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BBA Degree – Code #0280

BBA Degree - Accelerated - 3 year - Code #2602

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Francine Staba, Program Coordinator
Email address: stabafm@alfredstate.edu

Whether you’re interested in the management, administrative, or technical side of modern business, our degree programs will prepare you with the hands-on courses and real-world skills necessary to succeed in this ever-evolving field. Our business administration BBA offers you preparation for positions of leadership and responsibility in business and industry, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, and graduate study. Students develop important analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in today’s business environment.

Advantages

  • Prepares graduates for the rapid pace of technological advancement and an increasingly global society by emphasizing managerial and technical skills and the ability to stay abreast in the dynamic field of business in today’s economy.
  • The BBA degree in business administration is designed to allow students to enter as freshmen or to transfer in after earning their AAS or AS business degree.
  • An accelerated three-year option exists for highly motivated and academically talented students.

A laptop computer is required for students entering this degree program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate technical competence in domestic and global environments within the principle functional areas of  business.
  • Analyze business problems and devise solutions using critical thinking, decision-making processes, and decision-support tools.
  • Formulate a strategic plan using effective teamwork while integrating the major functional areas of business and innovation.
  • Evaluate software, technology, and information systems in regards to business operations.
  • Examine comprehensive business issues and communicate findings and solutions.
  • Examine the strategic management environment in relation to the current financial, legal, economic, and social environments.
  • Analyze the role of ethics, government regulations, and legalities in management processes.
  • Compare and contrast organizations in a global and diverse community. 

Occupational Opportunities

  • Administrative services manager
  • Business managers of artists/athletes
  • Business operations specialist
  • Financial analysts/managers/specialists
  • General and operations managers
  • Human resource specialist
  • Loan counselors/officers
  • Management analysts
  • Marketing managers
  • Sales managers

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 69 percent are employed; 31 percent continued their education.

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Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 980 or a composite ACT score of 19.

Recommended: Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Business Administration - BBA Degree

TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ACCT 1124 Financial Accounting 4
CISY xxx3 Intro to Computers/Info. Mgt. Elective 3
MKTG 2073 Principles of Marketing 3
MATH xxx3 Stats Prereq or Stats I OR Stats Methods 3
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
      16

Second

ACCT 2224 Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 1013 Macroeconomics 3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
  xxx3 Free Elective 3
      16

Third

BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3
ECON 2023 Microeconomics 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
  xxx3 Free Elective 3
      15

Fourth

BUAD 2033 Business Communications 3
  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
  xxx3 General Education Elective 3
  xxx3 Business Elective 3
      12

Fifth

BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
BUAD 5003 Management Communications 3
BUAD 6003 Managerial Finance 3
TMGT 5001 Professional Business Seminar 1
  xxx3 Gen. Ed. or Business Elective 3
  xxx3 Business Elective 3
      16

Sixth

BUAD 7273 Organizational Behavior 3
BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
BUAD 6113 Strategic & Creative Prob Solv 3
BUAD 5023 Human Resource Management 3
  xxx3 Business Elective 3
      15

Seventh

BUAD 7023 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUAD 7033 Operations Management 3
  xxx3 Business Elective - Upper 3
  xxx3 Business Elective - Upper 3
  xxx3 Gen. Ed. or Business Elective 3
      15

Eighth

BUAD 8003 Management Info Systems - MIS 3
BUAD 8013 International Business 3
BUAD 5043 Business Ethics 3
BUAD 8023 Strategic Management 3
BUAD xxx3 Business Elective - Upper 3
      15

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 120 credit hours.
  • 30 credit hours of the 45 upper-level credit hours for this degree must be taken at Alfred State.
  • Cumulative overall index of at least 2.0 

Business Administration Accelerated (3-year) Program

TYPICAL THREE-YEAR PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Year 1 - Semester 1 - Fall

ACCT 1124 Financial Accounting 4
CISY xxx3 Intro to Computers/Info. Mgt. Elective 3
MKTG 2073 Principles of Marketing 3
MATH xxx3 Statistics I OR Statistical Methods 3
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
      16

Year 1 - Winter Session

BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3

Year 1 - Semester 2 - Spring

ACCT 2224 Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 1013 Macroeconomics 3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
      16

Year 1 - Summer Session

  xxx3 Free Elective 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3
      6

Year 2 - Semester 3 - Fall

ECON 2023 Microeconomics 3
  xxx3 Business Elective 3
BUAD 2033 Business Communications 3
BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
BUAD 5003 Management Communications 3
TMGT 5001 Professional Business Seminar 1
      16

Year 2 - Winter Session

  xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3

Year 2 - Semester 4 - Spring

BUAD 7273 Organizational Behavior 3
BUAD 5013 Principles of Leadership 3
BUAD 6113 Strategic & Creative Prob Solv 3
BUAD 5023 Human Resource Management 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed or Business Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Business Elective 3
      18

Year 2 - Summer Session

  xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3
  xxx3 Free Elective 3
      6

Year 3 - Semester 5 - Fall

BUAD 7023 Legal Environment of Business 3
  xxx3 Business Elective (Upper) 3
BUAD 7033 Operations Management 3
BUAD 6003 Managerial Finance 3
  xxx3 Business Elective 3
      15

Year 3 - Winter Session

  xxx3 Gen Ed or Business Elective 3

Year 3 - Semester 6 - Spring

BUAD 8003 Management Info Systems - MIS 3
BUAD 8013 International Business 3
BUAD 5043 Business Ethics 3
BUAD 8023 Strategic Management 3
  xxx3 Business Elective (Upper) 3
  xxx3 Business Elective (Upper) 3
      18

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 120 credit hours.
  • 30 credit hours of the 45 upper-level credit hours for this degree must be taken at Alfred State.
  • Cumulative overall index of at least 2.0