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Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BSBA) offers students a diversified and challenging set of core courses for East-West University students. In addition to traditional courses like Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing, students also take courses in challenging and important areas such as Business Communications, Entrepreneurship, and International Business. These courses offer students a well-rounded background in business and specialization in their area of concentration.

Studies in Business Administration are intended to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in business disciplines, prepare them for career possibilities, provide them with the fundamental skills necessary to participate in a civil society, and provide a foundation for further studies and graduate work.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration requires a minimum of 180 credit hours distributed as follows:

64 credit hours in the University’s general education core courses that should include:

  • 20 credit hours in English and Communications specified as EN151, EN152, EN154, EN166 and EN491
  • 20 credit hours in Mathematics and Natural Science specified as MT155, MT156, MT200, MT221, and one course in Natural Science
  • 20 credit hours in the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Humanities specified as PL101, PS101, SC101, HM279, and one other course in Humanities
  • 4 credit hours in Computer and Information Science, CI101, from which a student may be exempted by examination. 68 credit hours in Business Administration core courses specified as follows: AC101, AC102, AC206, BS101, BS201, BS205, BS210, BS321, BS350, BS440, BS441, CI213, EC201, EC202, FN201, MN201, and MR201.

24 credit hours in an area of concentration selected from one of the following:

Accounting 

The required courses for the Accounting concentration are AC303, AC304, AC401, and three from the following courses: AC305, AC306, AC307, AC315, or AC410.

General Business
The required courses for the General Business concentration are one 300 level course in Accounting, BS421, MN341 MN421, MR440 and either FN300 or FN302.

International Business
The required courses for the International Business concentration are BS421, EC311, EC431, FN340, FN341 and PL381.

Information Systems Management
The required courses for the Information Systems Management concentration are one 300 level course in Accounting, CI214, CI312, MN310, MN421, and either AC315 or CI460.

Management
The required courses for the Management concentration are MN310, MN312, MN314, MN316, MN421 and either PS346 or SC312.

 Marketing
The required courses for the Marketing concentration are MR320, MR340, MR350, and MR440. Students may select either MR310 and MR 311 or MR325 and MR326. 24 credit hours of electives of which 12 credit hours must be at the 300 or 400 level.

The following is a sample outline of the graduation requirements for the BS degree in Business Administration (minimum 180 credit hours):

  • General Education Core (64 credit hours)
  • English and Communications (20 credit hours higher than EN150)
  • Mathematics (16 credit hours higher than MT150)
  • Physical and Biological Sciences (4 credit hours)
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences and Humanities (20 credit hours) Computer and Information Science (4 credit hours) (May receive credit by examination)
  • Business Administration courses (92 credit hours)
  • Business Core Courses (68 credit hours)
  • Major Area of Concentration (24 credit hours)

The Business program is as follows:

English and Communication (20 credit hours)
EN151 Rhetoric and Style
EN152 Writing from Sources
EN166 Speech
EN491 Senior Seminar

Mathematics and Science (20 credit hours)
MT155 Intermediate Algebra
MT156 General Education Math
MT221 Fundamentals of Statistics

Behavioral Sciences and Humanities (20 credit hours)
HM279 East-West Signature Course

* Any four courses from EN, FR, HS, HM, IS, PL, PS, SC and SP

Computer and Information Science (4 credit hours)
CI101 Computer Technology and Applications

* CI101 can be waived by placement test Business Administration Courses (92 credit hours) Business Core Courses (68 credit hours)

Business Core Courses (68 credit hours)

AC101 Financial Accounting I
AC102 Financial Accounting II
AC207 Managerial Accounting BS101
Introduction to Business BS201 Entrepreneurship
BS205 Business Communications
BS210 Business Law
BS321 International Business
BS350 Business Ethics
BS441 Strategic Management and Policy
CI213 Microcomputer Spreadsheet
EC201 Principles of Microeconomics
EC202 Principles of Macroeconomics
FN201 Principles of Corporate Finance
MN201 Principles of Management
MR201 Principles of Marketing
MT200 Business Calculus

Area of Concentration (24 credit hours)
Select from the following concentrations:

Accounting and Finance
AC303 Intermediate Accounting I
AC401 Auditing Theory
EN370 Group Dynamics and Team Building
*  Any three 300-400 level Finance courses

Entrepreneurship
BS301 Entrepreneurial Finance
BS351 Creating New Ventures and Venture Capital
BS450 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
EN370 Group Dynamics and Team Building
*  Any two 300-400 level AC, BS, MR, EC, FN, or MN courses, or EN371 or EN373

Forensic Studies
AC320 Forensic Accounting
AC330 Criminal Tax Practice and Procedure
AC340 Principles of Fraud Investigation
AC420 Current Topics and Cases in Forensic Accounting
*  Any two 300-400 level AC, BS, MR, EC, FN, MN or CJ courses

General Business
BS421 Current Topics in International Business
EN370 Group Dynamics and Team Building
MN341 or MN421 Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility or Current Topics in Management
*  Any 300-400 level MR course

** any 300-400 level MN or BS course

***FN302/305 or EN371 or EN373 or EN380 course

International Business Management
BS421 Current Topics in International Business
EC311 or MR355 Comparative Economic Systems or International Marketing Strategies
EC431 International Economics
EN370 Group Dynamics and Team Building
EN373 Intercultural Communication
FN341 or EN380 International Finance or Negotiation

Management
EN370 Group Dynamics and Team Building
MN310 Organization Theory and Development
MN312 Human Resource Management
MN316 Current Issues in Labor and Management Law
*one 300-400 level MN course and EN371 or EN373

Elective Courses 24 credit hours of electives of which 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level