BS in Business Administration

About the Program

City University of Seattle’s BSBA is designed to cultivate highly competent analytical thinkers, decision makers, and innovative problem solvers in administrative roles who can operate effectively within a VUCA world. Infused with simplicity, applicability, and timeliness, the contents of the program are developed to equip students with essential management skills that align strongly with the existing and emerging demands of what the World Economic Forum has described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Growing trends in artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things, automation, big data, and cloud computing technologies are driving this dramatic transition. These knowledge areas and trends are no longer futuristic concepts or desired skills; they are our reality and professionals who understand and utilize them will be more valued.

The increasing complexity and uncertainty within the business environment renders the decision making process an almost impossible task. The BSBA’s core courses address this vital challenge by familiarizing students with relevant concepts and practices in business fundamentals and in emerging technologies and markets in a synergistic manner. This generative integration enables students to master the art of “making decisions under uncertainty” by becoming competent in concepts including experimentation and organizational learning, strategic management, engineering complex systems, trend analysis, extracting patterns of behavior from large datasets, market forecasting, and automation of processes and judgment. In addition, course designers and instructors prioritize the transformation of complex developing subjects such as AI into highly comprehensible and applicable knowledge to ensure the program is not exclusive to a specific group of students.
Students can select from a number of applicable and trending emphasis areas to expand the knowledge gained in the core courses. The emphasis areas include Data Analytics for Business Decision Making, Management, Project Management, Specialized Study, and electives. The BSBA provides promising options to its graduates by preparing them for higher levels of education (e.g., MBA and DBA) and by strengthening their foundation in subjects that secure success in a wide range of professional settings.

The BS in Business Administration program outcomes can be found here.

Program Faculty

Payam Saadat, DBA

Program Director & Professor

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Paul Gratton, DBA

Associate Faculty

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Mehdi Toobaei, MS

Associate Faculty

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