Bachelor of Science - Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides the business competencies that employers look for in their workforce. Students prepare to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace in a wide variety of local and global industries while preparing for leadership roles within the business arena. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration focuses on developing students to understand and support organizational missions. The program serves multiple purposes:

a) traditional students moving through a 4-year program;

b) as a degree completion program for adults who desire a better position for themselves in their respective organizations consistent with industry expectations;

c) to prepare them for venturing out on their own.

This degree program is focused on realistic, accurate, and sound interpretations of the complexity and diversity found in today’s global economy. The program strives to be consistent in scope with college standards consistent with industry outcomes. This program of study integrates analysis of theory, case studies, projects and research so students may apply these to practical situations in the daily workplace. Students are further encouraged to develop thoughtful and creative approaches to understanding business models that are assessable, and observable. The degree program emphasizes ethical business behavior while promoting corporate social responsibility and social enterprise.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is thus a comprehensive response to the demand for business skills in an ever-increasing global market and competitive workplace. Many people in the workplace may seek career opportunities in small to mid-size businesses, explore their own start-up or franchise business, or assume a role in a community-oriented nonprofit. Participants develop the requisite skills and knowledge that are needed for small business employers and nonprofit organizations. The skills and knowledge taught in this program relevant to the business arena help develop competent personnel in any organization through the understanding of marketing, operations, organizational structures and best practices for contemporary small businesses whether profit-driven or not. As participants in business life, students in this program develop the knowledge and competencies to become contributors to their organization’s success. They may even exercise formal or informal leadership roles in their respective organizations and are thus well versed in contemporary business theories and practices to make their inculcation into an organization more effective.

Embedded certificates in Human Resource Talent Development (18 credits), Human Resource Management (30 credits), Nonprofit Management (30 credits), Property Management and Acquisition (30 credits), Business Studies (12-15 credits), Insurance Sales (15 credits), Entrepreneurship (30 credits) and Business Administration (24 credits) may be earned as part of the milestone policy in the Business Administration program.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing;
  2. Acquire, analyze, and synthesize data for operational and strategic decision-making;
  3. Recommend ethical behaviors, promote corporate social responsibility, and engage in social enterprise;
  4. Evaluate the global environment and position the business unit demonstrating multicultural awareness;
  5. Manage and coordinate people, business processes, and business resources; and
  6. Develop and implement components of a business plan.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must complete the following programmatic graduation requirement:

1. Maintain a GPA of 2.5 in the major.

Curriculum

Bachelor in Business Administration

General Education Requirements - 46 Credits

General Education Core Requirements - 40 Credits

ENG 101

English Composition

3

ENG 1XX

Writing Competency (WR)

3

ENG 325

Advanced Writing for the Business Professional (AW)

3

COM 1XX

Communications Competency (COM)

3

CAP 1XX

Computer Literacy Competency (CL)

3

MATH 1XX

Math Competency (MATH)

3

 

Science Competency (SCI)

4

PSY 112

Introduction to Psychology (SS)

3

 

Social Science Competency (SS)

3

 

Cultural Competency (CU & E/P)

6

 

Global Studies Competency (G/US)

3

 

Global Studies Competency (G/W)

3

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 6 Credits

ASD 120

The College Experience OR

 

 

General Education Elective

3

STAT 167

Principles of Statistics

3

Business Major Core Requirements - 48 Credits

Freshman Year

ACC 1XX

Accounting Elective

3

BUS 101

Introduction to Management OR

 

BUS 107

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

3

BUS 110

Business Law & Ethics

3

ECN 1XX

Economics Elective

3

Sophomore Year

BUS 132

Budgeting and Planning

3

BUS 135

Customer Relations in a Multicultural World (MC)

3

BUS 150

Small Business Entrepreneurship

3

BUS 215

Marketing

3

Junior Year

BUS 265

Principles of Finance

3

BUS 2XX*

Directed Elective

3

BUS 305

E-Business

3

BUS 310

Targeted Marketing and Social Media

3

Senior Year

BUS 3XX*

Directed Elective

3

BUS 410

Theory & Practice of Business Research (RE)

3

BUS 490

Capstone: Strategic Planning

3

BUS 4XX

Directed Elective

3

General Electives - 27 Credits

Total Credits in the Program

121

*Directed elective courses may be taken in business, accounting, economics, management and leadership or manufacturing at the appropriate levels.

Business Administration Minor

Business Administration studies the business competencies and knowledge needed to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace in a variety of industries. The skills and knowledge developed in this coursework equip students with an understanding of contemporary business and the best practices needed to achieve business success. Students are encouraged to work closely with their Advisors to design a Business Administration minor that fits their career and educational goals.

Minor in Business Administration

BUS 101

Introduction to Management OR

 

BUS 107

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

3

ACC 101

Principles of Accounting I OR

 

ACC 110

Applied Accounting

3

1XX*

Elective

3

2XX*

Elective

3

3XX*

Elective

3

Total Credits in the Program

15

*These courses must be selected from Business Administration courses (ACC, BMM, BUS or ECN).