A business administration concentration will be developed through application of theoretical concepts to practical business problem solving and decision making that the business professional encounters in corporate and nonprofit-organization environments. A business administration concentration generally offers the broadest array of traditional academic and business disciplines including:
Additionally, to meet the complexities of today’s evolving business environment, knowledge is essential in:
Students should address and provide evidence of having incorporated these guidelines in the degree program rationale.
When students plan a bachelor’s degree program in business administration, they should demonstrate through transcript credits, evaluated learning or Empire State College studies that they have foundational studies in these business disciplines as well as advanced-level learning. Students can accomplish this by referring to the guidelines for the academic areas described here and to the list of suggested study titles presented at the end of this document.
A strong business-administration degree program will follow these guidelines as well as the business, management and economics general guidelines, which specifically state that all students are required to demonstrate knowledge in each of the following areas:
A business administration concentration will include learning from each of the following core areas and a capstone study such as business policy or strategic management.
The business administration concentration should include advanced-level studies in a variety of areas such as domestic, international, global and ethical issues that confront contemporary societies. While not intended as a comprehensive listing, additional studies could include:
The degree program rationale should discuss the appropriateness of all studies in relation to future career plans.
Revised Nov. 20, 2008Revised March 11, 2009 (CUSP Suggestions)