Business Administration - Management
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.)

 

See below for information on course selection for a specialization in Human Resources Management or Entrepreneurship.

Course Requirements

MAJOR CORE COURSES

Semester credits


3 Credit Hours

Examines the conversion of ideas into successful business ventures. Topics include developing ideas for entrepreneurial ventures, testing the feasibility of an idea, evaluating the lifestyle considerations of business ownership, preparing business plans, seeking expert advice, securing financing, and avoiding common pitfalls.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the most recent theories and the current practice in strategic management. Examines the development and implementation of strategies in various areas of business activity (finance, sourcing, production, human resource management, marketing, and international business).

Prerequisites: FIN3301, IBS2201, MGT2220, MKT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the knowledge and skills needed to identify, grow, and sustain organizational talent within the context of organization behavior. Students learn about recruitment, talent development, motivation, teamwork, compensation, performance, rewards and recognition, safety, relevant laws, and cultural concerns.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an integrated view of sales and customer service management. This course focuses on profitably growing a customer base and building customer satisfaction and loyalty. Topics of study include organizational structures, functional processes, performance measurement, and the use of technology for assessing performance.

Prerequisite: MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores production and operations management systems from the perspective of their ability to enhance value within organizations. Topics include the issue of performance and productivity, cost, competitive metrics, quality, and customer expectations.

Prerequisites: MGT2220, MAT2215

 


3 Credit Hours

Utilizes a robust simulation model to expose students to the complexities of managing a business in the global environment. Students develop expertise by creating various scenarios. ‘Introduction to Business and Strategy’ provides a realistic visual environment, multimedia content, and built-in tools for real-time team collaboration.

Prerequisites: FIN3301, MGT2220, MKT2220

 


15 credits

Management Electives*



BUSINESS CORE COURSES



3 Credit Hours

Introduces the basic structure of accounting terminology and procedures of a business organization. Students learn about recording and reporting functions, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the nature and scope of business, examines its component parts, and describes how it is organized and managed. Students learn about the internal and external forces that comprise our business and economic system. This course covers career development and teaches practical techniques and strategies for success.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with detailed knowledge of the laws relating to contracts, commerce, property, sales, negotiable instruments, and employment. Students develop an awareness of business situations requiring legal counsel and a familiarization with the overall structure of the legal system.

 


3 Credit Hours

Allows students to work in a position related to their course of study. Students integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their academic experiences and participate in focused online discussions and special online projects.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to computer technology with an emphasis on applications. Students learn to use software, such as Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This course provides an orientation to Berkeley College’s computer framework including Blackboard, content collection, and portfolio development.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the core principles of micro and macroeconomic theory while emphasizing real-world personal, business, and governmental applications. Topics include tradeoffs and opportunity costs, gains from specialization and trade, supply and demand, the role of government in the economy, inflation and unemployment, and the monetary system of the United States.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the fundamental principles relating to the study of finance, including theories and practices in financial management. Students become familiar with the financial organization and operation of a business. Topics include financial analysis, planning and control, budgeting and forecasting, and financing.

Prerequisites: ACC1111, MAT2215

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the diverse environment, management concerns, financial issues, and marketing questions faced by international business organizations. Students gain a heightened global awareness as they seek the knowledge and skills needed to function competitively in an increasingly interdependent world.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines operational theories of management under the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Emphasizes the manager’s role in creating and maintaining an internal environment for performance. Students discuss cases in detail.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices in the marketing process. Provides a detailed study of each marketing mix tool (product, price, place, promotion) along with an introduction to marketing research and consumer behavior.

 





LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CORE COURSES**



3 Credit Hours

An introduction to expository writing through a comprehensive survey of forms of composition. Students are taught to use words with precision and strengthen their understanding and application of grammatical and rhetorical principles. Students are encouraged to appreciate and incorporate the principles of academic and professional writing.

 


3 Credit Hours

Further develops the writing, reading, and interpretive abilities introduced in ENG1105 through critical engagement with literary texts from a myriad of genres. 

Prerequisite: ENG1105

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores a wide variety of professional and creative writing modes, from personal profiles to blogging and beyond. Students build their reading, writing, and researching skills while reinforcing the fundamental concepts and current developments associated with the areas of their respective majors.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the study of ethics and moral philosophy, including its historical development, the major figures within that history, and ethical and moral issues that face us today. This course presents the ideas of great thinkers throughout history and encourages students’ own thinking on various ethical and moral issues.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces statistical methods and procedures. Students become acquainted with the collection, analysis, and presentation of quantitative data. Topics include basic concepts of probability, frequency distributions, binomial distributions, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the psychological principles involved in coping with the challenges of moving through changes in life stages and life circumstances. Topics include stress management, communication, time management, healthy relationships, positive thinking, conflict management, and balancing home, education, and work.

 


3 Credit Hours

Students will develop the interpersonal skills known to be key ingredients for successful everyday interactions with a focus on the challenges of workplace relationships involving coworkers, supervisors, and customers/clients. Some major skill areas covered in the course include making a good impression with your employer, managing conflict with difficult coworkers, working on a team with diverse groups of people, providing exceptional service for customers/clients, and managing on-the-job stressors.

 


3 credits

English Elective


3 credits

Humanities Elective


6 credits

Liberal Arts Electives


3 credits

Mathematics/Science Elective


3 credits

Science Elective


3 credits

Social Science Elective




15 credits

FREE ELECTIVES



120 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATIONS***

Specialization in Human Resources Management

Students interested in a specialization in Human Resources Management must select three of the following four courses to fulfill nine credits of their Management Electives requirement:
MGT3347 Staffing  3
MGT3348 Employee and Labor Relations  3
MGT3349 Compensation and Benefits  3
MGT3355 Training and Development  3

Specialization in Entrepreneurship

Students interested in a specialization in Entrepreneurship must take the following course to fulfill three credits of their Management Electives requirement:
MGT3350 Small Business Management  3
In addition, students interested in a specialization in Entrepreneurship must select two of the following three courses to fulfill an additional six credits of their Management Electives requirement:
MGT3351 Small Business Start-Up  3
MGT3352 Managing the Family Business  3
MGT3353 Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture  3

*Nine credits of Management Electives must be at the 3000/4000 level.
**12 credits of Liberal Arts Electives must be at the 3000/4000 level.
***Management Specializations are not available at all campuses.