Business Administration Major

Requirements for a Major in Business Administration

48 credits in Business Administration, of which a minimum of 25 must be completed at Worcester State University.

Common Business Core(36 credits)
Lower Division
BA-200Principles of Management3
BA-210Financial Accounting I3
BA-220Financial Accounting II3
BA-230Managerial Accounting3
BA-250Analytical Techniques in Business3
Upper Division
BA-305Organizational Behavior3
BA-312Operations Management I3
BA-316Financial Management3
BA-318Principles of Marketing3
BA-350Business Information Systems and Applications3
BA-320Business Law I3
or BA-480 The Legal Environment of Business
BA-490Business Strategy and Policy3
BA Electives(12 credits)
Other Upper Division (300-level or above) Business Administration courses12
Total Credits48

Note: A student may apply any two of the following EC courses towards the BA major as either part of the BA electives or as courses within either the Finance or International Business concentration or within the BA minor.

EC-205Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy (Finance Concentration)3
EC-301Economic Development (International Business Concentration)3
EC-307International Finance (Finance or International Business Concentration)3
EC-308International Trade (International Concentration)3

Once LASC requirements are satisfied, students may select general requirements.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Business Administration

(for All Students Entering in Fall 2012 or Later)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASC First-Year Seminar (FYS)3
EN-101 English Composition I (WR) 3
BA-200 Principles of Management 3
EC-150
Statistics (QR)1
or Statistics I
3
EC-120
Introduction to Macroeconomics (HBS)
or Introduction to Microeconomics
3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II (WR) 3
EC-120
Introduction to Macroeconomics
or Introduction to Microeconomics
3
CS-120 Microcomputer Applications (QR) 1 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
LASC LASC Elective (DAC)3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
EC-202
Introduction to Mathematical Economics
or Business Calculus
3-4
EN-253 Business Communications 3
BA-210 Financial Accounting I 3
LASC LASC Elective (USW)3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
 Credits15-16
Semester Four
BA-220 Financial Accounting II 3
BA-250 Analytical Techniques in Business 3
BA-318 Principles of Marketing 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)4
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
 Credits16
Year Three
Semester Five
BA-305 Organizational Behavior 3
BA-230
Managerial Accounting
or Cost Accounting
3
BA-316 Financial Management (QRAC) 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)3-4
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15-16
Semester Six
BA-312 Operations Management I 3
BA-350 Business Information Systems and Applications 3
BA-320
Business Law I
or The Legal Environment of Business
3
SELECT BA Concentration Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (WAC)3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
BA-490 Business Strategy and Policy 3
SELECT General Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
SELECT BA Concentration Elective3
SELECT BA Concentration Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121-123
1

One QR must be a MA course

Once LASC requirements are satisfied, students may select general requirements. Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.