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Spanish Language Programs

Achieve your professional and personal goals with an American degree taught in Spanish

Our proven degree programs are designed with your success in mind. By focusing on how to find information, analyze it, and communicate your findings, our programs help you develop skills employers need so you can excel in your profession.

Admission Information and Requirements

Apply Online

The first step for admission is to submit Franklin University’s online application. Applicants should consult the appropriate contact at their global partner institution to discuss admission deadlines and the application process.

Submit Transcripts

Official transcripts from secondary and post-secondary institutions are required. Applicants can consult their global partner institution regarding what documents are required for admission into the BBA and Global MBA programs.

Spanish Language Proficiency

Prospective students can satisfy this requirement through the following two criteria:

1. The applicant is a citizen of one of the following countries:

Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Puerto Rico

2. The applicant has received or is currently pursuing a degree from an institution located in a Spanish speaking country in which the courses were taught in Spanish

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The Bachelor of Business Administration program provides you with the know-how to build the critical skills you’ll need to manage, lead and grow the operations of any business entity. While focusing on the key components of management and leadership common to all organizations regardless of industry, this program also gives you a high degree of flexibility because it allows you to take what you learn and apply it to any type of business you choose. As a Business Administration student, you are continually exposed to the latest techniques and strategies needed to succeed in the increasingly complex global business environment.

The BBA curriculum provides an overview of the core components of a business (i.e., accounting and finance, human resources, marketing, information systems). The BBA coursework is unique because it focuses on the skills needed to effectively manage work activities within a department as well as the application of business strategy to effectively coordinate activities across an entire organization to achieve business goals. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to assume an essential leadership position in any private, public or nonprofit organization or pursue your own entrepreneurial venture.

BBA Courses & Curriculum

The BBA program is comprised of 40 classes or 120 semester hours. These 40 classes are organized into three categories (General Education, Major Area, and University Electives).

General Education

These 12 courses (36 credit hours) provide you with general knowledge and foundation skills, communications, humanities, science, economics, mathematics and sociology.

  • CM 112: College Writing
  • CM 123: Speech Communication
  • CM 114: Technical Writing
  • SC 108: Scientific Analysis Methodology
  • SC 115: Environmental Science
  • SO 132: Sociology of Work and Organizations
  • HU 112: Introduction to Logic and Reasoning
  • HU 113: Business History
  • HU 114: Business Cultures Around the World
  • MT 223: Statistics
  • EC 201: Microeconomics
  • EC 202: Macroeconomics

CM 112

College Writing

An introduction to the development of writing competencies necessary for completing analytical and argumentative papers supported by secondary research. Assignments in this course build upon one another in order to help students develop ideas and strategies that respond to, critique, and synthesize the positions of others. This course also emphasizes the elements of good writing style, appropriate grammar and mechanics, clarity of language, and logical and cohesive development of ideas. The course concludes with the submission of a substantial, documented research paper.

CM 123

Speech Communications

An introduction to the crucial public-speaking skills needed to effectively communicate a message to an audience. The course not only provides guidance on how to effectively present a speech, but also spends considerable time on how to select a topic, analyze an audience, gather content, organize that content, and outline the speech. Special attention is also given to ethics in public speaking and the role of listening as it relates to public speaking.

CM 114

Technical Writing

An introduction to the development of writing competencies associated with business and professional writing and the effective presentation of information. The course provides guidance and practice in writing various types of business documents, such as memorandums, letters, e-mails, proposals, and oral presentations. Students are encouraged to relate course materials to their programs of study and work experiences.

SC 108

Scientific Analysis Methodology

An introduction to a critical thinking approach to the claims made by arguments supported with statistical and scientific data. The lab portion of this course requires students to apply this approach to a variety of scenarios associated with research findings presented in today's medical, business, and political news. Special emphasis is placed on the effective analysis of scientific information with the goal of separating truth from various levels of deception in order to make better conclusions and decisions.

SC 115

Environmental Science

A study of how humans use, abuse, and steward the ecological systems of Earth. Considerable focus is placed on the understanding of how environmental systems operate and how sustainability can be achieved within those systems. Special emphasis is also placed on the impact that businesses and governments have on the environment through natural resource usage, agriculture, energy management, waste, pollution, population density, and environmental policy.

SO 132

Sociology of Work and Organizations

A sociology-based examination of the how the structure and culture of work environments, society, and organizations interact and affect each other. This is done from both an evolutionary and global perspective through an introduction to various theoretical approaches. Topics addressed include the study of the effects related to gender differences, occupational differences, scope of control, workplace stress and conflict, regulatory influences, technology influences, and other current trends.

