MBA Master of Business Administration Program

Break into the world of business with a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgian Court University. You’ll learn about economics, ethics, statistics, financial planning, marketing, management, communications, and law in a practical, hands-on way.

Business administration majors may choose to concentrate further in sports management to prepare for careers in that specialty. Upon graduation, you’ll be fully prepared to thrive in a variety of roles.

Program

To earn a B.S. in Business Administration, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Accounting, business, and economics courses (54 credits)
  • Optional concentration courses (12 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Business Core:

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting I (3)
  • AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • IS224 Computing & Information Systems in Business (3)
  • BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts (3)
  • BU211 Business Law (3)
  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BU221 Business Statistics & Probability (3)
  • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BU242 Managerial Communications (3)
  • IS320 Management Information Systems (3)
  • BU335 Financial Management I (3)
  • BU411 Human Resource Management (3)
  • BU450 Internship & Career Preparation (1)
  • BU451 Internship (2+)
  • BU491 Business Strategies & Policy (3)
  • Choose from business electives 300+-level AC, BU, EC, or IS (6)

Note: BU121 may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA107, MA109, MA110, or MA115.

Optional Concentration

Sports Management Concentration:

  • BU371 Principles of Sports Management (3)*
  • BU373 Sports Marketing (3)
  • BU375 The Business of Sports in Society (3)
  • BU376 Special Events Management (3)

Note: ES315 Sports in Society can be substituted for any of the courses in the sports management concentration.

*ES325 Wellness Program Management is cross-listed with BU371

Complement your primary focus of study with a minor in business administration from GCU. Explore business basics and enhance your management aptitude with this comprehensive curriculum that teaches real-world skills. This program requires 18 to 24 credits.

Program

To earn a minor in business administration, you must successfully complete:

  • Choice of courses (pick one option):
    • AC476 Survey of Accounting (3)
    • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3) & AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU476 Statistical Analysis (3)
    • BU221 Business Statistics & Probability (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU477 Marketing Fundamentals (3)
    • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU478 Principles of Management (3)
    • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU479 Principles of Finance (3)
    • BU335 Financial Management I (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one option):
    • EC476 Economic Survey (3)
    • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) & EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Get in the game with a minor in sports management from GCU. You’ll learn how to lead others in the sports industry, represent top talent, manage high-profile financial transactions, and negotiate deals. This program requires 18 credits.

Program

To earn a minor in sports management, you must successfully complete:

  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BU371 Principles of Sports Management (3)*
  • BU373 Sports Marketing (3)
  • BU375 The Business of Sports in Society (3)
  • BU376 Special Events Management (3)

Note: ES315 Sports in Society can be substituted for any of the courses in the sports management minor.

*ES325 Wellness Program Management is cross-listed with BU371.

Note: If a required course for the minor is also a required course for the student’s major, a replacement course for that required course must be selected from the elective course list.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Requirements for completion of an internship:

  1. Discuss your intent to pursue an internship with your academic advisor and identify a faculty internship course instructor (which can be the internship coordinator, your advisor, or another School of Business and Digital Media full-time faculty member). Note that for most students, the requirement is to complete a 2-credit internship in your major and concentration, which involves 70 to 90 hours of career-type work with the company or organization at which you are interning.
  2. Complete the electronic Bus School INTERNSHIP Registration form found on http://www.collegecentral.com/georgian under the EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING tab.
  3. The dean’s office will notify the Office of the Registrar and you will be registered for the internship.  You will receive notification via GCU e-mail that it has been processed.
  4. During the internship:
    • Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    • Regularly review your progress with your faculty internship course instructor and employer.
    • During the last week of the internship, please be sure you to return to College Central Network and complete the Bus School for Credit Internship COMPLETION form.  Advise your site supervisor that an electronic Intern Evaluation form will be sent to them and ask them to please complete it promptly.
  5. At the completion of internship, submit a 1,500- to 2,000-word paper to your faculty internship course instructor that contains:
    • an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    • your job description, including your interactions with others in the company, office, or organization;
    • how you achieved your learning objectives, including GCU courses and other skills you were able to apply; and
    • a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.