Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

Business Administration, B.S.


Major Code: 7067 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom 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 during the senior year that combines business plan research with 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.

Curriculum


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


Senior Year


Fall (15 credit hours)


Spring (15 credit hours)


Restricted Electives: Global Emphasis


Areas of Concentration


Entrepreneurship


The entrepreneurship concentration prepares students as future leaders in the global workforce. Aligned with the Florida Tech mission, the program provides a range of resources in entrepreneurial development, growth and expansion. The entrepreneurship concentration includes the foundations of entrepreneurship and innovation through the integration of coursework, business research and hands-on activities. 

Students in the entrepreneurship concentration must complete the following curriculum for the final two years of the program. 

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Marketing


The marketing concentration provides a solid marketing framework. This marketing concentration includes the field practicum (focused on marketing). Students will gain an appropriate background in all areas of marketing in a global economy including principles of marketing, research techniques, marketing strategy and consumer behavior, among other key areas. 

Students in the marketing concentration must complete the following curriculum for the final two years of the program. 

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Sports Management


The sports management concentration provides a background in the business of sport with a solid foundation in the core business disciplines. The curriculum for the sport management concentration includes specialized courses in economics, finance, marketing and management that emphasize the unique nature of the sport industry. Students can also select elective courses in sport psychology, public relations, and facilities and event management. Students are required to complete 150 hours of field practicum in a business aspect of professional, collegiate, recreational or community sport. 

Students in the sports management specialization must complete the following curriculum for the final two years of the program. 

Junior Year

Senior Year

Global Management and Finance


The global management and finance concentration prepares students for work in domestic or foreign-based companies involved in international trade or finance. The global management and finance concentration emphasizes the impact of national culture in shaping values, behaviors and business practices. Students apply critical thinking to evaluate global financial issues related to currency fluctuations, exchange rate risk and multinational investment and capital budgeting. Students are encouraged to enroll in a study abroad program during the summer months. 

Students in the global management and finance concentration must complete the following curriculum for the final two years of the program. 

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Restricted Electives: Global Management and Finance

Information Technology Management


The information technology management concentration is designed for students who are interested in information technology management (ITM) in support of a wide range of business applications. Those who specialize in information technology management study theoretical aspects and gain hands-on experience using ITM in classroom exercises and projects. Students apply critical thinking in solving real-world problems in managing new and emerging technologies. 

Students in the information technology management concentration must complete the following curriculum for the final two years of the program. 

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Leadership and Social Responsibility


The leadership and social responsibility concentration is designed for students who are interested in leadership roles in organizations to promote socially responsible behavior and high ethical standards. Those who specialize in leadership and social responsibility apply critical thinking to evaluate corporate social responsibility across business disciplines. Students learn leadership theory and practices in making a positive impact on the quality of life for the workforce and its families, as well as local communities and society as a whole.

Students in the leadership and social responsibility concentration must complete the following curriculum for the final two years of the program. 

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall (15 credit hours)

Spring (15 credit hours)

Restricted Electives: Leadership and Social Responsibility

Total Credits Required: 121