Online Business Development Degree
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Business Development
From large multinationals to small local shops, growth is one of the most common measures of business success. Tap into the research, methods, and theories behind growing a business with the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Business Development concentration from CTU. You’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into psychological theories, data, and research to study the personality, behaviors, motivation, and success factors of individuals who excel at creating and maintaining businesses. You can also apply psychological research on consumer behavior, innovation, leadership, and personality to the dynamics of entrepreneurship.
The BSBA in Business Development:
- Has CTU Fast Track™ exams available, a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
- Is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh year in a row*
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- March 30, 2021
- May 11, 2021
- June 22, 2021
Online Business Development Program Details
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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Development (BSBA-BD) is a 180-credit hour program that is offered online. It consists of 66 general education credits, 86 credit hours devoted to the business administration core, and 28 credit hours in the business development concentration.
This degree program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship opportunities and looking to enhance their skills to develop various business ventures. The concentration focuses on the holistic approach to business development, using psychological research and theory to determine what makes an entrepreneur successful. The core focus is on foundational business skills, functional areas of business development, as well as competencies and professional leadership skills utilized in diverse industries.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Courses: General EducationCredits
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours COMS105 Interpersonal Communications 4.5 or COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5 or COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5 ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5 ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics 4.5 ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5 GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 4.5 or HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5 MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5 MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5 MATH301 Data Driven Statistics 4.5 MATH451 Data Driven Decision Making 4.5 PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5 or HUMN250 World Values and Cultures 4.5 SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5 SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5 SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5 SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5 UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5 or HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 66
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT201 Accounting I 4 ACCT202 Accounting II 4 BADM440 Research Design Methods and Applications 4 ECON310 Global Managerial Economics 4 FINC225 Financial Statement Analysis 4 HRMT215 Management of Human Resources 4 HRMT440 Managing Organizational Change 4 IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4 MGM255 Management Fundamentals 4 MGM316 International Business Communications 4 MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles 4 MGM355 International Business Practices 4 MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4 MGMT235 Business Law I 4 MGMT345 Operations Management 4 MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies 4 MGMT495 Business Capstone 4 MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing 4 MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6 SCM210 Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management 4 UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4 or MGMT115 Introductory Business Practices 4 Total Credit Hours: 86
Courses: Business Development ConcentrationCredits
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours BADM475 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship 4 BHVS316 Psychology and Mass Media 4 CB460 Sales and Advertising 4 CB475 Consumer Behavior: Groups and Society 4 PSYC305 Psychology of Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship 4 PSYC325 Psychology and Social Media 4 PSYC426 Leadership 4 Total Credit Hours: 28
Total Credit Hours: 180
Accreditations and Alignments
This degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
This program is designed in alignment with the standards of the American Management Association (AMA), and the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (CFED).
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Ways to Save
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status
- Number of CTU Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
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 exams successfully passed. CTU 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.
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