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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 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.

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.

Program Requirements : 63-64 credits

Core : 51-52 credits
ACC 201 Financial Accounting
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
BUS 204 Principles of Marketing
BUS 205 Principles of Management
BUS 209 Math for Finance or MAT 112 College Algebra (MAT 113 or higher will satisfy this requirement)
BUS 212 Business Law I
BUS 213 Business Law II
BUS 215 Business Communications
BUS 308 Human Resource Management
BUS 324 Business Strategy I
BUS 325 Financial Management I
BUS 327 Experiential Learning in Business or BUS 328 Internship in Business
BUS 335 Management Information Systems
BUS 424 Business Strategy II
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
Statistics course: ECO 215 or MAT 220 or PSY 207

Required Electives in Major : 12 credits *
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.


Marketing : 12 credits
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:
  BUS 304 Advertising and Promotion
  BUS 313 Professional Selling
  BUS 320 Digital Marketing
  BUS 348 Special Topics in Marketing
  BUS 408 Consumer Behavior
  BUS 409 Marketing Research

Organizational Studies : 12 credits
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:
  BUS 307 Business Ethics
  BUS 314 Organizational Behavior
  BUS 340 Leadership and Diversity
  BUS 332 Conflict Management and Mediation
  BUS 345 Organizational Theory

Sport Management : 12 credits
Complete four of the following:
  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.

Suggested Program of Study
(major courses & core general education courses)

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 or Statistics course
General Education course

Year 2: Spring
ACC 202
BUS 213
BUS 308
RSC 201
General Education course

*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

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