Business Administration (BBA)

BBA Degree – Code #0280

Francine Staba, Program Coordinator

Email address: stabafm@alfredstate.edu

The BBA degree in Business Administration is designed to allow a student to enter as a freshman or transfer into the program after two years of study in an associate degree business program. Students receiving their AAS or AS business degree will be able to transfer into this program and receive the BBA degree in a minimum of four more semesters.

The BBA in Business Administration is designed to provide graduates with the management, administrative, and technical business skills needed to succeed in positions of leadership and responsibility in business and industry as well as governmental and not-for-profit organizations, and graduate study.

As a college of technology, Alfred State's mission is to prepare people to succeed in technical careers. An emphasis is placed on lifelong learning as an essential skill for any graduate due to the rapid pace of technological advancement and an increasingly global society. The Business Administration program reflects both concepts very well by developing graduates with managerial and technical skills and the ability to stay abreast in the dynamic field of business in today's economy.

A laptop computer is required for students entering this degree program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Demonstrate technical competence in domestic and global business through the study of major disciplines within the field of business.

Analyze and devise solutions for business problems and issues by using critical thinking and decision making for evaluating data, information, and materials.

Develop the critical skills of creating and managing innovation and new business development for high growth potential entities by working effectively in teams.

Apply software, technology, and information systems in modern business operations.

Analyze complex business issues and communicate findings through a coherent written statement and oral presentation.

Analyze the strategic management process in relation to the current environment and identify specific trends and strategies.

Distinguish the use of ethics, government regulations and the legal system and how they apply to the business environment.

Critical Thinking (problem solving, reasoning skills).

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Administrative services manager

Business managers of artists/athletes

Business operations specialist

Financial analysts/managers/specialists

General and operations managers

Human resource specialist

Loan counselors/officers

Management analysts

Marketing managers

Sales managers

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent - 62 percent are employed; 38 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Financial Services

Accounting

Marketing

Business Management (Career)

Business Administration (Transfer)

Entrepreneurship

Financial Planning

Sport Management

Technology Management

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Business Administration - BBA Degree

TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ACCT

1124

Financial Accounting

4

CISY

xxx3

Intro to Computers/Info. Mgt. Elective

3

MKTG

2073

Principles of Marketing

3

MATH

xxx3

Stats Prereq or Stats I OR

Stats Methods

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education Elective

1

17

Second

ACCT

2224

Managerial Accounting

4

ECON

1013

Macroeconomics

3

LITR

xxx3

Literature Elective

3

MATH

xxx3

Math Elective

3

xxx3

Free Elective

3

16

Third

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Management

3

ECON

2023

Microeconomics

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

xxx3

Free Elective

3

15

Fourth

BUAD

2033

Business Communications

3

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

xxx3

Business Elective

3

12

Fifth

BUAD

3043

Business Law I

3

BUAD

5003

Management Communications

3

BUAD

6003

Managerial Finance

3

TMGT

5001

Professional Business Seminar

1

xxx3

Gen. Ed. or Business Elective

3

xxx3

Business Elective

3

16

Sixth

BUAD

7273

Organizational Behavior

3

BUAD

5013

Principles of Leadership

3

BUAD

6113

Strategic & Creative Problem Solving

3

BUAD

5023

Human Resource Management

3

xxx3

Business Elective

3

15

Seventh

BUAD

7023

Legal Environment of Business OR

3

Upper Business Elective

BUAD

7033

Operations Management

3

xxx3

Business Elective - Upper

3

xxx3

Business Elective - Upper

3

xxx3

Gen. Ed. or Business Elective

3

15

Eighth

BUAD

8003

Management Information Systems

3

BUAD

8013

International Business

3

BUAD

5043

Business Ethics

3

BUAD

8023

Strategic Management

3

BUAD

xxx3

Business Elective - Upper

3

15

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

121 credit hours, including one credit hour of physical education

30 credit hours of the 45 upper-level credit hours for this degree must be taken at Alfred State.

Cumulative overall index of at least 2.0