Academic Catalog

Business, A.S./Business Administration, B.B.A.

Program Description

These bachelor- and associate- level degree programs are specifically designed for highly motivated, non-traditional students. Students may be working adults who have acquired learning through career experiences, professional or military schools, college or university courses, and in-service training; they may also be students of a more traditional age who are simply interested in completing their degree requirements in a manner that accommodates their work and family obligations.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program has been established with two entry points. Students who have completed the equivalent of a freshman and sophomore year (approximately 60 credits) enter the BBA Core, a 60-credit course sequence that includes junior- and senior-level courses. The BBA Core is offered in two formats: an on-campus evening hybrid program, and an online program. Students without sufficient credits to enter the BBA may start in the ASB program and transfer immediately into the BBA program when the necessary credits are obtained.

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is designed to include courses in all the functional areas of business, management, and leadership. Students earn a degree that relates business theory to business practice, applying classroom concepts to real world situations.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the principal concepts, theories, and practices in the functional areas of business.
  2. Recognize the relevant theories and principles associated with the economic environment of business.
  3. Evaluate the social and natural environments of business and apply them to the development of managerial strategy.
  4. Recognize legal and ethical principles in business and apply them to organizational decision-making.
  5. Evaluate the global dimensions of business.
  6. Apply business-related quantitative methods and information technology in support of management decision-making.
  7. Construct coherent written forms of communication.
  8. Compose and present effective oral forms of communication.
  9. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills in the context of organizational decision-making.
  10. Integrate theory and practice across the business functional areas in the analysis of organizational problems and challenges.

Total number of credits: 120 (B.B.A., on-campus hybrid and evening), 120 (B.B.A., online) or 60 (A.S., online and on-campus)
Delivery formats: On-campus, online

Delivery Formats

  • On-campus evening students are enrolled in one four-credit, seven-week course at a time or may choose to take one on-campus course and one online course at the same time in order to achieve full time status. 
  • Online students take one or two courses at a time; each course is seven weeks in length. Online instructional methods include mini-lectures, discussion boards, case studies, group projects, virtual labs, and simulations. Each four-credit course is a required component of the program.

The A.S. in Business can be used to earn an associate degree or simply to accumulate sufficient credits to transfer into a baccalaureate-level program, depending on the student’s educational goals.

Credit Distribution and Course Sequence

Business, A.S. (Online & On-Campus)

ACC 1104
CIS 1184
ENG 1114
ENG 2014
GEN 1114
GEN 2214
GEN 2314
GEN 2414
HIS 2514
MAT 1214
MGT 1124
MGT 2314
MGT 2654
PHI 1904
PSY 1014
Total Hours60

Business Administration Core, B.B.A. (On-Campus Hybrid & Evening)

GEN 3004
MGT 3104
ACC 3044
ENG 3614
MAT 2034
MKT 3464
ECO 3014
BUS 3014
FNS 2034
MGT 3664
ACC 3154
BUS 4454
BUS 4764
Elective4
Elective4
Free/Transfer Credits60
Total Hours120

Note: Students need approximately two years of college credits to begin the core sequence. Medaille offers undergraduate coursework to help a student reach this minimum credit level.

 Business Administration Core, B.B.A. (Online)

GEN 3104
MGT 3104
ACC 3044
ENG 3614
MAT 2034
MKT 3464
ECO 3014
BUS 3014
FNS 2034
MGT 3664
ACC 3154
BUS 4454
BUS 4764
Elective4
Elective4
Free/Transfer Credits60
Total Hours120

Note: Students need approximately two years of college credits to begin the core sequence. Medaille offers undergraduate coursework to help a student reach this minimum credit level.