Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree Overview
Want to jump start your career in business? You can take your first step into the world of business with Alliant International University’s Business Administration program. The field of business is ever expanding, increasingly global, and rapidly evolving in technological innovation. That's why the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Alliant International University's California School of Management & Leadership (CSML) Degree Program will help prepare you for the dynamic nature of your future career in business through a focus on technology, quantitative analysis, and knowledge of global economies. We prepare our students with the skills to excel in a variety of industries, whether it be a nonprofit, corporation, start-up business, government agency, or a business of your own, our San Diego Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration arms you with the tools to make a lasting impact in the world of business.
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Like all CSML programs, this San Diego BS in Business Administration program places emphasis on the practical application of what you’ve learned through hands-on, real-world experience, such as the internships and industry projects with which you will be involved throughout your program.
In the Fast Track program, upper division undergraduate Business Administration students will begin completing courses in the graduate curriculum. Students are able to take up to three (9 units) bridge courses (masters level MBA, MS in Data Analytics, or MS in Healthcare Analytics) as part of their bachelor program. If students complete the bridge courses with a B or above grade, they can transfer these courses into their graduate program if they enroll in the graduate program at Alliant International University.
With our BS Degree in Business Administration, you can focus your impact by specializing in Digital Marketing, Hospitality Management, internet of Things (IoT), Accounting and Finance, and Information Systems and Technology Management.
Our curriculum will give you the solid foundation of business principles you need. Our core courses emphasize an understanding of business management, information systems, critical thinking, and the overall operating dynamics of organizations.
The world of business is a world of specialization. So, our concentrations let you tailor your program to meet your interests, whether that be in marketing, accounting or management. The broad selection of our business courses allow each student to find their passion in our degree program to prepare them for what is next. Simply choose four concentration courses in your senior year to make your degree work best for you. Choose from:
Accounting and Finance
The Accounting and Finance concentration prioritizes theoretical principles and foundations of finance with in-depth coursework in cash, receivables, inventories, revenue/expense reporting, and ethics.
Other areas of study will include debt and equity securities, business acquisition, foreign currency transactions, and international operations.
This concentration includes internship opportunities for students to apply their lessons in real life business settings. This hands on approach to learning gives students a live classroom experience and a window into how their skills will be utilized in their career of choice.
A concentration in Digital Marketing will provide students with a specialization in a highly sought after field that is rapidly expanding.
Focusing on digital marketing strategies, tools, campaign creation, and social media, this program specialty will prepare students for careers in a wide array of business sectors.
Learning how to harness the power of social media for business purposes is an incredibly useful skill. Students who choose this practicum will be well poised for positions as media buyers, digital marketing managers, and media planners.
Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in the field through internship hours. These hours will provide real world insights into how businesses use digital marketing as part of their overall marketing stack. Emphasis on practical uses for social media, digital marketing, and how to cater to individual business models will be at the core of the concentration.
The Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University prepares students to become hospitality industry leaders. With Vatel, the leading group in hospitality management education with over 50 schools worldwide on five continents, you will experience both academic learning and the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience at four- and five-star partner hotels.
Information Systems and Technology Management
This concentration focuses on data structures, file organization, data description languages, design of relational database management systems, and a host of other uses for data in business.
Students will learn best practices and techniques for data analysis in prediction, forecasting patterns, data mining, and statistical research methods.
A hands on internship experience is offered for this concentration that provides students with real life learning opportunities in a career setting. This resume boosting internship time is a highly effective way for students to hone their newly acquired skills and gain industry recognition in their field prior to full employment in their profession.
Internet of Things (IoT)
International and cross cultural collaboration has been increased dramatically due to computers, the internet, and advancements in communication technologies.
Students who pursue a concentration in this focus stand to gain knowledge in cloud computing, infrastructure, and security protocols. Other cloud related areas covered will include delivery models like SaaS, Paas, and IaaS. This coursework will grow students knowledge in cloud-based fundamentals that can be utilized in any organization.
Students will also have the opportunity to learn about wireless sensor network architecture, communication protocols, topology control, time synchronization, energy consumption control, data processing, and other technologies/application modes. They will also master the application and deployment of common wireless sensor networks.
Alliant International University and Vatel have partnered together to provide our students studying hospitality management opportunities to become effective hospitality industry managers and leaders. Vatel was voted as "Best Hospitality School" by the Worldwide Hospitality Awards and is the leading group in hospitality management education with over 50 schools worldwide on 5 continents, enlisting world class faculty with deep knowledge and experience in the industry. With Vatel, students are given the opportunity to receive placement and sometimes paid internships at their 4 and 5 star partner hotels.
BSG Award Winners
As a part of their Capstone Project, our BS in Business Administration students compete in the Business Strategy Game (BSG) virtual simulation project competition, and over the past several years—including the most recent competition—we are proud to have had multiple winners.
In the BSG competition, students work in small teams to run an athletic footwear company in head-to-head global competition against student teams from universities throughout the world. Just as in the real-world, these companies compete in a global market arena, selling branded and private-label athletic footwear in four geographic regions—Europe-Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
Company co-managers must make decisions relating to plant operations, distribution and warehouse operations, workforce compensation, online sales at the company’s website, sales and marketing, and finance. The challenge is to craft and execute a competitive strategy that results in a respected brand image, keeping the company in contention for global market leadership, and produces good financial performance as measured by earnings per share, return on investment, stock price appreciation, and credit rating.
This competition provides these students invaluable experience in all aspects of running a business and teaches them how to plan, react to change, and work together to build a successful company in a way that directly translates to the real-world opportunities and we are proud to have had so many past winners of this competition.
Alliant International University’s California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) is pleased to announce it has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its PhD in Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), MBA, MS in Data Analytics, and BS in Business Administration (BSBA) degree programs.
ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered within CSML’s programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by said accrediting body, which is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education across the country. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence through its recognition of business programs throughout the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the career outlook for graduates of the Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree program?
The degree program affords its graduates a wide range of career options, with a commensurate range of career outlooks. Two of the most popular careers for Business Administration graduates go into are financial analysis and accounting—both of which show promising growth rates into 2026 as demand for both of these positions grows with overall global economic activity. Simply put, as long as there are strong economies, there is a need for people to study business administration.
What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?
Graduates of the Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree program will generally end up working in the financial sector. However, the wide-ranging curriculum of the degree program allows its graduates to have a substantial amount of freedom as to what exactly that means. As mentioned above, graduates can go into financial analysis and accounting, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Other job options include: human resources management, advertising, marketing, investment banking, financial management, banking, real estate, and a whole lot more.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
What concentration options are available to me in the Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree program?
There are many enticing concentration options within the BS BA degree program, including: Digital Marketing, Finance, Hospitality Management, IT Management, Project Management, and Human Resource Management. Each of these concentrations consists of four 3-credit courses and will be completed as part of the regular degree-completion process. Our BS BA program also offers a Fast-Track option for those that wish to get a jump start on their Master’s degree.
When does the program start?
This program is offered as an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 8-week term academic calendar here.
How long does it take to complete the Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree program?
The degree is a 120-credit program and takes a minimum of 4 years to complete, or 22 terms.
Degree Campus Location in California
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With a focus on hands-on practice, technological innovation, and a global outlook — CSML is where the world meets you in your classroom. Sign up for our San Diego university today to start your career in Business Administration.