2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Business Administration

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

Program Requirements

Business Administration, BS Program Checksheet

Includes

  • Major Courses, General Education Courses, Business Core Courses and Concentration/Minor/Certificate Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Business Administration?

The Business Administration degree provides considerable flexibility and a broad-based education in business that is intended to significantly extend your career options. The program offers considerable flexibility in terms of the concentrations you may choose to complete your degree. As a key part of this degree, the College of Business offers a wide array of business-related concentrations:

  • Economics
    • Fleet Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Lean Systems
    • Leadership and Project Management
    • Legal Studies
    • Operations and Supply Management
    • Risk Management and Insurance
    • 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.

This program’s goals include:

  • Providing a broad-based business education that will widen the field of start-up positions open to them upon graduation,
  • Delivering a solid undergraduate curriculum for those who intend to go to graduate school, and, finally,
  • Establishing a foundation for long-term career flexibility in a fast-paced and ever-changing competitive world.

 To achieve these ends, the Business Administration Degree Program incorporates a combination of core business courses, application-oriented courses, internship opportunities, and active student engagement opportunities. It also includes focused concentrations that allow students to pursue specific areas of interest.

Our 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, Human Resource Management, Business Ethics, and Cases on Strategy give students critical thinking and business skills that are invaluable in the workplace.

Students are strongly 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 career-enhancing activities that complement their in-class learning.

Career Opportunities

When combined with a minor or 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.

More Information

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

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) 
http://www.acbsp.org

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Business Administration with Concentrations - 120 Credits

Business Core - 30 Credits
Princ. of Financial Accounting
3
Princ of Managerial Accounting
3
Contracts and Sales
3
Integrating Experience
3
Financial Management 1
3
Business Information Systems
3
Applied Management
3
Quality-Operations Mgmt
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Introduction to Statistics
3

Major Courses - 30 Credits Required

Choose an Accounting, Finance or Statistics Elective or MGMT 350
3
Intro Micro Systems-Software
3
Team Dynamics - Org Behavior
3
Human Resource Management
3
Business Ethics-Social Resp
3
Adv Management Cases-Problems
3
Choose One:
International Business Systems
3
or
Cross-Cultural Business
3
Directed Electives or related courses toward concentration - See advisor
MGMT 491 - Internship (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) OR COB Directed Elective
9

Concentrations - 12 credits or more

Select One of the Concentrations below or another College of Business Concentration.
Fleet Management Concentration
Planned Maintenance Systems
2
Fleet Management
4
Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making
3
Foundations Risk Mgmt & Insur
3
Human Resource Management Concentration
Employment Law
3
Negotiations
3
Compensation
3
Choose two of the following.
Interviewing
3
Labor Economic Labor Relations
3
Employee Benefits
3
Recruitment and Selection
3
Indust-Organizational Psych
3
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3
International Business Management Concentration
International Logistics
3
Cross-Cultural Business
3
International Finance
3
International Marketing
3
Risk Management and Insurance Concentration
Insurance Law
3
Foundations Risk Mgmt & Insur
3
Commercial Insurance
3
Personal Insurance
3
Insurance Company Operations
3
Choose One:
3
Employee Benefits
3
MGMT Internship
1 TO 9
Risk and Insurance Technology
3
Enterprise Risk Management
3
Insurance Agency Operations
3
Risk Analysis and Strategy
3
Directed Elective
Array
Lean Systems Concentration
Six Sigma Process Management
3
Lean Culture & Skills Dvlpmnt
3
Cost Mgmt. for Lean Systems
3
Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp
3
or
Lean Manufacturing
3
Choose two of the following:
Managerial Leadership
3
MGMT Internship
1 TO 9
Supply Chain Management
3
Quality Control for Management
3
Leadership and Project Management
Managerial Leadership
3
Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making
3
Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp
3
Proj Management Fundamentals
3
Project Scheduling
3
Managing Procurement
3
Operations and Supply Management Concentration
Intro to Indust Engineering
3
Purchasing
3
Supply Chain Management
3
Quality Control for Management
3
Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp
3
or
Lean Manufacturing
3
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration
Entrepreneurial Strategy-Plan
3
Growing the Small Business
3
Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making
3
Small Business Sys-Operations
3
Entrepreneurial Opportunities
3
MGMT Internship
1 TO 9
Students work with advisor to select classes that appropriately complement their career choices.