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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (BSBA): Completion Program

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration completion degree program has been designed specifically *for those who have earned an associate degree from an accredited institution, the program serves students who have an interest in business and business-related topics. Its intention is to remove the obstacles for those graduating from a community college with an associate degree that prevent them from easily accessing the academic opportunity to earn the business focused degree and take their professional training to the next level.

The program outcomes for the Business Administration completion degree include the abilities to:

  • Explore a broad spectrum of business and business-related topics, according to individual needs and/or interests.
  • 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 related to each field.

* In addition to meeting all of the admission requirements for an undergraduate degree, students must submit evidence of their associate degree completion (2.5 GPA) for consideration.

Associate Degree Block Transfer (60 Credits)

For those possessing an associate degree and wishing to complete the BSBA degree program.

The completion degree allows for the full acceptance of an associate degree (60 credits) as a “block” transfer without the need for a partnership agreement with degree conferring institutions. General Education options consist of business focused courses to complement the business core and business elective requirements.

The admitted student (with 2.5 GPA or greater) may transfer the entire “block” of undergraduate credits earned.  These credits may consist of courses from general education, professional and trade programs.


The BSBA “completion degree” does not require special partnerships and articulation agreements between our institution and each community college (CC).  Instead, an associate degree is accepted as a “block transfer.”

  • The full acceptance of an associate degree (60 credits) as a “block” transfer without the need for a partnership agreement.
  • No need to match specific courses for each community college course taken as an articulation agreement would require.
  • Banking majors may combine the existing banking “block” transfer (CFTEA) with an associate degree block.

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements (42 Credits)

The Leadership for Sustainable Communities (LSC) core is driven by its learning outcomes. LSC core learning outcomes are built on the premise that all graduates of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (SJC) have the foundation to become leaders in creating a sustainable future. More specifically, we organize the LSC core learning outcomes around three areas:

  1. Development of Knowledge: Foundational Inquiry & Skills
  2. Sustainability of Communities and the Planet 
  3. Personal Growth & Professional Development

Moreover, the general education curriculum supports several of SJC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes.  Specifically:

  • Identify and apply the ethical and moral dimensions of their particular field of study;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral formats;
  • Engage in responsible citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and evaluate information from diverse sources and perspectives.

Development of Knowledge: Foundational Inquiry and Skills (18 Credits)

Sustainability of Communities and the Planet (15 Credits)

*Recommended for Business Students

Personal Growth & Professional Development (9 Credits)

*Recommended for Business Students

Business Major Requirements (18 Credits)

Students must complete 18 credits from the selection of available Business Electives.

Business Electives, Concentrations & Certificates

Students are not required to take any particular grouping of courses and may choose any combination from any of the available business electives listed in the catalog.

Preparatory coursework may apply in some cases (check course descriptions for prerequisite requirements)

(certificates offered as indicated)


  • Students may choose from any of the course offerings pertaining to business described in the catalog that are not listed as a business core course in the program option chosen. 
  • Courses have been grouped according to subject matter and in some cases, certificates may apply. 
  • Students considering The Leadership MBA Fast Track Option should check with their advisor to ensure qualification. Earned credit with a “B,” or better will be considered for transfer into the MBA program.
  • Students seeking to enroll in the Master of Accountancy should consider taking all prerequisites (7 courses) prior to applying to the graduate degree program.
  • Students seeking CPA licensure should determine their state’s accounting coursework requirements to choose appropriate electives.

Admission Requirements

Meets all of the admission requirements for an undergraduate degree

Provides verifiable evidence of associate degree completion with an overall GPA of 2.5.

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