ACADEMICS

  • Business Administration

    The Business Administration program enables participants to acquire competencies necessary to manage the human, financial and technological resources of organizations. The major in Business Administration offers three concentrations: Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, International Business, and Entrepreneurial Studies and Small Business Management.

    Admission Requirements: Application to the department after completion of the following prerequisite courses:

    • CS 120 Microcomputer Applications
    • EC 110 Introduction to Microeconomics
    • EC 120 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • EN 253 Business Communications
    • MA 150 or EC 150 Statistics
    • MA 202 or EC 202 Business Calculus/Introduction to Mathematical Economics

    To be accepted to the major, a student must complete all prerequisite courses with a C (2.0) or better average.

    Requirements for a Major in Business Administration: 48 credits in Business

    Administration, of which a minimum of 25 must be completed at Worcester State University.
    Common Business Core: 36 credits

    Lower Division

    • BA 200 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
    • BA 210 Fundamentals of Accounting I
    • BA 220 Fundamentals of Accounting II
    • BA 230 Managerial Accounting or BA 374 Cost Accounting
    • BA 250 Analytical Techniques in Business

    Upper Division

    • BA 305 Organizational Dynamics
    • BA 312 Operations Management I
    • BA 316 Financial Management
    • BA 318 Principles of Marketing
    • BA 350 Business Information Systems and Applications
    • BA 320 Business Law I or BA 480 The Legal Environment of Business
    • BA 490 Business Strategy and Policy

    BA Electives: Other Upper Division (300-level or above)
    Business Administration courses: at least 12 credits

    Note: A student may apply any two of the following EC courses towards the BA major with a concentration in either Management, International Business, Finance or toward a minor in Business Administration.

    • EC 205 Money, Banking and Monetary Policy
    • EC 301 Economic Development
    • EC 307 International Finance
    • EC 308 International Trade

    Requirements for a Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Management:
    The Common Business Core together with four elective courses in the field of management chosen with the assistance of the advisor from the list below:

    • BA 300 Organization Theory
    • BA 306 Human Resource Management
    • BA 327 Ethical Decision Making in Business
    • BA 380 Negotiations
    • BA 385 Leadership
    • BA 400 Management and Organizational Behavior I
    • BA 401 Management and Organizational Behavior II
    • BA 430 Administrative Practices and Management
    • BA 434 Management and Corporate Responsibility
    • BA 440 International Business and Management
    • BA 481 Independent Study in Business Administration
    • BA 482 Selected Topics in Business Administration
    • BA 486 Internship in Business Administration

    Requirements for a Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting:
    The Common Business Core together with four additional courses in the field of accounting chosen with the assistance of the advisor. Typical courses include:

    • BA 370 Intermediate Accounting I
    • BA 371 Intermediate Accounting II
    • BA 375 Federal Income Taxes
    • BA 376 Auditing

    Requirements for a Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing:
    The Common Business Core together with four additional courses in the field of marketing chosen with the assistance of the advisor.

    Requirement for Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Finance:
    The common Business Core together with four additional courses in the field of Finance chosen with the assistance of the advisor from the list that follows:

    • BA 404 Corporate Finance (required)
    • BA 355 Insurance and Risk Management
    • BA 414 Real Estate Investments
    • BA 415 Investment Analysis
    • BA 416 Financial Markets and Institutions
    • BA 486 Internship (in area related to finance)
    • EC 205 Money, Banking and Monetary Policy
    • EC 307 International Finance

    Requirements for a Major in Business Administration, Concentration in Entrepreneurial
    Studies and Small Business Management
    : The Common Business Core together with two required plus two additional courses in the field chosen with the assistance of the advisor from the list below:

    Two required electives BA 302 Introduction to Entrepreneurship; and BA 402 Launching the Venture - The Business Plan
    Note: In addition students may choose any two remaining courses for this concentration from the following:

    • BA 303 Small Business Management
    • BA 304 Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders
    • BA 351 Managing eBusines
    • BA 420 Marketing Research
    • SO 420 Social Entrepreneurship

    Or any courses in the field as approved by BA program chair/instructor/advisor.

    Admission Requirements for a Minor in Business Administration: Application to the department after completion of the prerequisite courses. For acceptance to the minor, students must complete the three prerequisite courses with a C (2.0) or better average.

    Requirements for a Minor: 27 credits as follows

    • Prerequisite courses (9 credits)
    • CS 120 Microcomputer Applications
    • EC 150 Statistics/or MA 150 Statistics
    • EC 110 Introduction to Microeconomics/or EC 120 Introduction to Macroeconomics

    Required courses (18 credits)

    • BA 200 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
    • BA 210 Fundamentals of Accounting I
    • Plus Four (4) additional BA courses

    4Plus1 Program
    The Department of Business Administration and Economics offers a 4Plus1 program that will allow qualified Business Administration majors with GPAs of 3.0 or higher to start taking courses in the M.S. in Management during their senior year. For more details, students should consult the graduate coordinator of the M.S. in Management program.
    Undergraduate Business Administration majors who are accepted into the 4Plus1 program may take the following graduate courses (6 credits maximum) and count them in both their BA undergraduate major and M.S. in Management program. These courses will appear at the 500 level on their undergraduate transcripts and will be transferred at the 900 level for the M.S. in Management program once they have completed their B.S. degrees. Students must have permission of the graduate instructor and the M.S. in Management graduate coordinator to take any graduate classes before they have finished their undergraduate degree program.

    • BA 960 Leadership (may count in the BA electives or in the management concentration.)
    • BA 962 Ethics and Social Responsibility of Leadership (may count in the BA electives or in the management concentration.)
    • BA 915 Corporate Finance (this may be counted as a substitute for BA 404 in the BA electives or within the finance concentration.)
    • BA 912 Marketing Management (this may count in the BA electives or within the marketing concentration.)