The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BScBA) degree prepares students for career opportunities and advancement in business and industry. The curriculum, which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasizes critical learning outcomes required by students to succeed in the business environment of the 21st century. Students will learn and apply these specific skills in the core courses, refine and practice them in their specific concentration, and use and demonstrate competency of the learning outcomes in additional coursework as they fine-tune skills for their professional careers. Successful completion of BScBA requirements ensures that graduates comprehend the relationships among marketing, quantitative theory, accountancy, economic principles and financial, human and organizational management. The BScBA offers students an opportunity to specialize in designated fields by pursuing concentrations or to choose an individualized set of general BScBA electives.
The BScBA program is designed to give students a strong foundation in business fundamentals. Each course builds the students business and practical knowledge while providing the leadership skills and groundwork necessary to become effective leaders and managers. The BScBA prepares students to be effective leaders by emphasizing conceptual, analytical, technical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Each BScBA course is built on a forward-looking curriculum reflecting the ever-changing needs of today’s organizations. Students can expect to discuss current issues, learn from past case studies, forecast future trends, and participate in group discussions.
All students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BScBA) degree must complete the following requirements:
|General Education Requirements
|Business Core Requirements
An important advantage is that with the successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, the student also acquires the professional certificate “General Banking” of the American Bankers Association (ABA).
The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BScBA) incorporate the objectives of the CBS.
- demonstrate complex problem solving skills, supported by appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques to improve organizational performance;
- possess functional knowledge and be able to integrate this knowledge in support of decision making;
- have experience with project leadership;
- possess the knowledge necessary to use frameworks in ethical analysis and decision making, understanding their personal responsibilities as business leaders;
- have a global and multicultural perspective;
- demonstrate key attributes associated with professional conduct.
Specific objectives of the foregoing elements include:
- use a variety of analytical techniques to identify complex business problems, generate and compare alternatives and develop a solution;
- select and implement the appropriate research skills and tools (information technology and / or quantitative analysis) to solve problems;
- integrate their functional knowledge in applied settings (e.g. case analyses, group projects, research papers);
- demonstrate knowledge relating to the concept of value creation and the role played by each functional area of the firm;
- demonstrate a level of proficiency and self‐confidence appropriate to be a team or project leader;
- define key components of the business operating environment(s) and explain how these components impact on organizational performance and decisions;
- diagnose cross‐cultural issues in a case setting and propose appropriate solutions;
- demonstrate knowledge of how issues and decision criteria change depending on cultural perspectives and location;
- demonstrate highly effective oral communication skills in professional settings, including: professional presentations and persuasive presentations.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of the program students shall have:
- A comprehensive knowledge of the functional areas; as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to actual problems
- The ability to think laterally, critically, innovatively, creatively, and to make connections among diverse fields of study in analyzing problems
- A global perspective based on an understanding of both the domestic and global environments of the organizations
- A good understanding of the ethical and environmental ramifications of corporate decisions
- The ability to lead and to interact effectively in group situations
- The ability to manage in culturally diverse environments
- Acquired analytical and research skills to deal with business problems
- Developed the ability to learn autonomously