Business Administration - BSBA

The Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program provides a balanced combination of required core courses to ensure students can achieve a solid business and general studies education, and electives to inspire students to customize their program to best fit their unique interests.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of business administration.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods within business administration.
  • Use decision-support tools to resolve contemporary business issues using ethical business practices.
  • Analyze the risks and opportunities of doing business in a global environment. 

This program's business-related core builds a solid foundation by exposing students to relevant areas of accounting, economics, information technology, business law, finance, marketing and management. Arts and sciences courses also provide opportunities for students to acquire the skills important for professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth.

Students also tailor their degree by working with a faculty advisor to select 40.5 credits of electives. In doing so, students have the freedom to choose from extensive options to best suit their goals. For example, students can pursue internships, directed experiential education, and/or study abroad credits to prepare for a more specific career.

Business Administration

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science in business administration degree

Credits
Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting4.5
CAR0010Career Management 1
FISV2000Finance4.5
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MGMT1001Contemporary Business Management I4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Degree Courses
ECON1002Microeconomics4.5
MGMT1002Contemporary Business Management II4.5
MGMT2020Organizational Behavior4.5
MGMT2030Operations and Supply Chain Management I4.5
MGMT4020Strategic Management4.5
MGMT4030Senior Business Capstone4.5
Major Courses
MATH1035Quantitative Analysis I4.5
MATH2002Statistics II4.5
MRKT3050Techniques in Sales Management4.5
Major Electives
Five courses from the following disciplines: ENTR, IBUS, MGMT, RMGT.22.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level.
Arts and Humanities 9
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, or REL
Mathematics9
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics
Science4.5
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Sciences 9
Macroeconomics
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
Free Electives #
18 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university.18
Total Credits181.0

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are not offered Online.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to 3 graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, minor, Arts & Science, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.