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BS in Business Administration Degree Requirements

Thirty-ish Asian-American male grad student in his commencement cap and gown.Rosemont's accelerated BS in Business Administration program requires 120 credits to complete. In addition to our affordable tuition, our program also allows you to:

  • Transfer up to 84 credits.
  • Gain credit for life experience.
  • Courses are available on campus and online.

These options allow you save on tuition and finish the program more quickly. Choose between three concentrations: Business Communication, Leadership, or Organizational Development.


Core Business Courses (30 Credits)

BUS 0461 - Principles of 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.

BUS 0215 - Principles of Finance & Budget

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.

BUS 0420 - Principles of 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 organizations.

BUS 0479 - Management of Information Technologies

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.

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.

ECO 0320 - Principles of Macro-Economics

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.

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.

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.

BUS 0454 - Organization 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.

BUS 0496 - Capstone

A culmination of all core subjects taken in the BS degree program.


Concentration Requirements

Business Communications (15 Credits)

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.

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.

COM 0410 - Critical Thinking and Writing

This course encourages students to think critically, gain clarity, and provide substance while distinguishing between facts, ideas, beliefs, and opinions. Students will apply these learnings to write compelling academic papers that are clear, well thought out, well-structured, and arranged around a unified argument that is comprehensive and persuasive. This course enables students to effectively tackle the challenges inherent in the research and writing process.

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 interact with other cultures.

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 differing parties.


Leadership (15 Credits)

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 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.

LDS 0320 - Leadership in Organizations and Society

Focus on leadership theory and research within and across formal organization settings such as public/private, profit/non-profit, professional/non-professional, and unitary/multi-divisional. This course examines rational, natural and open systems and how leadership differs in each system.

LDS 0340 - Multi-Cultural Issues in Leadership

The course will examine the cultural styles of leadership and various leadership styles that can be employed in different cultural settings. Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family, and work.

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.

LDS 0380 - Leadership Systems: Strategy and Process

The course will focus on strategic planning methodologies and issues leaders must address. Emphasis will be on the application of contemporary theory, methods, and techniques for developing and sustaining organizational strategies.


Organizational Development (15 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 of 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.

BUS 0456 - Building and Managing a Diverse Workplace

The course intends to provide learners with a forum for identifying, assessing and analyzing the demographics that influence the workplace. Learners, using data from the U.S. 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 7.7 billion people worldwide, and the US having a little less than 4.27 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. The course takes a database 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. In addition, this course addresses other demographics such as education, religion, and socioeconomic influencers.

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 modern labor laws, and the impact of labor market issues and collective bargaining on wages and labor utilization in the workplace.

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. Topics may also include money and capital markets, mutual funds, insurance companies, and pension funds.

BIT 0380 - Information Systems Project Management

This course teaches students software lifecycle project management including estimating, project planning, project monitoring, and the use of standards, reviews, and software control mechanism.


General Education (57 credits)

In addition to meeting the course requirements and electives listed above, all students must also fulfill 36 credits of General Education requirements.. These include courses in writing, humanities, science, and multiculturalism. These reflect Rosemont's approach to a liberal arts education.