The Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration program is designed
for adult learners who wish to relate their practical career experience to
business and management theory.
This 41-credit, upper division academic program program has a particular emphasis on
technical and quantitative skills in addition to management science, and
provides an effective balance of theory and practical application. The
curriculum is designed to enable students to work effectively in a business
environment that has become increasingly more complex. Students immediately use
on-the-job skills they learn in the classroom.
Included are courses in the following areas:
accounting, finance and financial administration; statistics, management and
planning; marketing; business law; management information systems; economics;
and business ethics.
The core curriculum is structured
sequentially, with students taking one course at a time. Courses involve
four-hour class sessions once a week, usually for five weeks. Participants also
form study groups made up of three to five students who meet outside of class
for four hours on a weekly basis to work on assigned individual and group
projects. At the end of the course sequence, students are required to complete
a capstone course that integrates material from all of the previous coursework
through a focus on strategic management and includes the completion of a major
paper addressing an issue, problem, or concern in the student’s work
Students obtain the
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree by using the above
business administration courses to build upon other traditional and non-traditional
learning experiences. A minimum of 120 undergraduate credits is required for
the BSBA degree.