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, liberal arts courses, open electives, and at least one of five areas of concentration: corporate accounting, finance, international business, management, or marketing.

Requirements for the Major in Business Administration -- B.S.

1. All level-3 and level-4 courses must be taken at AACSB-accredited institutions.

2. The last 30 credits of the degree must be taken at Ithaca College.

3. All students enrolled in the School of Business must complete two leadership certificates offered by the College's student leadership office (part of the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs [OSEMA]) as part of their requirements for graduation.

Core Business Curriculum

Business Skills

BINT 10100

World of Business

3

ACCT, FINA, INTB, MKTG, MGMT 1XXXX Mini-courses in business 3

ECON 12100

Principles of Macroeconomics (LA)

3

ECON 12200

Principles of Microeconomics (LA)

3

ACCT 22500 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 22600 Management Accounting 3
GBUS 20300 Legal Environment of Business I 3
MGMT 20600 Organizational Behavior and Management 3
MGMT 26000 Business Systems and Technology 3
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
MGMT 42100 Strategic Management 3
ACCT, FINA, INTB, MKTG, MGMT 39800 Field Experience 0
Total, business skills 42
Communication Skills
WRTG 10600 Academic Writing I (LA) or
WRTG 11100 Academic Writing II (LA) 3
WRTG 21100 Writing for the Workplace (LA) 3
SPCM 11500 Business and Professional Communication (LA) 3
Total, communication skills 9
Computing and Mathematics Skills
COMP 11000 Computers and Information Technologies (LA) or
COMP 17100 Principles of Computing Science (LA) 3-4

Select one of the following:

MATH 10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (LA) (placement test groups 2 and 3)

MATH 10800

Calculus for Decision Making (LA) (groups 1 and 2)

MATH 11100

Calculus I (LA) (group 1)

4

Select one of the following:

MATH 14400

Statistics for Business, Economics and Management (LA)

PSYC 20700

Statistics in Psychology (LA)

   3-4

Total, computing and mathematics skills

10-12

Liberal Arts Electives (LA)

As part of the 60 credits in liberal arts courses required for the bachelor of science in business administration degree, students must take liberal arts courses required for the major (above), "restricted" liberal arts electives, and "open" liberal arts electives.

Liberal arts courses required for major (see above) 28-30
"Restricted" liberal arts electives:
   Social science liberal arts (SS) (6)
   Humanities liberal arts (HU) (3)
   Natural science liberal arts in biology, chemistry, or physics (NS) (3)
   "Approved fine arts" liberal arts elective1 (LA) (3)
   Business-oriented cultural diversity liberal arts elective2 (3)





18

"Open" liberal arts electives3 12-14

1Liberal arts course containing fine arts content (list available on School of Business website and in the dean's office)

2Liberal arts courses that focus on workplace-related issues -- such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, family status, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, and disability -- that affect employees' interactions and management of human resources (list available on School of Business website and in the dean's office)

3Any College courses with a liberal arts (LA) designation

Concentration Requirements

Corporate Accounting Concentration
Note: Students interested in sitting for the certified public accountant (CPA) examination should select the B.S. degree in accounting. The B.S. in business administration with corporate accounting concentration might not qualify the student to sit for the CPA examination. The corporate accounting concentration is available only as a second concentration.
ACCT 31500 Cost Analysis and Decision Making 3

ACCT 34500

Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACCT 34600 Intermediate Accounting II 3

ACCT 49300

Tax Accounting

3

Approved electives

Business elective*

 3

Business elective with international focus (approved list available in dean's office)

 3

Total, corporate accounting concentration

18


* Any level-2 or above course offered in the School of Business, unless otherwise stated, may serve as a business elective. In addition, two specific non-business courses may serve as business electives: STCM 24100 Advertising and STCM 23200 Public Relations.

Finance Concentration

FINA 32100

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

 3

FINA 37000

International Finance

 3

FINA 48000

Cases in Financial Management

 3

Finance elective (FINA course level 2 or above)

 3

Business electives*

 6

Total, finance concentration

18

* Any level-2 or above course offered in the School of Business, unless otherwise stated, may serve as a business elective. In addition, two specific non-business courses may serve as business electives: STCM 24100 Advertising and STCM 23200 Public Relations.

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*

 6

Total. international business concentration

18

* Any level-2 or above course offered in the School of Business, unless otherwise stated, may serve as a business elective. The two business electives must be in the same functional area of business, i.e., both in ACCT or FINA or INTB or MKTG or MGMT. In addition, two specific non-business courses may serve as business electives: STCM 24100 Advertising and STCM 23200 Public Relations.

Notes

1. As part of the liberal arts requirements, students pursuing the international business concentration must take two approved international liberal arts electives. The business-oriented cultural diversity elective and the approved international business liberal arts elective may not be the same course (list available on School of Business website and in the dean's office).

2. As part of the international business concentration, students must take at least two intermediate college-level or above foreign language courses. If English is the student's second language, the student should see the assistant dean regarding this requirement.

Management Concentration

MGMT 31200

Leadership Power and Politics in Organizations

3

MGMT 46000

Seminar in Organization Development and Change

3

Two management electives 6
Business elective2 3
Approved international business elective1 3
Total, management concentration 18
Management Electives

Select two courses from the list below; the list of approved management electives is also available on the School of Business website or in the dean's office.1

HRM 34000

Human Resource Management

 3

HRM 44400

Employment Law

 3

SPMM 31000

Labor Relations in Sport

 3

SPMM 36500

Sports Economics

 3

STCM 32000

Leadership in Communication

 3

ECON/HPS 30400

Economics of Health Care

 3

Business electives2

 3

1Some of the approved elective courses may have specific prerequisites; refer to the course descriptions. The approved international business elective should be a business course with an international focus; select from the list available on the School of Business website or in the dean's office.

2Any level-2 or above course offered in the School of Business, unless otherwise stated, may serve as a business elective. In addition, two specific non-business courses may serve as business electives: STCM 24100 Advertising and STCM 23200 Public Relations.

Marketing Concentration

MKTG 41100

Marketing Research

 3

MKTG 32300

Consumer Behavior

 3

MKTG 38000

International Marketing

 3

MKTG 48600

Marketing Strategy

 3

Business electives*

 6

Total

18

* Any level-2 or above course offered in the School of Business, unless otherwise stated, may serve as a business elective. In addition, two specific non-business courses may serve as business electives: STCM 24100 Advertising and STCM 23200 Public Relations.