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Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

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Finish Your Bachelor's Degree While Working

  • Flexible schedule, designed for working professionals
  • Transfer and earn new credits for relevant experience
  • Innovative, applied learning model with dedicated advisor and 1:1 mentorship
  • Benefit from BW's exceptional faculty and strong alumni network
  • Financial aid available

What is a Degree Completion Program?

The degree completion program at Baldwin Wallace University provides a way for adult learners to earn a bachelor of applied arts in business (BAAB), which is designed to build upon the applied skills and competencies gained from work and life experience. The program builds supervisory and managerial skills that will enable graduates to contribute to the operations of their organization.

Earn or Transfer Credits

Incoming students can test out of certain courses by demonstrating existing knowledge through the College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) and/or the BW course equivalency exams. You can also earn credits through transcript evaluation. There is no credit minimum to start.

Students with existing college credits must submit an official transcript. Transfer evaluation is available so potential students can discuss their options with an advisor before applying.

Flexible Course Options

Students build their own development plan to understand their strengths and interests through a series of assessments and then work with faculty to identify career options and potential mentors as they define a path to their professional goals.

The degree completion program offers a flexible class structure that is well-suited to working professionals as courses are offered online in an 8-week mini-mester schedule. Students will work with a BW advisor to help them build a schedule that works best for them.

Majors and Concentrations

The majors for the bachelor of applied arts in business employ an application-based instruction methodology, which provides real-world context through situational learning models. Focus is placed on developing well-rounded business leaders through the instruction of analytical reasoning, managing self and others, and strong communication.

Students will double major in marketing and management and innovation. You will also have the option to choose from four concentrations, which is dependent on the amount of transfer credits you have. Concentrations include human resources, organizational leadership and healthcare management.


Management and Innovation

BW's management and innovation major is dynamic and prepares students for today's ever-changing business environment. Students learn effective techniques for managing people and producing organizational efficiency through leadership, project management and strategic planning.

Well-respected among business professionals, BW's management and innovation program combines theoretical knowledge and experiential opportunities. Students learn from faculty who are scholars and practitioners. They'll share professional insights derived from decades of corporate, government and nonprofit experience.


The marketing major offers an integrative approach to understanding and solving contemporary marketing challenges. The curriculum provides students with an understanding of core marketing tools including consumer analysis, market research, communication, and strategic planning. Students then apply these marketing tools in the development of marketing plans, case studies, and actual marketing strategies


Human Resources

Cultivate the personal and organizational skills needed to help organizations succeed in a constantly changing marketplace, increasingly global and highly competitive. Students learn fundamental management principles and techniques pertinent to recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, labor relations and employment law. The curriculum is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


The innovation concentration promotes lifelong learning for working adults. The curriculum focuses on personal development of the skills to facilitate innovation within an organizational setting. Critical components of entrepreneurship, design thinking and innovation reflect the workforce demands of organizations competing in the global economy.

Leading People

The leading people concentration prepares students for today's ever-changing business environment. Students learn effective techniques for managing people and producing organizational efficiency through leadership, team building and managing change.

Operations Management

Operations management prepares students to analyze organizational functions and develop strategies to meet strategic initiatives through managing people, projects and supply chains.

BW Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

Baldwin Wallace is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program. BW has been recognized by GI Jobs magazine as a military-friendly school since 2008. Earn credit hours for your military service.

Military Benefits

Veterans and military students interested in attending BW, learn more about the various types of military education benefits available.

Ranked One of the Best Colleges in the Midwest

Based on the 2022 edition of Best Colleges, Baldwin Wallace is ranked as the Regional Universities Midwest #9 and Best Colleges for Veterans #5. Baldwin Wallace's relevance in the community, exceptional faculty and strong network of community relationships position students and graduates for lifelong success.


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