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Academic Catalog Undergraduate Programs: Business Administrationnext

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Degree earned

Total number of credits

B.S.

120

 

Program Goals

Student Success Goal: The program seeks to enhance student understanding of career related fields, improve the retention rate of its students, increase the quality and quantity of network opportunities, and continuously improve the curricula that develops the knowledge, skills, and values of its graduates so that students are prepared for productive careers in a global economy.

Academic Program Goal: The program will expand its academic program array, enhance its delivery methods, and continuously improve the curriculum so that students can select from a variety of quality programs that prepare them for the global work environment.

Faculty Involvement Goal: The program will innovatively increase its support for faculty and staff in order to attract, develop, and retain talented faculty/staff who continuously improve the quality of teaching, advising, research, and service.

Community Engagement Goal: The program focuses on both the success of every student and on the difference that each can make in building a better community and serving the common good. The intent of these strategic initiatives are to help students learn beyond the classroom and to give students the inspiration that can help turn individual and communal aspirations into realities

 

Program Description

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to provide the student with the practical, as well as the theoretical knowledge and learning experiences required to be successful in a business environment. The goal of the program is to give students the ability to recognize and capitalize on business opportunities by harnessing the business and economic resources available to them. Medaille College’s generalist approach imparts a working expertise in all the functional areas of business, enabling the student to better understand the management of a business.

As part of the major requirements each student takes courses in accounting, management, marketing, finance, and law. The management information systems component seeks to provide a basic familiarity of computers for Business students. The field experience requirement gives students the opportunity for “hands-on” experience applying what has been learned in the classroom to real business situations. Credit hours for work/life experience can also be earned by students who have had appropriate previous experience in related areas.

The liberal arts and sciences portion of the degree seeks to provide a solid foundation in the humanities and social sciences as well as a background in mathematics and science. All Business majors should complete 100-level business courses, ENG 110, ENG 200, SPE 130, ECO 200, and ECO 201 during their first two years at Medaille College.

Business majors are expected to attend all classes. Students are responsible for all material covered and for any announcements made in any class session whether the student is present or not. Majors in this program may not take any business course Pass/Fail. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required of all Business majors in their core and elective business courses to graduate.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).



Credit Distribution

General Education Core (30 credits)

ENG 110 College Writing (3)

ENG 200 Advanced College Writing (3)

GEN 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3) [Required of first -year students; all other students must substitute a 300/400 level Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective]

GEN 220 Justice and Democracy in America (3)

GEN 230 Creative Expression (3)

GEN 240 Scientific Discovery (3)

GEN 410 Baccalaureate Capstone I (3)

GEN 411 Baccalaureate Capstone II (3)

MAT 115 Pre-Calculus or MAT 216 Survey of Introductory Calculus and its Applications (3)

SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

Major Requirements (51 credits)

ACC 101 Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 102 Managerial Accounting (3)

ECO 200 Macroeconomics (3)

ECO 201 Microeconomics (3)

ECO 260 Econometrics I (3)

ECO 261 Econometrics II (3)

MGT 175 Management Concepts and Communication (3)

MGT 230 Human Resource Management (3)

MGT 240 Financial Management (3)

MGT 299 Business Law I (3)

MGT 302 Operations Management (3)

MGT 335 Organizational Behavior (3)

MGT 420 Strategic Management I (3)

MGT 421 Strategic Management II (3)

MIS 240 Management Information Systems (3)

MKT 220 Principles of Marketing (3)

MKT 315 Marketing Management and Strategy (3)

Experiential Learning (6 credits): For students with significant business experience, the division offers several options in fulfilling the field experience requirements. Information on these options and waiver applications may be obtained from the division. Waiver applications must be filed at least one semester before implementation according to the following schedule: October 1 for the following Spring semester; March 1 for the following Fall semester.

MGT 377 Field Experience I (3)

MGT 477 Field Experience II (3)

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (18 credits)

ENG 205 Introduction to Literature or ENG 215 Survey of World Literature (3)

ENG 260 Business and Professional Writing (3)

INT 411 Global Leadership (3)

MAT 114 Intermediate Algebra (3) (Students who meet the math competency must substitute a 300/400 level Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective.)

PHI 300 Ethics (3)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Breadth electives (6 credits)

At least two (2) courses (300/400 level) from those housed in the Division of Management and Leadership (Except BBA, BBA-IS, or SPM designated courses).

Free Electives (9 credits)

May include any College course.

Total 120 credit hours