Walden University

BS in Business Administration - General

Students enrolled in Walden University's B.S. in Business Administration (General) have the chance to learn the basics of business operations, finance, human resources, and entrepreneurship. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

B.S. in Business Administration (General)

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Program Description:

Walden University's B.S. in Business Administration (General) program gives students the chance to learn the skills necessary to enter the business world. The program aims to combine academic theory with practical applications of business knowledge. The Business Administration program emphasizes social awareness, civic engagement, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision-making. Students in this bachelor's degree program can also develop the quantitative analysis, communications, and technology skills necessary in the business environment. To earn the B.S. in Business Administration (General), students must complete all general education requirements in addition to major area requirements for the degree.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

Four and a half years: Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.

Total Credits Required:

181 quarter credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities, and veteran benefits.

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Courses for a B.S. in Business Administration (General):

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Business Courses

Course Title Credits
Introduction to Accounting I 5
Introduction to Management and Leadership 5
Business Law 5
Operations 5
Marketing 5
Human Resource Management 5
Financial Management 5
Information Systems in Enterprise 5
Dynamics of Change 5
Critical Thinking and Decision-Making 5
Entrepreneurship for Small Business 5
Business Capstone Project-Strategic 5
Management and Organizational Behavior 5
Microeconomics 5
Statistics 5

Portfolio Course

Course Title Credits
Developing Student Portfolios 1

Concentration Courses (complete three of the following)

Course Title Credits
Corporate Finance 5
Strategic Human Resource Management 5
International Business Operations 5
Knowledge Management 5
Business Process Design 5
Marketing Management 5

Elective Courses

Choose nine courses from any concentration or general education category

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students completing Walden University's BS in Business Administration (General) may be interested in pursuing a master's degree in business or finance. Graduates who hold an advanced degree could have more career opportunities or job responsibilities.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • M.S. in Finance
  • M.S. in Accounting
  • M.S. in Leadership
  • M.S. in Project Management

Career Paths:

Students of Walden University's BS in Business Administration (General) can develop skills that are useful in a number of employment settings, such as business law, marketing, human resource management, and financial management.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Marketing Analyst
  • Financial Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Human Resources Assistant