BSBA in General Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in General Management is a 120-credit program designed for students interested in having exposure to a number of business areas rather than focusing in depth on just one. 

What You Will Learn in the BSBA Degree in General Management

The BSBA in General Management degree is composed of a minimum of three of the four traditional areas of business:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

All students in the BSBA in General Management program must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge.

BSBA in General Management Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Analysis
(3)
  • Managerial Communication
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Macroeconomics (ECO-111)
(3)
  • Microeconomics (ECO-112)
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science or Interdisciplinary Electives
(9)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 18
II. Professional Business Requirements 54
A. Business Core 27
  • Principles of Finance
(3)
  • Business Law
(3)
  • Business in Society or International Management
(3)
  • Strategic Management
(3)
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
(3)
  • Introduction to Marketing
(3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
(3)
  • Principles of Management
(3)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
(3)
B. Area of Study: BSBA in General Management (choose from below) 18
  • Area #1: Accounting
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Advanced Managerial Accounting
    • Analysis of Financial Statements
    • Auditing
    • Cost Accounting
    • Federal Income Taxation
    • Federal Income Taxation II
    • Fund, Government OR Public Accounting
    • Intermediate Accounting I and II
    • Tax Accounting
 
  • Area #2: Finance
    • Advanced Financial Management/Corporate Finance
    • Business Forecasting
    • Capital Budgeting Management
    • Capital Structure Management
    • Financial Institutions and Markets OR Money and Banking (DANTES Examination)
    • International Finance (TESC examination)
    • Mathematical Analysis of Financial Decisions
    • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (TESC examination) OR Investments
    • Working Capital Management
 
  • Area #3: Marketing
    • Advertising (TESC examination)
    • Applied Marketing
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Legal Problems of the Marketing Process
    • Marketing Communications (TESC examination)
    • Marketing Management Strategy (TESC examination)
    • Marketing Research (TESC examination)
    • Marketing with Electronic Media
    • Mathematical Models of Marketing Analysis
    • Principles of Sales
    • Public Relations: Thought & Practice
    • Industrial Marketing OR Business-to-Business Marketing
    • International Marketing
    • Product Development
    • Retail Marketing
    • Retail Buying and Merchandise Management
    • Sales Management
    • Services Marketing
 
  • Area #4: Management
    • Advanced Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining (TESC examination)
    • Advanced Organizational Behavior
    • Advanced Organizational Theory and Analysis
    • Advanced Traffic Management
    • Contemporary Labor Issues
    • Comparative Management Systems
    • Employee Training
    • Human Resources Management (TESC course OR DANTES examination)
    • Industrial Psychology (TESC examination)
    • International Management (TESC course)
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction to Human Resources and Public Policy
    • Introduction to Operations Management (TESC course OR examination)
    • Labor Law
    • Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (TESC examination)
    • Management Information Systems (DANTES examination)
    • Management Quality Control
    • Manpower Planning and Operation
    • Materials Management and Inventory Control
    • Office Management
    • Operations Planning and Scheduling
    • Operations Research
    • Organizational Behavior (TESC examination OR DANTES examination)
    • Organizational Theory (TESC examination)
    • People and Organizations (TESC course)
    • Production Systems Management
    • Project Management
    • Public Sector Collective Negotiations
    • Purchasing Management
    • Quantitative Managerial Decision Making
    • Small Business Management (TESC course)
    • Social Problems–Impact on the Workplace
    • Sociology of Work Organizations
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Transportation Traffic Management
    • Wage and Salary Administration
    • Work Methods and Measurements
 
C. Business Electives 9
III. Free Electives 6
Total 120

 

  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State College courses and/or exams.

Note 1: The above list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this area of study.

Note 2: Consumer Finance (Personal Finance) and Principles of Supervision cannot be included in the major area of study because of the fundamental nature of these subjects.

Note 3: TESC course refers to the College's own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 4: TESC examination refers to the College's own exam program—TECEP®

Note 5: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR FREE ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.