BS Business Administration

Designed for the adult undergraduate student, this program combines practical career experience to business and management theory.


The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program has an emphasis on technical and quantitative skills in addition to the science of management. It provides an effective balance of theory and practical application with a curriculum designed to enable students to work effectively in a business environment that has become increasingly more complex.

Students will immediately use on-the-job skills they learn in the classroom, such as: critical thinking, ethical decision-making, problem solving, and the analysis and evaluation of economic, financial and statistical data.

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Program Format

This evening program is designed for working adults and taught by working professionals with real-world experience. Students will be challenged to consider their personal and professional experiences as they explore the questions posed in quantitative and qualitative coursework. The program culminates in a capstone course, which enables students to integrate the learned skill sets with business theory. In the capstone, students develop an overall strategic organizational plan, which involves the design, formulation, and management of business policies and strategies for change.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-Face
  • Online
  • Hybrid/Blended

Semesters to Join 

  • Fall (August)
  • Fall (September)
  • Spring (January)
  • Spring (February)
  • Summer (May)

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Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains  credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish  articulation agreements.

Application Requirements

Prior Education

  • Have either a high school diploma or GED with a score of 250
  • If college-level work has been completed, cumulative GPA must be at least a 2.0

Required Experience

  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience, which can include service in the armed forces and time invested as a volunteer
  • Submit the admissions application, which is free to complete online
  • Request transcripts from all colleges where any coursework was completed
  • If no college work, a high school diploma or GED
  • Have official transcripts from each school you attended delivered directly to the Office of Admissions

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