HU 112

Introduction to Logic and Reasoning

An introduction to the basic principles of logic and critical reasoning skills. Focus is also placed on the utilization of those skills in the evaluation of current relevant issues in society, government, and business. Additional focus is placed on both the formulation and evaluation of arguments according to the standards of logical thinking and critical analysis.

HU 113

Business History

An exploration of the historical development of business from the preindustrial era to the globalized structure of today. The course begins with an overview of business structures with special emphasis on the role of entrepreneurship. The course continues with a focus on key events and factors relevant to business change including the industrial revolution, technology influences, organization infrastructures, and World War II. Along this journey, the influence of specific countries and regions is examined to include the United States, Japan, Europe, the Soviet Union, South Korea, China, and India.

HU 114

Business Cultures Around the World

An exploration of the effects that regional culture has on global business activity throughout the world. The course begins with an overview of cultures around the world and provides a structure for understanding cultural differences. The course continues with coverage of communicating across cultures (both verbally and nonverbally), the influence of technology on culture, cross-cultural negotiations and partnerships, adapting to culture shock, and developing a culturally sensitive workforce.

MT 223


This course is an introduction to statistics and its application to real-world situations. The course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered include sampling techniques, data types, experiments, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, graphical displays of data, basic probability concepts, binomial and normal probability distributions, sampling distributions and Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests of a mean, proportion for one or two populations, hypothesis tests for qualitative data, and linear regression.

EC 201


An introduction to the study of the economic decisions people and businesses make regarding the allocation of resources and the prices of goods and services. The course starts with an overview of the importance of economics with an introduction to the concepts of supply and demand. This foundation is then used in describing how individuals and firms make economic decisions. The course concludes with how these decisions are affected by factors in the public sector environment such as taxes, subsidies, regulations, trade agreements, public funding, and inequality.

EC 202


An introduction to the study of the overall global economy system and the various factors that are instrumental in its development and growth. The course starts with a review of the importance of economics and the concepts of supply and demand. The course continues with a study of the data behind macroeconomic analysis, economic growth factors from both a short run and a long run perspective, the financial system and its institutions, concluding with a look at international policy issues.

Major Area

These 16 courses (48 credit hours) provide you with the core knowledge, skills and competencies of your designated degree.

  • CM 100: Professional Foundations
  • AC 202: Financial Accounting
  • AC 212: Managerial Accounting
  • BE 207: Legal Environment of Business
  • IT 214: Information Systems Management
  • FI 301: Principles of Finance
  • HR 301: Human Resources Management
  • MG 301: Principles of Management
  • MK 301: Principles of Marketing
  • MG 303: Organizational Behavior
  • MG 311: Decision-Making & Problem Solving
  • MG 324: Project Management
  • MG 328: Introduction to Operations Management
  • MG 431: Business Ethics for Leaders
  • MG 462: Introduction to International Business
  • MG 490: Business Administration Capstone

CM 100

Professional Foundations

A course designed to prepare students to be successful lifelong learners both academically and in their chosen careers. Ohio National University courses require a high level of self-directed learning and focus on the skills required in the workplace and the classroom that are easily transferrable between the two environments.  This course includes strategies for advancing communication skills, including the use of digital tools and resources to participate in virtual environments. The course also uses the P.O.W.E.R. (Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate, and Rethink) framework to help students understand what it takes to be successful in school, life, and career. The framework focuses on real application of strategies in a program-specific approach through the use of photos, examples, and activities tied to general education courses through the use of P.O.W.E.R. principles.

AC 202

Financial Accounting

An introduction to accounting from a corporate perspective emphasizing how accounting information is used in decision making for both management and external users. The course starts with an overview of the financial accounting environment, how information is recorded, adjusted, and structured in an accounting system, and how the primary financial statements are created. This foundation is then used in describing how specific components of financial accounting information are reported and analyzed. These components include merchandising operations, inventories, cash and cash flows, internal controls, receivables, long-term assets, current and long-term liabilities, and equity.  The course concludes with a unit on financial statement analysis.

AC 212

Managerial Accounting

An introduction to the creation and analysis of the accounting information internal to an organization that managers use to plan, control, and make decisions about how to best run their organization. Topics covered include costing methods, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, and performance analysis. Emphasis is placed on appropriate managerial accounting methods for both manufacturing and service industries.

BE 207

Legal Environment of Business

An overview of the key aspects of the legal environment that today's global businesses operate within. Major coverage is given to the laws associated with contracts and commerce.  Another major topic area centers on corporate structure and how choice of structure affects the legal environment. Special emphasis is given to business-specific areas of government laws and regulations such as administrative agency laws, environmental laws, antitrust regulations, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, consumer protection laws, white collar crime, property laws to include intellectual property, and international laws.

