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Business Administration - Professional Track

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Business Administration with Professional Track?

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.

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 SAT Scores

  • 2.5 High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Two of the Three Criteria:

  1. SAT ERW score of 450 or higher
  2. SAT Math score of 500 or higher.  Placement in MATH 109/110 will be considered (SAT Math score of 480 or higher).
  3. SAT Composite of 900 or higher

New Students ACT Scores

  • 2.5 High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Two of the Three Criteria:

  1. ACT English score of 16 or higher
  2. ACT Math score of 19 or higher
  3. ACT Reading score of 19 or higher

Transfer Students

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended.  GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more.  Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; or SAT ERW score of 450 or higher; or Accuplacer English score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 114/115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; SAT Math score of 500 or higher; or Accuplacer Math scores:  Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0-49.  

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.

Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

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

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

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Business Administration - Professional Track - 120 Credits

Business Core - 30 Credits
Princ. of Financial Accounting
Princ of Managerial Accounting
Contracts and Sales
Integrating Experience
Financial Management 1
Business Information Systems
Applied Management
Quality-Operations Mgmt
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Statistics
Major Courses - 12 Credits
Team Dynamics - Org Behavior
Human Resource Management
Adv Management Cases-Problems
Choose One:
International Business Systems
Cross-Cultural Business
Professional Track - 24 Credits of Career Specific Courses

Free Electives - 6 Credits
One course 300/400 level - See your advisor for assistance.