Business Administration, Bachelor of Science

Accounting concentration

Business Management concentration

Hospitality Management concentration

IT Management concentration

Program Overview

The students enrolled in the Business Administration program learn how to be business leaders and owners. They learn how managers make decisions and solve problems in a wide range of business environments. They learn about international business and economies. Students learn to write business plans and reports to support decision-making and management of a business. They learn to work in teams and demonstrate professionalism and ethics. They also learn to communicate about, and collaborate on, business projects in culturally diverse work environments. Students in this program may complete two “externships” and a capstone project that give them a practical understanding of business concepts. Students who elect the IT Management concentration area will learn how IT projects are properly managed. Students enrolling in the Hospitality Management concentration will learn about the management of a restaurant or other hospitality-related business. Accounting students will focus their studies on documentation and analysis of a business’s cash flow, including taxation issues.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Conduct business research and analyses.
  • Analyze business, economic, and financial reports.
  • Implement decision-making processes to effectively solve business challenges.
  • Create effective business plans.
  • Develop business solutions that demonstrate application of global business models and theories.
  • Develop strategies for business growth and development.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in the global business environment.
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities.
  • Apply personal and professional integrity, ethical behavior and social responsibility in business situations.

For additional information about the program outcomes, please see the Student Consumer Information (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/business/?intcmp=business-btn ) which provides additional information on the future careers, success, cost, and financing for this program. For information on the University Completion and Graduation Rates, please see Information About the University on the ECPI website (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/services/about-ecpi-university/ )

In 2.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Concentration Outcomes

In today's marketplace, business, and industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations need high-quality and near to "real time" financial information to compete in local, national, and global markets.

The accountant is a key person who can provide management with this critical information. No organization can function effectively without accounting. Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting that you can earn in 2.5 years provides students with an in-depth understanding of accounting principles. Accounting graduates are prepared to pursue careers in public accounting, business, or government.

The Business Management program emphasizes application of business theory and principle in managing in a technically and economically dynamic world. As technology advances, businesses must continue adaptive change in order to sustain competitive advantage. Our program is designed to create managers and business-oriented personnel who are able to strategically manage and utilize technology while implementing changes essential to today's global business environment.

The IT Management program field focuses on:

  • Classes in information technology management and accounting
  • Advanced courses in information technology communication, programming, databases, and networking
  • Project based coursework to prepare you for the workplace market
  • Technology optimization for operations and global marketing
  • Management of information technology projects
  • Workplace experience with externships
  • Senior project designed to develop entrepreneurial skills by having you create a business, its technology requirements, and its marketing plan

Students with a passion for food service but are more interested in the business than in the cooking may find the challenge of managing the food service operations in America's restaurants, schools, businesses and health care facilities to be the right program for you.

About Business Administration

Graduates of the B.S. program in Business Administration have a wide range of career choices. They may open their own businesses or may work for established retail, service, banking, insurance, and industrial companies. They often become managers, and may choose to work with human resources departments. Many graduates enjoy careers in sales. Graduates of the Accounting concentration often go to work for accounting firms or work in financial departments in various companies. Graduates of the IT Management concentration can manage projects for IT departments in industry. Hospitality Management graduates can find great careers in the hospitality industry (including management of hotels and restaurants). Graduates of this program, in any concentration area, may be qualified to work in government positions as well as in industry. Based upon the completion of BSBA program students are able to find careers based on their concentration.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration may find employment in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, banking, service, restaurant, accounting, and in government. Possible job titles include accountant, project manager, entrepreneur, sales manager, and actuary, among many others.

Recommended Certifications

Certifications are not required for completion of this program; however, ECPI encourages student to obtain all appropriate certifications to increase potential job opportunities. ECPI provides students in this program with vouchers which allow the student to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost. Available certifications for this program include Management Skills, Six Sigma, Project Management, and System Analyst. For students taking the IT Management concentration, all of these certifications are available along with the Security+ certification.

Program Outline

To receive the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, the student must earn 121 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 8 semesters or 30 months of instruction. The program requirements are as follows:

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

37 semester credit hours

ACC160Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC161Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS121Introduction to Business

3

BUS222Ethics in Business

3

BUS298Externship-BUS III

3

BUS314Marketing Management

3

BUS321Business Organizational Management

3

BUS331Management Information Systems

3

BUS350Financial Management

3

BUS480Strategic Planning & Implementation

3

BUS480LStrategic Planning & Implementation LAB

1

ECO201Macroeconomics

3

ECO202Microeconomics

3

Hospitality Management concentration only: FSM 298 Food Service Management Externship I replaces BUS 298 in Core curriculum.

