Business Administration

Succeeding in today’s business environment requires a solid knowledge of all functional business areas from a global perspective. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides 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 also offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in Accounting andManagement.

Business Administration (Bachelor of Science)

Many organizations are interested in employees who have general business-related skills. Broad-based business skills are obtained by taking courses in the Common Body of Knowledge area and at least one course in each of the other business-related major areas - Accounting, Business Communication, Criminal Behavior, Finance, Human Resource Management, Informatics, Legal Studies, Management, and Marketing.

Degree Summary


181 weeks (approx. 3.5 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 Develop a viable business plan for a new or existing venture that addresses internal and external drivers of success and obstacles to implementation.
2 Analyze the competitive marketplace to identify areas of competitive advantage to support a long-term sustainable positioning.
3 Describe the interdependence of the functional areas and processes of an organization.
4 Support business decisions with sound and defensible corporate and personal ethical policies.
5 Identify appropriate research methods that can be used to develop deeper understanding of a business' markets, customers, and stakeholders.
6 Isolate and categorize the skills needed for managing people and processes in competitive, global markets.
7 Develop marketing solutions designed to meet current and future customer needs.
8 Analyze key financial measures of success and evaluate financial implications of strategic and tactical decisions for short- and long-term planning.
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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