Ithaca College

School of Business

Business Administration

The bachelor of science program in business administration provides significantly more flexibility than traditional business majors. A strong liberal arts and business education prepares students for business careers and graduate study, while allowing a substantial amount of elective freedom for individual interests.

Requirements for the bachelor of science degree in business administration include completion of a core business curriculum and at least one of five areas of concentration - corporate accounting, finance, international business, management, or marketing.

Curriculum
First Year

BINT-10100

World of Business

3

ECON-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

WRTG-16300

Writing Seminar in Business or

WRTG-11000

Academic Writing II

3-4

Select one

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (Groups 2 and 3)

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (Groups 1 and 2)

MATH-11100

Calculus I (Group 1)

4

Select one

MATH-14400

Business Statistics

MATH-24300

Statistics

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology

3-4

Social science elective

3

Humanities elective (Note: International business concentration students must meet the modern foreign language requirement.)

3

COMP-11000

Computers and Information Technologies or

COMP-17100

Principles of Computing Science I

3-4

Total

29

Second Year

FINA-20300

Financial Markets and Institutions

3

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-22600

Management Accounting

3

GBUS-20300

Legal Environment of Business

3

MGMT-20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

3

MGMT-26000

Business Systems and Technology

3

Natural science elective (choose from biology, chemistry, or physics)

3

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

Humanities elective (Note: International business concentration students must take modern foreign language requirement.)

3

Cultural diversity elective (approved list available in dean's office)

3

Total

30

Third Year

FINA-31100

Business Finance

3

MKTG-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

PROD-34500

Operations Management

3

HRM-30200

Applied Ethical Issues in Management (LA)

3

Social science elective

3

Concentration requirement

6

Concentration requirement (international business elective; approved list available in dean's office)

3

Liberal arts electives (Note: International business concentration students must take 6 credits of approved international business liberal arts electives; approved list available in dean's office.)

6

Total

30

Fourth Year

MGMT-42100

Strategic Management *

3

Concentration requirement

9

Open electives

9

Liberal arts electives

10

Total

31

* Note: All level-4 business courses must be taken at Ithaca College

Requirements for Concentrations

Students in the School of Business may use a course to satisfy degree requirements in more than one business concentration as long as they complete 12 unique credits in each concentration. Note: All level-4 business courses must be taken at Ithaca College.

Corporate Accounting Concentration

Note: Students interested in sitting for the certified public accountant (CPA) examination should opt for the B.S. degree in accounting, p. 20. The B.S. in business administration with corporate accounting concentration might not qualify the student to sit for the CPA examination.

ACCT-34500

Intermediate Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-31500

Cost Analysis and Decision Making

3

ACCT-49300

Tax Accounting

3

Approved electives

Accounting electives *

3

Business electives (level 2 or above)

3

International business elective (approved list available in dean's office)

3

Total

18

* Any course with an ACCT prefix, except ACCT-49600 Practicum in Tax Accounting and ACCT-49800 Internship: Accounting

Finance Concentration

FINA-32100

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management #

3

FINA-37000

International Finance

3

FINA-48000

Cases in Financial Management

3

Finance elective (level 2 or above)

3

Business electives (level 2 or above)

6

Total

18

International Business Concentration

INTB-26500

International Business Operations

3

MKTG-38000

International Marketing

3

FINA-37000

International Finance

3

INTB-49000

Seminar in International Business

3

Business electives (level 2 or above)

6

Total

18

Management Concentration

MGMT-31000

Leadership in Organizations

3

MGMT-32100

Power and Conflict in Organizations

3

MGMT-48000

Cases in Contemporary Management

3

HRM-34000

Human Resource Management

3

Business elective (level 2 or above)

3

Approved international business elective (select one)

International business elective (approved list available in dean's office)

3

Total

18

Marketing Concentration

MKTG-41100

Marketing Research

3

MKTG-32300

Consumer Behavior

3

MKTG-38000

International Marketing

3

MKTG-48600

Marketing Strategy

3

Business electives (level 2 or above)

6

Total

18

# Course must be taken at Ithaca College. All level-4 courses must be taken at Ithaca College.