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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Business Administration

Students completing a concentration in Business Administration will have an understanding of the global business environment and the construct of an organization and how each interacts with government policies. They will also understand allocation of resources and the application of information technology. Students will acquire decision-making, leadership, teamwork and motivational skills to become managers with an awareness of differences related to culture, communication style and gender.

Concentration Requirements

Financial Accounting* 3cr
Managerial Accounting 3cr
Finance: Must be in Business Finance subject area. (Personal Finance is not allowed. Principles of Finance will meet the Finance requirement but will not satisfy part of the upper division requirements in the concentration.) 3cr
Management Information Systems** 3cr
Organizational Behavior 3cr
Introduction to/Principles of Management* 3cr
Principles of Marketing* 3cr
Capstone in Strategic Management 3cr
Electives 12cr upper-level

Business or Economics subject areas, including Human Resources Management and Leadership. It is highly recommended that an international focus be included. Students expecting to pursue an advanced degree, e.g., Master of Business Administration, or seeking employment in business administration, are strongly encouraged to complete credits in statistics.

* Will not satisfy part of the upper division requirements in the concentration.

** No older than 10 years.


Macroeconomics 3cr
Microeconomics 3cr

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Business Administration will be able to:

  1. explain the global environment, including
    1. the functioning of market systems, including their role in effective resource allocation and their reaction to information;
    2. the interactions of government policy and spending, monetary and fiscal policy, financial markets and institutions and the interaction of economies; and
    3. the basis and impact of government regulations and policy, including environmental policy, on markets;
  2. analyze the impact of social, cultural and political differences in world markets;
  3. demonstrate the relationships among the functional areas of an organization, including the ability to:
    1. explain the nature and construct of an organization;
    2. assess the information technology needs of an organization;
    3. explain the process of resource allocation within an organization;
    4. identify and satisfy the needs of the consumer; and
    5. create strategic processes necessary for a successful organization; and
    6. explain plan development and performance measurement;
  4. utilize decision-making skills; and
  5. demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills, which include:
    1. working with individuals and in groups;
    2. organizing and motivating groups to complete the tasks necessary to serve the stakeholders of the organization; and
    3. assessing and adjusting for differences related to culture;
  6. apply ethical principles in both strategy formulation and day-to-day operations.