The UW-Parkside Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, offered through the UW Flexible Option, provides you with the opportunity to learn and demonstrate fundamental business skills applicable to nearly every career field. This curriculum draws from a variety of functional areas ranging from economics and accounting to marketing and supply chain management, and leverages project-based learning throughout the program.
Unlike traditional programs, you will progress toward your degree by demonstrating mastery of applicable skills and knowledge, and by building on what you may have already gained through prior coursework, military service, on-the-job training, or other learning experiences.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) features project-based curriculum. There are 20 overall competency areas integral to business administration practices. Each course will require you to demonstrate mastery in one or more of the competency areas. The final, culminating capstone requires you to demonstrate mastery of your skills in a real-world setting. In order to obtain the BSBA degree, you need to successfully complete 120 credits. The 120 credits that you need to complete are distributed as follows:
- 66 Competency Area (program) credits
- 42-45 General Education credits
- 10-12 elective credits
The UW Flexible Option allows you to:
- Build on the expertise you have developed on the job and in your previous experience or academic work.
- Fit school into your life. Start any month. Without semester schedules, group work, class discussions, or scheduled log-on requirements, you can earn your degree when it works for you.
- Control your pace. Complete assignments when you’re able and then move on to the next. Take time off when you need it.
- Earn an affordable degree. The Flex Tuition Guarantee locks in your tuition rate while you are actively enrolled in the program.
A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) prepares graduates for a wide range of positions in finance, management, marketing, human resources, and more. In general, BSBA graduates use their degree to advance their career, make a career change, or as a stepping stone to a graduate degree—like an MBA.
The following job titles reflect the common roles BSBA graduates are qualified for:
- Management Analyst
- General & Operations Manager
- Purchasing Manager
- Self-Employed Business or Financial Operations
- Sales Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Human Resources Manager
- Computer & Information Systems Manager
Candidates for the Business Administration degree must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher and have earned at least 10 transferable college credits.
- Applicants who do not meet these academic requirements may be considered for admissions to the Associate of Arts & Sciences (AAS) degree program.
- Applicants admitted to the AAS degree may consider a program change once the business administration academic requirements have been satisfied or after the AAS degree is earned.
- Admitted business students are considered intended majors until 45 total credits are earned.
NOTE: Prior college transcripts from which you may transfer credit must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).