Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Credits Required: 125-126
This program combines a foundation in Business Core courses--in quantitative methods, accounting, economics, marketing, finance, communications, computer technology and human behavior--with a focus in the final two years on the theory and practice of a particular business niche area. Juniors and Seniors pursue advanced studies in Management, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, International Business, Marketing, or Management of Information Systems. With breadth to provide a basis for lifetime learning and continuous career development, the program's edge is in its ability to develop through courses, the semester-long internship and the senior thesis, the specialized knowledge and problem solving skills linked to specific entry-level career opportunities. Students graduate with the skills needed to take advantage of the immediate post-graduate job market and the flexible orientation needed to ensure repeated success as they grow and branch out in the future.
The Management concentration is designed to develop the authoritative perspective and personal leadership skills that successful business managers need. Its relevance to all types of organizational settings makes it a sound choice for anyone intent on pursuing a career in a broad spectrum of business or management roles worldwide. From supervisor to CEO, this track helps graduates manage effectively in an increasingly complex environment. Examples of internships include roles in the development and management of human resources, assisting in consumer products management, assisting in retail store management, and the management of non-profit organizations, including community and business trade groups.
The Entrepreneurial Studies concentration develops the skills needed to gain advantage in the industry sector projected to grow the fastest in the decades to come: small and start-up business situations. In recent years, the integrated managerial perspective successful entrepreneurs all share has been identified as a key characteristic of leaders in established businesses as well. Examples of internships include: owner-operated start-up businesses involved in interactive marketing, photography, nanny services, sporting goods sales, and event planning; and family-owned computer services, painting, and general contracting businesses.
The Finance concentration provides an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of financial markets and the tools financial managers use. Examples of internships include: banks and financial institutions, corporate finance departments, accounting and control departments, stock and bond brokerages, financial advisory services, and management consulting firms.
An International Business concentration gives students the opportunity to examine the complex challenges that face managers when organizations and products cross national borders. The overall program is structured to develop student's basic managerial competencies as well as the specialized skills, knowledge and perspectives required to become effective decision-makers in the global marketplace. The increasing demand for employees with expertise in international business follows directly from the number of businesses, including firms of all sizes, moving into the international trade and investment arena.
Endicott College is committed to providing students in the International Business concentration with the foreign language skills and intercultural competence necessary to succeed in today's interdependent global business community. Foreign language courses that use the latest communicative methodologies and overseas study and internship opportunities are designed to complement the International Business curriculum. Students in International Business are required to pursue two years of college-level foreign language study or to demonstrate an equivalent proficiency in a language other than English. Students in the International Business concentration are strongly encouraged to spend a minimum of one semester in a country other than their home, either in a study-abroad or in an internship experience.
The concentration in Marketing gives students an opportunity to concentrate their upper level study on marketing topics while completing their B.S. in Business Administration. Students have the flexibility to pursue higher level skills and knowledge either within a single niche area of marketing or across a range of marketing and marketing communications topics. The Marketing concentration represents a strategic link between two core baccalaureate programs at the College. Within Marketing, a variety of specialized career interests can be provided through a combination of intensive course offerings and closely coordinated semester-long senior internship and capstone independent work. For example, through use of electives, three distinct specializations can be carved out within Marketing: consumer product development and merchandising, advertising and promotional communications administration (which draws on both business and communications offerings), and international marketing (which integrates an international business and marketing focus).
Companies where Business Administration majors have done internships include:
Bank of America
Cummings Properties LLC
Donna Karan Company
Fidelity Investments Corporation
Gortons of Gloucester
Mexican Consulate of Boston
The Timberland Company
World Affairs Council of Boston
Upon completion of the Business Administration B.S. program, the graduate will be able to:
Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in business.
Apply a range of business 'best practices' in a professional environment.
Recognize the importance of behaving ethically in their professional lives.
Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within business.
Communicate effectively in oral and written form following the conventions of business.
For More Information contact:
Dr. Michael Paige
Dean, School of Business