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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

Business Administration Core Requirements

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
CIS156G Computer Applications in Business 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Math Elective (May be fulfilled by MATH145G, MATH150G, MATH152G, MATH215G, MATH225G, MATH230G)
 
ACCT123G Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS114G Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ECON234G Macroeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CRIT150G Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
or
 
MATH215G, MATH225G, or MATH230G
 
ENGL214G Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 33

Sequence 1: A good option for transfer to Bachelor’s programs

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL160G Introduction to Environmental Science 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
ECON235G Microeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PHIL240G Ethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Transferable BUS (or Liberal Arts elective) Elective 15
Classroom , Lab , Total 15
BUS, ACCT, MKTG, HOSP Elective Elective 6
Classroom , Lab , Total 6
Total Credits 31

Sequence 2: Leadership & Management

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Organizational Communication or Teambuilding (BUS210G or BUS200G)
 
Human Resources or Organizational Behavior (BUS224G or BUS116G)
 
BIOL160G Introduction to Environmental Science 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
ECON235G Microeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PHIL240G Ethics 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 31

Sequence 3: Sales & Digital Marketing

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BUS205G Small Business Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BIOL160G Introduction to Environmental Science 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Intro to Psychology or Sociology (PSYC110G/SOCI110G)
 
Organizational Communication or Teambuilding (BUS210G/BUS2006
 
MKTG224G Sales and Sales Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 31

Total Overall Credits : 64

Still not sure?

Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.