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Online Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Completion Program

Some College? No Degree? No Problem. Complete your Bachelor of Business Degree Online.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Online degree completion program is ideal for non-traditional students who have some college, some professional work experience and want to enhance their career development by finishing what they started. Even if you started at a community college or another university, the CSU BBA General Business Online degree completion program can help you earn your degree with a flexible schedule, conveniently and economically 100% online while maintaining work-life-school balance.

Time to Complete: To be determined after a review of transcripts.

Credits: To be determined after a review of transcripts.

Cost: Current CSU Undergraduate tuition costs can be found on the Bursar's website

Program Highlights

The Cleveland State BBA Online degree completion offers flexibility for students who want to take classes online – or in-person during the day or evening at our downtown Cleveland campus. This provides the opportunity for students to take advanced business courses that will meet their professional needs and career goals – and all at the same Cleveland State.

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Career Outcomes and Job Opportunities

Did you know that according to the Brookings Institute median career earnings for a bachelor’s degree graduate are 70% higher than for someone with some college but no degree? The General Business major can enhance your earning potential for roles in:

BBA Upper-Division Core Requirements

Course Title Credits
OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management 3 Credits
IST 305 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage 3 Credits
FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management 3 Credits
MGT 321 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
BUS 351 Business, Society and Government 3 Credits
MGT 465 Management Strategy and Policy 3 Credits

Major Coursework: General Business Major – BBA Degree Online

Course Title Credits
OSM 442 Innovation Management 3 Credits

General Business Major Electives: Select 10 courses from list below for a minimum of 30 credit hours

Course Title Credits
MKT 441 Integrated Marketing Communication 3 Credits
ACT 360 International Accounting 3 Credits
MGT 301 Principles of Management 3 Credits
FIN 350 Financial Decision Making / Bloomberg 3 Credits
MGT 340 Human Resources Management 3 Credits
OSM 425 International Operations Management 3 Credits
FIN 353 Introduction to Investments 3 Credits
OSM 416 Supply Chain Management 3 Credits
FIN 360 Financial Marketing / Institutions 3 Credits
OSM 421 Service Operations Management 3 Credits
MKT 456 Customer Relations 3 Credits
OSM 438 International Field Experience in Supply Chain Management 3 Credits
Requirements for Entry Into the BBA Online Program:

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:

General Education Courses

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:

Lower Divisional Core Course Work

Course Title
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
BUS 201 Applied Business Statistics
OSM 202 Introduction to Business Analytics
MKT 301 Fundamentals of Marketing

Application Requirements for the Online BBA:

  1. All students applying to the BBA - General Business Online Degree Completion Program must also apply for apply for admission to Cleveland State University.
  2. Visit the How to Apply for the Online BBA site for additional information.

Application Deadlines

Students may begin the program in any semester. Applications must be submitted no later than one month before the semester of entry. Please refer to the University Calendar for dates.

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Interested students should fill out the Request Information form and indicate their preference for the BBA program.

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For program information contact:

Monte Ahuja College of Business Undergraduate Advising Office
1860 E. 18th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115

Learning Methodology

The BBA General Business degree completion curriculum consists of foundational courses in business and a broad cross-section of advanced business courses in a variety of disciplines including management, accounting, finance and operations/supply chain. The curriculum is comprised of four sections:

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Our faculty in the Monte Ahuja College of Business are a diverse group of professors with industry-leading expertise in their disciplines and related, applied, professional business experience. The majority of faculty are actively involved in the community as consultants and members of professional organizations bringing a richness of practical application in addition to creating top-notch research.


My employer is helping to pay for the program. Where can I find information about this?

Detailed information, including the forms for employer reimbursement, can be found on the Bursar's site.

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