Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration curriculum provides a broad, professional foundation in all functional areas of business. Students follow a structured, organic core curriculum that introduces them to the various functions (marketing, finance, operations, accounting) of business, provides them with the quantitative tools (algebra, statistics, computer science, economics, decision science) necessary to understand and interpret data, and introduces them to prevailing management theories and paradigms as well as issues related to legal and ethical concerns in the business arena. Upper level courses incorporate case analyses, group projects and creative problem solving. All students take the capstone course, Strategic Management, in their last spring semester, which is a seminar-style, case-based application of the tools and concepts acquired in the first three years of study.
The program has an international focus with many opportunities for students to explore the social and cultural ramifications of operating in the global economy. The nature of the student body complements the international flavor of the program. AUR Business students represent more than 30 different countries. The program promotes a work ethic that prepares students for working in diverse multi-cultural environments. Interdisciplinary learning opportunities allow students to understand how different world views can affect the functioning of business.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program will enable students to:
- Select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies to analyze problems in a business context.
- Develop creative and innovative solutions to real-world problems.
- Develop leadership and organizational skills, working in teams toward common objectives.
- Apply a variety of communication methods that are used in the business world in order to articulate and resolve business problems.
- Situate business problems and appropriate solutions within their cultural and ethical contexts.
Students armed with the AUR Business degree are ready to begin their careers in business in the fields of marketing, finance, manufacturing, sales, advertising and management, and should be comfortable working in either American or international settings. The degree also provides a firm foundation for MBA graduate study.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration requires successful completion of 120 credits made up of a 37-credit General Education requirement, a 45-48 credit major and 35-38 credits of free electives. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.00 on a 4.00 scale and earn at least a C grade (2.00) in every core course (33 credits).
Requirements for the Degree
A. Proficiency in English, Mathematics and Italian Language
A note on our Proficiency Requirements and Placement Examinations: All new first-year students are required to take placement examinations in mathematics and English. New transfer students are exempt from taking the examinations only if transfer credits in mathematics and/or English have been accepted by AUR. Italian language tests are given for students wishing to register for a course above ITL 101 (optional). The tests are given during orientation week preceding the start of each semester. The scores obtained will be used for English, mathematics and Italian placement.
B. The General Education Requirements
- Foundational Skills: First Year Seminar; Writing Skills; Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning; Italian language; IT skills; Information Literacy; Oral Presentation Skills
- The Individual in a Multicultural Society; Three courses from a list in the Catalog
- United States Government and Society; One course from a list in the Catalog
- Roma Caput Mundi; One course from a list in the Catalog
C. Core Courses
- ACC 201 Financial Accounting
- ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
- BUS 200 Business Law or BUS 302 International Business Law
- CSC 201 Computer Applications for Business
- ECO 212 Principles of Microeconomics
- MGT 201 Principles of Management
- MKT 200 Principles of Marketing
- BUEN 307 Writing for Business
- FNC 300 Managerial Finance
- MGT 310 Quantitative Methods for Business
- BUS 498 Business Capstone: Seminar
- BUS 499 Business Capstone: Thesis
Business Administration Electives
Students may take 12 credits from a list in the Catalog or any other BUS, ECO, FNC, MGT or MKT courses chosen in consultation with their academic advisor.
Concentrations: Students may focus their Business Studies electives by taking a Concentration of 15 credits in Finance, Management, Marketing, The Business of Art and Art History/Archeology
Free Electives can be used towards satisfying a minor, to supplement a major or to explore other academic areas.