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The Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration emphasizes broad management competencies in finance, marketing, human resources, economics, and computers. All of these competencies are needed in industry, nonprofit, and service organizations. The study of Business Administration focuses on how organizations develop and use strategies to compete in national and global arenas within the increasingly complex and changing socio-cultural, political/legal, economic, and technological environment.                         

Students in the program are encouraged to relate theoretical learning to practice and establish bridges between the classroom and the work environments. The Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration provides the framework needed for successful careers in high-tech industries, manufacturing, banking and finance, health care, communications, service industries, and nonprofit organizations.

The Business Administration degree is designed to provide students with options that enhance transfer to four-year institutions or pursue employment upon completion of the program. Students seeking to transfer may choose the A.S. in Business Administration, while students seeking direct-to-career opportunities may prefer one of the concentrations in Leadership & Management or Sales & Digital Marketing. The Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) which supports transfers to many four year institutions. 

Requirements

Health and Internship Considerations
Participation in an internship requires the student to follow the college’s immunization policy.  Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability insurance.  For unpaid internships, the student must possess and maintain accident insurance. See purchase options available through the college.

 

Technical Standards

Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively using written and oral techniques, including the use of technology; conduct themselves in a professional manner; possess critical thinking and analytical skills; be comfortable using computers and computer application software; work independently and in groups.

Transfer Credit Policy 
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in Management more than ten years old will be evaluated by the department chair on an individual basis.

Program Curriculum

Choose one of the following three sequences

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE111G First Year Seminar-BUS/HOSP 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
BUS110G Introduction to Business 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ACCT113G Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
BUS114G Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 17

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MATH145G Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH147G Topics in Applied College Mathematics Plus 5 0 5
Classroom 5, Lab 0, Total 5
A higher level math can be accepted from the Applied Mathematics pathway.
 
CIS156G Computer Applications in Business 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
or
 
CIS154G Comprehensive Business Computer Applications 2 4 4
Classroom 2, Lab 4, Total 4
Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
ACCT123G Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 14-16

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ECON234G Macroeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Select One of the following Three:
 
CRIT150G Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
or
 
MATH215G Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH225G Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
BUS Pathway or ACCT, ECON, MKTG or HOSP Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 15-16

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ECON235G Microeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PHIL240G Ethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
BUS Pathway or ACCT, ECON, MKTG or HOSP Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 15

SUGGESTED PATHWAYS ELECTIVES: Pathway 1: Transfer to UNH Paul School or other universities

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Fine & Performing Arts Discovery Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Environment, Technology & Society Discovery Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Social or Physical Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
World Cultures or Humanities Discovery Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Historical Perspectives Discovery Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
ACCT213G Cost Accounting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ACCT215G Cost Accounting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 21

SUGGESTED PATHWAYS ELECTIVES - Pathway 2: Leadership & Management (Transfer to SNHU or other four year institution)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MKTG101G Introduction to Marketing 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS210G Organizational Communications 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
or
 
BUS200G Teambuilding 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS224G Human Resource Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
or
 
BUS116G Organizational Behavior 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS208G Leadership Theory and Practice 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS211G Business Law 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS221G Business Finance 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 21

SUGGESTED PATHWAYS ELECTIVES - Pathway 3 Sales & Digital Marketing (Entrepreneurs, Direct-to-Career, and Transfer)

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MKTG101G Introduction to Marketing 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MKTG224G Sales and Sales Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MKTG201G Business Relationship Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS210G Organizational Communications 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
or
 
BUS220G Operations Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS205G Small Business Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
or
 
BUS291G Internship 0 9 3
Classroom 0, Lab 9, Total 3
BUS209G Principles of Global Business 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS282G Capstone Research 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 21

SUGGESTED PATHWAYS ELECTIVES - Pathway 4 Insurance & Risk Management

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
INSR120G Introduction to Risk Management & Insurance 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
INSR122G Personal Insurance 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
INSR123G Commercial Insurance 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
INSR124G Agency Operations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MKTG224G Sales and Sales Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
INSR125G Introduction to Claims 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS291G Internship 0 9 3
Classroom 0, Lab 9, Total 3
Total Credits 21

SUGGESTED PATHWAYS ELECTIVES - Pathway 5 Sports Management

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MKTG101G Introduction to Marketing 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
SPTS101G Introduction to Sports Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
SPTS210G Sports & Facilities Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
SPTS225G Sports Law 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOS211G Sports & Recreation Tourism 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
SOCI116G Sports & Society 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS291G Internship 0 9 3
Classroom 0, Lab 9, Total 3
Total Credits 21

Summer Institute: Start in Summer, End in Summer (Part-Time Night/Online Pathway) First Year - Summer Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE111G First Year Seminar-BUS/HOSP 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MATH145G Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH147G Topics in Applied College Mathematics Plus 5 0 5
Classroom 5, Lab 0, Total 5
A higher level math can be accepted from the Applied Mathematics pathway.
 
Total Credits

Summer Institute: Start in Summer, End in Summer (Part-Time Night/Online Pathway) First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
1st EIGHT WEEKS
 
BUS110G Introduction to Business 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ECON234G Macroeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
2nd EIGHT WEEKS
 
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
ECON235G Microeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits

Summer Institute: Start in Summer, End in Summer (Part-Time Night/Online Pathway) First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FULL SEMESTER
 
CIS156G Computer Applications in Business 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
or
 
CIS154G Comprehensive Business Computer Applications 2 4 4
Classroom 2, Lab 4, Total 4
1st EIGHT WEEKS
 
BUS114G Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
2nd EIGHT WEEKS
 
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits

Summer Institute: Start in Summer, End in Summer (Part-Time Night/Online Pathway) Second Year - Summer Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
ACCT113G Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits

Summer Institute: Start in Summer, End in Summer (Part-Time Night/Online Pathway) Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FULL SEMESTER
 
ACCT123G Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
1st EIGHT WEEKS
 
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
2nd EIGHT WEEKS
 
BUS Pathway or ACCT, ECON, MKTG or HOSP Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits

Summer Institute: Start in Summer, End in Summer (Part-Time Night/Online Pathway) Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Select one of the following three
 
CRIT150G Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
or
 
MATH215G Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
or
 
MATH225G Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
PHIL240G Ethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits

Summer Institute: Start in Summer, End in Summer (Part-Time Night/Online Pathway) Third Year - Summer Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective
Classroom , Lab , Total
1st EIGHT WEEKS
 
Liberal Arts or Business Pathway Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
2nd EIGHT WEEKS
 
BUS Pathway or ACCT, ECON, MKTG or HOSP Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits

Total Overall Credits : 61-64

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