere

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, you’re earning the same degree as our on-campus students, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

What Can I Learn?

SDSU’s online B.S. in Business Administration Degree Completion program will help you:

  • Gain a fundamental working knowledge of the business world.
  • Learn about the issues facing business today
  • See 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.

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Labor Analysis
Business Admin. and Management General — Nationwide

Job Postings
9,003,035
Job postings in the last 12 months

Projected Growth
+17.5%
Projected job growth in the next 10 years

Salary Range
$76,466
Average salary of graduates


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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).

Convenience

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.

Diverse Curriculum

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, the program will help you build your knowledge in many different key business areas.

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Graduation Requirements

To successfully complete the program and earn your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, you’ll need to complete 51 units of coursework, which consists of the following:

  • Business Courses — 39 Units
  • General Education Courses — 9 Units
  • Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement — 3 Units
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Business Courses (39 Units)

  • ACCTG 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)
    Optional course for students who need 1 additional credit unit for financial aid eligibility purposes or to reach credit unit minimums for graduation requirements.
  • FIN 327: Investments (3 Units)
  • MGT 352: Human Resource Management (3 Units)*
    or
  • MGT 358: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship ( 3 units)*
  • MGT 405: Strategic Management (3 units)
    *Previously BA 405
  • MGT 475: Leadership in Organizations (3 Units)
  • MGT 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)
  • RTM 404: Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Tourism (3 Units)
  • AMIND 440: American Indian History (3 units)

Writing Courses (3 Units)

  • RWS 390W: Writing in a Business Setting (3 Units)

*If you’d prefer to take MGT 358: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship instead of MGT 352: Human Resource Management, please contact online.business@sdsu.edu​ at the Fowler College of Business for an alternative suggested schedule.

To successfully complete the program and earn your degree, you’ll need to complete all required units of coursework. You'll need to complete any remaining lower-division CSU and General Education requirements externally before graduation at SDSU (with the exception of approved bridge courses that are offered internally at SDSU Global Campus). Once admitted, please refer to your degree evaluation to determine if there are any remaining degree requirements listed in the SDSU General Catalog for your major, as well as requirements outlined in your degree evaluation. If you have any questions, your Admissions Advisor is here to help.

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

Admission Requirements

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

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, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a second semester composition or writing course, or a course in reasoning and effective argumentative writing
      • 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

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.

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Financial Aid

This program is approved for financial aid. To begin the financial aid process, visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website. There, you'll be able to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We encourage you to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my degree say “online”?

No, it won’t. Upon graduation, you’ll have earned the same business degree as SDSU’s on-campus students — a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

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How is the program structured?

Our online business program is 100% online, saving you time and money spent commuting to campus. Courses are 6-8 weeks in length and asynchronous, which means that you can view lessons and complete class assignments at your own pace within the time the course is offered. You can take up to four courses per term.

For each eight-week course, you can expect to spend between 11-17 hours per week (90-135 hours total) on course work and lessons.

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What is the program format?

Courses in our business program feature a mostly asynchronous virtual instruction (MA) learning modality. This means: 

  • Unless otherwise noted, instruction is provided through a combination of recorded and limited direct instruction with academic activities, quizzes, etc., at the arranged times and dates described in the footnotes and syllabus. Content may be open for restricted periods of time.
  • Students may be expected to attend any live sessions necessary to complete the course.
  • Final exams or assignments will be listed in the course syllabus and may need to be completed at a set time and date.
  • Faculty and instructors are available for office hours and instructional support when needed.

Mostly Asynchronous courses may be preferable for students in different time zones as they provide the flexibility to do work on your own schedule at your own pace. However, these courses may require group activities and arranged meetings with faculty.

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What else does SDSU Global Campus offer?

When you enroll in an academic program at SDSU Global Campus, you’re joining the San Diego State University community even if you’re not on campus. This means that you’ll have access to many of the same services, programs, cultural centers, clubs, and resources that SDSU’s on-campus students enjoy. Click here to learn more.

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I’m interested. How do I get started?

Ready to take the next step? Click here to connect with the SDSU Global Campus Welcome Center.

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Related Links

Online Degree Completion Checklist
Fowler College of Business Website
Academic Calendar
Financial Aid Options

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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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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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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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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 0358 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Process of initiating, expanding, purchasing, and consolidating businesses. Concepts, theories, and techniques of managerial innovation and implementation.
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MGT 0405 Strategic Management
Provides a top management perspective on strategy analysis and development. Develops strategic thinking for creating and sustaining competitive advantage in today's challenging global business environment. Formerly numbered B A 405.
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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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Wendy Patrick
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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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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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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RWS 0390W Writing in Business Settings
Composing effective texts and presentations for a wide range of audiences, business purposes, genres, and settings. Enhancing critical reading and writing skills by exploring how content contributes to meaning and effectiveness in business documents.
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