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Business Administration with Professional Tracks BAPT

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
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 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:
INTB 310 International Business Systems 3
INTB 335 Cross-Cultural Business 3
MGMT 302 Team Dynamics - Org Behavior 3
MGMT 373 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 488 Adv Management Cases-Problems 3
Communication Competence
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
Choose one:
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 211 Industrial and Career Writing 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 Electives (One must be at 200 level or above) 9
Social Awareness
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Social Awareness Elective 3
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Additional General Education
General education electives (One must be at 300-400 level) 9
Additional credit hours of Occupational Specialty Courses (Career-Specific Courses) 24
*Additional: Free Electives (One must be at 300/400 level) 6
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree: 121-122

Why Choose Business Administration with Professional Tracks?

This program is uniquely designed to facilitate transfer from unrelated AAS programs (whether at Ferris or other institutions) with maximum credit for prior academic work. In this, it is often seamless, and is far more successful than competing programs at minimizing the total credits ultimately required for graduation, without compromising the integrity of the business degree. For the student who wishes to combine an intensive course of study in a non-business field with a sound business foundation, this is the ideal solution. In addition, its design enables students with personal/professional considerations to remain "at home" taking all coursework at a combination of our remote locations and online.

You will study under highly qualified faculty members who have combined their academic credentials with extensive work experience. You also may supplement classroom instruction with the chance to earn University credit while gaining work experience through an internship program.

Career Opportunities

A Business Administration major provides an avenue for immediate employment and for advancement to upper levels of management. Employers seek graduates for positions ranging from business manager, supervisor, and sales representative to production supervisor and project planner. Graduates of the program obtain positions in retailing, food service, construction, manufacturing, government and a host of other fields. Students find this major to be of value in preparation for law school where you can specialize in law related to your career specialty knowledge. It is also great preparation for graduate degrees.

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

Business Administration with Professional Tracks at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in business. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in business core courses, the major, 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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