Business Administration (B.B.A. or B.S.)

The Business Administration program, B.S. and B.B.A., (63-64 credits), at Russell Sage College is designed to educate students in the core business areas of finance/accounting, marketing/sales, human resources, economics, and business strategy. In addition students complete a variety of elective courses including business ethics, organizational behavior, leadership and diversity, conflict management and global business.

Students acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to excel in the field of management in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students use critical thinking and analytical skills integrating their learning over the course of their academic program. The culminating experiences are the business strategy II course and an internship. A list of the program learning outcomes are shown below.

This Business Administration program is designed to provide the background and skills necessary for a management career and the skills and prerequisites for entry into Sage’s MBA program. Qualified students may apply to the graduate program before finishing the bachelor’s degree and take graduate and undergraduate courses simultaneously. You’ll be prepared for the challenges and rewards of a fast-paced, competitive global business environment.

The School of Management at Russell Sage College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply appropriate and effective use of technology for organizations.
  • Communicate effectively through the delivery of written and oral presentations.
  • Synthesize managerial practice with stakeholder theory and socially responsible decision making.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and develop effective leadership skills in a variety of settings.
  • Understand the social, financial, environmental, legal/political and global issues facing contemporary organizations.
  • Use critical thinking skills to understand and apply problem solving strategies and techniques for organizational and individual decision making.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge in the sub-disciplines of management through experiential learning.
  • Demonstrate professionalism within the context of the work environment.

Core Requirements

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Sub-Total Credits

Required Electives in Major

  • Complete four courses from ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW. At least 6 credits in this category must be completed at Sage.
  • Or, students may opt to utilize credits in this category to complete a Concentration in marketing, organizational studies, or sports management. See concentration requirements below.
Sub-Total Credits

Concentrations (optional)

Students may choose a concentration. Courses required in the concentration are completed in place of the required electives category in major program.

Marketing & Branding
Choose four of the following courses:
 BUS 304 Advertising and Branding
 BUS 313 Professional Selling
 BUS 320 Digital Marketing
 BUS 408 Consumer Behavior
 BUS 409 Marketing Research

Organizational Leadership
Choose four of the following courses:
 BUS 307 Business Ethics
 BUS 314 Organizational Behavior
 BUS 340 Leadership & Diversity
 BUS 332 Conflict Management & Mediation
 BUS 345 Organizational Theory

Sports Management
Choose four of the following courses:
 BUS 313 Professional Selling
 BUS 362 Sport Management
 BUS 363 Sport Marketing
 BUS 430 Sport Law
 BUS 431 Sport Facility & Event Management

Graduation Requirement

Beginning spring 2014 all graduating business administration students (B.S. and B.B.A.) are required to complete the Peregrine Assessment Exam. Students will be notified via email of testing days and times including access information.

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for a bachelor's degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
  • Completion of all required General Education coursework
BS/BBA to MBA at SGS: Accelerated MBA 

Suggested Program of Study

Major Courses and General Education Courses
*ACC and BUS courses are taught on the Albany Campus

Year 1: Fall
BUS 104
BUS 204
ECO 202
RSC 101
WRT 101

Year 1: Spring
BUS 205
BUS 209
ECO 201
WRT 201
General Education course

Year 2: Fall
ACC 201
BUS 212
BUS 215
ECO 215

Year 2: Spring
ACC 202
BUS 213
BUS 308

*Recommended: completion of ACC 201/202, BUS 212/213, and ECO 201/202 is recommended before start of 3rd year.

Year 3: Fall
BUS 325
ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW course
RSC 301

Year 3: Spring
BUS 335
ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW course

Year 4: Fall
BUS 324
BUS 327
ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW course

Year 4: Spring
BUS 424
ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW course

Total Credits