Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration

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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program prepares qualified students for leadership positions in the global marketplace. Future leaders will need to balance the goals of economic success with the constraints of greater social and environmental responsibility. Students are instructed by distinguished faculty with content area expertise and practical experience, learning to integrate changing human and information resources with continually developing technology, while nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit that has always been one of the key characteristics to successful businesses.

The Future of Business Administration

The core of this program focuses on the development of skills requires competent and capable individual in workforce. The goal is to help students to develop analytical and leadership skills and knowledge of organizations to make a positive social, financial, and economic impacts. In this curriculum, students develop understanding of how business and public organization’s function; how they interact with individuals and changes occur during these interactions. Students take courses from five domain areas including Business Development and Analysis (BD&A), Leadership Development (LD), Organizations and Contexts (OC), Human Development (HD) and Organizational Psychology (OP).

Areas of Focus

The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with the following two specializations:

Business Analytics

Focuses on the use of business analytics to develop models using varied and complex data sets and, implementing model results to resolve complicated business problems.

Business Optimization

Focuses on the development and implementation of plans for organizations to redefine and strategize for lean operations as well as maximize asset utilizations, quality control, cost minimization, and institutional efficiencies.

Business Administration Micro-Credentials

  • Business Development (BD)
  • Business Leadership (BL)
  • Change and Business Leadership (C&BL)
  • Data Visualization with Tableau (DVT)
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Globalization, Economic Growth, and Sustainability (GE&S)
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
  • Marketing and Sales Foundations (M&S Foundations)
  • Market Positioning and Sales (MP&S)
  • Sustainable Business Change Agent (SBCA)
  • Value Chain Management (VCM)

What are Micro-Credentials?

They are mini-qualifications that demonstrate skills, knowledge, and/or experience in a given subject area or capability.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Area Number of Courses Credits
General Education Department Courses 14 42
Fundamental Courses 21 60
Specialization 6 18
Total 41 120
General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities Division (3 Courses -9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
HUMN 101 Introduction to the Arts and Humanities None 3
HUMN 105* Foundations of Learning and Being None PR 3
HUMN 125* Worldviews and Models of Action None PR, GC, DMPS 3
PHIL 101 Philosophy None 3
RLGN 110 Comparative Religion None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Communications Division (2 Courses – 6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
COMM 110 Oral Communication Skills None 3
ENGL 120 Academic Writing and Research None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Mathematical Sciences Division (1 Course – 3 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
MATH 160 Pre-Calculus None 3
MATH 165 Calculus I None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Natural Sciences Division (2 Courses – 6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
BIOL 101 General Biology None 3
CHEM 101 General Chemistry None 3
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology None 3
PHYS 101 College Physics None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Social Sciences and Cross-Cultural Studies Division (3 Courses – 9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
GOVT 120 Comparative Government None 3
GOVT 130 American Society and Politics None 3
GEOG 101 World Geography None 3
HIST 101 World History None 3
INCS 300* The Context of Global Citizenship None GC 3
INCS 325* Being a Global Citizen None GC, SP 3
SOCI 101 Sociology None 3
PSYC 101 Psychology None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice Division (3 Courses – 9 Credits)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
TLLP 150 Practices of Learning and Being None DMPS 3
TLLP 200 Designing a Life of Self-Fulfillment None PR 3
TLLP 400 Designing a Life of Possibilities – Concepts, Tools, and Processes of Thinking None DMPS 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Required Courses
Code Course Title Microcredentials Prerequisite Credits
MC Certification
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting None 3
ACCT 305 Accounting Information Systems ACCT 101 3
BUSS 110 Introduction to Business M&S Foundations; MP None 3
BUSS 120 Principles of Management BD Certified Manager None 3
BUSS 130 Principles of Marketing M&S Foundations; MP None 3
BUSS 155 Seminar I None 1
BUSS 200 Legal Aspect of Business None 3
BUSS 220 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility EL None 3
BUSS 242 Principles of Finance ECON 101 and ACCT 101 3
BUSS 280 Introduction to Statistics None 3
BUSS 290 Introduction to Business Analytics BUSS 280 3
BUSS 300 Organizational Theory & HR Management Certified Manager

 

None 3
BUSS 328 Foundations of Data and Information Management BUSS 290 3
BUSS 390 Seminar II BUSS 155 1
BUSS 450 Research and Analytics Skills None 3
BUSS 490 Consulting Project and Seminar BUSS 390 4
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics None 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics None 3
TLLP 250 Designing Your Career to Find Purpose, Meaning, and Success None CAR, SP None 3
TLLP 275 Pursuing Social Impact Throughout Your Career None CAR, SP None 3
TLLP 425 Designing a Life of Possibilities – Career Planning and Leadership None CAR None 3
SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Business Analytics Specialization: (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours)

Business analytics leverages data, statistics, and technology to analyze complex business problems to provide descriptive and predictive solutions that complement the business decision-making process.

Code Course Title Microcredentials Prerequisite Credits
MC Certification
BUSS 338* Business Data Visualization DVT BUSS 328 3
BUSS 351 Business Development MP; BD BUSS 110 3
BUSS 362 Business Consulting BD Certified Business Consulting BUSS 110 3
BUSS 364 Negotiation Essentials BD None 3
BUSS 400* Business Decisions and Modeling DVT BUSS 351 3
BUSS 440* Business Intelligence and Predictive Analysis DVT None 3
BUSS 445/540^ Human Resource Analytics None 3
BUSS 448/546^ Marketing Analytics M&S: MPS None 3
BUSS 478/578^ Business Risk Analysis and Optimization DVT None 3
BUSS 479* Data Prediction and Business Optimization DVT None 3
BUSS 487/587^ Contemporary Issues in Applying Business Analytics None 3
BUSS 488 Internship in Business Analytics None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Business Optimization Specialization: (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours)

Project management concerns the use of strategies and practices that streamline operations. This requires further development of critical thinking skills and knowledge of existing and emerging practices in order to help individuals to provide creativity and innovation to their organizations.

Code Course Title Microcredentials Prerequisite Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 306 Communities of Practice None 3
BUSS 320* Introduction to Project Management None 3
BUSS 325 Project Management Systems LSS None 3
BUSS 327 Leading Project Management Operations VCM None 3
BUSS 329 Organizational Behavior None 3
BUSS 351* Business Development M&S Foundations; BD None 3
BUSS 362 Business Consulting BD Certified Business Consulting None 3
BUSS 364 Negotiation Essentials BD None 3
BUSS 370* Business Change Management LSS None 3
BUSS 378 Asset Management and Optimization LSS None 3
BUSS 385 Seminar in Technological Change and Productivity None 3
BUSS 410/510^ Contracts, Procurement, & Supply Chain Management Systems VCM

 

None 3
BUSS 415/515^ Risk Management in Project Management LSS None 3
BUSS 418/518^ Mergers and Acquisitions None 3
BUSS 428 Internship in Project Management LSS None 3
BUSS 429/525^ Contemporary Issues in Business Process Optimization VCM

 

Minimum of 90 credits 3
BUSS 433/527^ Emergent Roles of Project Management in Business VCM

 

None 3
BUSS 435/535^ Management and Ethical Leadership EL

 

None 3
BUSS 478/578^ Business Risk Analysis and Optimization None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

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