California Institute of Management and Technology (CALIMT) Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration is a flexible and affordable options for new and transfer students alike. Our BBA program can be completed 100% online or hybrid, and prepares undergraduate students onto the next step in their business careers. At CALIMT, BBA students become knowledgeable about a wide variety of disciplines, including finance, accounting, marketing, operations, sales, and management.

Objectives & Goals

Upon completion of the BBA program at CALIMT, students will be able to:


  • Apply the fundamentals in business, including accounting, finance, operations, marketing, sales, and management
  • Employ a sense of ethics and values which can be applied in a personal and professional environment
  • Analyze the external and internal influences on business institutions and practices
  • Perform critical and creative thinking to develop new markets and solve business problems
  • Identify business problems through quantitative reasoning and methods by obtaining, evaluating, and interpreting data
  • Enter a graduate level program with academic readiness

The objectives are accomplished by a curriculum that includes instruction in the following core areas:

  • Define micro and macroeconomics and financial analysis and decision making
  • Apply principles of planning, organizing, and management operations
  • Performs the formal use of effective oral and written communication and professional presentations
  • Design, develop, and identify strategies that enhance the marketing of products and services
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the areas of science, social sciences, arts and humanities, and basic subjects including mathematics, English, World history and American government
  • Express key concepts and theories related to business administration, in written form, utilizing prescribed essay criteria

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
  • An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.


Courses offered at CALIMT have been identified by course codes and numbers that are comparable to regionally accredited institutions’ numbering system. The course code is a three-letter identifier for a major division of an academic subject. This course code is related to the content of the course, rather than the department in which it is taught.


I. General Ed. (42 credits required)

  1. ENG 101 English Composition I  3 credits (8 weeks)
  2. ENG 102 English Composition II  3 credits (8 weeks)
  3. BMT 201 Business Math  3 credits (8 weeks)
  4. BMT 202 Business Statistics  3 credits (8 weeks)
  5. POS 101 American Government  3 credits (8 weeks)
  6. HIS 101 World History  3 credits (8 weeks)
  7. PSY 101 Intro to Psychology  3 credits (8 weeks)
  8. SOC 101 Intro to Sociology  3 credits (8 weeks)
  9. BIO 101 Intro to Biology  3 credits (8 weeks)
  10. SCI 101 Environmental Science  3 credits (8 weeks)
  11. GEN 101 Critical Thinking  3 credits (8 weeks)
  12. LIT 201 Intro to Literature  3 credits (8 weeks)
  13. GEN 211 Into to Computers  3 credits (8 weeks)
  14. GEN 222 Research Methods  3 credits (8 weeks)


II. Business Core (60 credits required)

  1. BUS 101 Intro to Business  3 credits (8 weeks)
  2. ENC 101 Intro to Microeconomics  3 credits (8 weeks)
  3. ENC 102 Intro to Macroeconomics  3 credits (8 weeks)
  4. ACC 101 Intro to Accounting  3 credits (8 weeks)
  5. ACC 201 Managerial Accounting  3 credits (8 weeks)
  6. MKT 201 Principles of Marketing  3 credits (8 weeks)
  7. FIN 201 Finance  3 credits (8 weeks)
  8. OPM 202 Operations Management  3 credits (8 weeks)
  9. MGT 202 Organizational Behavior  3 credits (8 weeks)
  10. IBU 301 International Management  3 credits (8 weeks)
  11. STR 401 Business Strategy  3 credits (8 weeks)
  12. MGT 402 Business Law and Ethics  3 credits (8 weeks)
  13. BUS 201 Business Communication  3 credits (8 weeks)
  14. MGT 301 Leadership  3 credits (8 weeks)
  15. MGT 302 Human Resources Management  3 credits (8 weeks)
  16. MGT 401 Negotiation  3 credits (8 weeks)
  17. MIS 301 Management Information Systems  3 credits (8 weeks)
  18. MKT 401 E-Commerce  3 credits (8 weeks)
  19. STR 411 Strategy Stimulation Capstone I  3 credits (8 weeks)
  20. STR 412 Strategy Stimulation Capstone II  3 credits (8 weeks)


III. Business Electives – General BBA Concentration (15 credits required)

  1. OPM 411 Supply Chain Management   3 credits (8 weeks)
  2. OPM 421 Project Management  3 credits (8 weeks)
  3. MKT 411 Marketing Research  3 credits (8 weeks)
  4. MKT 412 Consumer Behavior  3 credits (8 weeks)
  5. MGT 431 Entrepreneurship  3 credits (8 weeks)
  6. IBU 413 Cross cultural Management  3 credits (8 weeks)
  7. IBU 421 Cross cultural Negotiation  3 credits (8 weeks)
  8. IBU 411 Global Business Communication  3 credits (8 weeks)
  9. IDP 401 Independent Research  3 credits (8 weeks)
  10. IDP 451 Internship  3 credits (8 weeks)


IV. Business Electives – Hospitality Management Concentration (15 credits required)

  1. HOM 301 Intro to Hospitality Management 3 credits (8 weeks)
  2. HOM 302 Hospitality Management 3 credits (8 weeks)
  3. HOM 303 Hotel & Restaurant Accounting 3 credits (8 weeks)
  4. HOM 304 Hospitality HR Management 3 credits (8 weeks)
  5. HOM 401 Hospitality Law and Legal Issues 3 credits (8 weeks)
  6. HOM 402 Hospitality Leadership Strategy 3 credits (8 weeks)


V. Cross Cultural Electives (3 credits required)

  1. IBU 422 DB America (required for Intl students)  3 credits (8 weeks)
  2. IBU 423 DB Mexico  3 credits (8 weeks)
  3. IBU 424 DB China  3 credits (8 weeks)
  4. IBU 425 DB India  3 credits (8 weeks)
  5. IBU 426 DB Korea  3 credits (8 weeks)


To meet the graduation requirements of the BBA program, all students are required to successfully complete the capstone course series (STR 411 Strategy Simulation Capstone I and STR 412 Strategy Simulation Capstone II). The capstone course series are intended for students to integrate the body of knowledge obtained in their program and apply it in a simulation game in a group setting.


