Business Administration

Succeeding in today’s business environment requires a solid knowledge of all functional business areas from a global perspective. The Business Administration programs provide students with solid foundations in major business areas and an understanding of how they are connected. Students gain insights into the implications of technological change and of the increasingly global marketplace of business management. 

West offers the following business administration degree programs:

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Information Technology

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management

Business Administration (Bachelor of Science)

Managers in all types of organizations must be able to think critically, plan strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively in an ever-changing global marketplace that is driven by a constant focus on value-added differentiation. They need to understand how the functional areas of a business must be coordinated to deliver superior value to their customers.  In the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration program, students gain competencies in each of the key functional areas of business in order to position them to approach organizational challenges and opportunities with deep skills and a holistic perspective. The program focuses on developing foundational skills and knowledge in all key management functions within a global service-oriented context.

Degree Summary


189 weeks (approx. 3.6 years) Starting a new course each month, with no transfer credit


Bachelor Degree Total Credits: 120


Total: $30,000 Books and Supplies: $0

Program Learning Outcomes

1 Analyze the competitive marketplace and core internal capabilities to identify areas of competitive advantage to support a long-term sustainable positioning in today’s global, service-oriented environment.
2 Support business decisions with sound and defensible corporate and personal ethical policies.
3 Identify appropriate research methods that can be used to develop deeper understanding of a business' markets, customers, and stakeholders.
4 Develop marketing solutions designed to meet current and future customer needs.
5 Analyze key financial measures of success and evaluate financial implications of strategic and tactical decisions for short- and long-term planning.
6 Develop a viable business plan for a new or existing venture that addresses internal and external drivers of success and obstacles to implementation.
7 Describe the interdependence of the functional areas and processes of an organization.
8 Isolate and categorize the skills needed for managing people and processes across a range of functional areas and cultural environments in competitive, global markets.
9 Assess the role of operations in the value creation and delivery processes.
10 Evaluate information systems required to support an effective enterprise and drive competitive advantage.

Courses of Study and Requirements

Credits Required for Degree Completion 126 CREDITS


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