Bachelor of Science in Business

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2024 Priority Deadline: April 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Regular Deadline: June 17, 2024

The BS in Business degree online program provides students with a fundamental background in business functions and principles that can be used to build or advance their careers. Through the examination of case studies, global business models, and analytical tools, students gain a strong understanding of where they would make the greatest impacts within an organization. Additionally, the attention devoted to ethical decision-making, corporate responsibility, and team collaboration helps students develop the practical managerial skills needed to thrive in a range of business areas.

Students of the BS in Business degree:

  • Build the skills to start their own businesses through the one-year entrepreneurship sequence
  • Customize the program based on their interests and career goals through the choice of electives
  • Survey niche topics such as sustainability and green business, international trade, investments, and e-commerce
  • Solve challenging issues involving the exchange of goods and services, management of personnel, and socially responsible use of resources
  • Work with dedicated and supportive faculty that have extensive expertise and a commitment to student success

The BS in Business program includes core and elective courses such as Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Management, Human Resources, and Entrepreneurship.

General education courses complement this specialized study and emphasize critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, effective communication, and the exploration of the foundations of knowledge and culture.

Career Prospects

The BS in Business degree can be used as a springboard for job advancement or career change as a media planner, operations analyst, sales manager, business consultant, communications specialist, economist, business owner, portfolio analyst, patient care associate, guest services manager, recruiter, supply chain manager, marketing or event coordinator, or statistician. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY School of Professional Studies, (CUNY SPS) and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BS in Business program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2024 Priority Deadline: April 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Regular Deadline: June 17, 2024
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Lynne Alba

MS in Business Management and Leadership; BS in Business 2023 & 2017

"As the director of talent acquisition, one of the most rewarding facets of my role lies in the dynamic intersection of leadership, creativity, and strategic thinking."

Samia Jawab

BS in Business 2010

"CUNY SPS taught me everything I need to be self-employed and run my own business."

Rishi Maharaj

MS in Business Management and Leadership / BS in Business 2021/2020

"It is never too late. Regardless of where you are in life, there is no better time like the present and achieve your goals, and remember to never stop learning."

Lizanne Fluxmon

BS in Business 2020

"There were times I had professors whose credentials not only impressed me but humbled me. I feel honored to have been their student.”

Recent News About Bachelor of Science in Business

The Effects of Message Quotes on Tax Compliance

April 05, 2024

Journal of Forensic Accounting

Dr. Joseph Foy, a professor in the CUNY SPS Business programs, recently co-published an article for the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research with J.V. Sampath, J. A. DiGabriele, and H. Abbu. The paper, "The Effects of Message Quotes on Tax Compliance," examines the effects of regulatory focus and regulatory fit theories on taxpayer compliance when taxpayers are exposed to predetermined quotes by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other tax authority officials.
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March 15, 2024

The School saw a nearly 11% increase in the total number of students enrolled in Spring 2024 from the prior year.

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New Scholarship Created by the Alumni Engagement Council

February 15, 2024

The scholarship will offer financial assistance for graduate students at CUNY SPS who previously earned a bachelor's degree at the School.

CUNY SPS Professor, Dr. Linda Ridley

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February 13, 2024

Diversity Goes to Work Podcast

Dr. Linda Ridley, adjunct assistant professor in the CUNY SPS BS in Business and MS in Business Management and Leadership programs, was interviewed about her doctoral research "Management's Legacy of Dehumanization: Tracing Modern Business Practices to Chattel Slavery" in the Diversity Goes to Work podcast.