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Business Administration, B.S.

About the Program

The bachelor of science degree in business administration prepares students for leadership roles in management and marketing in both domestic and international business, and public and nonprofit organizations. During the first two years of the program, students acquire a foundation in accounting, economics, and computers, as well as in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. The last two years are devoted to upper-division courses in management, marketing, human resources, law, finance, production and operations management, and a capstone course in business strategy. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be required to choose and complete a 15-hour concentration in one of the following areas: management, marketing, or international business.

Admission Requirements

Transfer students are accepted into the program on a competitive basis. No freshmen are accepted directly into the program. Students interested in business as a major may be admitted as a pre-business major (0424) until completion of entrance requirements. Prior to acceptance into the program, students will be required to attain competency in mathematics and English composition, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Transfer students must take all concentration courses, the six hours of upper-division business elective courses, BUS 430, and BUS 460 at Buffalo State. Transfer courses with D or less will not be accepted into the major.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Business 60 cr

A. Business Core (39 cr)
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
BUS 312 Financial Accounting
BUS 313 Managerial Accounting
BUS 320 Principles of Marketing
BUS 324 Business Communication
BUS 325 Human Resource Management
BUS 334 Business Law I
BUS 360 Principles of Management
FIN 314 Corporate Finance
ECO 305 Statistics for Economics
MAT 311 Introductory Probability and Statistics
BUS 460 Production and Operations Management
BUS 430 Strategic Management

B. Concentration (15 cr)
BUS 321 Marketing on the Internet
BUS 323 Sales Methods and Techniques
BUS 327 Advertising Concepts and Practices
BUS 329 Sales Management
BUS 330 Marketing Management
BUS 347 Retail Management
BUS 348 Electronic Commerce
BUS 403 Consumer Behavior
BUS 404 Marketing Research
BUS 420 International Marketing Management

BUS 300 International Business
BUS 329 Sales Management
BUS 335 Business Law II
BUS 347 Retail Management
BUS 350 Current Practices in Technology
BUS 365 Entrepreneurship
BUS 366 Management Information Systems
BUS 367 Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology
BUS 368 Sports Management and Marketing
BUS 369 Organizational Change and Development
BUS 424 International Business Communication
BUS 473 International Management

International Business
BUS 300 International Business
BUS 363 Business in the Western Hemisphere
BUS 417 International Accounting
BUS 420 International Marketing
BUS 424 International Business Communication
BUS 425 International and Cross-Cultural Training
BUS 473 International Management
ECO 401 International Economics
FIN 400 International Finance

Foreign language competency is recommended for the International Business Concentration.

C. Business Electives (6 cr)
Any upper-level Business Department course that is not required in the business core or used in your concentration may be taken as a business elective. The department recommends that students meet the business elective requirement through participation in the internship program, BUS 378: Business Professional Practice.

All College Electives 21-27 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

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