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 managment 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.
- 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.
Beginning spring 2014 all graduating business administration students (B.S. and B.B.A.) are required to complete the Peregrine Assessment Exam. If you are graduating May, August or December 2014, you will take the exam in May 2014. All students will be notified via email of testing days and times including access information.
Russell Sage students enrolled in this program must be willing to complete much of their coursework on the Albany campus, as the majority of courses required for the Business Administration degree will be offered on the Albany campus.