Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - General Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in General Management is composed of a minimum of three of the four traditional areas of business: accounting, finance, management and marketing. The program is designed for students interested in having exposure to a number of business areas rather than focusing in depth on just one. All students must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge. The degree is a 120-credit program.

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)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(6)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Macroeconomics (ECO-105)
(3)
  • Microeconomics (ECO-106)
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Managerial Communication
(3)
  • Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science or Interdisciplinary
(6)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Other Ethics or Diversity Course
(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

 

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: Thomas Edison State College course refers to the College’s own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 4: TESC exam 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.

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