Program Overview

Why study business administration? 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 the 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. Whether it be a nonprofit, corporation, start-up business, government agency, or a business of your own, our Bachelor’s in Business Administration arms you with the tools to make a lasting impact in the world of business.

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Program Highlights

Hands-on Experience

Like all CSML programs, this 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.

Fast-Track Option

The quickest route to a CSML MBA, the Fast-Track option, lets you spend the last year of your undergraduate program taking masters level ‘bridge classes’ that count toward both the completion of your bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.

Study Abroad

Meet the global economy right where it lives. Develop into a culturally refined professional ready to lead with awareness, an open mind, and solid rationale. Opportunities are offered in a variety of countries, and our students have previously studied abroad in countries like France, Germany, and China.

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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.

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Accreditation

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 education programs throughout the world.

Degree Concentration

Our curriculum will give you the solid foundation of business principles you need. Courses emphasize an understanding of business management, information systems, 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. Simply choose four concentration courses in your senior year to make your degree work best for you. Choose from:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Management  (A partnership with the Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Project Management
  • Internet of Things

* Concentrations subject to change

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Bachelor’s in Business Administration 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 need for people to study business administration.

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.

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 to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at: scholarships.alliant.edu.

Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about your financial aid options here.

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.

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 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.

The Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree is a 120-credit program and takes a minimum of 4 years to complete, or 22 terms.

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Why Alliant?

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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Why CSML

With a focus on hands-on practice, technological innovation, and a global outlook—CSML is where the world meets you in your classroom.

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