Business Administration, Bachelor of Science

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. 

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 University standards and 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), Entrepreneurship (30 credits) and Business Administration (24 credits) may be earned as part of the milestone policy in the Business Administration program.  [See Program Director]

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Students will prepare a business plan, including sections around; executive summary, budget/projections, marketing, and management team.
  2. Students will be able to integrate aspects of the business into a strategic plan.
  3. Students will be able to communicate concisely, articulately, and professionally in writing and verbally about various aspects of business, including; the importance of a business plan and its sections, financial information, management and leadership, as well as marketing.
  4. Students will be able to debate and defend their understanding of these aspects of business.
  5. Students will be able to evaluate external factors affecting business; local, regional, national, and global. Students will evaluate external factors to help predict and respond to business challenges and trends.
  6. Students will be able to identify critical data to aide in business decision making. Students will be able synthesize, analyze, and recommend a course of action based on business data.
  7. Students will be able to differentiate between what is meant by leadership versus management.
  8. Students will be able to apply leadership and management principles in a business environment.
  9. Students will be able to realize the importance considering all stakeholders in business decisions.
  10. Students will be able to determine and explain the importance of corporate social responsibility and ethics in the business environment.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must 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 101English Composition

3

ENG 1XXEnglish Elective

3

ENG 325Advanced Writing for the Business Professional

3

MATH 1XXMathematics (MATH)

3

Science (BIO, CHEM, SCI)

4

Social Science (PSY, SOC)

6

Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, HUM)

3

General Education Electives**

15

** Elective credits may be from any General Education course, unless directed by the Program. General Education courses contain the following prefixes: ENG, MATH, STAT, CAP, COM, BIO, CHEM, SCI, HIS, HUM, PHIL, SPAN, PSY, and SOC.

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 6 Credits

General Education Elective**

3

STAT 167Principles of Statistics

3

**Elective credits may be chosen from any general education course, unless directed by the program. General Education courses contain the following prefixes: ENG, MATH, STAT, CAP, COM, BIO, CHEM, SCI, HIS, HUM, PHIL, SPAN, PSY, and SOC.

Business Major Core Requirements - 48 Credits

Freshman Year

ACC 1XXAccounting Elective

3

BUS 101Introduction to Management

3

OR

BUS 107Introduction to Nonprofit Management

3

BUS 110Business Law and Ethics

3

ECN 1XXEconomics Elective

3

Sophomore Year

BUS 132Budgeting and Planning

3

BUS 135Customer Relations in a Multicultural World

3

BUS 150Small Business and Entrepreneurship

3

BUS 215Marketing

3

Junior Year

BUS 265Principles of Finance

3

BUS 2XX*Directed Elective

3

BUS 305E-Business

3

BUS 310Targeted Marketing and Social Media

3

Senior Year

BUS 3XX*Directed Elective

3

BUS 410Theory and Practice of Business Research

3

BUS 490/OS 450Capstone: Strategic Planning

3

BUS 4XXDirected Elective

3

Open Electives - 27 Credits

*Directed elective courses may be taken from courses with the following prefixes:  ACC, BUS, ECN, OS or BMM at the appropriate levels.

Total Credit Hours: 121