BSBA | Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

 
Professor Baiyun Gong, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration BSBA Program
Baiyun Gong, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Management; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Human Resource Management, Management, and Organizational Behavior.


The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major is aimed at students seeking preparation for a career in business and related fields. This major provides general knowledge in business from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. You will learn the important skills effective managers need to survive and succeed in today's marketplace.

A primary aim of the BSBA program is to create graduates who can help their organization more effectively achieve its goals and objectives. In the program, you will develop a real-world understanding of business and learn how to become a more effective decision maker, manager, and leader. Completing this degree helps to prepare graduates for positions in both the private and public sectors.

Quick Facts

   Program Features:
  • 120 credit hours required
  • You may begin your enrollment at various times throughout the year
   Program Formats:
  • Traditional full-time day classes are offered at our main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie
  • If you prefer courses in the evening, you may enroll at our main campus or at any of the following campuses: Miami, Orlando, Tampa or Nassau.
  • Prefer to study online? Our BSBA program features asynchronous communication (e-mail, bulletin boards, and discussion forums)
  • 8 and 16 week terms are available (All ACT, ECN and FIN courses are 16 weeks)

Curriculum Guide  arrowtop

This curriculum requirement is for new BSBA students starting after August 23, 2010. If you began your program prior to August 23, 2010 please contact the Academic Advising Office and set up an appointment with your advisor.

Total credits: 120
Business Core (36 credits)
ACT 2200 Financial Accounting  3 credits
ACT 2300 Managerial Accounting  3 credits
FIN 3010 Corporation Finance  3 credits
INB 3550 International Business  3 credits
ISM 3660 Management Info Systems  3 credits
MGT 2050 Principles Of Management  3 credits
MGT 2150 Business Law I  3 credits
MGT 4100 Business Ethics  3 credits
MGT 4170 Organizational Behavior  3 credits
MGT 4880 Business Strategy and Policy  3 credits
MKT 3050 Marketing Principles and Application  3 credits
OPS 3880 Operations Management  3 credits
BSBA Major Courses (24 credits)
Select one course from each of the following areas (15 credits):
FINFinance MGTManagement
HRMHuman Resources Management MKTMarketing
INBInternational Business   

Select three upper-level courses from any of the following areas (9 credits):
ACTAccounting INBInternational Business
ECNEconomics LEDLeadership
ENTEntrepreneurship MGTManagement
FINFinance MKTMarketing
HRMHuman Resource Management  
 
Open Electives (24 credits)

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Course Descriptions  arrowtop

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.338.4723 or contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Business Core Courses

ACT 2200     Financial Accounting  (3 cr.)

Provides an introduction to financial accounting and its decision-making elements. Areas covered are the conceptual frameworks of accounting, financial statements and their components, and advance manufacturing environments. Prerequisite: MATH 1030 or higher.

ACT 2300     Managerial Accounting  (3 cr.)

Integrates the accounting process with the planning, coordinating, and control functions of the business organization. Topics include strategic planning, tactical and operational decision making, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and performance measurement. Prereqiuiste: MATH 1030 or higher

FIN 3010     Corporation Finance  (3 cr.)

Applies financial management to organizations. Topics include ratio analysis, leverage, cash budgeting, and capital structure. Prerequisite: ACT 2200, ECN 2020 and MATH 2020

INB 3550     International Business  (3 cr.)

Surveys the legal and cultural environment of international business; the international financial system; management of international operations; personnel and labor relations; international marketing; international economics, trade, and finance; multinational enterprise; and international accounting. Prerequisite: ECN 2025.

ISM 3660     Management Info Systems  (3 cr.)

Discusses the use of computers in business, as well as database management and information system fundamentals. Prerequisites: TECH 1110, MGT 2050, and MKT 3050.

MGT 2050     Principles Of Management  (3 cr.)

Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.

MGT 2150     Business Law I  (3 cr.)

Sets forth, explains, illustrates, and applies fundamental principles of business law to modern day business problems. Important subject matters covered are introduction to the legal system, constitutional law as applied to business, contract law and sales law, agency and employment law, types of business organizations, and torts and products liability law. Credit cannot be obtained for both this course and LEGS 3400.

MGT 4100     Business Ethics  (3 cr.)

Examines the nature of morality and theories of normative ethics. Identifies a variety of ethical issues and moral challenges involving consumers, the environment, the professions, and the role of the corporation in our society. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

MGT 4170     Organizational Behavior  (3 cr.)

The class material will include both theory and practical application of Organizational Behavior in organizations. OB is the study of how individuals and groups impact the behavior within an organization. It is a field of systematic study that focuses on improving productivity, quality, and assisting practitioners to develop methods to empower people as well as to design and implement to change programs. We live in a world characterized by rapid change, globalization, and diversity. OB offers insights in these areas while providing guidance for managers in creating an ethically healthy work climate. Prerequisite: MGT 2050.

MGT 4880     Business Strategy and Policy  (3 cr.)

Business Strategy and Policy is an integrative senior course in strategic management building on functional area learning in management, accounting, finance, operations and marketing. The course focuses on the solution of specific business problems utilizing a corporate simulation which requires students to develop a strategy to lead their own company and implement the strategy through tactics for operations, management, marketing, and finance. Students are measured by a balanced scorecard estimating their performance in each area and their preparation for the future. Prerequisites: MATH 3020, FIN 3010 and ECN 2020.

MKT 3050     Marketing Principles and Application  (3 cr.)

A focus on the marketing concept, and examination of a marketing oriented firm. Topics include consumer behavior, market analysis and the marketing mix. Students will produce a marketing plan.

OPS 3880     Operations Management  (3 cr.)

This course approaches Operations Management from the ¿inside-out.¿ It develops the student¿s personal understanding of processes, process capabilities and results and then transfers those into the business environment. The course builds on an understanding of applied statistics to develop an understanding of the planning and the processes involved in the creation of value both through provision of services and manufacture of goods. Topics include process flow and capability, operations strategy, total quality management (TQM), supply chain and capacity management, process improvement, project management. Prerequisites: Math 3020 or Math 3020H, or Math 2020, or Math 2020H.




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