Accredited by ACBSP

(Effective Fall 2016)

The Business Administration: Management Concentration major prepares students with the skills necessary to meet the business demands of today and the future. The curriculum provides a solid business core that includes an extensive background in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, and management. The major focuses on integrating theory and practice so that graduates possess an understanding of the internal and external business environment, including economic, legal, behavioral, ethical, and strategic aspects. The ability to communicate, integrate and synthesize information from the various business disciplines using knowledge and skills in information systems, decision making, quantitative analysis and financial modeling complete the major. In addition, the program allows students to select from among a list of directed elective courses that complement their area of interest, which could include accounting, finance, management, marketing, information systems, or small business management and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of supervisory/management positions, including administrative services, first-line supervisors, industrial production and manufacturing, and purchasing managers, buyers, and agents. Most of our graduates are employed with locally owned firms, including family businesses. Opportunities to participate in a “Study Abroad” program in Germany afford graduates the skills and abilities to seek positions with multi-national corporations, and internship opportunities with a business of the student’s choice further increases a graduate's marketability.

Recommended High School Subjects

English and mathematics courses (including algebra).

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major are tested for English, mathematics and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester. In addition to the standard remediation requirements, applicants to this major must remediate algebra deficiencies identified during placement testing.

Transfer Procedures

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • explain how managers perform the basic functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within an organizational setting.
  • demonstrate effective business etiquette, emotional intelligence, and written and oral communication skills.
  • apply ethical principles that encompass the needs of all stakeholders.
  • differentiate the various functions of a business and explain the integrative nature of the functions, which enables the business to generate positive outcomes for stakeholders.
  • apply the skills and techniques needed for problem solving and decision making.
  • apply the strategic management process to analyze the current business environment, identify appropriate forecasting trends, and make recommendations on preferred courses of action to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
MGT105 Introduction to Business 3  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3  
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
MGT115 Principles of Management 3  
SCI Science Elective 3  
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third Semester Credits
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3  
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3  
MIS211 Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet 3  
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3  
MTH153 Topics in Mathematics 3  
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4  
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
MKT243 Sales 3  
ART Art Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits
FIN350 Finance 3  
MGT301 Business Law I 3  
MGT330 Managerial Decision Making 3  
MGT355 Quantitative Methods for Business 3  
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Sixth Semester Credits
HRM300 Human Resource Management 3  
MGT216 International Business 3  
MGT315 Business Ethics 3  Science, Technology and Society Requirement
SCL Science Elective with lab 4  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 2  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Seventh Semester Credits
FIN450 International Finance 3  
or
FIN370 Money and Banking 3  
MGT410 Management of Organizational Behavior 3  Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
MKT310 International Marketing 3  
or
MKT325 Consumer Behavior 3  
MGT345 Business Planning and Operations 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits
MGT497 Business Policy and Strategy 3  
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3  
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)