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Mobile-First Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Complete your degree—on the go!

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Lasell University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is designed as a mobile-first program that allows you to finish your bachelor's degree online anytime, anywhere.  Our program is created for students and working professionals who have earned some college credit and have not completed their degree.

We know you are busy, so we developed this program with your hectic lifestyle in mind.  Whether you are commuting on the train, eating your lunch, or doing your workout, the content is easily viewed from your mobile phone, allowing you to complete lessons and assignments on your schedule.

Lasell's Mobile-First Bachelors in Business Administration offers:

  • Affordable tuition 
  • Small classes capped at 26 students
  • High-touch learning environments where expert faculty, enrollment counselors, and academic advisors guide you through every step in the process and even create an academic plan for your student success.
  • Quick, engaging, bite-sized lessons delivered in mobile-friendly formats using video, podcasts, polls and other interactive components that save time and easily fit into your schedule
  • No extra cost for textbooks! Faculty have designed courses utilizing online resources rather than traditional textbooks  
  • Curriculum designed to meet the standards of the Accrediting Council for Business School Programs (ASBSP)

Achieve the future you deserve with our mobile-first Bachelor's Degree

The Lasell Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) will build strong foundational, practical and real-world business knowledge in areas of leadership, management, entrepreneurship, negotiation, accounting, digital strategy, marketing, and supply chain management.  You will be prepared to excel in key business roles in a range of industries and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in a wide range of business career paths. 

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More reasons to choose Lasell University:

  • Financial aid available
  • Employer discounts available - see if your employer is a partner here  
  • Flexible Transfer credit policy  - transfer up to 90 credits from other accredited institutions, CLEP/DANTES exams or military training courses
  • PLA - Use your work experience or other prior learning experience to earn advanced credit at half the price
  • No application fee
  • No SAT/ACT requirements
  • NECHE and ACBSP accredited
  • Dedicated enrollment counselors and academic advisors will guide you through every step of the process 
  • Six available start dates throughout the year make it easy for you to get started. 
  • Military Friendly - Lasell is a sliver status military-friendly school that offers veterans financial assistance through the G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Grants, and support groups

Curriculum

Core Credits Required: 30
Elective Credits Required: As many as needed to bridge the gap to achieve 120 credits. This amount would include core, transfer and PLA credits.
Total credit hours required for degree: 120

Core Curriculum

Course ID Course Credits
BA401 Managing Social and Human Capital 3
BA402 Legal Aspects of Management 3
BA403 Digital Strategy for Managers 3
BA404 Managerial Economics 3
BA405 Accounting for Managers 3
BA406 Financial Management  3
BA407 Marketing Management 3
BA408 Supply Chain Management 3
BA409 Intercultural Management 3
BA410 Strategy and Scenario Planning 3
Total Curriculum Required Credits

30

Elective Course Examples

Course ID Course Credit
BUSS208 Financial Statement Analysis 3
BUSS231 Entrepreneurship & Venture Creation 3
BUSS235 Managerial Ethics 3
BUSS237 Global Leadership 3
BUSS313 Business Negotiations 3
BUSS336 Human Resource Management 3
BUSS334 Nonprofit Management 3
BUSS341 Social Media Marketing 3
BUSS407 Digital Branding 3
ENV205 Managing the Green Business 3

Course Descriptions

Managing Social and Human Capital

Students study individuals and their interactions within the dynamic setting of a contemporary organization. Group dynamics and intergroup dynamics are emphasized in relation to productivity and work satisfaction along with the examination of specific aspects of organizations that influence behavior on a global scale. Areas covered include structure, leadership, and change as they affect a multitude of cultures.

Legal Aspects of Management

The purpose of this course is to develop the fundamental knowledge of students about the basic legal decision-making process in different organizations. The purpose is to acquaint students with the legal system and elements of the legal system which represent the normative framework for the decisions. Students shall learn the legal foundations of the formation of organizations, the structure and legal characteristics of the individuals who participate in various bodies or perform tasks of these bodies. Students will become familiar with the typology of legal entities, with the criteria and the systemic consequences of classification. Students gain detailed insight into some of the statutory formations, such as the forming of a corporation, partnership, and sole proprietorship. This course will provide a foundation for making decisions about the responsibilities and liabilities of the employees and the responsibilities and liabilities of managers.

Digital Strategy for Managers

Today, every business is a digital business. In every industry, traditional business models and processes are being transformed by the spread of new digital technologies and the rise of new disruptive threats. In order to adapt and thrive, organizations need leaders who can think strategically and harness each wave of digital change to create new value for customers and new opportunities for their business. This course provides a broad overview of applied analytics frameworks and methods to help organizations turn data into informative insights. The course covers tools for addressing a set of claims about a problem based on data: it allows students to recognize which applied analytic frameworks and methods to use to make smarter and better decisions. Students will have the opportunity to apply these analytic methods to real problems in specific industries associated with their area of interest.

