Cleveland State University, Monte Ahuja College of Business - Lakeland Community College

BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program

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Effective fall 2014, all students admitted to the CSU-Lakeland Business program will be accepted into the new BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program.  The BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program is based on a cooperative 2+2 program with Lakeland Community College and the Monte Ahuja College of Business of Cleveland State University.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits hours and completion of all Ahuja College of Business AACSB accredited course work.  Lakeland CC courses are offered on the Lakeland CC campus at the Lakeland CC tuition rate.   The CSU- BBA Degree: General Business Completion course work will be offered at the Holden University Center at Lakeland Community College and offered Online via the CSU Blackboard portal at the CSU tuition rate.  This program is ideal for working adult students; this program affords students the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive foundation of business knowledge combined with advanced exposure to multiple areas of business.

Program Highlights:

  • Complete half of the course work at the Lakeland Community College tuition rate
  • CSU courses offered on via the web or on the Lakeland campus
  • Flexible course schedule for students working fulltime


Students must complete all required Lakeland course work prior to starting the BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program.  The BBA Degree: General Business Completion CSU courses will be offered during the CSU academic semesters of fall, spring and summer.  Please review the CSU academic calendar regarding semester dates at

BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program Guides

The below guides outline all the required Lakeland Associate of Applied Business or Associate of Associate of Arts course work and the CSU General Business required course work.

Lakeland Community College Associate of Applied Business – General to CSU BBA

Lakeland Community College Associate of Arts – General to CSU BBA

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Students who are interested in enrolling the BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program must meet with the Lakeland Counseling Office to discuss how an Associate’s degree program can transition into the BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program and meet with the CSU Partnership Office in the Holden University Center to declare their intent to enroll in the BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program.

Intent to Enroll Application

Please contact the Lakeland Counseling Office at 440.525.7200 regarding academic advising and registration issues for all Lakeland CC courses.

Students can also work with our E-Business Advisor (Optional) to review how previous course work applies towards the BBA Degree: General Business Completion Program. For more information about our E-Business Advisor, click here: E-Business Advisor

Next Steps

Once students have completed all Lakeland CC courses, then students complete a CSU Admissions Application and Partnership Application Supplement Form and begin to work with a CSU Business advisor.

The CSU Business Advising Center can be reached at 216.687.3729

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I register for courses?

A. By using your Campus Net account. Fully detailed Campus Net instructions are available for your convenience.

Q. How do I begin the reimbursement process?

A. Detailed information, including the necessary forms, may be found at For specific questions regarding payment options and/or third-party reimbursement, please contact Campus 411 by telephone at 216.687.5411 or by e-mail at

Q: How do I obtain my textbooks?

A. You may purchase your textbooks online at or by visiting the CSU Bookstore.

Click here for more information from the CSU / Lakeland Community College Partnership Office.

What happened to the BBA Fast Track Program?

Attention:  Cleveland State has recently undertaken a university-wide initiative to modify curricula by replacing four-credit courses with three-credit courses and instituting 120-credit hour limits as the standard for undergraduate degree completion. This initiative resulted in a detailed curriculum review of all BBA majors, including the major of Business Administration, which is now called General Business.  Due to this change CSU and the Ahuja College of Business has redesigned all our BBA majors and the  redesigned programs no longer allows for 200 level business courses from a community college to be used toward 300 level major elective or major core course work. In addition, the Ahuja College of Business can only accept community college 100/200 level business related courses as direct transfer course work toward our AACSB accredited BBA program, which has been approved within the CSU-Lakeland Transfer Guide.  So the prior BBA Fast Track program will end as of summer 2014; however, all students with CSU catalog right dates of summer 2014 and older will be allowed to finish their BBA Degree – Business Administration program using the old BBA Fast Track program requirements.