Unlock a future of possibilities. With our business administration degree program, you can pursue a career in any number of industries.

As companies strive to lower costs and boost innovation, demand for business administration degree graduates is growing. The BS in Business Administration program equips you with highly marketable skills, preparing you for key roles across all types and sizes of organizations. Earn a degree that today’s employers value—and start writing your own success story.

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ACBSP Accredited

Walden’s BS in Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation signifies that the program meets standards of quality endorsed by businesses, government, and other organizations.

Why Earn Your BS in Business Administration at Walden?

  • Benefit from a degree program that puts you first. You’re never alone at Walden—our student support services are there to help you at every step.
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  • Choose a university on the cutting edge. Walden is the first U.S. online university offering data science courses developed in partnership with IBM.
  • Tailor your degree to your interests and career goals. Choose from nine concentrations, each designed to meet the real demands of today’s job marketplace.
  • Prepare to excel in today’s global, digitally enhanced workplaces. This BS in Business Administration program emphasizes collaboration and international applications of business practices.
  • Interact and network with esteemed faculty who are active business leaders and practitioners from a wide range of industries.

Earn a Certificate in Data Science

Our BS in Business Administration program features a sequence of five courses designed to lead to a certificate in data science. After completing the courses, totaling 25 credits, you can apply for the certificate—a valuable credential that attests to specialized knowledge and skills you can apply immediately in your workplace. Ask your Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Learning Outcomes

Our online BS in Business Administration program helps prepare its graduates to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental business principles and practices that enable firms to operate in both domestic and global environments.
  2. Employ critical thinking and analysis skills to solve business problems in a real-world context.
  3. Analyze ethical issues that impact business decisions from economic, political, legal, and social perspectives.
  4. Describe the ways in which diversity influences a company’s ability to achieve its goals.
  5. Evaluate the application of technology as a strategy for competitive advantage in business.
  6. Conduct basic research using scholarly sources to acquire new knowledge in the business domain.

Explore Our New Data Science Concentration

In the era of informed business decision-making, data reigns. Our BS in Business Administration program features a Data Science concentration composed of courses developed in collaboration with IBM—a global leader in innovation and technology. Walden is proud to be the first online U.S. university to partner with IBM to offer these data science courses.

Career Impact

Gain Skills That Today’s Employers Seek

Demand for business administration degree holders is high—and growing. In 2018 alone, there were 998,716 job postings available nationwide for BS in Business Administration graduates, a substantial increase from 799,841 postings in 2017.1 Earning your undergraduate business degree from Walden can prepare you with career skills that employers value.

Broaden Your Career Possibilities

A BS in Business Administration equips you with essential business skills that can be applied in any industry, from healthcare and manufacturing to education and government. In 2018, the top job titles requiring a business administration bachelor’s degree included:1

  • Business / financial analyst
  • Account manager
  • Marketing manager/director of marketing
  • Project manager
  • Sales manager/representative
  • Manager
  • Human resources specialist/manager
  • Accountant
  • Office manager
  • Buyer
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Data analyst
  • Product manager

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Increase Your Earnings Potential

A Walden business administration degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. Among 2018 job postings for business administration graduates that included salary information, 43% listed salaries of more than $75,000. The top titles for jobs in this salary range included controller, business analyst, and project manager.2

Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a BS in Business Administration

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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Beyond the Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Program

The AIM program allows you to complete your master’s program with up to 50% fewer credits, since you begin the coursework while earning your bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathways offers options for increasing your course load to reduce your degree completion time.

Data for this analysis of job postings for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from January 1, 2017, to November 30, 2018, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight. Results for industry sectors and job titles are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions and are subject to change.

Data for this analysis of job postings for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from December 1, 2017, to November 30, 2018, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight. Results for job titles and salaries are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions and are subject to change.

Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation.

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