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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.

Courses

Business Core:

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting I (3)
  • AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (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)
  • BU335 Financial Management I (3)
  • BU411 Human Resource Management (3)
  • BU450 Internship & Career Preparation (1)
  • BU451 Internship (2+)
  • BU491 Business Strategies & Policy (3)
  • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • IS224 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
  • IS320 Management Information Systems (3)

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

Optional Concentrations

Health Care Administration Concentration:

  • HRP111 Introduction to Health Science (3)
  • BU381 Health Care Management (3)
  • BU383 Health Care Information Systems & Analytics (3)
  • BU482 Health Care Financial Management (3)

Sports Management Concentration:

  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU371 Principles of Sports Management (3)
    • ES325 Wellness Program Management
  • 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.

Teaching Credentials

  • Teacher of Business (K–12) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement

For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education.

Our online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree-completion program offers the foundation necessary for students with 60+ college credits to become creative, ethical, solutions-focused leaders in today’s global business climate. This program is designed with the working professional in mind. Our virtual classroom experience allows you the flexibility to complete your degree in an effective learning environment—100% online. Each term is 7- or 7.5-weeks long, and students attending full time take two courses each term.

Sample Courses*

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BU242 Managerial Communications (3)
  • BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts (3)
  • BU211 Business Law (3)
  • BU221 Business Statistics & Probability (3)
  • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BU335 Financial Management (3)
  • BU411 Human Resource Management (3)
  • BU450 Internship & Career Preparation (1)
  • BU451 Internship (2+)
  • BU491 Business Strategies & Policy (3)
  • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • IS224 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
  • IS320 Management Information Systems (3)
  • GEN400: Visioning a Future: Justice, Compassion & Service (3)
  • PL300 Philosophical Ethics (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • RS208 Discovering the Bible (3)
    • RS220 Christian Tradition (3)
  • WS311 Shaping Lives: Women & Gender (3)

*Students may need to take additional courses to complete their degrees based on the number of transferred credits and program requirements. Numbers in parentheses refer to number of credits.

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):
    • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3) & AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
    • AC476 Survey of Accounting (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU221 Business Statistics & Probability (3)
    • BU476 Statistical Analysis (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
    • BU477 Marketing Fundamentals (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
    • BU478 Principles of Management (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU335 Financial Management I (3)
    • BU479 Principles of Finance (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one option):
    • EC181 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) & EC182 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • EC476 Economic Survey (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 18 credits from:

  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BU241 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • BU371 Principles of Sports Management (3)
    • ES325 Wellness Program Management (3)
  • BU373 Sports Marketing (3)
  • BU375 The Business of Sports in Society (3)
  • BU376 Special Events Management (3)
  • ES315 Sports in Society

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. Schedule an appointment to meet with Theodora Sergiou, internship coordinator – https://georgian.as.me/?calendarID=2795200.
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using Career Link.
    • On the Georgian Court website, select the tab for “Services & Support”, then select “Career Services. Or go to https://georgian.edu/careerlink.
    • Select the “Student” icon. Sign in using the GCU username and the password you created for this account (it is not your GCU password). If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a password.
    • Once logged on, select Experiential Learning from the action menu and SBDM Internship Documentation Forms.
    • Complete the SBDM Approval Form online and submit it. It will be sent to the internship coordinator.
  3. After the internship is approved by the Internship Coordinator, employer, and Dean, you will be able to register electronically for the course.
  4. During the internship you should:
    • Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    • Regularly review your progress with the internship coordinator and employer.
  5. During the last week of the internship, go back into CareerLink, select SBDM Internship Documentation Forms to submit the Internship Evaluation form online. The form will be electronically forwarded to your employer. When the employer has completed and submitted the evaluation, it will automatically be sent to the internship coordinator.
  6. At the conclusion of the semester, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on your internship experience. The presentation should contain:
    • an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    • your job description, including your interactions as an intern 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.

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