About the Program
Westminster recognizes that working students already know a lot about the business world. The Bachelor of Business Administration program allows you to concentrate your time on developing new business skills and applying them directly to a professional setting. You will learn online, at your own pace, and in a program approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
What You'll Learn
- Effectively communicate business concepts verbally and in writing to faculty and business stakeholders.
- Demonstrate an understanding of various ethical perspectives and use ethical and legal frameworks for decision-making.
- Develop skills to analyze and solve complex managerial problems.
- Demonstrate how individual and group leadership contributes to organizational goals and outcomes.
- Demonstrate the cultural, legal, economic and geo-political forces that impact business strategies within national and international contexts.
- Analyze and use accounting and financial information to interpret and communicate organizational performance to various stakeholders.
- Identify and understand markets for an organization’s goods and services, apply the activities that make up the value chain for those goods and services, and employ appropriate methodologies and techniques for ensuring product/service quality and speed to market.
Plan of Study
The Bachelor of Business Administration program follows an alternative plan of study format. Instead of taking multiple courses, you will complete a set of project sequences.
The program is competency-based, meaning curriculum was developed with the expectation of certain knowledge, skills, and abilities (competencies) you develop as you progress. Through this curriculum style, you will build expertise as you put theory into practice, applying what you learn immediately through projects tailored to your background, career, and aspirations.
This program is also taught in an interactive, online format, meaning you can complete projects around your personal and professional schedule to make degree completion more flexible and convenient while still having meaningful interactions with faculty and peers. And, you will be able to use your entrepreneurial ideas by using a business you want to start for most projects.
You complete all projects in each sequence to demonstrate a mastery of the program’s learning goals and competencies. Coursework is broken into 5 project sequences:
- Professional Development
- Competitive Analysis
- Enterprise Performance
- Strategy and Leadership
- Business/Commercial Plan (You will build a business plan for a new startup or work on an intrapreneurial plan for your company as well as take the ETS Major Field Test in Business)
The program uses team projects and one-on-one mentoring to build a community with coaches and peers, learn about project assignments and competencies to be evaluated, increase your performance in competencies, and network.
More information on projects, coaching, and grading can be found under degree requirements on the bachelor of business administration academic catalog page. Specific information on the parts of each project sequence is listed under course descriptions for the program in the academic catalog.
Liberal Education Courses
Any WCore requirements you have to fulfill can be completed online along with the requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration program. WCore is Westminster’s liberal education program that gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, exploring new subjects and ideas through unique, engaged, and challenging courses.