BBA in Doing Business

Across Emerging Markets

Earn your bachelor’s degree with a specialization

Make your CV stand out from other BBA graduates. Evaluate current and future opportunities and risks for international business in developing markets.

Duration

Graduate in 28-36 months

Effort

15-20 hours per week which fits into your work schedule so you can earn while you learn. 

Format

Learner-centric, mission driven, 100% online, offering a next-generation learning experience. 

Cost

$120/month

Doing Business Across Emerging Markets: your courses

When you take a Nexford Bachelor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Doing Business Across Emerging Markets, you’ll need to complete 26 core bachelor’s courses as well as four specialization courses. You’ll learn skills based on the latest employer needs and market trends – this is what we call our Workplace Alignment Model – our curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills you need and employers are looking for.

BUS2152 Business and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa

3 course credits

Business and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa examines the position of sub-Saharan Africa within the global economy and how it is leapfrogging development in certain areas. This course covers sub-Saharan Africa’s history, civic culture, and public, private, and for-profit sectors providing learners with the unique and complex components of the region’s past, present, and potential on the world economic stage. Through the lens of various stakeholders—those internal and external to business enterprises and those who engage in market-based and non-market-based transactions to influence business—learners acquire a practical literacy which prepares them to engage in business within and among African employers, employees, and business partners. Learners gain an understanding of the specific drivers of economic growth and opportunity that exist across Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and Ethiopia.

BUS2153 Business and Culture in India

3 course credits

Business and Culture in India examines how a culturally rich India continues to evolve on the world stage as an economic power. This course examines how these two aspects intersect at every point, from the very history of the region's birth to the current state and looking forward to the future. Through the lens of various stakeholders—those internal and external to business enterprises and those who engage in market-based and non-market-based transactions to influence business—students will acquire a practical literacy which prepares them to engage in business within and among Indian employers, employees, and business partners. Learners gain an understanding of the specific drivers of economic growth and opportunity that exist in India.

BUS2156 Business and Culture in Southeast Asia

3 course credits

Business and Culture in India examines how a culturally rich India continues to evolve on the world stage as an economic power. This course examines how these two aspects intersect at every point, from the very history of the region's birth to the current state and looking forward to the future. Through the lens of various stakeholders—those internal and external to business enterprises and those who engage in market-based and non-market-based transactions to influence business—students will acquire a practical literacy which prepares them to engage in business within and among Indian employers, employees, and business partners. Learners gain an understanding of the specific drivers of economic growth and opportunity that exist in India.

Learner Selection

3 course credits

Learner chooses one course from the list of elective/specialization courses.

Raise your cultural IQ in emerging markets

  • Apply international and cultural awareness in a business context and show that you’re more than a generalist
  • Master bachelor’s degree-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world with hard skills like digital fluency and business analysis
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 94% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 75+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning

I learned at Nexford about relationships and it has helped me a whole lot. I would describe Nexford as flexible. And secondly, you still have time to do other things that you love to do apart from schooling. So it’s schooling and going on with your life.

Ayooluwa Janet Haastrup

Current BBA learner, Nigeria

BBA in analytics: build job ready skills

95% of our learners gained valuable skills at work

A Nexford Bachelor of Business Administration is designed for highly motivated professionals ready to kick-start their work lives. Whether you’re jumpstarting your career or launching a startup idea, you’ll learn how to succeed in modern, global business. To build our programs, we analyzed 30 million jobs and surveyed industry leaders – including those from Microsoft, Citibank, and Unilever.

Here are some examples of the work you'll be doing within this BBA specialization in business analytics

  • Describe the business environment within multiple countries including their traditions, systems, and society
  • Apply your knowledge to navigate a complex business challenge across national borders
  • Analyze current conditions in multiple countries and evaluate present and future opportunities and risks for international business activities
  • Create a business case for an international business or a venture through partnerships based in the local country

Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow

How to apply

We’re no ordinary university! We make things simple so you can focus on what’s important: your goals! At Nexford, you can start learning now and send us your documents later. Just fill in a few details, upload your government-issued ID and pay your application fee. That’s it!

What happens next? After your first course starts, you’ll have 60 days to send us your missing information, such as a diploma or grade transcript. Please take advantage of our English test (at no cost), and achieve the minimum score outlined in our admission requirements.

  • We need proof of your graduation: this can either be your high school graduation or college graduation. Alternatively, proof of your General Educational Development certificate (GED) or equivalent exam, such as HiSET or TASC: valid copies of your official diploma and transcript in English. Documents not in English must be accompanied by official translations, such as those provided by a validated institutional official or embassy.
  • To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University undergraduate programs, you’ll need to provide one of these:
    1. An official transcript from a high school or equivalent certificate (e.g. HiSET, TASC, etc.)
    2. A minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years

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How much it costs

At Nexford, you can earn a BBA with a Specialization in Doing Business Across Emerging Markets for as little as $80 per month. We adjust fees to your local market, meaning a low monthly fee for a quality program.

Pay as you go, month by month. There’s no upfront cost, and you can cancel any time.

Fixed monthly tuition means the faster you go, the less you pay. Take more than one course and you could earn your BBA in as little as 28 months.

Check our tuition page to see how much you’ll pay per month for your BBA.

Lack of education is the root cause of most global challenges. We need a new approach. Nexford is the most affordable American university in the world. We’re not ordinary.

How you learn

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. The courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google. Plus, you get a Microsoft 365 license at no extra cost.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Upon graduation, you’ll walk away with a specialization certificate on top of your BBA diploma. Plus, after you graduate, you can even top up your degree up with another specialization – that's two specializations and a BBA degree!