BBA Business Administration

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at South University-West Palm Beach focuses on preparing students with the knowledge and skills they will need to pursue entry-level business careers. With courses such as Organizational Change Management, Strategic Management, and Advanced Organizational Development, students can discover how to adapt business strategies to accommodate changing marketplace conditions. Courses that include Managerial Communications, Dynamic Decision Making, and Leadership are designed to provide students with opportunities to understand and apply effective leadership skills. Through case studies and intensive projects, students will have the opportunity to gain the ability to assess organizational needs and implement effective improvement scenarios.

The BBA degree program culminates in a capstone project, a two-course sequence that focuses on the students’ area of emphasis and allows the student to apply the concepts and skills he or she has learned in real and simulated business situations.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to determine the extent of information needed, assess the needed information, evaluate information and its sources critically, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, and access and use information ethically and legally.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, their understanding of and solutions for common business problems.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills when working with team members with diverse backgrounds and abilities to realize important business objectives.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to analyze business problems within and across functional business disciplines to positively affect financial performance.
  • Demonstrate attainment of discipline-specific knowledge and the practical skills to be effective in entry-level positions.

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Career Outlook

Graduates from the BBA degree program will be prepared to pursue entry-level careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • Accounting
  • Construction management
  • Financial services
  • Economics
  • Personnel resources 
  • Sales and marketing

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration: 180 Credits

Area I General Education Requirements: 64 Credits

Professional Development

  • ITS1000 Computer and Internet Literacy, 4 Credit Hours
  • UVC1000 Strategies for Success, 4 Credit Hours

Basic Communications

  • ENG1100 Composition I, 4 Credit Hours
  • ENG1200 Composition II, 4 Credit Hours
  • ENG1300 Composition III, 4 Credit Hours
  • SPC1026 Public Speaking, 4 Credit Hours

Mathematics and Statistics

  • MAT2058 Statistics, 4 Credit Hours
  • Choose two additional courses from the following:
    • MAT1001 College Algebra I, 4 Credit Hours
    • MAT1005 College Algebra II, 4 Credit Hours
    • MAT1500 College Mathematics, 4 Credit Hours
    • MAT2000 Pre-Calculus, 4 Credit Hours
    • MAT2101 Calculus I, 4 Credit Hours
    • MAT2102 Calculus II, 4 Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (choose two)

  • BIO1020 Biology I, 4 Credit Hours
  • BIO1021 Biology II, 4 Credit Hours
  • CHM1010 General Chemistry, 4 Credit Hours

Arts and Humanities (choose two)

  • ENG2002 World Literature I: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages, 4 Credit Hours
  • ENG2003 World Literature II: From Enlightenment to Modernity, 4 Credit Hours
  • ENG2011 Introduction to American Literature: 1865 to present, 4 Credit Hours
  • HIS1101 U.S. History I: Colonial to 1865, 4 Credit Hours
  • HIS1102 U.S. History II: 1865 to Present, 4 Credit Hours
  • HUM1001 History of Art through the Middle Ages, 4 Credit Hours
  • HUM1002 History of Art from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, 4 Credit Hours
  • HUM2101 World Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 C.E., 4 Credit Hours
  • HUM2102 World Civilization II: 1500 to Present, 4 Credit Hours
  • PHI2301 Introduction to Philosophy, 4 Credit Hours
  • REL1001 World Religions, 4 Credit Hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • ECO2071 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 Credit Hours
  • ECO2072 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 Credit Hours
  • Choose one additional course from the following:
    • PSY1001 General Psychology, 4 Credit Hours
    • SOC1001 Introduction to Sociology, 4 Credit Hours
    • SOC2010 Social Problems, 4 Credit Hours

Area II Foundation Requirements: 36 Credits

  • ACC1001 Accounting I, 4 Credit Hours
  • ACC1002 Accounting II, 4 Credit Hours
  • ACC1003 Accounting III, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS1038 Business Law I, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS1101 Introduction to Business, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS2023 Business Communications, 4 Credit Hours
  • FIN2030 Introduction to Finance, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT2037 Principles of Management, 4 Credit Hours
  • MKT2010 Principles of Marketing, 4 Credit Hours

Area III Major Requirements: 48 Credits

Core

  • BUS3001 Ethics in Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS3055 Business Law for Commercial Transactions, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS3059 Quantitative Business Analysis, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS4098 Business Simulation, 4 Credit Hours
  • FIN4060 Financial Statement Analysis, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT3002 Organizational Behavior, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT3035 Fundamentals of Project Management, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT3059 Operations Management, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT3102 Leadership, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT4070 Strategic Management, 4 Credit Hours
  • MIS3101 Application of Management Information Systems, 4 Credit Hours
  • MKT3010 Marketing Management, 4 Credit Hours

Elective Pool (eight courses or 32 credit hours)

Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements, provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.

Non-transfer students, with their advisor's consultation and approval, may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field.

A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

Choose eight courses from the following list:

  • BUS3041 Managerial Communications, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS3101 Dynamic Decision Making, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS4100 Business Internship, 4 Credit Hours
  • BUS4101 Quality Management, 4 Credit Hours
  • FIN3030 Corporate Finance, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT3045 Human Resources Management, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT4027 Global Business Management, 4 Credit Hours
  • MGT4059 Advanced Operations Management, 4 Credit Hours
  • MKT4106 Advertising and Promotion, 4 Credit Hours

Note(s):
South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Online Classroom

Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? While the mode of learning is different from the traditional classroom experience with added convenience and flexibility, we hold the same high standards of academic excellence in the online classroom. 

South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes and a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience, including:

  • Advanced media content
  • Personalized navigation
  • Simplified online learning atmosphere
  • Access to digital books
  • Emailing and instant messaging options

We provide more than just an online classroom, bringing a range of campus experiences and services online. In addition, the online classroom is accessible on the go via mobile devices and with tools like the Pulse App. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course by providing a number of features such as course calendars, readings and assignments, feedback and grades, and announcements.

How to apply

We make the application process as smooth as possible so you can start earning your degree right away. Our admissions representatives will guide you through our three-step process.

  1. To get started, call 888-444-3404, to speak with an Admissions Representative or fill out our request information form.
  2. An admissions representative will review our degree programs with you, give you an overview of the admissions process, and help you complete the application process. You can take a guided tour of our campus or a virtual tour online. Apply Now
  3. A Finance Counselor will work with you to discuss options and qualifications and to develop a payment plan that works for you. Programs with alternative application procedures.

2020-21 Starting Dates

On-campus Online
  • May 14th, 2020
  • June 27th, 2020
  • August 6th, 2020
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