The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree provides graduates with the knowledge and skills essential for successful entry into desirable business careers. Students emerge with a strong business foundation and the teaming skills needed to be successful in a management or business-focused career, domestically and abroad. Students choose from three areas of concentration, upon which to focus their business interests: Accounting, Finance and/or Management.
Embry-Riddle students are encouraged to think beyond traditional academic boundaries and seek workplace and cultural experiences that will enrich and enlighten them on the evolving workplace and the increasingly global business environment. Unique study abroad programs, as well as internship/co-op educational experiences are available to students, and are highly encouraged. Career services staff assist students in position identification and career-search preparation.
A Business Industry Advisory Board provides guidance to students and faculty on the needs of business and government. University-sponsored tutoring and labs are available. Dedicated faculty advisors assist BSBA students in evaluating the many opportunities available to them in this program.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree is housed in the Department of Business in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree leverages diverse business courses within an experiential learning environment. Designed for students who want a strong business foundation taught by experienced faculty, the BS/BA degree equips students for future success in the business environment. This degree program reflects the ever-changing and demanding environment of the business industry. The curriculum is focused in emerging markets and designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills essential to their successful entry into business and society. Emphasis is placed on effective communications, quantitative skills, global awareness, social responsibility, information technology, critical thinking skills, teamwork, business functional skills, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
The BS/BA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters. Students may select an Area of Concentration in Accounting, Finance, or Management. Students should declare their Area of Concentration at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students who participate in the Cooperative Education program may substitute up to 3 credit hours, if approved, toward the specified courses required in their Area of Concentration. Students enrolled in the Air Force or Army ROTC program may substitute AF or MSL courses for the open elective courses.
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott Department of Business is a member of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is in candidacy for accreditation. In order to be awarded a BS/BA degree, a student is required to complete a minimum of 80% of the business core and area of concentration in residence or transfer those credits from institutions approved by the Department Chair. The only business degrees that can be declared simultaneously are BS/BA or BS/ABA with BS/GB Language and Culture AOC.
About the School
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's western campus is located in Prescott, AZ, north of Phoenix and a day trip away from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and picturesque Sedona.