Preparing Students to Become Business Leaders
The Bachelor of Science major in Business Administration is designed to prepare students to be flexible, adaptable, and successful in pursuing careers in administration by stressing two key components that develop strong business acumen.
- Skills – develop critical business skills in the important business functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as interpersonal communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and change management.
- Theory – emphasize contemporary issues that promote a solid foundation in effective and efficient management principles, organization change, and development practices, as well as social, ethical, and moral issues when evaluating and formulating business decisions, and business strategy and policy.
This major will use the case study method to address current and future issues in both domestic and international business operations thereby establishing a solid foundation of effective and efficient business principles.
Careers Pursued by Graduates
Graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration prepares students for work across all industries in a variety of business environments.
- Small or large firms
- Profit or nonprofit organizations
- Educational institutions
- Financial institutions
- Government agencies
Upon successful completion of the curriculum in the business administration major, students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast leadership and management styles.
- Prepare and explain the purposes of primary financial statements, e.g., income statements, balance sheets, statement of funds.
- Describe the accounting concepts used in planning and control operations.
- Define and explain the financial management concepts of capital structure theory, working capital management, common stock, bond issuance, and mergers and acquisitions.
- Define and discuss the functions of management in relationship with/to human resources, forecasting, inventory, organizational behavior, and organization management.
- Compare and contrast the alternative views of ethics and social responsibility strategies.
- Compare and contrast the classical and behavioral models of decision making.
- Describe the federal government’s role in setting economic policies, e.g., economic growth, employment/unemployment, inflation, monetary policy, trade, tariffs.
- Describe and explain the following concepts: resource allocation, scarcity, competitive advantage, the market system, and the role of supply and demand.