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Bachelor of Business Administration, Hybrid

Bachelor of Business Administration, Hybrid

Overview

You’re ready to take the next step in your business career and use it to make a difference. Whether sticking with your current company or organization, or wanting a brand new start, you’ll be prepared to serve your colleagues with integrity and purpose.

Earn your business degree on your terms

¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç’s Fermanian School of Business offers a unique hybrid Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program to fit your work-life needs. This hybrid program will allow you to learn how to thrive in business leadership while fitting with your personal and professional schedules.

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Continue your education in convenient locations

The quality of ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç education without the hassle of long commutes. This program features one in-person evening class per week, with the rest of the classes online. For this BBA program, ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç has partnered with these community colleges to bring our quality education and mentorship to comfortable, convenient locations across San Diego:

  • Cuyamaca College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Miramar College
  • Southwestern College
  • San Diego Mesa College
BBA Minors. Management: Learn what it takes to be a great team-leader and decision-maker Marketing: Use marketing trends and technology to grow business strategy and development Organizational Leadership: Learn cutting-edge strategies to lead an organization ethically and successfully

Choose from three career-focus minors

In addition to crucial fundamentals on business and leadership, the BBA program offers three (3) minors to prepare you with the in-demand skills that fit your career goals:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership

Community and mentorship with industry experts

A key advantage to having weekly in-person classes is the ability to enjoy ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç’s tight-knit community in person. You’ll be able to form meaningful connections with fellow students as you learn and grow together in your leadership expertise.

You’ll also have access to top-tier mentorship from professors and advisors. They’ll help you to leverage your strengths to expand your connections and career opportunities. You’ll be able to access resources tailored to you and your career goals. 

Time for life’s personal and professional commitments

Learning shouldn’t prevent you from doing what you love. Coursework is designed to be flexible to your needs and help you balance your other life commitments.

While completing this program, you’ll still be able to continue spending time with family, thriving at your full- or part-time workplace, or leisure time. 

A seamless transition into business leadership

A counselor and coordinator will work with you through every step of your journey to complete your bachelor’s, from helping you transfer previously earned credit to working alongside you with care and encouragement as you earn your degree. You won’t feel like you’re starting a brand-new program — rather, it will be a natural continuation of your previous education experience, especially if you’ve attended one of the community colleges we’ve partnered with.

¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç offers the final 60 of the 120 required units in a Hybrid learning format.  If you still need to complete your general education, prerequisite, or elective courses, those can be completed fully online through ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç.

Which BBA format is right for me?

You might be wondering whether the hybrid or fully online BBA format is best for you. Here’s a quick overview to help you connect with your ideal learning environment:

 

BBA, Hybrid

BBA, Online

Who is it for?Those who enjoy in-person learning and cohorts.Busy working professionals who prefer independence.
Program startFallSix start dates year-round
Program StructureFace-to-face two nights a week with online coursework.100% online and asynchronous
Location(s)Cuyamaca College
MiraCosta College
Miramar College
Southwestern College
San Diego Mesa College
Online — flexible
International Students 
Eligible?
YesNo
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Accreditation

The Fermanian School of Business BBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. for more information. 

Ready to take the next step?

Note: Please select "Accelerated Undergraduate," and not "Undergraduate," when completing the online application.

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Military Tuition Discount

¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç offers a flat rate of $250 per unit for all active duty service members who enroll in this program.

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Application Information

Hybrid Start Date(s):

  • Fall 2024 â€” September 2, 2024

Note: Please select "Accelerated Undergraduate" and not "Undergraduate" when completing the online application.

Application Checklist

NOTE: The application is completed entirely online with the exception of transcripts, which can be submitted electronically or directly to ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç, and test scores, which should be submitted electronically.

  1. Submit online application for admission.
    • Please select "Accelerated Undergraduate" and not "Undergraduate" when completing the online application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from each institution attended.

    Official transcripts must be sent to:
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    Office of Graduate Admissions
    3900 Lomaland Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92106

    Official electronic transcripts must be emailed to:
    gradprocessing@pointloma.edu
  3. Complete an admissions interview with Associate Dean.

NOTE: All students are expected to have some proficiency with computer technology (email, Internet, word processing, etc.).

*Prospective students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement can be considered for admission under exception. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Career Opportunities

If you're thinking about going back to school to complete your degree, ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is an incredible program to consider as it will prepare you for careers in business, management, government, and the nonprofit sector, as well as graduate-level study in fields related to business.

Possible Careers For Those With a Bachelor of Business Administration:

6 In-Demand Business Administration Careers
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales and Account Manager
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Small Business Operations
  • Advertising
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Brand Management

The following careers are some of the most popular jobs for those with a BBA: 


Management Analysts
2023 Median annual salary $99,410
Management analysts’ main responsibilities are to find new ways to improve an organization’s efficiency and then recommend and present them to upper management. Management analysts also work to organize information on issues organizations may face in order to help solve or work against said issues. They are often assigned to analyze financial data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports.