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone

3

COM115Principles of Communication

3

ENG110College Composition

3

ENG120Advanced Composition

3

HUM205Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131College Algebra

3

MTH140Statistics

3

PHY120Physics

3

PHY120LPhysics LAB

1

PSY105Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY220Positive Psychology

3

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems

3

COR090Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110Essentials for Success

3

CIS115Computer Applications

3

Concentration Requirements

Accounting

27 semester credit hours plus electives

ACC206Personal Income Tax I

3

ACC319Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC321Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC322Intermediate Accounting III

3

ACC330Cost Accounting

3

ACC470Auditing I

3

ACC471Auditing II

3

ACC480Advanced Accounting I

3

ACC481Advanced Accounting II

3

Various Electives

17

Accounting Electives

ACC309Managerial Accounting for Managers

3

ACC311Personal Income Tax II

3

ACC340Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

ACC409Business Taxation

3

ACC450Fraud Detection and Deterrence Methodology

3

ACC460Accounting Information Systems

3

BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management

3

BUS225Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS227Operations Management

3

BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management

3

BUS328Business Process Improvement

3

BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB

1

BUS345e-Commerce & Technology

3

BUS431Organizational Development

3

BUS436International Business

3

BUS440Global Marketing

3

BUS496Externship-BUS Sr. I-a

1

BUS497Externship-BUS Sr. I-b

1

BUS498Externship-BUS Sr. I-c

1

BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III

3

Business Management

28 semester credit hours

ACC309Managerial Accounting for Managers

3

BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management

3

BUS224Change Management

3

BUS225Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS227Operations Management

3

BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management

3

BUS436International Business

3

BUS440Global Marketing

3

BUS472Applied Project Management

3

BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB

1

Various Electives

16

Business Management Electives

BUS223Principles of Business Law

3

BUS226Managerial Processes & Communications

3

BUS242Technology Optimization

3

BUS328Business Process Improvement

3

BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB

1

BUS345e-Commerce & Technology

3

BUS496Externship-BUS Sr. I-a

1

BUS497Externship-BUS Sr. I-b

1

BUS498Externship-BUS Sr. I-c

1

BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III

3

CIS121Logic and Design

3

CIS150Networking I

3

CIS223Database I

3

CIS282Web Interface Design

3

Hospitality Management

28 semester credit hours

CAA115Kitchen Essentials

3

FSM101Introduction to Food Service

3

FSM250Purchasing & Storeroom Management

3

FSM260Culinary Nutrition

3

FSM270Supervision for Food Service

3

FSM333Food Service Cost Control

3

FSM335Menu Engineering for Food Service

3

FSM409Advanced Hospitality Customer Service

3

FSM424Facility Management

3

FSM465Portfolio Development

1

Various Electives

16

Hospitality Management Electives

BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management

3

BUS224Change Management

3

BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management

3

BUS407Entrepreneurship

3

BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III

3

CAA105Culinary Skills

2

CAA110Culinary Techniques

2

CAA120Culinary Fundamentals

2

CAA130Pantry Kitchen

2

FSM102Fundamentals of Cooking

1

FSM210Front of House Management

3

FSM350Wine Service and Beverage Management

3

FSM350LWine Service and Beverage Management LAB

1

FSM402Case Studies in Food Service Management

3

IT Management

28 semester credit hours

BUS224Change Management

3

BUS242Technology Optimization

3

BUS328Business Process Improvement

3

BUS472Applied Project Management

3

BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB

1

CIS121Logic and Design

3

CIS126Programming I

3

CIS150Networking I

3

CIS223Database I

3

CIS282Web Interface Design

3

Various Electives

16

IT Management Electives

ACC309Managerial Accounting for Managers

3

BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management

3

BUS225Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS227Operations Management

3

BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management

3

BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB

1

BUS345e-Commerce & Technology

3

BUS431Organizational Development

3

BUS436International Business

3

BUS440Global Marketing

3

BUS496Externship-BUS Sr. I-a

1

BUS497Externship-BUS Sr. I-b

1

BUS498Externship-BUS Sr. I-c

1

BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III

3

CIS225Networking II

3

CIS202Introduction to Routing and Switching

3

CIS203Code Design and Debugging

3

CIS204Intermediate Routing and Switching

3

CIS206UNIX Administration

3

CIS212Network Security Concepts

3

CIS213Web Client Scripting

3

CIS215Programming II

3

CIS215LProgramming II LAB

1

CIS245Windows Client and Server

3

CIS245LWindows Client and Server LAB

1

CIS250Database Scripting I

3

CIS266Intermediate Database

3

CIS266LIntermediate Database LAB

1

CIS274CIS Project I

4

CIS280CIS Project II

3

CIS305Advanced UNIX Administration

3

CIS305LAdvanced UNIX Administration LAB

1

CIS403Ethical Hacking

3

CIS410Security Systems Administration

3

CIS425Advanced Network Defense and Countermeasures

3

CIS425LAdvanced Network Defense & Countermeasures LAB

1