The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a Management Major meets the needs of those who wish to become effective managers of people, projects, or their own business. The curriculum has been developed by professionals with both business and academic expertise. Courses require students to apply what they have learned to a work setting and thus are able to immediately test their personal and professional skills. The program’s goal is to ensure that the graduate will have acquired those sound analytical skills that are necessary to become an effective manager in either public or private institutions.
The program outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Major include the abilities to:
- Apply theory to practice within the critical areas of management in 21st century organizations.
- Acquire various bodies of knowledge and competencies within specific areas of study or individual fields.
- Demonstrate critical writing, thinking, calculating, and communication proficiencies.
- Acquire broad areas of human knowledge to develop intellectual capacity and deepen insight within general fields of study.
- Understand the foundation of ethical and professional standards including those specific to a field of study.
- Develop a foundation for lifelong learning.
- Obtain credential or degree needed to advance or enter professional career in the field of management.
Students enrolled in the program must earn 128 semester-hour credits, 25% of which must be completed through Saint Joseph’s College.
Students may transfer up to 21 general electives and 9 business electives for a total of 30 possible credits transferred.
Business courses consist of 63 credits, with 13 business core courses (39 semester-hour credits); 5 required major core courses (15 semester-hour credits); 3 business elective courses (9 semester-hour credits)
About the Curriculum
The program includes a core curriculum that provides a sound foundation for your degree in business administration. The major courses have been carefully chosen and developed to ensure students have ample opportunitiy to learn about this particular discipline within the domain of business. Drawing from the catalog, the Business Electives provide students with additional opportunity to hone their program of study to their particular interests. See the list of possibilities at the bottom of the page.
Master of Accountancy / Master of Accountancy Fast Track
Management Major students with goals of becoming a licensed CPA, may pursue the Master of Accountancy program. The Business Core Requirements include most of the undergraduate prerequisite courses (total of 15 credits) required for admission into the Master of Accountancy program. *AC312 - Federal Tax can be taken as a business elective to complete the prerequisites.
Students may be eligible to pursue our Master of Accountancy Fast Track to accelerate their progress. With successful completion of undergraduate *prerequisite coursework, students can fast track into our graduate program with waivers for up to two courses in the Master of Accountancy program. **Completion of Intermediate Accounting I and II with at least a “B” waives the requirement to take the two equivalent graduate accounting courses (AC500 and AC510; 6 semester-hour credits), thus providing a Fast Track into the Master’s degree. With waivers, students who elect to take two courses in each of the five ten week terms of the graduate program can complete the program in one year!
Learn more about the Master of Accountancy and the Master of Accountancy Fast Track .
Accounting Fast Track Requirements
*It is highly recommended that students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in accounting choose AC312-Federal Taxation as a business elective to fulfill the prerequisite requirements not satisfied through the Core Business Requirements.
**SJC Students wishing to pursue the Master of Accountancy Fast Track will need to choose AC310-Intermediate Accounting 1 and AC311-Intermediate Accounting II to qualify for the waivers.
It is also recommended that students should determine their state’s accounting coursework requirements to choose appropriate electives.