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

The Business Administration program (B.S. and B.B.A.) is designed to educate students in the core business areas of finance/accounting, marketing, 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.

The B.S. leads to any management career or entry into Sage’s M.B.A. program. The B.B.A. is designed for those students who wish to take more professional courses and may wish to continue on to a M.B.A. graduate degree. Either way, you’ll be ready for the working world or for continued education. At Sage, you’ll be prepared for the challenges and rewards of a fast-paced, competitive global business environment.

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

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
49-50

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 form a Concentration in marketing, organizational studies, or sports management. See concentration requirements below.
Sub-Total Credits
12

Concentrations (optional)

Marketing

Students interested in pursuing a career in marketing may opt to utilize these credits to form a concentration in Marketing.

  • Choose four of the following courses:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Organizational Studies

Students interested in pursuing a career in leadership or human resource management may opt to utilize these credits to form a concentration in Organizational Studies.

  • Choose four of the following courses:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Sport Management

  • Complete four of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

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.

http://www.peregrineacademics.com/sage/login.php

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor 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 

Total credits:
61-62

Course Sequencing

Course Sequencing

Year 1: Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 2: Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
General Education Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15-16

Year 2: Spring

  • Completion of ACC 201/202, BUS 212/213, and ECO 201/202 is recommended before start of 3rd year.
Item #
Title
Credits
General Education Course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 3: Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

Year 3: Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Year 4: Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
7

Year 4: Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
ACC, BUS, ECO, or LAW course  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Overview

Program

Type

B.S.