BS in Business Administration Degree Requirements
Rosemont College knows there are many types of business professionals. That is why we offer multiple ways for students to customize their BSBA program:
- BS in Business Administration (traditional)
- BSBA in Business Communication
- BSBA in Leadership Studies
- BSBA in Organizational Development
All BSBA programs requires 120 credits to complete. In addition to our affordable tuition, our program also allows you to:
- Transfer up to 90 credits.
- Gain credit for life experience.
- Take courses in a convenient and supportive online learning environment.
A Well-Rounded Curriculum
The course work for each BSBA program is outlined below. In summary:
- Core Business Courses (42 Credits): Each BSBA program has the same foundational core business curriculum ensuring all students gain an understanding of business operations, best business practices, business ethics, and organizational and management techniques.
- Focus Area Curriculum (15 Credits): All students will take 5 courses to focus their BSBA. If you choose the traditional option, you will work with your advisor to select the 5 courses that align with your areas of interest.
- General Education (42 Credits): All students must take 14 General Education courses in writing, humanities, science, and multiculturalism. These courses reflect Rosemont’s approach to a liberal arts education.
- General Electives (21 Credits): Each BSBA program allows for 7 elective courses, allowing students opportunities to further customize their learning. This also allows flexibility for those transferring in previous credits that may not map to the core, focus, or general education curriculum.
Core Business Courses (42 Credits)
ACC 0100: Financial Accounting I: An introduction to the theory and fundamental concepts of the financial reporting process in modern business organizations. The course focuses on the accrual method of accounting and an introduction to GAAP theory. Topics covered include analyzing and recording business transactions, periodic determination of income and financial position, and preparation and understanding of financial statements. (3 credits)
ACC 0200: Managerial Accounting: A course that focuses on providing information to managers through the use of internal applications of accounting. Topics include job-order costing, process costing, cost-volume-profit relationships, variable costing, profit planning, standard costing, flexible budgets, and overhead analysis. Prerequisite: ACC-0101. Offered fall semester. (3 credits)
ECO 0320: Principles of Macroeconomics: This course is an introduction to the study of macroeconomics and will examine how an economy works as resources are combined to produce the goods and services that people want. Macroeconomics deals with a study of the economy in the aggregate, or the economy in general. Microeconomics (ECO 0330) looks at the behavior of individual decision-making units within the economy. (3 credits)
ECO 1006: Microeconomics: An introduction to the economic theories which explain the workings of the marketplace in a capitalist system. Topics include the behavior of consumers, businesses, the public sector, labor market, discrimination, poverty, and pollution. Course emphasizes techniques of analysis that will continue to be useful in comprehending a changing economic world. No co-requisite. (3 credits)
BUS 0220: Business Statistics I: An introduction to statistics, including descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, dispersion, and frequency distributions) graphic presentations, Probability Theory, Sampling Theory, normal curve applications and the use of computers. Emphasis given to interpretation and application of descriptive statistics. For students in business, economics, and accounting. (3 credits)
BUS 0215: Principles of Business and Finance: This course is intended to help a broad base of people to become familiar with the basic building blocks of budget and finance. The course is designed to deal with the study of annual business budgeting processes including projections, forecasts, and reconciliation. Income statements, balance sheets, and budget cuts will also be studied. (3 credits)
BUS 0420: Marketing: An analysis of the activities and functions performed by manufacturers, service operators, distributors, and retailers to make products and services available to customers. The marketing variables, which consist of product, place, promotion, and price, are discussed in detail, as they apply to for-profit, and/or governmental organization. (3 credits)
BUS 0454: Organizational Behavior: This course presents an overview of individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational structures and processes that impact the effectiveness of organizations. The course emphasizes the analysis and application of knowledge to improve performance and organizational effectiveness and to manage organizational change. (3 credits)
BUS 0461: Management: This course surveys managerial principles, theory, and functions applicable to a variety of organizational settings and conditions. Specific techniques related to each of the managerial functions will be explored as well as general issues and trends that influence the practice of contemporary management. (3 credits)
