Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
The Bachelor of Business Administration program 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.
Who It's For
This program 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 also encourages transfer students with an associate degree and continuing Westminster students who have satisfied their WCore requirements to enter this program. While not mandatory, having WCore requirements completed will ensure faster degree completion.
- 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 Bachelor of Business Administration program, you will be eligible to seek an accelerated, online Westminster project-based MBA degree.
How Long It Takes
A student working full time usually completes this program in 12–18 months, depending on individual experience and personal commitments.
About the Program
Westminster recognizes that working students already know a lot about the business world. The Bachelor of Business Administration 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.
What You'll Learn
- Effectively communicate business concepts verbally and in writing to faculty and business stakeholders.
- Demonstrate an understanding of various ethical perspectives and use ethical and legal frameworks for decision-making.
- Develop skills to analyze and solve complex managerial problems.
- Demonstrate how individual and group leadership contributes to organizational goals and outcomes.
- Demonstrate the cultural, legal, economic and geo-political forces that impact business strategies within national and international contexts.
- Analyze and use accounting and financial information to interpret and communicate organizational performance to various stakeholders.
- 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.
Plan of Study
The Bachelor of Business Administration 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.
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:
- Professional Development
- Competitive Analysis
- Enterprise Performance
- Strategy and Leadership
- 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.
More information on projects, coaching, and grading can be found under degree requirements on the bachelor of business administration 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 program, you are pre-admitted to Westminster’s 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 program. WCore is Westminster’s liberal education program that gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, exploring new subjects and ideas through unique, engaged, and challenging courses.
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Improve your credentials with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Westminster. 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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Tuition and Fees
Federal financial aid is available and will be awarded on an individual basis to students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some federal financial aid programs require students to maintain the equivalent of full- or part-time enrollment.
Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program are not eligible for Westminster merit scholarships due to a discounted tuition rate. However, Westminster still offers tips on finding external scholarships.
Fenton Foundation Transfer Student Scholarship
The Fenton Foundation wants to contribute to the success of transfer students admitted into the Bachelor of Business Administration program for the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters by awarding 15 scholarships worth up to $10,000 each. Each scholarship will be awarded across 4 consecutive enrolled semesters and will be worth up to $2,500 per semester. To be eligible, you must:
- Exemplify a strong commitment to completing your undergraduate degree
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Submit 1 letter of recommendation
- Complete the short scholarship application
The scholarship application and additional details will be provided once you have applied to the Bachelor of Business Administration program and are admitted into Westminster College.
Call Tal Gordon at 801.832.2295 for more information regarding the Fenton Foundation Scholarship.
Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program are eligible for federal grant programs but are not eligible for the Westminster institutional Griffin Grant. Grants are generally need-based and do not need to be repaid. Some grants have requirements upon graduation to ensure repayment is not necessary.
Undergraduate students are eligible for a number of federal loans, as well as alternative, private loans. Whenever possible, students are encouraged to consider federal student loans first before considering alternative loans, as the terms and conditions of federal loans may be more favorable than the provisions of alternative loans.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a federally funded program that provides job opportunities for students to earn money to help pay for college. Westminster employs hundreds of students each year in different areas.