Bachelor of Business Administration

Program Overview

You’re ready to take your hard-earned associate’s degree in business to the next level.

Your associate's degree has given you strong study skills and taught you how to balance life and school. So why stop now? PLNU’s Fermanian School of Business has partnered with MiraCosta College and Southwestern College to offer a unique Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) specifically designed for students who are pursuing or have graduated with an associate of science in business administration, or have completed equivalent classes.


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Bachelor of Business Administration

Two Built-In Concentrations

Built into this specially designed curriculum are two essential concentrations: management and marketing. You’ll learn what it takes to be a decision-maker and team leader, while learning to use the latest marketing trends and technology to inform business strategy, development, and much more.

Convenience to Fit Your Life

Our curriculum is designed for busy adults, with face-to-face classes only two nights a week on the MiraCosta College Oceanside and Southwestern campuses and the rest online. You won’t have to worry about enrolling in new classes or adapting to a new schedule each semester.

Support to Help You Keep Going

You will learn from faculty dedicated to your success and study alongside classmates driven to take the next step in achieving their professional goals. That means you will be part of a cohort of confident, experienced, and empowered individuals in which you can pursue your true calling.

Ready to take the next step?

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Note: Please select "Adult Degree Completion," and not "Undergraduate," when completing the online application.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is pending accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). New degree programs must be in effect for at least two years and have graduates before accreditation will be granted.

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Application Information

Program Start Date(s):

  • Fall 2020 – September 7, 2020

Application Deadline(s):

  • Fall 2020 – August 10, 2020

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Note: Please select "Adult Degree Completion," and not "Undergraduate," when completing the online application.

The Selection Process

We understand your application is not only a reflection of you as a student; it reflects you as a person. That’s why we are committed to reviewing it thoroughly and giving it the individual care and attention it deserves. We believe you have more to offer than just a GPA, which is why there is no numeric formula that determines admittance. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you’re unsure of your qualifications.

To be admitted into PLNU's BBA program, you must have completed an A.S. in business administration degree containing 60 units of business core and general education, or equivalent coursework that meets approved requirements, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 from an accredited institution that meets approved requirements as evidenced by an official transcript sent directly from each institution attended.*

Application Checklist

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

  1. Submit online application for admissions.
    • Please select "Adult Degree Completion," and not "Undergraduate," when completing the online application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from each institution attended.

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

    Official electronic transcripts must be emailed to:
  3. Submit a 500- to 600-word essay with your online application in APA format including the following:
    • Why you wish to join the BBA program
    • Your relevant academic and professional experience
    • Your future career or life goals
  4. Complete an interview with your enrollment counselor.

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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.

**General education deficiencies of up to 6 semester units may be completed after admittance.

***The PLNU General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) will be addressed and measured within the PLNU degree program to ensure those we value are demonstrated.


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 PLNU 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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Career Opportunities

PLNU’s BBA will prepare you for careers in business, industry, government, and the nonprofit sector, as well as graduate-level study in fields related to business.

These careers include:

  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Corporate Planner
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Small Business Operations
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to be admitted into this program?

To be admitted into PLNU's BBA program, you must have completed an A.S. in business administration degree containing 60 units of business core and general education, or equivalent coursework that meets approved requirements, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 from an accredited institution.

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 will have the option to apply for a number of scholarships through 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?

We may accept up to six units of upper division credit. All transfer credits must be reviewed by records and the Business department first for approval. It is never a guarantee.

How long do I have to complete program?

The expected completion time is 24 months.

How many days a week do classes meet?

The program consists of face-to-face classes two nights a week at the Mira Costa College Oceanside campus and the rest online.

How large will the classes be?

Class sizes are estimated to be 20 to 25 people.

Are international students eligible to apply?

Students seeking to receive credit at the university from an institution outside the U.S. are required to have their foreign transcript evaluated by a service accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A detailed or course-by-course report is required. Official foreign transcripts are submitted to the service of choice and the evaluations subsequently submitted directly to the Office of Records. Please contact Financial Aid and Student Support Services for more information.

What’s the difference between this degree completion program and a traditional undergraduate program?

This program is designed for students who’ve 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 evening courses. The program is ideal for students looking to advance in their career while balancing their work and family life.

PLNU 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.