General Program (Accelerate Into Master’s)

The General Program Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option is a great choice if you plan to earn your master’s degree in business administration or a related area.

In this option, you can:

  • Work toward your master’s degree while earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Complete both more efficiently than earning each degree separately.
  • Earn 25 credits in master’s-level concentration courses while still an undergraduate.
  • Save money on your degree, since master’s-level courses are billed at the lower undergraduate tuition rate.

The General Program is also offered in the following degree completion options:

  • Course-based option: If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good option for you.
  • Competency-based option: Choose this format if you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule.

Degree Requirements and Plan of Study

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Business courses (61 cr.)
    • Elective courses (70 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This represents the minimum credit requirement for program completion. The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an enrollment advisor at 855-515-3563.

Business Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code LDRS 1001 Course Personal and Organizational Leadership Credits (6 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ACCT 1004S Course Fundamentals of Accounting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code STAT 2002 Course Business Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ECON 1002 Course Microeconomics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 2001 Course Business Law Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code DSCI 2010 Course Data Science Essentials Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MRKT 3001 Course Marketing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HRMG 3001 Course Human Resource Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code FNCE 3001 Course Financial Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ISYS 3001 Course Information Systems in Enterprise Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 3010 Course Operations Management Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 14 courses from general education, BS in Business Administration, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate into Master’s (AIM) courses. At least five courses must be at the 3000 level or higher. Your elective credits should total 70 to meet your program requirements. Students may opt to complete a study abroad or internship as part of their elective requirement for this program. Please contact your student success advisor for degree completion options. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements for this online business administration degree. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 4900 Course Capstone: Strategic Business Management Credits (5 cr.)
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