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Break into the world of business with a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgian Court University. As a business administration major in the GCU School of Business and Digital Media, you’ll explore macroeconomics, ethics, business organization, accounting, marketing, communications, and other areas critical to being successful in business.

Faculty members are experts in the classroom and experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders beyond campus. GCU’s business administration program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), also requires internship experiences so that you will be able to put what you learn in class into action.

A GCU business degree prepares you to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace of ideas, industries, and emerging opportunities. No matter the direction you choose to pursue upon graduation, a Georgian Court degree in business administration will help get you there!

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Program Information

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, students must successfully complete 120 credits which include 48 credits in accounting, business, and economics coursework as follows:

AC171Principles of Financial Accounting3
AC172Principles of Managerial Accounting3
EC181Principles of Macroeconomics 13
EC182Principles of Microeconomics 13
IS224Introduction to Business Analytics3
BU121Quantitative Business Concepts 1,23
BU211Business Law3
BU213Mgmt Theory & Org. Behavior3
BU221Business Statistics & Probability3
BU241Principles of Marketing3
BU242Managerial Communications3
or CM251 Intercultural Communication
or CM252 Organizational Communication
IS320Management Information Systems3
BU335Financial Management I3
BU350Internship & Career Preparation1
BU351Internship2
BU411Human Resource Management3
BU491Business Strategies & Policy3
Total Credits48
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Course may also satisfy a General Education requirement.

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BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA109 College Algebra, MA110 Precalculus, or MA115 Calculus I.

Optional Concentrations

Students in the B.S. in Business Administration program may choose to complete a concentration in Health Care Administration or Sports Management; each consists of 12 credits as follows:

Health Care Administration Concentration

HRP111Introduction to Health Science3
BU381Health Care Management3
BU383HlthCare InfoSys&An3
BU482Health Care Financial Management3
Total Credits12

Sports Management Concentration

SM213Principles of Sports Management3
or ES325 Wellness Program Management
SM241Sports Marketing3
SM375The Business of Sports in Society3
or ES315 Sports in Society
SM417Special Events Management3
Total Credits12



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

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, students must successfully complete 120 credits which include 48 credits in accounting, business, and economics coursework as follows:

AC171Principles of Financial Accounting3
AC172Principles of Managerial Accounting3
EC181Principles of Macroeconomics 13
EC182Principles of Microeconomics 13
IS224Introduction to Business Analytics3
BU121Quantitative Business Concepts 1,23
BU211Business Law3
BU213Mgmt Theory & Org. Behavior3
BU221Business Statistics & Probability3
BU241Principles of Marketing3
BU242Managerial Communications3
or CM251 Intercultural Communication
or CM252 Organizational Communication
IS320Management Information Systems3
BU335Financial Management I3
BU350Internship & Career Preparation1
BU351Internship2
BU411Human Resource Management3
BU491Business Strategies & Policy3
Total Credits48
1

Course may also satisfy a General Education requirement.

2

BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts may be waived if the student has achieved a B or better in MA109 College Algebra, MA110 Precalculus, or MA115 Calculus I.

Optional Concentrations

Students in the B.S. in Business Administration program may choose to complete a concentration in Health Care Administration or Sports Management; each consists of 12 credits as follows:

Health Care Administration Concentration

HRP111Introduction to Health Science3
BU381Health Care Management3
BU383HlthCare InfoSys&An3
BU482Health Care Financial Management3
Total Credits12

Sports Management Concentration

SM213Principles of Sports Management3
or ES325 Wellness Program Management
SM241Sports Marketing3
SM375The Business of Sports in Society3
or ES315 Sports in Society
SM417Special Events Management3
Total Credits12



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

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.

Minor Sequence

The Minor in Business Administration requires 18 to 24 credits from:

Requirements
AC476Survey of Accounting3
or AC171
AC172
Principles of Financial Accounting
and Principles of Managerial Accounting
BU476Statistical Analysis3
or BU221 Business Statistics & Probability
BU477Marketing Fundamentals3
or BU241 Principles of Marketing
BU478Principles of Management3
or BU213 Mgmt Theory & Org. Behavior
BU479Principles of Finance3
or BU335 Financial Management I
EC476Economic Survey3
or EC181
EC182
Principles of Macroeconomics
and Principles of Microeconomics
Total Credits18



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

The minor in the Leadership program provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on leading in organizations. The 18-credit minor combines classes in leadership, communications, diversity, and ethics to challenge the student in today’s dynamic world. The minor develops essential skills and knowledge on leadership by examining both theories and practice. The culmination of the minor results in the capstone course with a practical leadership project developed by the student and the instructor.

The minor in the Leadership program provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on leading in organizations. The 18-credit minor combines classes in leadership, communications, diversity, and ethics to challenge the student in today’s dynamic world. The minor develops essential skills and knowledge on leadership by examining both theories and practice. The culmination of the minor results in the capstone course with a practical leadership project developed by the student and the instructor.  

