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

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):
        • 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. Schedule an appointment to meet the appropriate internship coordinator as follows:
      2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract and submit to your internship coordinator.
      3. The dean’s office will notify the Office of the Registrar and you will be registered for the internship.
      4. During the internship:
        • Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
        • Regularly review your progress with your internship coordinator and employer.
      5. During the last week of the internship, please have your site supervisor complete the Intern Evaluation and submit to your internship coordinator.
      6. At the completion of the internship, submit a 1,500 to 2,000-word paper to the internship coordinator containing:
        • 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.