Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is a degree-completion program, available to students who have completed a minimum of 75 quarter units (50-semester units) of prior college-level work. Integrating concepts from transpersonal psychology into the study of the main functional areas of business, the program is designed to equip business leaders across industries and organizations with both the personal leadership and business acumen required for a successful career. Students tailor the program to their interests and goals by developing an individually designed Concentration that focuses their studies and prepares them for graduate school or career advancement.

Courses are offered online, with faculty serving as facilitators and tutors. Each quarter students will attend classroom sessions on campus or participate in a field trip to a site relevant to the study and application of business fundamentals to complement their online courses.

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Quick Facts

Upcoming Start Dates

Spring – April 3, 2023

Summer – July 3, 2023

Fall – October 2, 2023

Winter – January 8, 2024

Time to degree completion

2 years

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Admissions Requirements

Check out the Admissions Requirements for this program.


Online + Low-Residency*

*Each quarter students will attend classroom sessions on campus or participate in a field trip to a site relevant to the study and application of business fundamentals to complement their online courses.

Learning Outcomes


Summarize fundamental concepts of the business disciplines and apply these when analyzing and solving business problems.


Determine when information is needed to address a topic or problem, and locate, evaluate, and use the needed information effectively and efficiently.


Integrate empirical data, ethical considerations, and transpersonal values when analyzing and solving business problems.


Communicate using a variety of media and genres to effectively address the circumstances and intended audience across a range of purposes and settings.


Describe and employ effective management and leadership practices to teamwork in multidisciplinary and multicultural settings.


Articulate key concepts and frameworks of ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability, and apply them appropriately in professional settings.


To receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, students must successfully complete 180 quarter units including transfer credit earned at other colleges or universities. The following are specific degree requirements:

General Education - 48 units

The General Education requirement consists of the following content areas:

• 12 units in English and Communication
• 4 units in Mathematical Reasoning
• 12 units in Arts and Humanities
• 12 units in Social Sciences
• 8 units in Physical and Natural Sciences

Transfer students with an associate’s degree from a California community college who have completed the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), or equivalent, are waived from taking additional General Education coursework at Sofia. Students who did not complete an associate’s degree will have a transcript audit conducted to determine which remaining General Education courses are required to complete the degree.

Core Courses - 60 units

The Core provides broad exposure to the field of business administration and consists of the following required courses:

• BUS100 Introduction to Business (4)
• BUS101 Organizational Theory (4)
• BUS102 Business Statistics and Probability (4)
• BUS103 Financial Accounting (4)
• BUS201 Marketing Management (4)
• BUS202 Micro and Macroeconomics (4)
• BUS203 Business Ethics (4)
• BUS204 Managerial Accounting (4)
• BUS301 Research Methods (4)
• BUS302 Information Systems and Technology (4)
• BUS303 Human Resource Management (4)
• BUS401 Corporate Finance (4)
• BUS402 Advanced Principles of Marketing (4)
• BUS403 Strategic Management (4)
• BUS404 Business Law (4)

Concentration Courses - 16 units

Students propose a Concentration that combines courses from the elective pool in business administration, Core and/or Elective Courses in psychology, and independent study in a focused field of business administration. Examples of Concentrations include, but are not limited to, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Information Technology Management, Human Resource Management and Finance.

Capstone Project - 8 units

The Capstone Project is divided into two courses and is designed to enable students to integrate the knowledge and skill they have developed as they prepare to graduate and either continue on to a master’s degree or advance in their careers. The two Capstone courses are the following:

• BUS498 Business Administration Capstone I (4)
• BUS499 Business Administration Capstone II (4)

Elective Courses - 48 units

Students complete their bachelor’s program by selecting courses that complement their Concentration, prepare them for additional career options and advanced study in the field, and enable them to explore new areas of interest. In addition to the courses below, students may select Elective Courses from the BA in Psychology program, with approval of the Program Chair:

• BUS405 Health Care Management (4)
• BUS406 Business-to-Business Marketing (4)
• BUS407 Performance Measurement (4)
• BUS408 Knowledge Management (4)
• BUS409 Management and Information Systems (4)
• BUS410 Fundamentals of Taxation (4)
• BUS411 Consumer Credit and Personal Finance (4)
• BUS412 Search Engine Optimization (4)
• BUS413 Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management (4)
• BUS414 Global Finance (4)
• BUS415 Politics and Global Trade
• BUS416 Workforce Training and Development (4)
• BUS417 Sustainability and Global Business (4)
• BUS418 Advertising and Brand Promotion (4)
• BUS419 Business and Professional Speaking (4)
• BUS420 Cross-cultural Communication (4)
• BUS421 Advertising and Social Media Strategy (4)
• BUS422 Negotiation and Global Business (4)
• HUM490 Advanced Topics in the Humanities (4)
• SOC490 Advanced Topics in the Social Sciences (4)

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