May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.A.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

Major Code: 7605 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Online Admission Status: Undergraduate
Location(s): Florida Tech Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration offers a challenging set of courses intended to give the student a well-rounded background in all aspects of operating a domestic or international business. The overall curriculum of the business administration major reflects a balance of theory and practice with emphasis on critical thinking, ethical decision-making, problem-solving, leadership and other business-related skills related to managing people and resources in today’s dynamic, global and competitive business environment. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate readiness to succeed in a challenging academic curriculum. The transcript from an accredited or state-approved high school is the most important element of the application. While no minimum grade point average, class rank or standardized test score is specified, these measures must indicate a readiness for college studies in a chosen academic program. 

An applicant who is a U.S. citizen must have earned a high school diploma from an accredited or state-approved high school or a high school equivalency diploma (GED) by the date of first enrollment. All offers of admission are tentative if the student has high school or collegiate coursework in progress. Final admission is dependent on receipt and review of the student’s final transcripts.

Curriculum


Not all courses are offered online every term. See this two-year course offering projection and remember to check prerequisites/corequisites before registering.

Areas of Concentration (27 credits)


Accounting


The accounting concentration provides a solid business framework in the discipline of accounting. The curriculum provides an overview of financial and managerial accounting and business law and basic knowledge of auditing accounting information systems and tax, as well as a broad knowledge of a range of business disciplines. This accounting concentration prepares the student for careers in a variety of business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Restricted Electives - Business (9 credits)

  • Choose any BUS 3000/4000-level courses.
Free Electives (3 credits)

Computer Information Systems


The computer information systems (CIS) concentration offers a broad base of technical knowledge combined with a strong foundation in business administration. This concentration provides practical experience in various strategies and formats when communicating in an organizational setting, an understanding of decision-making processes and their implementation in a global setting and examines various software systems in terms of roles, significant features, advantages and disadvantages. It offers broad coverage of concepts, theories and practices in selected CIS areas for strategic support of an organization’s computing and information systems. 

Students must complete the following courses to achieve this concentration.

Restricted Electives - Business (6 credits)

Choose any BUS 3000/4000-level courses.

Free Electives (3 credits)

Healthcare Management


The healthcare management concentration combines basic and advanced courses in the various business disciplines with a more focused study in the area of health care management. The curriculum includes foundational instruction in the areas of health care organizations, managed care and medical ethics, as well as advanced topics such as community health evaluation, quality improvement methods, health planning and policy management.

Management


The management concentration offers a challenging set of courses intended to give the student a well-rounded background in all aspects of operating a domestic or international business. The overall curriculum of the management major reflects a balance of theory and practice with an emphasis on critical thinking, ethical decision-making, problem-solving, leadership and other business-related skills related to managing people and managing the numbers in today’s dynamic, global and competitive business environment.

Restricted Electives - Business (12 credits)

  • Any 3000/4000-level (BUS, EAC, EBA, EEC, EHC, EHR, EMG, EMK, EST)
Free Electives (3 credits)

Marketing


The marketing concentration combines broad-based business education with analytical, decision-making and problem-solving techniques used in global marketing, marketing ethics, and managing the marketing function. The curriculum focuses on marketing activities such as product and service development, research, planning, distribution channels, logistics and transportation, sales promotion, sales, pricing strategy, advertising and public relations.

Restricted Electives - Business (3 credits)

  • Any 3000/4000-level (BUS, EAC, EBA, EEC, EHC, EHR, EMG, EMK, EST)
Free Electives (3 credits)

Total Credits Required: 121


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Nathan M. Bisk College of Business