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.


Learning Outcomes:

CommunicationStudents 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 SemesterCourseCreditsSpring SemesterCourseCredits
Freshman Year
ECON1200Global Economics: Micro and Macro Perspective3MKTG2004Marketing I - Creating, Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm3MATH2101Applied Business Statistics3
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology3COREENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
MATH1200College Algebra3Open Elective3
MGMT1000Introduction to Business Models3Open Elective 3
Sophomore Year
ACCT2100Accounting and Finance I - Concepts and Tools3MGMT2900Business Career Exploration3
MGMT2400Innovating Value & Supply Chains (business elective)3ACCT3100Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making3
MKTG3004Marketing II - Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3Business Elective (2000 Level)3
CORE3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3Open Elective3
ENGL1003Writing about Literature3Science Elective w/ Lab4
Junior Year
MGMT3700Business Decision Making Law, Ethics and Strategies3MKTG3001Marketing and Product Management3
INFO2500Data Visualization Or3MGMT4900Career Internship3
INFO3300Business Analytics OR Business Elective (2000+)Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3
General Education Elective3Open Elective3
Business Elective3Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3
General Education Elective3
Senior Year
MGMT4101Capstone I (Business Policy)3MGMT4102Capstone II (Business Elective 3000+)3
Business Elective (3000+)3MGMT4003Developing Business Leadership (MGMT4195)3
Business Elective (3000+)3General Education Elective3
Open Elective3Business Elective (3000+)3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
Total Credits:121