Online Degree Completion Program

 

BBA - General Business


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College of BusinessThe Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - General Business Online Degree Completion Program is designed for students who have already completed more than 40 hours of college course work and are close to starting junior year related business course work. It enables experienced advanced college students and business professionals the flexibility to earn an accredited undergraduate business degree from CSU.

The rigorous program affords students the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive foundation of business knowledge combined with advanced exposure to multiple areas of business.

Program

Admission Requirements

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Scholarships

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Program

  • Students may complete their BBA degree in two years online on a part-time credit schedule each Fall, Spring and Summer semester
  • Courses are fully delivered online via CSU Blackboard E-learning platform
  • Available to current business students and new transfer students
  • AACSB Accredited Online BBA program
  • Same CSU flat tuition rate for on-campus courses with an additional web course fee of $25.00 per credit hour

The BBA - General Business Online Degree Completion program can be completed in two years, ending in the Spring or Summer semester, by following the course work in the correct sequence. Students have the option to complete courses as a part-time student and at their own pace. Courses will be offered on a rotating basis throughout the calendar year, combining Upper Division core requirements with BBA major electives. The scheduling provides for established University holidays.

Fall 2013 Semester
(traditional calendar, 15 weeks)

Spring 2014 Semester
(traditional calendar, 15 weeks)
Summer 2014 Semester
(6, 8, 10 or 12 week options)
MLR 321: Organizational Behavior
ECN 302: Intermediate Microeconomics
IST 305: Info Technology for Competitive Advantage
BUS 351: Business, Society and Government
OSM 311: Introduction to Operations Management
MLR 301: Principles of Management
MKT 441: Integrated Marketing Communication
MKT 456: Customer Relationship Management
IST 430: Knowledge Management
Fall 2014 Semester
(traditional calendar, 15 weeks)
Spring 2015 Semester
(traditional calendar, 15 weeks)
Spring 2015 Semester
(6, 8, 10 or 12 week options)
FIN 351: Introduction to Financial Management
FIN 353: Introduction to Investments OR IST 461: Business Analysis

MKT 441: Integrated Marketing Communication
(elective if needed)

MLR 340: Human Resources Management
OSM 442: Innovation Management
MLR 465: Management, Strategy and Policy
OSM 425: International Operations Management
MLR 465: Management, Strategy and Policy

Admission Requirements

The program is designed to utilize previous college course work and accommodate students who have completed an AA or AS degree at a community college. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Students must have completed the required CSU general education course work:

  • Introduction to University Life: Only required for first-year CSU students
  • English Composition: ENG 100/101 and ENG 102 (grades of "C" or higher)
  • Math: MTH 148 and MTH 149 (grades of "C" or higher)
  • Natural Science: 7 credits of Natural Science with Lab
  • Social Science: 3 credits of Non-US Social Science
  • Arts and Humanities: 3 credits of Introductory Arts and Humanities, 3 credits of Non-US Arts and Humanities
  • Social Diversity: 3 credits of African-American Experience and 3 credits of US Diversity
  • Foreign Language: Submission of official high school transcripts showing 2 years of same language successfully completed; completion of 2 consecutive semesters of introductory foreign language courses at CSU or transfer institution; waiver of Foreign Language through verification of Modern Language Department by demonstrated proficiency

Students must have completed all BBA - Lower Divisional Core Course Work:

  • BUS 151: World of Business
  • GAD 250: Business Communication
  • IST 203: Software Tools
  • ECN 201: Macroeconomics
  • ECN 202: Microeconomics
  • ACT 221: Introductory Accounting I
  • ACT 222: Introductory Accounting II
  • OSM 201: Business Statistics I
  • OSM 202: Business Statistics II
  • MKT 301: Fundamentals of Marketing
  • BLW 411: Business Law and Ethics

How to Apply

All students applying to the BBA - General Business Online Degree Completion Program must also apply for regular admission to CSU. Please visit www.csuohio.edu/admissions for application

Complete and submit program application along with statement of interest and current resume. Download program application

  • Statement of interest should be typed and 1,000 words maximum. It should provide insight into the applicant's areas of interest (academic and professional) and describe why the applicant is a strong candidate for the program
  • Include name and CSU ID on statement
  • Statement should be submitted at the same time as the application form. Applications not included the statement of interest will be considered incomplete
  • Current resume should include all business and academic experience

Application Deadlines

Students may enter into the program at any time. Applications must be submitted no later than one month before the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Please refer to the University Calendar for exact dates.

Current CSU Students

  • If enrolled in general education and/or lower-division BBA core course work must provide in-progress grade reports (all applicable courses) from instructors. Download in-progress grade report form

Incoming Transfer Students

  • If enrolled in general education and/or lower-division BBA core course work must provide in-progress grade reports (all applicable courses) from instructors. Download in-progress grade report form
  • Submission of final official transcripts must be received a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the Fall semester. Admission will be revoked if final official transcripts have not been received and successful completion of necessary course work cannot be confirmed
  • Additional information for Cuyahoga Community College transfer students
  • Additional information for Lakeland Community College transfer students
  • Additional information for Lorain Country Community College transfer students

Tuition and Fees

Cleveland State University tuition and fees are automatically calculated based on your enrollment status, residency and course selections. The number of credit hours a student is transferring in to the University determines tuition for non-Ohio residents. Visit the Office of Treasury Services website for information on the per-credit hour fees.

Current CSU tuition rate for in-state per credit fee: $386.00

Students in the Online BBA Degree Completion Program are charged the same CSU flat tuition rate with an additional web course fee of $25.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees include books and supplies.

Students in the Online BBA Degree Completion Program experience savings in the areas of housing, meal plans, transportation and parking. Additionally, students in this program are not charged the $25.00 UPass fee assessed per semester for downtown Main Campus students.

Financial Aid

Due to the part-time credit schedule of the Online BBA Degree Completion Program, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours (part-time student status) and meet all other compliance requirements to qualify for Financial Aid.

In order to apply for financial aid, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for gift aid (scholarships and grants) and self-help programs (Federal Work Study and loans). Filing a FAFSA must be done every year in order to receive financial aid.

For additional information about financial aid, as well as a step-by-step guide to completing the FAFSA, visit CSU's financial aid website.

Scholarships

Continuing CSU students and new transfer students are eligible to apply for scholarships.

Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships through external sources.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register for courses?
By using your CampusNet account. Detailed CampusNet instructions are available for your convenience.

My employer is paying for the program. Where I can find information on reimbursement?
Detailed information, including the necessary forms, is available from Treasury Services. For specific questions regarding payment options and/or third-party reimbursement, please contact Campus411 at 216.687.5411 or campus411@csuohio.edu.

Where do I buy my textbooks?
Log-on to your CSU Blackboard class to determine if the course will use hard copy textbooks or e-textbooks. Hard copy textbooks can be purchased online or by visiting the CSU Bookstore. Professors and/or the Blackboard course syllabus will provide information on obtaining e-textbooks.

I have specific program questions. Who can I talk to?
Contact the Monte Ahuja College of Business Undergraduate Advising Office at 216.687.3729 or E-BusinessAdvisor@csuohio.edu.