Business Administration Program Description

The accelerated bachelor's degree in Business Administration prepares students for a career requiring an understanding of business functions and the ability to integrate and coordinate them. The program's goal is to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, critical thinking ability, and technological competence essential to business decision making, conducting research, analyzing information, and communicating effectively. The program includes a core of courses in business, electives in a variety of business functions, and a core of liberal arts and science courses. The Business Administration curriculum also provides graduates with an excellent background to continue their education by pursuing a graduate degree in business or a business-related field.

The accelerated program works best for students who are highly motivated, self-directed and learn well independently. Most courses are scheduled in 5- or 8-week formats and meet one night per week. It is an intense program that differs from courses students have taken in a traditional 15-week semester. Students will be expected to complete many of their assignments and coursework outside of class using the web, email and other means. Students should come to class prepared to discuss their reading assignments, to work in small groups, and to share their experiences, both orally and in writing.

The courses listed below are required for completion of the B.S. degree in Business Administration. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Core Curriculum. Typically, students will take lower-level (100- and 200- level) courses in their freshman or sophomore years and upper-level (300- and 400- level) courses in their junior or senior years.