The Business Administration Program, administered by the Business Management Department, provides students with a general education background and 12 credits in basic business. After completion of the program, students may transfer to a senior college or university to attain the baccalaureate degree in business.
Many students have inquired into the difference between the Business Administration and the Business Management Programs. The Business Administration Program is suggested for those who want a strong liberal arts background, and who intend to continue their undergraduate education in business. The Business Management Program is designed primarily for students who desire a career-oriented education. Both programs prepare students to enter four-year colleges for the continuation of their baccalaureate studies.
The Business Administration program awards the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree.
Students will navigate a multi-cultural, rapidly changing business environment as shown by their ability to:
- Effectively communicate using the language of business
- Make business decisions using a systematic, evaluative, information-based approach rooted in ethics and social responsibility
- Demonstrate knowledge of current events and trends in business, including potential career tracks in their area of interest
- Master the skills necessary to successfully graduate and transfer to a baccalaureate program in business
BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits.
BMCC is committed to students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with an advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.
Business Administration Academic Program Maps
Required Common Core
- The course covers the fundamental principles of accounting and the practical use of accounting tools and techniques. Topics covered include the definition and scope of accounting, accounting records and processes, books of original and subsequent entry, work sheets, adjusting and closing entries, accounting for cash, accounting for negotiable instruments, and accounting for plant assets. An investigation is made of accounting for service businesses and trading concerns.
Note: ACC 122 credit change from 4 credits to 3 credits, effective spring 2014.
- This course surveys business and industry in the United States with global growth strategy. Emphasis is placed on building Communication and Quantitative skills, including Excel spreadsheets, and an Ethical Foundation. The course introduces students to concepts in Management, Organizational Structure, Human Resources, Marketing, International Business, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Accounting, and Economics, and encourages students to explore career paths. Required of all Business majors.
- This course surveys briefly the American legal system and the basic law of contracts. Reference is made to typical business transactions and, by a study of pertinent cases, how the various principles of contract law apply to them.
- This course focuses on communication skills expected of college graduates entering into business fields. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to produce professional, clear, concise, evidence-driven, persuasive writing, spoken communication, and visual/graphic communication. The course will emphasize the importance of being purpose-oriented and audience-aware. Examples of work to be done include writing e-mails, drafting business memos, internal and external business communications, listening skills and interpersonal communication.
Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 201 and BUS 104
- This course introduces students to the use of information systems in business. The dramatic changes in Information Technologies (IT) impact the ways in which companies operate and compete in local and global economies. Students will explore the global and ethical issues that have developed with the use of information systems. Working individually and in teams, the students will complete case studies on the following topics: Management Information Systems (MIS), systems analysis and design, hardware and software concerns, and telecommunications.
Prerequisites: Any ACC course or any BUS course and pass computer competency test or CIS 100
- The marketing system is described, analyzed and evaluated, including methods, policies, and institutions involved in the distribution of goods from producer to consumer. Emphasis is placed on the means of improving efficiency and lowering distribution costs.
- This course covers statistical concepts and techniques with applications. Topics include probability, random variables, the binomial distribution, the hyper-geometric distribution, measures of central tendency, the normal distribution, precision and confidence intervals, sample design and computer projects.
Prerequisite: MAT 206 or MAT 206.5
- This is an integrated course in analytic geometry and calculus, applied to functions of a single variable. It covers a study of rectangular coordinates in the plane, equations of conic sections, functions, limits, continuity, related rates, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, Rolle's Theorem, the Mean Value Theorem, maxima and minima, and integration.
Prerequisite: MAT 206 or MAT 206.5
- This course is tailored towards developing students quantitative reasoning skills including data analysis, statistical thinking, and modeling business decisions using a wide range of case studies. The course will enable students explain the assumptions and interpret the model outcomes using analytical tools such as estimation, simple and multiple regression, forecasting, and optimization. They will learn to use Excel for data analysis.
Prerequisite: MAT 209
|XXX xxx||Business Elective4||3|
|XXX xxx||Liberal Arts Elective5||1|
|Total Curriculum Requirements||30|
|Total Program Requirements||60|
- Students are recommended to take MAT 206.
- These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
- No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
- Choose 1 from: ACC 222, BUS 200, BUS 201, BUS 225, FNB 100 or SBE 100.
- This credit may be satisfied if a student takes a STEM variant in the Common Core.
Note: These requirements are effective the 2023-2024 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.