Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration is a 124-credit program designed to serve students who are interested in pursuing future careers as business leaders and professionals in public, private, nonprofit and/or international organizations. The program provides a solid foundation of theoretical, conceptual, and applied knowledge in the areas of business, management, and economics and meets SUNY liberal arts and general education requirements. Students will have the option of completing the degree program through various delivery modes, such as online, blended, and/or face-to-face study. The program is based on the same general requirements for the registered undergraduate program in Business, Management and Economics, including admission requirements.
Students enrolled in 16 credits per semester, two semesters per year, can expect to complete this program in four years. SUNY Empire State College also offers a summer term with business, management, accounting, marketing, and economics courses. It permits course transfers based on the college’s policy. Students may transfer a total of up to 93 upper and lower level credits of the same listed courses/topics or equivalent courses from SUNY or non-SUNY accredited higher education institution. The program provides students with the option to pursue a more structured degree program in Business Administration while offering them the option to individualize their degrees through their selection of electives.
For additional information about this degree program, please visit the B.S. in Business Administration web page.
The admissions requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration will be the same as current undergraduate admissions requirements, which include proof of high school completion and the ability to pursue college-level work as demonstrated through an essay, which is submitted with the admissions application.
The program will follow the college policy for granting prior learning credits (PLA) credits to be among the 93 maximum transferable credits.
B.S. in Business Administration Courses at SUNY Empire State College
The B.S. in Business Administration is based upon the guidelines for a Business Administration concentration in the Registered Area of Study of Business, Management and Economics. Therefore, students designing a B.S. in Business Administration should consult the concentration guidelines. For students who matriculate beginning in the Spring 2020 term or after, because they can now design and pursue a B.S. in Business Administration, a concentration title of Business Administration is not permitted for a program developed in the Area of Study Business, Management and Economics.
Below is a schedule of lower division and upper division courses, that represent the content areas described by the B.S. in Business Administration concentration guidelines:
|Lower Division (Intro)|
|MGMT 1005||Principles of Management||4|
|MRKT 1005||Marketing Principles||4|
|ACCT 2005||Introductory Accounting I: Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT 2010||Introductory Accounting II: Managerial Accounting||4|
|BUSN 1010||Business Law I||4|
|or BUSN 1025||Legal Environment of Business I|
|SUNY General Education|
|Select 12 credits from at least three of the following Gen Ed categories:||12|
Other World Civilization
|Upper Division (Advanced Level)|
|BUSN 3010||Business Ethics||4|
|BUSN 4030||International Business||4|
|Advanced level business course such as HRMS 3015||4|
|FSMA 3010||Corporate Finance||4|
|MGMT 3060||Organizational Behavior||4|
|Advanced level business course such as MGMT 3050||4|
|BUSN 3122||Management Information Systems||4|
|MGMT 4035||Strategic Management||4|