BUS 0479: Managing Information Technology: This course is a managerial approach to information systems concepts and applications for students. Computers have become a part of our lives. Managers have a responsibility to determine organizational needs, and work with professionals to design and implement information systems that meet those needs. The student will develop an understanding of the issues underlying information systems for planning, development and implementation. (3 credits)
BUS 0481: Business Law: This course introduces the American legal system with emphasis on legal process, civil dispute resolution, business law, contracts and government regulation of business and commerce. (3 credits)
BUS 0488: Introduction to Business Research: The overall objective of the course is for participants to learn the fundamentals of developing credible research in all areas of business. Accordingly, this course is intended to provide a clear and practical methodology for creating research proposals, developing data collection plans, and evaluating research designs. Participants will develop and present, both orally and in written form, a credible research proposal for a problem or issue that is relevant to business. (3 credits)
BUS 0495: Ethical Decision Making in Business: This course examines a variety of ethical theories and applies a moral philosophy to a range of business issues such as corporate responsibility, whistle-blowing, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, employee privacy, conflict of interest, advertising and marketing, product liability, employee safety, and international business. (3 credits)
BUS 0496: Capstone: This course focuses on previous business knowledge and courses to introduce students to real world problems dealing with strategic management in all types of organizations and policy formulation and implementation. This integration of knowledge will rely heavily on the students' previous learning in Business Research, Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Technology in Organizations, Financial Policy, Ethics, Marketing, and other courses. This course also concentrates on the organization's successful adaptation to its environment. Students apply qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis to integrating the management functional areas of the organization. There will be a strong emphasis on written, as well as oral, communication skills in developing and defending strategic plans. (3 credits)
Focus Area Curriculum (15 Credits)
All students will take 5 courses to focus their BSBA. If you choose the traditional option, you will work with your advisor to select the 5 courses that align with your areas of interest.
Students will work with their advisor to select the five courses, totaling 15 credits, that align with their specific areas of interest.
COM 0418: Organizational Communication: This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary concepts about the meanings and functions of communications in organizations. The focus of the course is strategic communication – how to analyze an organizational situation, select appropriate strategies from among various options, and carry out those strategies effectively. (3 credits)
COM 0285: Communications: Theories and Strategies: This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary concepts about the meanings and functions of communication in organizations. In addition, this class will consider the theories that are the foundation of communication. The focus of the course is strategic communication - how to analyze an organizational situation, select appropriate strategies from among various options, and carry out those strategies effectively. In order to understand how to solve communication problems, it is essential that students have a firm grasp of the theories that are the backbone of communication behavior. (3 credits)
COM 0410: Critical Thinking and Writing: This is a course in argument and persuasion. It asks the student to consider and develop critical thinking and writing skills and then apply the newly learned skills to well-constructed, well-organized essays that argue points and explain a particular point of view. (3 credits)
COM 0400: Intercultural Communication: Intercultural communication examines discourse between individuals who have different backgrounds, beliefs, goals and behaviors. Students will develop the skills to understand the nature of various cultures through study, research, and personal experience. The goal is to understand the communications process and apply the elements of this model to interaction with other cultures. (3 credits)
COM 0485: Positional Bargaining and Principled Negotiation: This course intends to offer learners a multi-layered approach to resolving the most natural, and often the most pernicious of human interaction, conflict. Regardless of the parties involved, conflict is ever present and must be resolved. As such, this course takes a perspective assuming that everyone, every day, is presented with conflicting ideas, data, information, positions, and decision-making. This relentless conflict calls on the use of cognitive and communication skills that appropriate the proper strategy needed to reach resolutions between the differing parties. Beginning with Roger Fisher and William Ury's seminal work (1981) on principled negotiation, and including the traditional technique of positional bargaining (win/lose), this course encourages learners to challenge their assumptions, identify alternative techniques, and discuss the fundamental components inherent in all negotiations, i.e., issues versus interests. This course goes beyond the principles associated with the investigation of the many intricacies of negotiations and bargaining. Since negotiation is considered an artistic skill, classroom time is reserved for exercises is to practice developing the skills necessary to negotiate successfully. (3 credits)
