Ohioans living near one of the four Ohio State University regional campuses — Lima, Mansfield, Marion or Newark — can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) without attending the Columbus campus.
BSBA courses are taught by our highly rated business faculty, blending the best of today's new distance learning technologies with traditional classroom instruction.
The BSBA is particularly beneficial for individuals who wish to pursue careers in small to medium companies, in government, or non-profit organizations in which one is expected to assume multiple roles and functions.
The General Business Program consists of 13 junior and senior level classes, about half of which are core business courses and the rest, general business electives. Students will begin courses in the Business Major after completing general education and business foundation courses, typically in their junior year.
A General Business BSBA may be completed at any Ohio State regional campus. BSBA students wishing to receive a specialized business degree may fulfill general requirements at a regional campus and complete a Specialization by taking courses at the Columbus campus.
Typical courses will include one 2 hour "recitation" meeting per week at each regional campus. This session will be facilitated by the professor or a teacher's assistant using video conferencing, and might include case discussions, quizzes and exams, or group presentations.
The 13 courses comprising the Business Major are designed to reduce on-campus time by delivering course content to regional campuses from the Columbus campus via the Internet. Students in the programs report that they like not having to commute all the way to Columbus to earn a BSBA. However, the transition from face-to-face classroom learning to distance-delivered "virtual world" learning can be difficult for some students.
In general, the online portion of courses may include text lecture notes, video lectures, slides with audio instruction, self-tests, quizzes, synchronous and asynchronous discussions, and student presentations via a course management system.
You are expected to become proficient at the use of Carmen email and discussion postings, classroom video conferencing, audio conferencing and other online interaction with program faculty and fellow students. If you have a dial-up internet connection at home, please consider purchase of broadband (high-speed) internet access. Without a broadband connection, you will need to view streaming lecture and other course materials at your regional campus computer lab.
→ Visit the Technology page to learn more about taking classes from off-campus.