BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
A successful career in business leadership and management requires a sound understanding of the marketplace. This program is designed for those who seek a broad spectrum of business courses with an understanding of the cultural and sociological forces that shape business success. It also develops competence in conceptual, interpersonal and technical skills. The acquired skills and knowledge are applicable in both public and private enterprises.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of business concepts in the decision-making process.
- Articulate and evaluate business theories in both modern and historical contexts.
- Demonstrate a global perspective on business.
- Apply principles of teamwork and effective leadership within a team.
- Demonstrate competence in both written and verbal communications.
- Articulate common ethical and legal aspect of business.
- Apply for an entry-level position in general business industry.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Teamwork and Leadership. Student Learning Outcome: Each student will demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills, specifically function in a variety of work groups using appropriate leadership skills and styles, and collaborate with a variety of other people using elements of effective team dynamics to effectively and appropriately structure teamwork.
- Innovation and Problem-Solving. Student Learning Outcome: Each student will demonstrate critical thinking, specifically employ appropriate analytical models and apply critical reasoning processes to evaluate evidence, select among alternatives, and generate creative options in furtherance of effective decision-making.
- Integrative and Strategic Perspective. Student Learning Outcome: Each student will demonstrate competency across business disciplines, specifically apply the essential elements of core business principles to analyze and evaluate problems and to construct and implement strategic solutions in the business environment.
- Global Perspective. Student Learning Outcome: Each student will understand the global business factors impacting current business issues, and evaluate the effects of these factors on specific business situations.
- Communication. Student Learning Outcome: Each student will possess effective communication skills, specifically write business documents clearly, concisely, and analytically and speak in groups and in public clearly, concisely, and analytically, with appropriate use of visual aids.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Methods of instruction vary depending on the nature of the course. In general, courses will be experiential and practical, emphasizing real-life business practices.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Business Administration will be awarded to the student upon successful completion of 120 semester credits, of which at least 48 semester credits are general education courses, at least 66 semester credits are core courses, and at least 6 semester credits are elective courses, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.00.
UNITS OF CREDIT
Academic work is established by semester credit hours. One (1) semester credit hour equals forty-five (45) units comprised of the following academic activities:
One clock hour in a didactic learning environment = 2 units
One clock hour in a supervised laboratory setting of instruction = 1.5 units
One clock hour of externship = 1 unit
One clock hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for the didactic learning environment, or supervised laboratory setting of instruction that are designed to measure the student’s achieved competency relative to the required subject matter objectives = 0.5 unit
One (1) clock hour equals a minimum instruction time of fifty (50) minutes of supervised or directed instruction and appropriate break(s).