LDS 0300: Foundations of Leadership: The course will focus on an Introduction to the history and theory of leadership, to critical thinking and methods of inquiry as they bear on the basics of leadership, to the ethics of leadership, and to relevant leadership contexts. The focus will be on the analysis of the historical concepts, evaluating contemporary theories of leadership and then applying the theoretical concepts to actual leadership situations. (3 credits)
LDS 0320: Leadership in Organizations and Society: Focus on leadership theory and research within and across formal organization settings such as public/private, profit/nonprofit, professional/non-professional, and unitary/multi-divisional. This course exams rational, natural and open systems and how leadership differs in each system. (3 credits)
LDS 0340: Multi-Cultural Issues in Leadership: The course will examine cultural styles of leadership and various leadership styles which can be employed in different cultural settings. Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family and work. (3 credits)
LDS 0360: Leadership Decision Process: The course will focus on models and techniques that support effective and efficient decision processes. An experiential focus will be placed on the identification and avoidance of known cultural and cognitive biases, and other process pitfalls that can seriously hinder successful leadership decision-making. (3 credits)
LDS 0380: Leadership Systems: Strategy and Process: The course will focus on strategic planning methodologies and issues leaders must address. Emphasis will be on application of contemporary theory, methods and techniques for developing and sustaining organizational strategies. (3 credits)
BUS 0452: Management of Human Resources: This course provides the student with a working knowledge of the human resource management system. Since all managers have human resource responsibilities, interrelationships of the various functions of human resource management will be examined. How these functions contribute to the success of an organization will also be explored. Course topics include an introduction to human resource management and the environment of human resource management analysis, planning and staffing, performance evaluation and compensation, training and development of human resources, labor relations, employee safety, health and quality of work life, and social responsibility in a culturally diverse workplace. (3 credits)
BUS 0456: Building and Managing a Diverse Workplace: This course intends to provide learners with a forum for identifying, assessing, and analyzing the demographics that influence the workplace. Learners, using data from the US Census Bureau, international agencies, and their own workplaces, discuss and write about the multiple factors facing management, labor, and the community at large relative to employment. With 6.3 billion people worldwide, and the United States having a little less than 5 percent of that total population, it's critical for employers and employees to know demographics in order to plan and strategize with relevancy and reduced risk. This course takes a databased perspective toward the countless challenges and opportunities of a diverse workplace. Some of the issues’ learners discuss are the typical diversity demographics of age, gender, and race. Under the category of age, for example, learners identify and discuss the composition of a first-time workplace phenomenon, i.e., four distinct generations (Veterans, Baby Boomers, Generation X'ers, and Generation Y'ers (aka Millennials)) being in the workforce at the same time. In addition, this course addresses other demographics such as education, religion, and socio-economic influencers. (3 credits)
BUS 0440: Labor Relations and Economics: This course is an examination of labor-management relations under a variety of market conditions. The course explores the dynamics of labor markets, the emergence of labor unions, collective bargaining under modem labor laws, and the impact of labor market issues and collective bargaining on wages and labor utilization in the workplace. (3 credits)
BIT 0380: Information Systems Project Management: Teaches students software life cycle project management including estimating, project planning, project monitoring, and use of standards, reviews and software control mechanisms. (3 credits)
FIN 0300: Financial Institutions and Markets: This course will focus on the study of contemporary financial institutions, practices and legislative developments and how they relate to the Federal Reserve System and contemporary monetary theory. Also includes money and capital markets, mutual funds, insurance companies and pension funds. (3 credits)
General Education (42 Credits)
All students must take 14 General Education courses in writing, humanities, science, and multiculturalism. These courses reflect Rosemont’s approach to a liberal arts education. Click here to see General Education requirements.
General Electives (21 Credits)
Each BSBA program allows for 7 elective courses, allowing students opportunities to further customize their learning. This also allows flexibility for those transferring in previous credits that may not map to the core, focus, or general education curriculum.