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.
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.
|Fall Semester||Course||Credits||Spring Semester||Course||Credits|
|ECON1200||Global Economics: Micro and Macro Perspective||3||MKTG2004||Marketing I - Creating, Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies||3|
|CORE1001||Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm||3||MATH2101||Applied Business Statistics||3|
|PSYC1001||Introduction to Psychology||3||COREENGL||The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems||3|
|MATH1200||College Algebra||3||Open Elective||3|
|MGMT1000||Introduction to Business Models||3||Open Elective||3|
|ACCT2100||Accounting and Finance I - Concepts and Tools||3||MGMT2900||Business Career Exploration||3|
|MGMT2400||Innovating Value & Supply Chains (business elective)||3||ACCT3100||Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making||3|
|MKTG3004||Marketing II - Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies||3||Business Elective (2000 Level)||3|
|CORE3100||Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset||3||Open Elective||3|
|ENGL1003||Writing about Literature||3||Science Elective w/ Lab||4|
|MGMT3700||Business Decision Making Law, Ethics and Strategies||3||MKTG3001||Marketing and Product Management||3|
|INFO2500||Data Visualization Or||3||MGMT4900||Career Internship||3|
|INFO3300||Business Analytics OR Business Elective (2000+)||Humanities and Fine Arts Elective||3|
|General Education Elective||3||Open Elective||3|
|Business Elective||3||Humanities and Fine Arts Elective||3|
|General Education Elective||3|
|MGMT4101||Capstone I (Business Policy)||3||MGMT4102||Capstone II (Business Elective 3000+)||3|
|Business Elective (3000+)||3||MGMT4003||Developing Business Leadership (MGMT4195)||3|
|Business Elective (3000+)||3||General Education Elective||3|
|Open Elective||3||Business Elective (3000+)||3|
|Open Elective||3||Open Elective||3|