IT 214

Information Systems Management

An overview of the information systems used in business organizations and how best to manage these systems. The unique approach to this course is its focus on how business initiatives should drive information technology choices. As topics are presented throughout the course, the discussion first addresses the business needs and then moves to the information technology possibilities that could support those needs. An underlying theme in this course is how information technology plays a critical role in facilitating communication and increasing business intelligence.

FI 301

Principles of Finance

An introduction to the key components of financial management for business organizations.  The course begins with a review of financial statement analysis and the time value of money.  From there it proceeds through a series of core topics which includes bond and stock valuation, estimating risk and return, working capital management, financial planning, capital structure issues, and international corporate finance.

HR 301

Human Resources Management

An introduction to the human resources function and its related elements and activities. The course provides an overview of each of the major functions of human resource management - acquiring, preparing, developing, and compensating employees. All of this is covered within the context of how employees can meet their daily challenges and create value for their organization. Special emphasis is placed on the coverage of real-world examples and best practices to use in applying this knowledge to other situations.

MG 301

Principles of Management

An introduction to management theory and practices with special emphasis on the development and application of competencies required for effective management. Course content is organized around the core management principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Topics covered include global management, change management, organizational culture, supervision, employee motivation, conflict resolution, leadership skills, communication strategies, and quality management techniques.

MK 301

Principles of Marketing

An overview of the foundations of marketing theory and methods. The course starts with an introduction to marketing with the remainder of the course broken down into three customer-focused sections - understanding your customer, reaching your customer, and responding to your customer. Topics covered include strategic planning, marketing research, product development, market position, promotional strategies, logistics management, pricing strategies, customer relationship management, and performance measurement.

MG 303

Organizational Behavior

A study of organizational behavior through the structure of how best to manage within each of the three levels of analysis - individual, group, and organizational. Within each level of analysis, practical examples are utilized extensively to illustrate how to put best practices into use. Key topics covered include ethics, managing diversity, motivation, performance improvement, team management, conflict management, communication strategies, decision making, organizational design, and change management.

MG 311

Decision-Making & Problem Solving

A study of the best practices of individual and team decision-making and problem-solving techniques. Throughout the course, real-world domestic and global issues are analyzed, diagnosed, and evaluated using a variety of quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques.

MG 324

Project Management

A study of the concepts and skills used by managers to propose, plan, secure resources, budget, and lead project teams to successful completion of organizational projects. This course approaches project management from a holistic view that focuses on the culture of the organization and the interpersonal dynamics of the people involved and how they interact to determine the outcome of projects. Special emphasis is given to illustrate how formal project management is an integral part of implementing and achieving the strategic goals of the organization.

MG 328

Introduction to Operations Management

An introduction to the principles and concepts associated with operations management. Content in this course is presented from both a strategic and application point of view. Topics covered include forecasting, product and service design, capacity planning, quality control and management, inventory management, scheduling, supply chain management, and queue management.

MG 431

Business Ethics for Leaders

An introduction to the ethical issues that can arise in business and the implementation of a structure for resolving ethical dilemmas.  Specific topics covered include organizational ethics, social responsibility, corporate governance, government laws and regulations, whistleblowing, technology impacts, and the impact of increased globalization. Heavy emphasis is placed on the study of real world applications in the study of the structure for resolving ethical dilemmas.

MG 462

Introduction to International Business

An introductory course addressing the factors that affect international business and business expansion with special attention paid to the implications of international business on an organization's strategy, structure, and functions. Topics covered include cultural differences, international trade, political impact, foreign direct investment, economic integration, foreign currency exchange, and global monetary systems.

MG 490

Business Administration Capstone

An integration of all previous major area coursework as the foundation for the implementation of strategic management in an organization. Coursework is organized around the three major components of strategic management:  strategic analysis, strategic formulation, and strategic implementation. Real-world applications are utilized throughout the course.

University Electives

These 12 courses (36 credit hours) are your choice. You can select from other undergraduate courses contained in other Franklin academic programs (Prerequisites may apply). These courses provide you with the ability to either focus on a specialized area of study, or branch out into an array of other subjects, depending on your interests or career path. Recommended electives for General Track students are subject areas that you are interested in or those that relate to an area in which you work or would like to work. Many General Track graduates become supervisors so any additional courses in human resources (HR) are always a plus.

Additional Information

Residency Requirements
Our flexible and generous transfer credit policy allows you to transfer in up to 28 of your required 40 courses from other qualified institutions, as long as you still meet the course outcomes and/or requirements for your general education and major area courses. In addition, your 12 courses of University electives do not need to match up exactly to course offerings at Franklin University. All students must complete a minimum of 12 courses at Franklin, including CM 100 and MG 490.

Course Load and Time Required to Complete Your Degree
Full-time students taking two classes per term can finish a bachelor’s degree in as little as three years and four months. However, if you have demonstrated the ability to handle the required workload, special permission can be requested to take up to three classes per term, which can significantly accelerate the time to degree completion.

