Inspiring Future Leaders

Business administration dominates the list of most-in-demand majors and can prepare you for a wide-range of high-paying careers with above-average growth prospects. Whether you have the desire to start your own business, manage a business or community organization, or work for a global corporation, The W offers a business degree option to meet your career goals. It will provide skills that are useful for a wide variety of career paths including accounting, healthcare management, sales, manufacturing, management, marketing, sports management, informational technology, nonprofit, consulting, and more.

The W offers three types of business degrees. To make the right decision, you first need to know the distinction between the degrees, and which one is right for you. Additionally, a degree in business can lead to vastly different career paths, so the W offers a variety of concentrations within the business administration major.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Administration degree is one of the most common degrees in the field of business. It is designed for high school graduates and community college transfers with academic credit.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Business Administration degree is designed for community college graduates who have already earned an Associates of Applied Science degree (AAS) in a Career & Technical field. The degree allows students to build upon their technical skills with general education courses and junior and senior level business classes. The W does this by accepting up to 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit that may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a graduate degree that provides fundamental business knowledge across areas like marketing, management, information technology, finance, and accounting. It is a beneficial degree choice for working professionals who need to obtain additional education to reach their occupational goals and is designed for both business and non-business students with a completed bachelor's degree.

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The W offers a competitive, affordable tuition rate so that furthering your education is within reach. In fact, our undergraduate business programs rank as some of the most affordable in the nation. The W does not charge an extra fee for out-of-state students. Every student pays the same low tuition, wherever they reside.

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Generous Transfer Policy

If you have already taken college courses and are ready to finish your bachelor’s degree, you may be able to finish faster at The W. We want to help you build on your achievement and take your community or technical college credits further. You worked hard on your credits, and that is why students at The W may transfer up to 90 credit hours from accredited community colleges and universities.

Engaged Learning

Studies show that class size has a direct impact on student achievement. At The W the classes are small, but the opportunities are BIG. Our size and culture offer a personalized learning experience. Low student-to-faculty ratio fosters a close relationship with faculty and advisors, which allows us to provide personalized attention and make learning relate to real world experiences. Free tutoring and writing skills support is available for all students.

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Flexible Learning

Whether you choose the full on-campus university experience, remote learning online, or a mixture of the two, you will have a dynamic learning experience and powerful knowledge you can take with you everywhere.

Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA Program

A Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is a smart choice long-term career success. Get a head start with our Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA, a program for high performing students that allows them to take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes, reducing time and cost.

Accelerated MBA Program

ACBSP Accredited

As an indication of high academic quality, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation body for business education, has granted the University’s Business Department full accreditation for the offering of the following degree programs: BBA Degree in Business Administration (with a major in Business Administration and concentrations in Accounting, General Business, Management, Health Care Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Management Information Systems).

Achieving this status requires a demanding internal and external review to ensure that programs meet established standards of excellence. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures business programs deliver students the skills employers want.

Student Achievement Data

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