Managerial Economics

Managerial Economics provides a conceptual framework for understanding the economic forces at work in firms and markets and supplies models and tools for improving managerial decision making. This course aims to make the participant familiar with the language and methods of economic analysis while emphasizing issues of practical relevance in business management. Students will learn how supply and demand affect prices or the fundamentals of differentiation in a firm's strategy; students will also develop decision-trees to improve decision-making processes, at a strategic level within the organization.

Accounting for Managers

Non-financial managers need sufficient knowledge of accounting to interpret a company's financial statements and make key business decisions. The Accounting for Managers course describes how accounting transactions are compiled into financial statements and how information about company performance can be extracted from those statements. It also addresses decisions in such areas as sales and marketing, human resources, and acquisitions that are impacted by accounting information. The course describes several tools, including target costing and constraint analysis, which can be used to improve upon business decisions. In short, Accounting for Managers is the ideal toolkit for understanding how accounting information can be used to drive business decisions.

Financial Management

An investigation of the firm's acquisition and financial activities, to include working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure strategies, and valuation theory. The practical application of financial policy is stressed for decision-making purposes. This course provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of finance, emphasizing their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, and financial intermediation. Key concepts and applications include time value of money, risk-return tradeoff, cost of capital, interest rates, retirement savings, mortgage financing, auto leasing, capital budgeting, asset valuation, discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, net present value, internal rate of return, hurdle rate, payback period.

Marketing Management

This course offers a strategic and analytical approach to marketing decisions. In addition to gaining knowledge of the marketing mix, students will develop proficiency with key marketing concepts and skills including identifying opportunities and threats in the market environment; forecasting market growth; evaluating customers and competitors; segmenting, targeting, and positioning; determining product, price, place and promotion components of marketing strategies; and assessing marketing performance.

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management examines four basic components: logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing to help an organization achieve a competitive advantage. This course focuses on understanding the need of formulating a supply chain management strategy to make strategic operational decision. Supply chain management focuses on flexibility, relentless improvement, and the development of new capabilities at the operating unit level. The course is based primarily on case studies supported by conceptual frameworks.

Intercultural Management

Recognizing that the world is a global marketplace, businesses who want to increase their long-term economic viability are targeting new customers in new markets, resulting in new business relationships in those markets. This course explores different aspects of intercultural management, including teams, leadership, Human Resource Management, marketing and negotiations. The concepts of this course offer students a rich understanding of the concept of culture, and how culture influences the way that individuals behave in business organizations. Students will also get a deeper knowledge about how culture shapes management practices in international organizations. This course will enable you to understand how to adapt to different cultures and business norms. The course will provide students with a variety of concepts and tools that empower them to successfully interact with people from other cultures to achieve desired personal and business-related goals.

Strategy and Scenario Planning

Your world and the markets in which your organization competes are becoming more uncertain and complex every day This creates challenging conditions for organizations that want to plan and exercise some influence over their future. Scenario planning is a creative, yet strategic technique to foresee how the future business environment could evolve. Scenario planning explores alternative futures that can realistically and unexpectedly emerge. Its practical value is that, by helping you foresee different ways your market or business terrain could change, you'll make better long-term plans today. In this course, students will understand how to develop a resilient and useful strategy by using scenario planning to conceptualize and develop multiple diverse scenarios, and to design and execute personal and business strategies more effectively.

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Core Courses

Core Credits Required: 30

Elective Credits Required: As many as needed to bridge the gap to achieve 120 credits. This amount would include core, transfer credit and PLA credits.

Total credit hours required for degree: 120

Course Schedule

2020 Course Schedules

Course Number Name Format Instructor
SUMMER II: 7/8 - 8/31
BA401 Managing Social and Human Capital Online TBA
BA402 Legal Aspects of Management Online TBA
FALL I:  9/8 - 10/27
BA403 Digital Strategy for Managers Online TBA
BA404 Managerial Economics Online TBA
Fall II: 10/28 - 12/16
BA405 Accounting for Managers Online TBA
BA407 Marketing Management Online TBA

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Bachelor Degree Completion Program for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can transfer up 90 credits from other accredited institutions.  Students would need to complete at least 30 credits at Lasell University to earn their degree.  If you transfer in a course that fulfills a core requirement, you will be able to take a business elective course in its place. 

  • No prerequisites required
  • Transfer up to 90 credits 
  • 30 Lasell core credits required

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework 
  4. Resume

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