Bachelor of Science in Business

Format: Online

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

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. 

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

Applications for Spring 2018 are due by December 4, 2017

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Student/Alumni Profiles

Paul Hart

BS in Business 2009

“After earning my bachelor’s degree, I continued my education to complete my MBA. I then was able to make a career change, with the full confidence of a quality education [that] I would bring to my next company."

Nuri Panjaton

BS in Business

"I now know that I am capable of balancing work and family along with school. All I had to do was believe in myself and give things my best. "

Edwin Franco

BS in Business 2011

“Earning the BS in Business helped solidify my 10-plus years of work experience and helped me move into a management role within a year of graduating.”

Amoni Brown

Bachelor of Science in Business

"I believe my degree will serve as a stepping-stone for more learning opportunities. My journey in the business program will offer me experiences, networks, and knowledge that will position me to compete in today’s world."

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CUNY SPS Ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s List

January 20, 2017

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce that it has been ranked in the nation’s top 8% of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.  Of the institutions listed, CUNY SPS ranks 2nd in New York State and 1st in New York City.

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February 28, 2017

Dr. Anthony Sterns, Adjunct Associate Professor in the business and psychology programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), has received over $900,000 in federal, state, and regional funding, as well as other capital investments, to improve medication adherence using a new technology solution he helped create.