Business Administration Bachelor Degree

Business Administration

Business Administration
Business Administration
B.S. in Business Administration
Overview

The world of business is fast-paced and multifaceted. It involves financial management, marketing, sales, personnel, research and strategic planning. People who succeed in business possess many of these skills, but they also exhibit qualities that serve them equally well – leadership, ingenuity and a team attitude, to name a few.

If this piques your interest, ECPI University is here to help you obtain the education needed to enter today’s global marketplace. Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management in just 2.5 years.

ECPI offers a curriculum emphasizing:

  • Classes in management, entrepreneurship, search engine marketing, and accounting with a focus on international business
  • Statistical Process Control (Six Sigma Techniques) and Project Management
  • Project-based coursework to prepare you for the workplace market - both as manager and as entrepreneur
  • Technology optimization for operations and global marketing
  • Senior project designed to develop entrepreneurial skills by having you create a business and its marketing plan
  • Workplace experience with two externships (required)

ECPI University’s program is designed to blend modern business theory with real-world applications, while providing special emphasis on emerging technology.  The objective is to create managers and business-oriented personnel who are able to strategically manage and utilize technology while implementing changes essential to today's global business environment.

Program Description

ECPI University’s Business Administration Degree curriculum is based on sound business fundamentals, with each facet of the program designed to create graduates who can adapt to the ever-changing global economy. Critical areas of emphasis include:

  • Application of management theory and practice in decision making, business strategy, and technical solutions relating to management
  • Critical thinking and analysis of business factors including operations management, technology, and globalization
  • Detailed implementation of ethical standards as required by business management professionals
  • Change management - fundamental to today's business world
  • Effective oral and written business communication
  • Environmental knowledge and experience necessary to strategically plan with respect to decisions at different layers of management
  • An understanding of global and technological business processes and management leadership
  • Effective use of information literacy in the management field

Possible Career Track

With a business administration degree, you will be qualified for entry level management positions in diverse areas such as education, manufacturing, or government. After completion of this program, students could apply for a management position in fields such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • E-commerce
  • Banking
  • Information Systems
  • Retail
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Services
  • Government

 

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

37 semester credit hours

ACC160

Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC161

Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS121

Introduction to Business

3

BUS222

Ethics in Business

3

BUS298

Externship-BUS III

3

BUS314

Marketing Management

3

BUS321

Business Organizational Management

3

BUS331

Management Information Systems

3

BUS350

Financial Management

3

BUS480

Strategic Planning & Implementation

3

BUS480L

Strategic Planning & Implementation LAB

1

ECO201

Macroeconomics

3

ECO202

Microeconomics

3

Hospitality Management concentration only: FSM 298 Food Service Management Externship I replaces BUS 298 in Core curriculum.

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

CAP480

Arts and Sciences Capstone

3

COM115

Principles of Communication

3

ENG110

College Composition

3

ENG120

Advanced Composition

3

HUM205

Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131

College Algebra

3

MTH140

Statistics

3

PHY120

Physics

3

PHY120L

Physics LAB

1

PSY105

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY220

Positive Psychology

3

Self-Integration

9 semester credit hours

CIS106

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

COR090

Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110

Essentials for Success

3

CIS115

Computer Applications

3

Concentration Requirements

Business Management

28 semester credit hours

ACC309

Managerial Accounting for Managers

3

BUS211

Introduction to Human Resources Management

3

BUS224

Change Management

3

BUS225

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS227

Operations Management

3

BUS303

Organizational Leadership and Management

3

BUS436

International Business

3

BUS440

Global Marketing

3

BUS472

Applied Project Management

3

BUS472L

Applied Project Management LAB

1

 

Various Electives

16

Business Management Electives

BUS223

Principles of Business Law

3

BUS226

Managerial Processes & Communications

3

BUS242

Technology Optimization

3

BUS328

Business Process Improvement

3

BUS328L

Business Process Improvement LAB

1

BUS345

e-Commerce & Technology

3

BUS496

Externship-BUS Sr. I-a

1

BUS497

Externship-BUS Sr. I-b

1

BUS498

Externship-BUS Sr. I-c

1

BUS499

Externship-BUS Sr. III

3

CIS121

Logic and Design

3

CIS150

Networking I

3

CIS223

Database I

3

CIS282

Web Interface Design

3

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Conduct business research and analyses.
  • Analyze business, economic, and financial reports.
  • Implement decision-making processes to effectively solve business challenges.
  • Create effective business plans.
  • Develop business solutions that demonstrate application of global business models and theories.
  • Develop strategies for business growth and development.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in the global business environment.
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities.
  • Apply personal and professional integrity, ethical behavior and social responsibility in business situations.

 

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