Objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a professionally focused degree that is designed to produce graduates who possess practical knowledge and associated critical thinking skills desired in today’s competitive business world. Students will be grounded in the study of business through a core curriculum of management, information systems, marketing, law, finance, accounting, economics, and business strategy.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program incorporates the development of the adult student’s exposure to human problems and personal values through a well-planned curriculum which integrates within the curriculum increasingly advanced skills, awareness of self and others, and social and interpersonal skills.

Within the business program, certain required courses form the academic and practical framework adults need to succeed in increasingly responsible leadership roles within their professional and personal organizations. In addition to the institutional level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of business administration, graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  1. Explain and apply fundamental accounting and financial management operations to enhance business decision making processes
  2. Develop innovative leadership and team-management skills necessary for success in a diverse and changing workplace
  3. Assess philosophies of ethics and social responsibility relevant to business and management
  4. Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to identify problems and to develop problem-solving abilities
  5. Discuss economic factors associated with government, business, and consumer environments and apply theoretical techniques to analyze markets
  6. Identify and apply key concepts and theories in business and management
  7. Apply management, human resource, and personnel practices to organizational problem solving
  8. Knowledge of computer applications and technology currently in the workplace
  9. Integrate market and marketing information into a strategic plan
  10. Apply concepts of contract, tort, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and property law to business situations
  11. Apply appropriate information technology to analyze problems and issues, develop business research, report key data, and recommend management strategy and action plans
  12. Articulate the external and internal environments of a business organization and formulate appropriate strategies in the context of competitive forces and environmental factors
  13. Collect information through the use of various data tools enhancing business problem solving capabilities
  14. Describe how information systems transform business processes within the modern corporate organization