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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Business Administration

Students completing a concentration in Business Administration will have an understanding of the global and 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, communications style and gender. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits Examples
Financial Accounting* 3 Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting* 3 Managerial Accounting
Finance 3 Business finance subject only (not personal finance)
Information Technology** 3 Management Information Systems
Organizational Behavior 3 Organizational Behavior
Management 3 Principles of Management, Introduction to Management
Marketing* 3 Principles of Marketing
Business Electives - upper level 12 Business or Economics subject areas including Human Resources Management and Leadership. It is highly recommended that an international focus be included.
Capstone 3 MGT 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
TOTAL 36  
3 Macroeconomics
3 Microeconomics

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

**No older than 10 years.

Notes:Only grades of C or higher may be included in the concentration. 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.

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.