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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S.

Major Code: 7067 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is designed for students who want to study business in an environment that fosters creative thinking, diversity, ethical behavior and leadership skills. Students learn to create value and manage change; value individual contributions and respect cultural social differences; make thoughtful decisions, set high standards and be accountable to stakeholders and society as a whole; and lead by fostering critical thinking, effective collaboration, and creativity in solving complex business problems. The skills and knowledge learned will permit students to contribute significantly to their chosen occupations after graduation.

The curriculum for the business administration major permits the student to acquire a foundation in all areas of business administration (accounting, business law, information systems, economics, finance, marketing, management, quantitative methods and statistics). It includes a capstone experience in senior year that combines business plan research with a practicum experience. The practicum allows students an option to start a business in the college’s Student Business Incubator.

After graduation, the business administration major has an excellent background in the business and management fields and can directly enter the job market, in commerce, industry, government or other areas. Many students may wish to continue into graduate school or enter one of the professional fields such as law, where they will have had an excellent undergraduate preparation.

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must complete the minimum course requirements as outlined in the following curriculum.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Junior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

  • BUS 3704 Quantitative Methods
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Electives (BUS) Credit Hours: 6
  • Restricted Elective (HUM global emphasis) Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 121

*Restricted Elective (COM) can be Business and Professional Writing (COM 2224 ), Writing for the Media (COM 2225 ) or Introduction to Communication (COM 2425 ).