Business Administration

The core competencies learned in Becker’s Business Administration program can be used in every industry. While most business programs focus on how businesses manage processes in a steady state with little change, at Becker you will be prepared for the future in which you will need to navigate disruption and lead change.  We infuse our Business Administration program with the principles of the Agile Mindset—the uniquely human skills that ensure relevancy in a future world where technology is used increasingly.

Students enrolled in the Business Administration program become well-versed in how to create value by studying new economy businesses like Netflix & Airbnb as well as older businesses that have leveraged technology like General Electric and Nike. Students progress from a foundation in understanding disruption cycles to comprehending how to use economics to how to create a consumer market.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communication: Students demonstrate effective written and oral communication including informed arguments, persuasion, synthesize complex data, and concepts.
  • Context: Students demonstrate comfort with and ability to effectively operate in: ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty, and change. Students will be adept at situational awareness. Students understand the historical context of their culture and they will view the world from a global lens acknowledging the diversity of cultures and values. Students demonstrate propositional thinking; they will test and iterate on ideas/solutions based upon feedback and learn from their own failures.
  • Quantitative: Students use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems.
  • Ethics: Students demonstrate ability to evaluate decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders in the creation of sustainable social, environmental, and economic value.
  • Cognitive Flexibility: Students demonstrate mastery of various thinking modes, notably analytic, synthetic, convergent, divergent, creative, and critical; and when to employ each type. Student demonstrate awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and will seek continual improvements. Student demonstrate both self and social awareness and management to effectively play various roles on an interdisciplinary team from leader to contributor to participant (role fluidity). These skills are essential for all leadership and management roles.
  • Value Creation: Students identify, create, shape, and capture value through understanding economic models and the reality of industry disruption cycles.

Business Administration


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Global Economics: Micro and Macro Perspective ECON1200 3
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1001 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
College Algebra MATH1200 3
Introduction to Business Models MGMT1000 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Marketing I - Creating, Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies MKTG2004 3
Applied Business Statistics MATH2101 3
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems COREENGL 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Accounting and Finance I - Concepts and Tools ACCT2100 3
Innovating Value & Supply MGMT2400 3
Marketing II - Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies MKTG3004 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Business Career Exploration MGMT2900 3
Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making ACCT3100 3
Business Elective (2000 Level) 3
Open Elective 3
Science Elective w/ Lab 4

Credits Total: 31

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Business Decision Making Law, Ethics and Strategies MGMT3700 3
Data Visualization Or INFO2500 3
Business Elective (2000+)
Business Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Marketing and Product Management MKTG3001 3
Career Internship MGMT4900 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Capstone I (Business Policy) MGMT4101 3
Business Elective (3000+) 3
Business Elective (3000+) 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Capstone II (Business Elective 3000+) MGMT4102 3
MGMT4003 MGMT4003 3
General Education Elective 3
Business Elective (3000+) 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

 
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