Minor Sequence

The 18-credit minor requires six credits in leadership, three credits in ethics, three credits in communication, and six credits in diversity.  Up to two three-credit courses (six credits total) may double-count for a student’s major, other minor, or general education requirements and the leadership minor.

Leadership6
BU217
Introduction to Leadership
BU413
Seminar in Leadership
Ethics3
Select one of the following:
BU319
Business & Professional Ethics
CM305
Media Law & Ethics
PL354
Bioethics
RS336
Social Justice Ethics
Communication3
Select one of the following:
BU242
Managerial Communications
CM105
Public Speaking
CM251
Intercultural Communication
CM252
Organizational Communication
SW295
CommunicationSkillsSocialWork
Diversity6
Select two of the following from different disciplines:
AN112
Cultural Anthropology
AN370
Women & Work
or WS370
Women & Work
BU318
Women’s Leadership Styles
or WS318
Women’s Leadership Styles
BU325
Business & Sustainability
CJ167
Race, Ethnicity & Criminal Justice
CJ365
International Human Rights Law
CJ375
Global Justice & Law
CM302
Mass Media & Social Issues
HST150
African American History
HST321
Gandhi & King
SO304
Globalization & Sustainability
SW251
Family Systems
SW253
Human Rights & Social Justice
Total Credits18


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.

Minor Sequence

The Minor in Sports Management requires 18 credits from:

Requirements
BU213Mgmt Theory & Org. Behavior3
BU241Principles of Marketing3
SM213Principles of Sports Management3
or ES325 Wellness Program Management
SM241Sports Marketing3
SM375The Business of Sports in Society3
or ES315 Sports in Society
SM417Special Events Management3
Total Credits18


For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.
  1. Before you begin your internship, schedule an appointment at georgian.as.me/?calendarID=2795200 to meet with Theodora Sergiou, Internship and Student Development Coordinator for the School of Business and Digital Media (SBDM).
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract using CareerLink.
    • Go to georgian.edu/careerlink.
    • Select “I am a Student.” If this is your first time signing in, enter your GCU password and select “Activate” account to complete your profile and create a Careerlink password. If you have already set up a CareerLink profile, sign in using your GCU username and the CareerLink password you created for this account (not your GCU password).
    • Once logged on, select “Experiential Learning” from the action menu.
    • Complete the SBDM Approval Form online. Once approved, you will receive e-mail confirmation.
  3. Students register for the internship course by first requesting permission from Professor Sergiou in Self-Service, and then going back into Self-Service and completing registration.
    • Business majors will register for BU351.
    • Digital communication majors will register for CM405.
    • Graphic Design and Multimedia majors will register for GD429.
  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. Toward the end of your internship and at least two weeks before the end of the semester, go back into CareerLink to submit the Internship Evaluation Form online.
  6. At the conclusion of the semester, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on your internship experience containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise;
    • a job description;
    • an explanation of how you achieved your learning objectives; and
    • and a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.
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Amitabh Mungale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center (304)
amungale@georgian.edu
732-987-2725

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Ashley Elmore Devon

Ashley Elmore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center (307)
aelmore@georgian.edu
732-987-2165

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Bertram Okpokwasili

Bertram Okpokwasili, D.Eng’g.Sc., M.Sc.

Professor
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center (316)
bokpokwasili@georgian.edu
732-987-2722

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Cathleen McQuillen

Cathleen M. McQuillen, D.P.S.

Associate Professor
School of Business & Digital Media
Raymond Hall (210)
cmcquillen@georgian.edu
732-987-2623

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Janice Warner

Janice Warner, Ph.D.

Provost
Jeffries Hall 106
jwarner@georgian.edu
732-987-2314

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Jennifer Edmonds

Jennifer J. Edmonds, Ph.D.

Dean
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center
jedmonds@georgian.edu
732-987-2662

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Joseph M. Monahan, Ph.D.

Professor
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center (314)
jmonahan@georgian.edu
732-987-2668

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Meera Behera

Meera R. Behera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center (315)
mbehera@georgian.edu
(732) 987-2162

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Michael J. Pawlish

Michael Pawlish, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center (313)
mpawlish@georgian.edu
732-987-2737

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Neil Steed

Neal Steed, J.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center (308)
nsteed@georgian.edu

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Theodora Sergiou

Theodora N. Sergiou, M.B.A.

Internship & Student Development Coordinator
School of Business & Digital Media
Farley Center
tsergiou@georgian.edu

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First-Year Students

Submit:

  • Completed application.
  • Official high school transcript.
  • Required two letters of recommendation.
  • Required essay.

Please apply via the Common App.

Transfer Students

Submit:

  • Completed application.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities.
  • Students with fewer than 24 credits must also submit their high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

Please apply via the Common App.

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