Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Business Development

Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program offers a focused concentration in Business Development. This curriculum focuses on psychological theories, data and research to understand the personality, behaviors, motivation and success factors of individuals who excel at creating and maintaining businesses. This concentration is designed for individuals interested in learning and understanding the success factors of individuals with the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to pursue and manage new business ventures.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
Colorado Technical University 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)

  • Classes start in 13 Days

  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  180

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online: Online

Program Details

Concentrations
Career Paths
Curriculum
Alumni Experience
Employer Experience
  • Concentrations

  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Business Development include:1

    • Business Analyst
    • Program Manager
    • Management Analyst
    • Store Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Production Manager
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  • Curriculum

    The following courses are specific to the Business Development concentration. To view courses that must be completed for all Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees, visit the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration overview page.

    • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
    • Psychology and Mass Media
    • Sales and Advertising
    • Consumer Behavior: Groups and Society
    • Psychology of Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
    • Psychology and Social Media
    • Leadership
    • Stress Management
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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about.4

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    84%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    82%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    87%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    70%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    62%
    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    75%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    77%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    78%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    79%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    77%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.5,6

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    82%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    98%
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job6
    99%
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    93%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    87%
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization5
    90%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    77%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    91%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    88%
    Take direction well
    90%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    87%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    74%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    76%
    Provide input on planning for business
    77%
    Take initiative to lead projects6
    83%
    Think about how their projects will impact the business6
    83%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
Online Programs - Business Development

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Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

If you have questions regarding these employment rates, please contact us at 1-855-708-2085.

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Reporting Period: 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014

Date Submitted: 12/2014

The program rate shown corresponds to the Business Admnistration program.

RATE CALCULATION 

The Special New York Employment Rate

Number of employed graduates/completers as defined below, divided by the number of eligible graduates/completers (total graduates/completers minus the exclusions noted below).

The Special New York Employment Rate calculation excludes graduates/completers in the following categories:  (1) pregnant or has a medical condition or disability that results in the completer’s inability to work or the completer has a parent, child or spouse who has a medical condition that requires the care of the graduate; (2) engaged in full-time active military duty; (3) enrolled in an additional program of post-secondary education; (4) deceased; (5) not eligible for placement in the United States because of visa restrictions; (6) graduate of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program; or (7) spouse or dependent of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders; or (8) if CEC obtains written documentation signed by the graduate/completer stating that the graduate/completer is not seeking employment, or not seeking employment but remaining in a position held before graduation and not seeking to obtain a promotion or move up over time.

In calculating the Special New York Employment Rate, [School Name] counts graduates/completers as “employed” if they are a resident of New York, and obtained either a full-time position or a part-time position of a least 20 hours per week and:

  • their position was included on the list of job titles [School Name] publishes for which the program prepares them;
  • their position requires the use of skills learned in the their program as a predominant component of the job; or
  • they continued their employment in the same position they held prior to most recently enrolling in the program, if they attest in writing that the training they received enabled them to maintain or advance in their position.
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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 20%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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1http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime; 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.

2Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

3Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

4Employer Survey -2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

5Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

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