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Why Choose Business Administration?
The Business Administration degree provides a broad base education in business that is intended to extend your career options. The program offers considerable flexibility in terms of the concentrations you may choose to complete your degree. The College of Business offers a wide array of business-related concentrations such as Fleet Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Risk Management and Insurance, Lean Systems, Leadership and Project Management, Operations and Supply Management, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship. There are also a variety of unique certificates, minors or course combinations that can be used to complete your degree. We encourage you to visit: http: www.ferris.edu/business/degrees for details and information about available minor options.
The goals of this program are: to provide students a broad-based business education that will widen the field of start-up positions open to them upon graduation, to provide a solid undergraduate curriculum for those who intend to go to graduate school, and, finally, to establish a foundation for long-term career flexibility in a fast paced and ever changing competitive world. To these ends, the Business Administration Degree Program incorporates a combination of core business courses and application-oriented courses, concentrations that allow students to pursue specific areas of interest, internship opportunities, active student engagement opportunities, and faculty with real world experience.
Faculty combine corporate, consulting and academic experience to deliver the course content in practical and applied ways that effectively prepare students for their future careers in business. Courses on topics such as Management Metrics and Decision Making, Negotiations, and Cases on Strategy give students critical thinking and business skills that are invaluable in the workplace.
Students are encouraged to be involved in professional development activities relevant to their chosen fields. There are a number of registered student organizations affiliated with national and regional professional associations. Students get opportunities to debate current issues, network with professionals and engage in other professional development activity that complements their in-class learning.
When combined with a specialized concentration, the Business Administration major provides an avenue for immediate employment and career advancement.
Employers seek graduates for positions ranging from business manager and sales representative to production supervisor and project planner. Graduates of the program with specialized concentrations obtain positions in manufacturing, retailing, construction, financial institutions, government and a host of other fields. Students also find this major to be of value in preparation for graduate or law school.
New Students: 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT Writing score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Math score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Reading score of 430 or higher.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGLISH 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and HS Algebra with 2.0.
Exceptions for New and Transfer Students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 High School GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math and Reading and a 13 ACT in English (2.00 Overall GPA for Transfer Students) can be considered for conditional admission in a College of Business Pre-Program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
Pre-Program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.
General Education Requirements
All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/
The Business Administration program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree in business. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in business core classes, the major courses and overall.
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2427
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.
Business Administration with Concentrations - 120 Credits
Major Courses - 30 Credits Required
MGMT 491 - Internship (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) OR COB Directed Elective
Concentrations - 12 credits or more
University General Education
Scientific Understanding - 7-8 credits required:
Scientific Understanding with Lab
Quantitative Skills - 3 credits required
Cultural Enrichment - 9 credits required
Social Awareness - 9 credits required
Social Awareness Elective