Business Administration

About the Program

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA): 180.0 quarter credits

The business administration degree provides a solid business education for students interested in a full range of business career options. In selecting a field of concentration, students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and the department head of the field in which they are interested. Many students choose to enhance their educational experience by taking two concentrations.

The Business Administration curriculum, accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, underscores the College’s commitment to educate tomorrow's leaders in business with a broad-based education to enhance intellectual development, develop strong business capabilities, and cultivate leadership skills through citizenship and community engagement.

The curriculum provides an excellent broad-based foundation while continuing to allow for dual concentrations and minors.

The co-operative four-year and five-year curricula offer a balanced program of general education, studies in the common body of knowledge, and an area of concentration in one or more of the functional fields of business. Students have the advantages of the co-operative education plan with alternating terms in industry and classes after the freshman year.

The course content of the non-co-operative four-year curriculum is the same as that of the five-year program. The curriculum is offered for those students who wish to complete their education in a four-year period without the benefits of co-op experiences

For more information about this major, visit LeBow College Bachelor of Science in Business Administration page.

Fields of Concentration

 

 

Degree Requirements 

General Education Requirements
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication (WI)3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience2.0
English literature elective: (ENGL 200 through ENGL 399)3.0
Fine arts elective3.0
History (HIST) elective3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education (Category) Electives
Students select seven (21.0 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 12.0 credits from any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives.
Society and Culture
Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy 3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science12.0
Business Requirements *
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior (WI)4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Business Statistics II **
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Management Simulation
Business Consulting
Concentration Electives24.0
Free Electives28.0
Total Credits180.0

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Online Business students take BUSN 111 and BUSN 112 [WI] (a four-day residency in Philadelphia) instead of BUSN 101 and BUSN 102. Online students should check with their advisors because additional requirements may apply.

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Students planning on a Concentration in Finance must select STAT 202, as it is a prerequisite for the upper-level finance requirements.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
 Term Credits14.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
Society and culture course*3.0
Social Science course*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
History elective3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 5
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 6
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
English (ENGL) course 200-level or above 3.0
Science elective*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 7
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Business Concentration courses 8.0
Fine Arts elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
General Education elective*3.0
Business Concentration courses 8.0
Free elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
Business Concentration courses 8.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 11
Select one of the following:4.0
Business Consulting 
Management Simulation 
Business Statistics II 
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
General Education elective*3.0
Free electives 9.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 12
Free electives 12.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 180.0

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See degree requirements.

Minor in Business Administration

The minor in business administration is designed to provide some flexibility while at the same time assuring exposure to a number of critical business functional areas.

Matriculated non-business students who have completed at least 30 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 may apply for an academic minor.

Requirements

  • No more than 2 courses or 8 credits (or 3 courses and 9 credits if classes were taken under the “old curriculum”) required by a student’s major may be counted towards this minor.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be earned for each course in this minor for it to be counted.
  • No more than two transfer courses may be used to complete this minor. Transfer credits must be taken before matriculated at Drexel.
  • Students in the process of completing a degree granting program out of the Goodwin College of Evening and Professional Studies, (BS or BSCOEPS), may enroll in 700 sections of the courses they choose that meet the minor requirements. All other students in the process of completing a degree granting program from other colleges/schools within Drexel University must enroll in the 500 sections of the courses they choose that meet the minor requirements.
  • Students should check the pre-requisites of all classes when selecting electives. It is the responsibility of the student to know pre-requisites
  • Business Administration and Business & Engineering majors may not minor in Accounting, Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Economics, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Marketing and/or Operations Management.

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible. Call 215-895-2110 to set up an appointment.

Students select six of the following:24.0
Financial Accounting Foundations
Business Law I
Law of Business Organizations
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Finance
Management Information Systems
Introduction to Marketing Management
Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
Introduction to Business Statistics
Business Statistics II
Total Credits24.0

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