Global Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) degree builds your professional credentials and equips you with solid expertise in business and management that will enable you to analyze and solve a variety of real world business challenges. This degree investigates the functional areas of a business and exposes you to relevant theories and skills needed for success in today’s business world.

In this program, you will study the core areas of a business (e.g., accounting, finance, marketing, human resources). You will also examine the factors that impact today’s business environment (i.e., organizational, legal, economic, cultural, social, political, technological, ethical) and become familiar with problem-solving methodologies needed for leadership roles in business or industry.

MBA Courses & Curriculum

Required Courses (10 courses, 30 hours)

  • CM 601 - MBA Foundations
  • BE 603 - Business Environment
  • EC 605 - Managerial Economics
  • MK 601 - Marketing Management
  • AC 602 - Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • HR 601 - Human Resource Management
  • FI 603 -  Corporate Finance
  • MG 627 - Operations & Project Management
  • MG 663 - International Business Management
  • MG 690 - Strategic Management

CM 601

MBA Foundations

An immersion into the communication tools and techniques needed to understand and to be understood when operating in a global business environment. Heavy emphasis is placed on effective oral and written communication skills, understanding communication from a strategic point of view, and knowing how to effectively organize and present information to audiences of all sizes.

BE 603

Business Environment

An examination of the environment in which businesses operate and the challenges of managing organizations within this environment. The course starts with an overview of the external and internal environments organizations operate within. The remainder of the course explores how to effectively manage in these environments.  This latter part of the course is structured into four sections organized around each of the four primary management functions (i.e., planning, organizing, leading, controlling).

EC 605

Managerial Economics

An analysis of the practical utility of both traditional and modern microeconomic tools for use in implementing effective business strategies in a given situation. Real-world examples are used extensively throughout the course to illustrate the application of concepts. Major topics covered include the analysis of market demand and supply, individual behavior analysis, cost analysis, organizational characteristics, industry economic environment models (e.g., monopoly, oligopoly, perfect competition), pricing strategies, risk and uncertainty, and governmental economic effects.

MK 601

Marketing Management

An immersion into the theory and application of innovative marketing strategies from an international perspective. Emphasis is placed throughout the course on the value offering being provided to the customer and how this relates to marketing management at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. A research focus is also stressed in showing how consumer and market information is used to drive marketing decisions.

AC 602

Financial & Managerial Accounting

An overview of the basics of using accounting information to make timely and effective business decisions. The financial accounting component of this course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of accounting information primarily created to be reported to external users. This starts with an overview of the principles and processes used in collecting, recording, and organizing accounting information. This is followed by a more detailed breakdown of financial statements and the kind of information that can be extracted from them. The managerial accounting component of the course focuses on the analysis of accounting information internal to an organization. Significant emphasis is placed on cost analysis and how this is used in planning, decision making, profitability analysis, and performance evaluation.

HR 601

Human Resource Management

A study of how organizations acquire, prepare, and compensate employees in order to meet its competitive challenges and create value to customers, shareholders, employees, and the communities in which they operate. Key topics stressed throughout the course are how organizations meet the challenges of sustainability, global competition, and the impact of technology through the management and leveraging of human resource talent.

FI 603

Corporate Finance

An overview and application of the primary financial management tools and leverage available to a business organization used to assist in achieving organizational goals and creating shareholder value. Specific topics covered include financial statement analysis, discounted cash flow valuation, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, capital market analysis, and the leveraging of capital structure.

MG 627

Operations & Project Management

An introduction to the principles and concepts associated with operations management from a supply chain perspective. Specific attention is given to clarifying the roles of operations, supply management, and logistics while examining the integrative processes that make up the supply chain. Issues are examined from both an upstream (supply-side) and downstream (demand-side) perspective. Key themes integrated throughout the course are project management, process improvement, quality control, global issues, relationship management, and sustainability.

MG 663

International Business Management

A study of globalization and the international business community focusing on the core knowledge and decision-making skills needed to perform effectively as a leader in a company with global operations. Course content is structured around key components of the international arena - cultural differences, trade, investment, monetary systems, strategy, and business functions.

MG 690

Strategic Management

A course designed to integrate knowledge from prior coursework to develop and sharpen the skills needed to formulate, deploy, and assess an organization's strategy for achieving competitive advantage in the marketplace. A key theme emphasized throughout the course is the use of cooperative strategies within an organization to achieve its competitive advantage. An emphasis on real world examples and case analysis is utilized.

Residency Requirement

Franklin University allows you to transfer in up to five of your required 10 courses from other qualified institutions, if you meet the required course outcomes. All Global MBA students must complete a minimum of 5 courses at Franklin, including CM 601 and MG 690.