Bachelor of Business Administration


Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business

12–18 months

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The Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program at Westminster College

The online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a great option for working professionals who want to complete their degree and take their career to the next level. The program is an interactive, online, project-based degree program. It is based on the premise that the true mark of learning is not just what you know, but what you can do with what you know.

Westminster College recognizes that working students already know a lot about the business world. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 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.

Who the Bachelor of Business Administration Program Is For

The online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is designed for professionals who are looking for flexibility in an academic program and are eager to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities they have already acquired to complete their degree and move ahead in the business world.

Westminster College also encourages transfer students with an associate degree and continuing Westminster College students who have satisfied their WCore requirements to enter this program. While not mandatory, having WCore requirements completed will ensure faster degree completion.

To enroll in this program, you must also be admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration program. See program admissions requirements to learn more.

What You'll Learn in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program 

  • Communication: Effectively communicate business concepts orally and in writing to faculty and business stakeholders
  • Ethical decision-making: Demonstrate an understanding of various ethical perspectives and use ethical and legal frameworks for decision-making
  • Critical thinking: Develop skills to analyze and solve complex managerial problems
  • Leadership and collaboration: Demonstrate how individual and group leadership contributes to organizational goals and outcomes
  • Strategic perspective: Demonstrate the cultural, legal, economic, and geo-political forces that impact business strategies within national and international contexts
  • Organizational performance: Analyze and use accounting and financial information to articulate organizational performance for various stakeholders
  • Market execution: 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

Sample BUSINESS courses

  • BBA-PRJ1.F: CEO for a Day
  • BBA-PRJ2.2: Product and Price
  • BBA-PRJ2.5: Tactical Execution
  • BBA-PRJ2.5: Global Consciousness


Completion time:

A student working full time usually completes a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Westminster College in 12–18 months, depending on individual experience and personal commitments.

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Application Deadline

Complete applications for the online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

Entry Terms- Fall, Spring, or summer


Our Faculty

Dax Jacobson, Ph.D
Dean, Gore School of Business

Dick Chapman, Ph.D


BUSINESS career opportunities

Improve your credentials with an online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Westminster College. Together with your project coach, you will plan a personalized learning path geared towards your specific skills and interests. As you complete each project sequence, you will demonstrate new business skills and abilities.

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Bachelor of Business Administration Program Plan of Study

Business Administration Program Format

The online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 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.

The Sequences

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:

  1. Professional Development
  2. Competitive Analysis
  3. Enterprise Performance
  4. Strategy and Leadership
  5. 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.

Learn More about the Bachelor of Business Administration Program

More information on projects, coaching, and grading can be found under degree requirements on the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) academic catalog page. Specific information on the parts of each project sequence is listed under course descriptions for the program in the academic catalog.

Accelerated Project-Based MBA Program Eligibility

When you complete the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, you are pre-admitted to Westminster College’s online Project-Based MBA program. You can complete the Project-Based MBA program in 4 semesters.

Liberal Education Courses

Any WCore requirements you have to fulfill can be completed online along with the requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. WCore is Westminster College’s liberal education program that gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, exploring new subjects and ideas through unique, engaged, and challenging courses.

Key Benefits of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program

  • Flexible, interactive online format that allows you to complete most of the program online around your personal and professional schedule, making degree completion more flexible and convenient
  • Easy access to faculty, mentors, staff, and support services that provide you guidance throughout the program to ensure success and completion
  • Build on what you already know through projects that reflect real-world business applications and processes.
  • When you complete the online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, you will be eligible to seek an accelerated, online Westminster College Project-Based MBA degree.