2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Business Administration - Professional Track

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

Program Requirements

Business Administration Professional Track, BS Program Checksheet


  • General Education Courses, Business Core Courses and Major Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements 
  • Graduation Requirements

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.

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.