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School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration

Major in Business Leadership


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School of Professional & Graduate Studies

Major in Business Leadership


Our 42-credit-hour Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in leadership program teaches the strategies and develops the skills professionals need to lead their organizations through today’s business challenges.

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The BBA core focuses on knowledge and skills in management, leadership, finance, accounting, marketing, technology, economics, and project planning.

Gain the skills to become an effective business leader:

  • Create effective organizational climates.
  • Coach and manage teams.
  • Make intuitive and data-driven decisions.
  • Communicate effectively across all levels of your organization.
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Earn your BBA in with a major in leadership in approximately two years.

Take just one course at a time and complete the core program in approximately two years*.

*After taking the first course, undergraduate students may take two courses at a time if they have a 3.0 GPA and the courses are available.  Students will work closely with their academic advisor to develop a plan.

​4+1 Bachelor’s to MBA Dual Degree Program

Students who earn an undergraduate business degree from Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies or College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City can earn their bachelor’s degree and MBA in five years. This program is open to current students and graduates.

Baker participants who meet program requirements will not be required to take the 9 hours of MBA foundation courses. 4+1 students will be required to complete the 9 hours of MBA core courses and the 12 hours of concentration courses. To complete the remaining 21 MBA credits within a year, 4+1 students must take one at least one course each term for seven terms.


  1. Satisfy the graduation requirements for the undergraduate program.
  2. Earn a Baker cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher in Baker business baccalaureate core courses.
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Exceptional Experience


You Can Do this

You can fit college courses into your existing schedule by taking classes online or take the core and foundational courses via Zoom. Classes are held year-round, and new classes start every six weeks.

Learn from Business Professionals

Instructors in the BBL program are working professionals from diverse disciplines. As experts in their respective fields, they will share their experiences and knowledge with you while challenging you to reflect and critically examine the world in which you live.

Baker Builds Business Leaders

A degree from Baker commands respect in the business community. It signifies that you have met Baker’s high standards and have acquired the knowledge and skills to excel in your career.

Prior Learning Credit

Our Prior Learning and Assessment (PLA) Center offers flexible, efficient ways to recognize college-level learning you have acquired through life experiences outside the traditional college classroom. You have the opportunity to earn credit through several nontraditional methods, and to save time and money by gaining college credit for what you already know.


Are you a veteran?

Baker is one of America’s top military-friendly colleges and universities according to Military Advanced Education magazine and by Military Friendly Schools

Veteran Benefits

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Meet Our Students


“Through out my time at Baker University, the professors have been great. I have actually been implementing a lot of the [course] material into my own business. If someone would have told me I would be a 4.0 student at a highly accredited university years ago, I would have never believed it.”

Craig | Bachelor of Business Administration

Class of '18

Course Work & Requirements

Admission Requirements

Graduation Requirements

BBA Core Courses - Lower Division

BBA Core Courses - Upper Division

Leadership Major Courses - Online Only (18hrs)

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