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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

A BSBA degree from West Coast University helps prepare you for a wide range of positions and industries and you can complete your degree 100% online.

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BSBA Online Program

<p>Earn your business administration degree in as few as 40 months of study at the accelerated pace </p>

Earn your business administration degree in as few as 40 months of study at the accelerated pace 

<p>Flexibility of virtual classroom and mobile-friendly content, including LinkedIn Learning</p>

Flexibility of virtual classroom and mobile-friendly content, including LinkedIn Learning

<p>Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation</p>

Comprehensive Career Services support after graduation

<p>Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify</p>

Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

Why BSBA?

WCU’s online BSBA degree program offers a broad base of foundational knowledge in core areas of business that ensures diversity of training. You’ll learn management, analytical skills, and decision-making acumen all from theoretical to practical application.

In addition to foundational knowledge, WCU has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to help focus on developing industry-relevant skills. Beyond just the opportunity to utilize LinkedIn Learning on your own, one week of each core business course offers you the opportunity to choose a LinkedIn Learning short course aligned with your course content to complete as your assignment. You’ll receive certificates of completion from LinkedIn that you can share with your network, add to your profile, and list on your resume.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree

The online BSBA program is intended to improve the ability to think critically, promote professional growth and increase knowledge and understanding of administration in a business setting. The business administration degree offers a broad, general business administration curriculum that addresses critical issues facing today’s organizations.    

Achieve this degree 100% online in as few as 40 months at the accelerated pace or in 80 months at the working professional pace.

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Interested in something more specialized? Review our Health Administration and Leadership track.

BSBA - Health Administration and Leadership Track

Prepare for a career that combines business with healthcare, learning how your skills can be applied to the healthcare industry.

Additional Information About our BSBA Degree

Study on Your Schedule

Because we understand personal goals and life circumstances vary, we offer a range of timelines to online business degree completion.

Accelerated (40 Months)

This is a program for students who can study full-time and are eager to complete their BSBA degree. Online study is designed with consideration to location and schedule, and to create flexibility for students excited to complete their degree.

Working Professional
(80 Months)

Our syllabus is also tailored to consider more complicated schedules, so we designed a course of study to accommodate you if you’re a parent, a caretaker, or have a work schedule that keeps you from regular study.

BSBA Curriculum

Preview your course of study. The number of months your online BSBA degree will take will vary depending on whether you choose an accelerated or working professional pace. We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks. You can discuss your expected length of study with your student advisor. Apply now to begin on our next start date.

Academic Calendar

How Much Does The BSBA - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Program Cost?

We know school is a substantial commitment. At WCU, we want to equip you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your future.

Our goal is to give you a clear understanding of BSBA - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration tuition costs so you can be well-informed as you navigate the application and enrollment process. To assist you in your decision, we provide a breakdown below of the BSBA - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration program costs at West Coast University.

We offer several BSBA - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration financial aid options – including scholarships, grants, and loan access – to help support you through your studies. We also offer reduced tuition rates for military personnel and their spouses.

For more information about your financial support options, visit our financial aid page.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Accelerated*

Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Total Program Credits 120
Program Length (full time) 10 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Veteran Rate1 Active Duty Rate2
General Education Courses (per credit x 69 credits) $460 $391 $250
Core Courses (per credit x 51 credits) $460 $391 $250
Total Tuition Cost $55,200 $46,920 $30,000
STRF3 $150 $130 $87.50
Technology Fee4 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Estimate for Program Supply Fees5 $50 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $60,250 $51,970 $35,050
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $60,400 $52,100 $35,137.50


Working Professional*

Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Total Program Credits 120
Program Length (full time) 20 trimesters
  Non-Military Rate Veteran Rate1 Active Duty Rate2
General Education Courses (per credit x 69 credits) $460 $391 $250
Core Courses (per credit x 51 credits) $460 $391 $250
Total Tuition Cost $55,200 $46,920 $30,000
STRF3 $162.50 $142.50 $100.00
Technology Fee4 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Estimate for Program Supply Fees5 $50 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $65,250 $56,970 $40,050
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $65,412.50 $57,112.50 $40,150

* Upon enrollment, students select Accelerated or Working Professional, which will determine the pace at which students complete their degree. In most cases, students that select Accelerated will attempt two courses per term, and students that select Working Professional will attempt one course a term

1 Rate provided to Veterans, Veteran Spouse, dependents utilizing parent's veteran's education benefits, and Veterans Affairs employees.

2 Rate provided to Active Duty, Active Duty Spouse, Reserve, Reserve Spouse, Department of Defense employees.

3 Effective April 1, 2022, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate will be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges.

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number

4 Technology Fee includes student technical support, Office 365, blended and online course delivery/learning management system, mobile app, student portal technology and access, and required electronic course materials/software.

5 Program supplies include WCU identification card and background check.

Career Services & Placement

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops, coaching and guidance for our online BSBA students and graduates.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program provides students a coherent sense of business knowledge that will help prepare them for entry-level employment opportunities in all types of business enterprises including health care organizations, financial institutions, and other business entities.

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FAQs
Can I get my bachelors in business online?

WCU's Bachelors of Business Administration (BSBA) program lets you earn your BSBA degree 100% online.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify, depending on your circumstances and degree. Among the scholarships offered are the Alumni Pathway Grant (covers up to 20% of tuition), the WCU Health Services Grant (covers up to 10% of tuition), and the WCU Performance Scholarship (covers up to 15% of tuition).

For additional information, visit our online catalog.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the BSBA program?

WCU evaluates credit transfers for the BSBA program. Students may transfer up to:

  • 33 general education credits - all general education courses considered for transfer credit must reflect content aligned with one or more categories and requirements
  • 30 elective course credits
  • 27 credits of core and track courses

You can work directly with your Advisor to see which credits can be applied to your new degree.

Will I be able to complete my degree or certificate if I am working?

All our online programs have been designed to give you the flexibility you need to earn your degree. While due dates and assignments help keep you on track, you will have the flexibility to watch lectures and complete coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. You choose whether to study in the mornings, evenings, or weekends.

How long does it take to get a BSBA degree online?

WCU's online BSBA program can be completed at two different paces. You can earn your online BSBA degree in as few as 40 months with our accelerated BSBA program pace. For working professionals who may not be able to study full-time, WCU's flexible working professional pace lets you earn your online BSBA degree in as little as 80 months.

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WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

WCU Distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.