Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Business Administration-Organizational Management Program Information
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Management
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BSBA) core is a 49 credit hour, 87-week program designed to expand a student’s critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid foundation in business administration principles and their contemporary applications in the workplace. (A minimum of 46 hours of transferable credits is required for admission to the BSBA program.)
To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Program, a prospective student should meet the following requirements.
- Evidence of high school graduation — transcript, diploma or GED.
- 46 Semester Hours of transferable credit - C or better.
- The equivalent of two years full-time work experience.
- A score of 500 or above on the TOEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 85 or above on the MTLP(Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency) for students whose native language is not English.
To graduate from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration program with a concentration in Organizational Management, a student requires at least 125 semester hours of credit. Forty-eight of those credits include core general education courses (listed below) and 45 credits include the core major in business administration. The remaining 41 credits are elective in nature.
125 semester hours are required for graduation.
48 credits include the following distribution of general education courses:
General Education Categories
Language, Literature and Fine Arts
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Natural Sciences / Mathematics
Minimum General Education Credits:
- A minimum grade of “C” in the business major and an overall grade point average of 2.00 for the program.
- Payment of tuition and all fees
Description of Courses
BAS101 - Introduction to Business Studies
This course is designed as a foundation for strengthening interpersonal and academic skills requisite to success at the Bachelor level of study. The Gwynedd Mercy University learning outcomes will provide the underlying structure for individual and team-related effectiveness in the context of an accelerated, cohort structured educational program. (3 weeks)
ENG305 - Persuasive Business Presentations
Verbal skills essential to effective business presentations, including negotiation, debating, extemporaneous speaking and interviewing provides the focus of this course. Oral reporting, management briefing, conference and committee leadership, and active listening are addressed as tools to minimize or eliminate barriers to understanding. (5 weeks)
PHL2000 - Encountering Ethics
This course analyzes moral problems and evaluates their possible solutions in light of ethical theories. (5 weeks) Prerequisite: ENG 101
BUS323 - Business Management and Leadership
This course provides the student with an overview of management and leadership processes within an organization. By applying principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and team development and building - to a comprehensive team project - the student will develop an understanding of the role of manager in today's organization. (5 weeks)
ECN320 - Managerial Economics
This course is a study of the fundamental principles of economics and how they affect the consumer, business and industry, the government and the entire economy. Domestic as well as global issues are emphasized. Topics include supply and demand, monopoly, fiscal policy, unemployment and international trade. (6 weeks)
ACC300 - Financial Accounting
This course is an in-depth study of the role that financial accounting data plays in the decision-making process of managers of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Topics include examination of financial statements, job costing, cost-volume-profit analysis and capital budgeting. (7 weeks) Prerequisite: BAS 101
BUS405 - Marketing Management
This course develops a comprehensive overview of marketing strategy. Management decision-making in all areas of marketing is addressed. Strategic planning and implementation in segmentation, product, distribution, promotion and pricing will be included. Prerequisites: BUS 207 and any 300 level marketing courses. (5 weeks)
BUS341 - Business Statistics
The use of statistics in business will be explored. Topics covered include measures of averages and dispersions, probability theory and distributions, sampling, tests of hypothesis, regression, correlation and nonparametic techniques as well as time series analysis, index numbers and analysis of variance. (7 weeks)
BUS310 - Principles of Finance
This course is an introduction to the role of finance in the economy. Financial markets, debt and equity instruments, capital budgeting, inflation and the role of the financial manager are examined. (5 weeks) Prerequisite: ACC 105,106; MTH 136 or its equivalent.
RS2000 - Encountering Sacred Writings
This course introduces students to the issues involved in reading and understanding sacred texts whither one reads texts as a believer or not. Given the nature of Gwynedd Mercy University, the biblical texts of the Old and New Testament form the core of the course. To provide comparisons and contrasts with the Judeo-Christian biblical tradition, some selective writings from major religions will be examined in a limited manner.
COM101 - Public Speaking
This is a course in public speaking with emphasis on informative, argumentative and persuasive skills along with the sharpening of student's ability to listen and analyze. Prerequisite: ENG101 (5 weeks)
BUS312 - Managerial Finance
An examination of financial decision making in the firm, including the sources of funds, capital structure and long-range financial growth are studied. Prerequisite: BUS 310. (6 weeks)
CIS320 - Computer Applications in Business
This course gives students a cursory overview of the major computer based business systems found in businesses today. Systems that will be looked at include E-commerce, Accounting Information Systems, Human Resource Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. In addition, the course will explore how knowledgeable workers can solve typical business problems through the use of advanced Microsoft Office features found in Word, Excel and Access. (5 weeks)
ACC301 - Managerial Accounting
The study of accounting as an aid for management decision-making. Cost behavior, budget planning and control, and performance measurement are among the topics, which will be discussed. Prerequisites: ACC 300 (6 weeks)
BUS321 - International Business
An overview of the global market and its challenges for the US businessperson. The student will look at the operation of the multinational company, international business activities, agreements between nations and other topics related to participation in global activities. Prerequisite: BUS 101. (5 weeks)
BUS4001 - Seminar: Business Policies and Strategy
Using a business simulation/case approach, and by integrating learning team experiences with classroom theory this course is a study of management policy as an integrative force to all other functions of businesses; i.e., marketing, manufacturing, finance, personnel. The course represents an insight into the strategies behind corporate policies. (7 weeks) Prerequisites: BUS 301, 304, 306, 310, 323, 341