Accredited by ACBSP

As an online degree program, 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.

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 Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 M REQ
MTH113 Business Mathematics 3 3 S REQ
SPC Speech Elective 3   S SPC
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 M REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3   M BBM
SCI Science Elective 3   S SCI
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
MIS211 Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet 3 3 M REQ
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3 3 M REQ
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3   S HIP
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 M REQ
MKT243 Sales 3 3 M REQ
MTH157 Business Statistics 3 3 S REQ
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3   S ARP
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3   M BBM
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FIN350 Finance 3 3 M REQ
MGT355 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 3 M REQ
MGT301 Business Law I 3 3 M REQ
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3   M BBM
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3   M BBM
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HRM300 Human Resource Management 3 3 M REQ
PHL210 Ethics 3 3 S REQ
MGT216 International Business 3 3 M REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
SCL Science Elective with lab 4   S SCL
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FIN450 International Finance 3 3 M REQ
or
FIN370 Money and Banking 3 3 M REQ
MGT410 Management of Organizational Behavior 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
3 M REQ
MKT310 International Marketing 3 3 M REQ
or
MKT325 Consumer Behavior 3 3 M REQ
MGT345 Business Planning and Operations 3 3 M REQ
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
MGT497 Business Policy and Strategy 3 3 M REQ
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3   M BBM
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3   M BBM
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 15