Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The accelerated bachelor of science degree program in business administration (BSBA), is an affordable option designed for the working adult who is looking to advance their career. Today’s competitive business environment requires both academic credentials and high competence. A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Becker College incorporates the latest skills and knowledge, deepens your technical expertise, and strengthens the competencies that are in demand in today’s globally connected business markets. This program can be completed online or on campus.

From our beginnings as Becker’s Business College, Becker College has gone on to be recognized as one of the nation’s “best colleges for undergraduate education” for four consecutive years by The Princeton Review, in its Best 380 Colleges. Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide.

An online degree in business administration from Becker is distinguished by its value to employers nationwide. Whether you’re seeking to start your career in business or elevate your existing career, you’ll be prepared to meet the challenges of a global marketplace in a wide variety of industries.

From your first day of class, you will start building both the technical skills and knowledge you need to be successful today, as well as valuable business skills that will help you succeed in a fluid job market and fast-changing world. These skills include:

  • Flexibility and adaptability, to be capable of adapting within your job as well as for careers that may not yet exist
  • Effective communication, to ensure you can develop and share ideas and information, as well as actively listen and successfully interpret the communication of others in the collaborative global marketplace
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving, to develop your ability to process and understand complexities so you can provide innovative solutions
  • Creativity and independence, to promote an entrepreneurial and imaginative outlook for the benefit of your company—and for the world of the future

Becker College is an educational member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), recognized for its B.S. in business administration program.

Program Description

The online BSBA focuses on 18 core management courses. Each course runs for five weeks, and is facilitated by faculty who work in a range of leading industries. Classes are focused on studying real work environments, examining case studies, and participating in work simulations, team projects and breakout sessions. This approach is designed to provide the online BSBA candidate with the strategic, managerial, leadership, and change management skills essential for today’s dynamic business workplace.

College Credit for Your Prior Experience

Becker College offers Portfolio, a class for the assessment of non-classroom learning through the development of a portfolio, which encompasses life experience and professional training. Students can earn up to 48 credits through the portfolio process, which is developed with the support of your advisor.

Learning Outcomes

COMMUNICATION

Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication including informed arguments, persuasion, synthesize complex data and concepts.

CONTEXT

Students will demonstrate comfort with and ability to effectively operate in: ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty and change. Students will be adept at situational awareness. Students will understand the historical context of their culture and they will view the world from a global lens acknowledging the diversity of cultures and values. Students will demonstrate propositional thinking; they will test and iterate on ideas/solutions based upon feedback and learn from their own failures.

QUANTITATIVE

Students will use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems.

ETHICS

Students will demonstrate ability to evaluate decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders in the creation of sustainable social, environmental, and economic value.

COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY

Students will demonstrate mastery of various thinking modes, notably analytic, synthetic, convergent, divergent, creative, and critical, and when to employ each type. Student will demonstrate awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and will seek continual improvements. Student will demonstrate both self and social awareness and management to effectively play various roles on an interdisciplinary team from leader to contributor to participant (role fluidity). These skills are essential for all leadership and management roles.

VALUE CREATION

Students will identify, create, shape, and capture value through understanding economic models and the reality of industry disruption cycles

Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement as part of their employee benefit package. Becker College does accept this benefit from those students who are eligible for tuition reimbursement through their employer. The eligible student is required to complete a tuition reimbursement form and provide documentation of their employer’s tuition reimbursement policy. A $75.00 fee per semester is also required.

Admissions Requirements

The Center for Accelerated and Professional Studies offers a rolling admission process; applications are accepted throughout the year. Requirements include:

  • Completed signed application
  • Prior college credit(s) earned > copy of official college transcript(s) required
  • No previous college experience > proof of high school diploma or GED required
  • Assessment testing may be required

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If you have any questions or need any assistance you can contact us at accel@becker.edu or 508.373.9500.

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