Course Goals/ Course Objectives:

Through the weekly strategy simulation we will explore how businesses operate in a turbulent market environment.  Strategy involves the coordination and integration of the efforts within the different functional areas of an organization for dealing with an uncertain future. This comprises formulating a business strategy for each individual unit of the firm, formulating a corporate strategy, and implementing these strategies. Strategy formulation involves understanding the business the firm is in, determining how to position the strategic unit within this business environment, and developing the capabilities to compete, but also to cooperate, in this environment. Therefore, strategy at the same time coordinates and integrates the individual functional strategies such as manufacturing, marketing, sales, and finance.


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of strategic competitiveness and develop the ability to analyze the competitive environment facing a firm, assess the attractiveness of the industry and isolate potential sources of competitive advantage and disadvantage.
  • Develop business level strategies by defining the type of advantage sought, scope of operations and activities required to deliver the chosen strategy. Assess the likely sustainability of firm strategies and competitive positions.
  • Discriminate among the types of data that general managers need to evaluate alternative scenarios. Make quantitative assessments of strategic alternatives and develop logical, coherent and persuasive analyses for a desired course of action.
  • Consider the actions of competitors and how that impacts your ability to reach your strategic goals. Develop courses of actions that incorporate the actions of multiple players in the marketplace.
  • Integrate knowledge and apply analytical techniques from various disciplines, including finance, accounting, marketing, operations, organization theory and organizational behavior, and particularly economics. The goal is to identify and analyze strategic issues and develop solutions in the form of actionable plans with the purpose of developing and sustaining competitive advantage.
  • Consider how to effectively implement plans within the constraints imposed by the complex behavior of individuals within organizations. Each student should be able to effectively communicate his or her conclusions in both oral and written form.
  • Assess differing styles of management and leadership and consider the essential role of personal values in leading an organization.

Course Descriptions

Visit the Course Descriptions page to read more about each subject matter.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for admission to CALMIT BBA program,

  1. Is 18 years of age.
  2. Possesses a High school diploma or its recognized equivalent, which would include a General Education Development Certificate (GED),
  3. Or transcripts from a postsecondary school accredited by an agency recognized by one of the following:
    • The US Department of Education.
    • The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or an accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities; or
    • the government of the country in which the degree was awarded which verifies completion of a program of at least two years in length and for which credit may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree.

Completion Requirements

Students are required to meet the following requirements in order to graduate from the online Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) degree program.

  1. Successful completion of 120 credits comprised of:
    • 42 credits from General Education Requirements.
    • 60 credits from the Business Core.
    • 15 credits from Business Elective Courses (General BBA)
    • 3 credits from Cross Cultural Elective Course
  2. All students are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA or “C” average throughout their term of study.
  3. Students must meet all academic and financial requirements.
  4. CALIMT does not have a cumulative final test or examination required for the completion of the BBA program.

Graduation Services

Are you ready to graduate? Congratulations! After you have successfully completed your last course, you will receive a notification in regards to your graduation package. The package will include a diploma of your degree and a copy of your official transcript if requested. Please allow four to six weeks to receive your Graduation Package.

Completion Times

Below are examples of scheduled completion times. Please note, any leave of absence or change in a student’s course load may change scheduled completion time.

3 courses4.5 years (13.5 trimesters)
4 courses3.3 years (10 trimesters)
6 courses2.2 years (6.5 trimesters)

Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at CALIMT

The transferability of credits you earn at CALIMT is at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending CALIMT to determine if your credits or degree will transfer.

English Language Test Options (Non-native English speakers only)

CALIMT offers the CollegeBoard Accuplacer ESL Exam Series test, a convenient language test option for students. The Accuplacer exam is a web-based, affordable, untimed, and multiple choices exam to identify your strengths and needs in each subject area.



  • Only $35 to take the exam (compared to $200 for TOEFL).
  • CALIMT administers the exam, so you can schedule to take the exam when you are ready.
  • Offers flexible retake up to 5 times per admission cycle and fee of $10 will be applied to each retake.
  • There’s no time limit on the tests.
  • Free practice tests and study apps are available to help you perform your best.



Practice & Prepare:

ACCUPLACER Sample Questions

Improve your ACCUPLACER score


Scores required for admission to MBA and BBA programs on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series are as follows:

ESL Language UseScore of 85
ESL ListeningScore of 80
ESL ReadingScore of 85
ESL Sentence MeaningScore of 90
ESL Write placerScore of 4
Comprehensive Score for all examsScore of 350



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Grading Policy

It is an integral part of the teaching responsibility of the faculty to provide careful evaluation, timely assignments, and appropriate grades for each enrolled student. In the absence of compelling reasons, such as an error, fraud, or incompetence, the grade determined by the professor of record is to be considered final. Students will receive their grades for a course no later than two weeks after the course has ended. Grades will be released after each session. Late assignments may result in lower grades; this will be determined by the professor. For grading systems prior to Spring Trimester 2015, please contact the Registrar at

Grades + Grade Points (GPA)

Student performance in courses is indicated by one of following grades. Grades carry point value and are used in determining the grade point average (GPA). Point values are as follows:

GradePoint% Definition
B+3.586-89%Very Good
C+2.576-79%Above Average

Academic Calendar

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All Other Policies

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