What it takes to be a management analyst:

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time-management skills

Marketing Managers
2023 Median annual salary $166,410
Marketing managers create programs to facilitate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, advertising sales agents, and financial staff members to promote growth within their company. Marketing managers estimate and analyze the demand for products and services offered by an organization and its competitors. Additionally, they highlight and utilize markets that show promise for the organization’s products.

What it takes to be a marketing manager:

  • Writing and communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Negotiation skills
  • Budgeting skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability under pressure

General and Operations Managers
2023 Median annual salary $129,330
General and operations managers are responsible for managing activities that are part of the production of services in wide-ranging fields from social media to election campaigns. Operations managers' responsibilities include human resource management, asset management, and cost management. Their indirect responsibilities can include interacting with the managers in other functional areas within the organization whose roles have an impact on operations.

What it takes to be a general and operations manager:

  • Strategic planning skills
  • Financial planning skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Innovative thinking
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Financial Aid and Student Support

We take seriously the role of providing you with financial, academic, and career support so you have the tools you need to be successful at ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to be admitted into this program?

To be admitted to the first 60 semester units of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a Concentration in Management and Marketing program, the following admission requirements must be met:

  1. For all students with less than 24 semester units of completed college coursework, possess an official high school diploma:
    1. with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.500.
    2. from an accredited institution that meets approved requirements.
    3. as evidenced by an official transcript sent directly from each institution attended.
  2. Students transferring into the BBA program may have some of their requirements met by classes taken at other institutions. Any previous college coursework transferred into the BBA program must:
    1. have a combined coursework minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.500.
    2. from an accredited institution that meets approved requirements.
    3. as evidenced by an official transcript sent directly from each institution attended. (*)
  3. Submit an application for admission.
  4. Complete an interview with the Associate Dean.

For those students only completing their second 60 semester units with the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)** with a Concentration in Management and Marketing program at ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç, the following admission requirements must be met:

  1. Complete an Associates degree in Business Administration containing 60 units of business core and general education or equivalent coursework that meets approved requirements (first 60 semester units):
    1. with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.500.
    2. from an accredited institution that meets approved requirements.
    3. as evidenced by an official transcript sent directly from each institution attended. (*)
  2. Submit an application for admission.
  3. Complete an interview with the Associate Dean.

*Only courses from a regionally accredited institution will be considered for transfer.

**A total of 21 units of the required first 60 semester units may be completed after admittance to the second 60 semester units of the BBA. 

NOTE: All students are expected to have some proficiency with computer technology (email, Internet, spreadsheets, and word processing) and own their own personal notebook computer for the duration of their enrollment in the program.

If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement as stated above, you may still be eligible for admission based on your application package as well as the exceptions policy. 

Can I work while completing the program?

Yes! This program is designed with busy working adults in mind.

What scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available to me?

You'll have the option to apply for a number of scholarships through ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç's Student Financial Services. This program qualifies for state and federal financial aid options. Contact your enrollment counselor for more information.

Do you accept transfer credits into your program?

Yes! Contact your enrollment counselor for details. 

How long do I have to complete the program?

The hybrid BBA format's expected completion time is two years.

How many days a week do classes meet?

This program consists of face-to-face classes two nights a week, with additional coursework to complete online.

How large will the classes be?

Class sizes are estimated to be 20 to 30 people.

How many units will I take per semester?

For this format, you'll take 10 units per semester of the second 60 semester unit courses.

Are international students eligible to apply?

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible to apply for our online programs. You are only eligible if you reside in one of our authorized states. Visit our disclosures page to learn more.

If you are a military spouse or serving overseas, contact military services.

How is the BBA different from a traditional undergraduate program?

This program is designed for students who have already completed some four-year or community college coursework and are looking to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree. The program provides greater flexibility and affordability than most traditional undergraduate programs while maintaining high academic quality by integrating flexible coursework that allows students to advance in their careers while balancing their work and family life.

What types of benefits or aid do you have for military members?

  • ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç offers a tuition discount flat rate of $250 per unit for all active duty service members who enroll in one of the following ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç Adult Undergraduate Degree Programs: Bachelor of Business Administration, Organizational Leadership B.A, Child Development B.A., RN to BSN, Criminal Justice B.A., Computer Information Technology B.A., Strategic Communications B.A., Integrated Studies with an Emphasis in Education B.A.
  • ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç accepts VA educational benefits, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.
  • ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç also participates as a Yellow Ribbon School, which means in most cases you can pursue a private education without having to pay out-of-pocket, not even for fees or books.
  • Because you are a person who has provided military service to our country, we will also waive your application fee.

¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç is a Christian university, but I am not a Christian. Would I feel out of place in this program?

We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds as students in our programs. Issues that relate to faith may be discussed in some classes, and engaging in discussion with individuals with alternative points of view will be encouraged as learning opportunities. Students will work within a learning community that is supportive academically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Course List

For information about the courses required for the Bachelor of Business Administration program, view the ¹ú²ú¾çÂ鶹¾ç Catalog.