Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

From spreadsheet applications to financial management and human resources to accounting, a broad understanding of business administration is needed to seek out a job in the business field and build a rewarding career. Providing students with the necessary and useful skills is the purpose of CTU's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree.

With 13 concentration options, students enrolled in CTU's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program have the opportunity to develop niche skills by pursuing a concentration. This better equips students with the skills and knowledge beneficial to the career path they envision building. CTU’s BSBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is offered on campus at the Aurora or Colorado Springs campuses, or online.

For the third year in a row, CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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    Online | Denver | Colorado Springs

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  • Program Outline

    An In-Depth Look at the BSBA Degree

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree is 180 quarter-credits and can be completed in as quickly as four years or sooner if students can take advantage of Fast Track™ exams. The BSBA degree covers general education coursework, concentration courses and core coursework.

    General education. Students start their business administration degree by completing fundamental courses in science, math, and writing. They also take both Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics and have the choice of a humanities elective or an Academic and Career Success course, which offers career planning strategies. These general education electives comprise 66 quarter-credits of the overall program.

    Concentration. Students take seven courses, for 28 quarter-credits, from a BSBA area of concentration. Often, these can be weaved in among the core education classes, many of which are also upper level.

    Core education. No matter what concentration students choose, they need to take fundamental courses that provide them with the basics when it comes to business skills and understanding. These core education classes make up 86 total quarter-credit hours and provide both theoretical and practical knowledge. Some of this core education coursework includes:

    • Accounting I and II
    • International Business Practices
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Management Fundamentals
    • Organizational Business Principles

    Students also complete a 4 quarter-credit business capstone class. This is completed done during the last quarter of the program and provides students with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge they have learned over the course of their degree program, from human resources to accounting and supply chain management to business law, with current events and case studies.

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    Courses for this degree are dependent upon the concentration chosen.

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    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    Students finishing their BSBA degree through CTU should be able to demonstrate their skills in a variety of meaningful, practical ways once they are done. Generally, with CTU's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, students should be able to:

    • Integrate various aspects of business administration on the job including accounting, finance and statistics
    • Understand the place of the evolving, global workplace
    • Explain how change occurs in an organization and develop skills to address change
    • Create spreadsheets to help manage and analyze data
    • Use various tools and techniques to work toward continual process improvement

    In fact, students who complete CTU's BSBA degree program may be able to seek employment as a:2

    • Business Analyst
    • Management Analyst
    • Operations Manager
    • Production Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Store Manager
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2; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.