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Business Administration BUAD

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3
ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
MGMT 370 Quality-Operations Mgmt 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
*Choose One: Accounting, Finance, Statistics Elective or MGMT 350 Tools for Decision Making 3
*Choose One: INTB 310 International Business Systems or
INTB 335 Cross Cultural Business
ISYS 105 Intro Micro Systems-Software 3
MGMT 302 Team Dynamics - Org Behavior 3
MGMT 373 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 447 Business Ethics-Social Resp 3
MGMT 488 Adv Management Cases-Problems 3
*Choose one: MGMT 491 Internship (Highly Recommended) or
College of Business Elective
CONCENTRATIONS Choose one or pick any minor at the university - see advisor for guidance.
Fleet Management Concentration
HEQT 200 Planned Maintenance Systems 2
HSET 302 Fleet Management 4
MGMT 350 Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making 3
MGMT 357 Risk Management 3
Human Resource Management Concentration
BLAW 421 Employment Law 3
MGMT 375 Negotiations 3
MGMT 472 Compensation 3
Choose two of the following:
COMM 301 Interviewing 3
ECON 331 Labor Economic Labor Relations 3
MGMT 338 Employee Benefits 3
MGMT 385 Recruitment and Selection 3
PSYC 326 Indust-Organizational Psych 3
SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3
International Business Management Concentration
INTB 320 International Logistics 3
INTB 380 Regional Business Systems 3
INTB 440 International Finance 3
MKTG 441 International Marketing 3
Insurance and Risk Management Concentration
BLAW 325 Real and Personal Property 2
INSR 284 Personal Insurance 3
INSR 308 Insurance Company Operations 3
INSR 338 Property-Casualty Insurance 3
MGMT 338 Employee Benefits 3
MGMT 357 Risk Management 3
Lean Systems Concentration
MGMT 402 Six Sigma Process Management 3
MGMT 412 Lean Culture & Skills Dvlpmnt 3
MGMT 422 Cost Mgmt. for Lean Systems 3
Choose one of the following:
MGMT 492 Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp 3
MFGE 354 Lean Manufacturing 3
Choose two of the following:
MGMT 305 Managerial Leadership 3
MGMT 491 MGMT Internship 3
MKTG 472 Supply Chain Management 3
STQM 351 Quality Control for Management 3
Leadership and Project Management
MGMT 305 Managerial Leadership 3
MGMT 350 Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making 3
MGMT 492 Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp 3
PROJ 320 Proj Management Fundamentals 3
PROJ 350 Project Scheduling 3
PROJ 420 Managing Procurement 3
Operations and Supply Management Concentration
MFGE 351 Intro to Indust Engineering 3
MKTG 466 Purchasing 3
MKTG 472 Supply Chain Management 3
STQM 351 Quality Control for Management 3
Choose one:
MFGE 354 Lean Manufacturing 3
MGMT 492 Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp 3
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration
MGMT 315 Entrepreneurial Strategy-Plan 3
MGMT 320 Growing the Small Business 3
MGMT 350 Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making 3
MGMT 411 Small Business Sys-Operations 3
MGMT 415 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 3
MGMT 491 MGMT Internship 3
Students work with advisor to select classes that appropriately complement their career choices
Communication Competence
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3
Scientific Understanding
* Lab Science Elective 4
* Science Elective 3-4
Quantitative Skills
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
* (If MATH ACT is 24 or higher, substitute a general education elective)
*Cultural Enrichment (one must be at the 200 level) 9
Social Awareness 3
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Social Awareness Elective 3
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Additional General Education
*Choose one: COMM 251, or
COMM 332, or
COMM 336
General Education Electives 6
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree: 121-122

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, Insurance and Risk Management, 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, 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.

Courses are offered on a rotation basis for working adults. Students may attend traditional face-to-face classes at Ferris State's main campus in Big Rapids or at any one of several satellite locations. Many classes are also offered in an online mode.

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

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 or Reading (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.

More Information:
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.

Graduation Requirements

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.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2427
Email: MGMT@ferris.edu

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.

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