Business Administration

Home Department: Business

Department Head:

Karen Cayo (Interim)
Room 4-318 AB, 810-762-7969
business@kettering.edu

Program Overview

Business 2.0 consists of a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree focused on creating dynamic project leaders capable of taking an idea or process and either bringing the idea to the market or improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a process.

There are three key aspects to achieving this:

  • Business 2.0 prepares students to work with concept originators/technical colleagues and perform business analyses related to ideas and processes.
  • Business 2.0 is value-added for the co-op employers as it prepares students to facilitate the idea development process and perform basic analyses.
  • Business 2.0 allows students the opportunity to hone and practice their skills and knowledge in business studio (laboratory) experiences.

Students majoring in Business are required to complete the ETS (Educational Testing Service) field test in Business at the conclusion of their studies for assessment purposes.

The BSBA offers the opportunity to study abroad.  Business students wishing to study abroad have the opportunity to attend classes held in English at Reutlingen University in Reutlingen, Germany.  The program is one term in length, normally the Senior 1(SR1) term, and takes place during the fall term.  Students interested in studying abroad need to make their decision no later than the Junior 1 (JR1) term and discuss their intentions with their academic advisor.  Additional information is available from the Department of Business and the Kettering University Office of International Programs.

The Department of Business offers two minors available to students not majoring in Business.  These minors are:  Business, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Business Minor provides students not majoring in Business with a strong base in the functional areas of business and one elective course.  It also fulfills prerequisites for the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM), and Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) programs offered at Kettering University.  In many cases courses in the business minor will serve prerequisites needs for MBA programs at other institutions. 

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor is designed for students interested in starting their own business or leading the creation of new ideas in an existing business. 

Since June 18, 1995 the BSBA has been accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  ACBSP views this as modification of the current BSBA degree and covers all of the Common Professional Components required by ACBSP. 

The purpose of the BSBA is to prepare students to become dynamic leaders by coupling traditional business subjects with the ability to interact with technical colleagues and having the soft skills that enable them to lead projects and programs.  The BSBA program provides the strong analytical base needed to analyze managerial, operations, and marketing data. 

Program Educational Objectives

1. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree will have a broad knowledge and understanding of business fundamentals so that they are academically prepared for a business career.

Graduating Business students have a broad knowledge of business fundamentals.  

Upon graduation students will have a broad knowledge of:

  • Accounting acumen
  • Finance acumen
  • Information Systems acumen
  • International acumen
  • Management acumen
  • Marketing acumen

2. Graduating undergraduate students will have the positive perspectives and skills that create productive employees and managerial leaders.

Upon graduation Students will have the following positive perspectives:

  • Students will exhibit an understanding of ethical responsibility
  • Students respond well to supervision
  • Students exhibit an appreciation for positive suggestions

Upon graduation students will have the following skills:

  • Students will be able to speak effectively
  • Students will be able to write effectively
  • Students will be able to work on multidisciplinary teams
  • Students will exhibit leadership qualities

Business Administration Program Curriculum Requirements

First Year Experience
FYE-101First Year Foundations1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 1
General Education
COMM-101Written & Oral Communication I4
COMM-301Written & Oral Communication II4
ECON-201Economic Principles4
HUMN-201Introduction to Humanities4
LS-489Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues4
SSCI-201Introduction to the Social Sciences4
Advanced Humanities Elective4
Advanced Social Science Elective4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 32
Engineering, Mathematics and Science
MATH-100College Mathematics 14
or MATH-191 Mathematics Special Topics
MATH-101Calculus I4
or MATH-291 Mathematics Special Topics
Basic Science Elective4
Science or Engineering Elective4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Business Core
BUSN-101Business Decision Making4
BUSN-102Intro to Business Methods4
BUSN-152Information Systems4
BUSN-211Management Concepts4
BUSN-212Organizational Behavior4
BUSN-221Financial Accounting4
BUSN-222Managerial Accounting4
BUSN-271Statistics for Business4
BUSN-272Quantitative Business Analysis4
BUSN-331Financial Management4
BUSN-332Financial Markets4
BUSN-341Introduction to Marketing4
BUSN-342Product Marketing Management4
BUSN-361Lean Operations Management4
BUSN-362Lean Supply Chain Management4
BUSN-371Business Analytics4
BUSN-382Introduction to Strategy2
BUSN-383Strategy Integration I2
BUSN-401International Business4
BUSN-402Business Law4
BUSN-411Project Management4
BUSN-482Advanced Strategy2
BUSN-483Strategy Integration II2
BUSN-484Business Design Project4
ECON-342Intermediate Microeconomics: Managerial Economics4
or ECON-344 Intermediate Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Fluctuation
Credit Hours Subtotal: 92
Electives
Business ElectivesAny business courses for which the student has the prerequisites8
Free ElectivesAny course for which the student has the prerequisites8
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Culminating Undergraduate Experience
Culminating Undergraduate Experience Introductory Course (No credit, Pass/Fail)
Select one of the following:4
Co-op Thesis
Intra/Entre/Social E-ship Thesis
Professional Practice Thesis
Research Thesis
Credit Hours Subtotal: 4
Total Credit Hours161

(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161

1

Students placing into MATH-101 will take an engineering/math/science elective in place of MATH-100/MATH-191

Representative Program

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman ICredit Hours
FYE-101 First Year Foundations 1
BUSN-101 Business Decision Making 4
MATH-100
College Mathematics 1
or Mathematics Special Topics
4
COMM-101 Written & Oral Communication I 4
Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Freshman II
BUSN-102 Intro to Business Methods 4
BUSN-152 Information Systems 4
MATH-101
Calculus I
or Mathematics Special Topics
4
ECON-201 Economic Principles 4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore I
BUSN-211 Management Concepts 4
BUSN-221 Financial Accounting 4
BUSN-271 Statistics for Business 4
HUMN-201
Introduction to Humanities
or Introduction to the Social Sciences
4
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore II
BUSN-212 Organizational Behavior 4
BUSN-222 Managerial Accounting 4
BUSN-272 Quantitative Business Analysis 4
HUMN-201
Introduction to Humanities
or Introduction to the Social Sciences
4
 Credit Hours16
Junior I
BUSN-341 Introduction to Marketing 4
BUSN-331 Financial Management 4
BUSN-361 Lean Operations Management 4
BUSN-371 Business Analytics 4
COMM-301 Written & Oral Communication II 4
 Credit Hours20
Junior II
BUSN-342 Product Marketing Management 4
BUSN-332 Financial Markets 4
BUSN-362 Lean Supply Chain Management 4
BUSN-382 Introduction to Strategy 2
BUSN-383 Strategy Integration I 2
Elective 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior I
BUSN-411 Project Management 4
BUSN-401 International Business 4
Free Elective 4
Advanced Humanities or Advanced Social Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Senior II
BUSN-402 Business Law 4
BUSN-482 Advanced Strategy 2
BUSN-483 Strategy Integration II 2
ECON-342
Intermediate Microeconomics: Managerial Economics
or Intermediate Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Fluctuation
4
Free Elective 4
Advanced Humanities or Advanced Social Science Elective 4
 Credit Hours20
Senior III
BUSN-484 Business Design Project 4
LS-489 Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues 4
Science or Econ Elective 4
Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Any Term
CUE -495/C/E/P/R Culminating Undergraduate Experience 4
 Credit Hours4
 Total Credit Hours161

(Minimum) Total Credits Required for Program: 161

1

Students placing into MATH-101 will take an engineering/math/science elective in place of MATH-100/MATH-191