Online Business Administration Associates Degree

There’s always a better way to run a business. Now the best way to learn how is here with the Bay State College Online Business Administration Degree.



Business Administration Program Elective 1

  LAW 110 

Business Law

This course introduces students to the basic legal concepts and principles of business law. It includes consideration of contracts, property partnerships, and corporations. The Uniform Commercial Code is covered in relation to sales, commercial paper, and risk-bearing devices. The case method is used in the application of the legal principles studied.

  MAN 101 

Introduction To Business

This course is designed to help students understand the current business community. Presently, business practices are being affected by many other countries because of their trade and business decisions. Emphasis is placed on how the global economy affects small businesses, corporations, labor unions, personnel practices, stock and bond markets, and budget and trade deficits. Upon completion of this course, students will have a greater understanding of, and interest in, business events, both nationally and worldwide. In addition, students will have a better grasp of future career opportunities available in the business world.

  MAN 102 


This course prepares students for positions of managerial responsibility, an important aspect of which is responsibility for the action of other people. Emphasis is placed on the four functions of management: planning, organization, leadership, and controlling. Principles relating to decisionmaking, problem-solving, and interpersonal relationships are developed through group discussions and case studies.

  MAN 240 

Organizational Behavior

This course examines individual, group, and organizational behavior within various business settings in a culturally diverse workplace. Topics covered include management theory, communication, motivation, leadership, managing rewards, stress management, employee counseling, appraisal, employee disciplinary systems, conflict management, training, and organizational development. Throughout the course, students work individually and in teams on cases and business simulations.

  MAN 299 


Students will complete a minimum of 120 hours on-site in a business internship approved by the Department Chair. The course instructor will meet with the student and the student's on-site supervisor to identify learning opportunities, gauge the student's progress, and ensure compliance with the policies and procedures of the organization. Students will complete reflective assignments designed to maximize the learning process of the practical experience they gain in the internship assignment.

  MAN 299S 

Internship Seminar

The Internship Seminar provides students with the tool needed to secure and succeed in a business internship. Students will learn to craft and tailor professional resumes and cover letters, develop job search skills, and perfect professional workplace behavior. Students will also explore their career options and identify suitable career paths.

  MAT 104 

Intermediate College Algebra

This course reviews and strengthens skills in algebra and logical thinking. The course will begin with a review of linear equations in one and two variables, inequalities and graphing. Additional topics include: literal equations, functions, polynomial, exponential, and rational expressions, factoring, radical expressions and quadratic equations, and absolute value equations. Real world applications will be found throughout the course. Students who have already passed MAT 102 or MAT 103 cannot take this course.

  MKT 210 

Principles Of Marketing

Principles of Marketing exposes the student to the basic concepts, principles, and activities involved in marketing. Students study the role of marketing in businesses and non-profit organizations. Environmental, societal, demographic, and economic factors affecting marketing and the nature of marketing decisions are also explored. Students will learn how to formulate marketing strategies to analyze marketing opportunities and to develop a marketing program, emphasizing product, place, price, and promotion. Students will work in teams to select a product and develop a marketing plan for that product.

  ENG 102 

English II

In this course, students build upon the analytical and writing skills developed in ENG 101 with the goal of creating more extensive and sophisticated college papers. Through close reading and analysis of selected texts, students will develop the research and compositional skills necessary for higher level work. An annotated bibliography and a research paper are required.

  ENG 101 

English I

In this course, students will develop the writing, analytical, and grammar skills necessary for producing college-level essays. Students are introduced to practical strategies that they can use to think critically, read analytically and respond effectively in writing.The course will cover basic principles of transactional writing and the documentation of source material, as well as a review of some essential grammatical principles.

  ECO 101 


This course examines the economic problems of the household, the firm, and the individual industry. Principles are developed to explain household consumption decisions, along with firm and industry production decisions. Topics include perfect competition, monopoly, and the government's role in economic welfare.


Business Administration Program Elective 2


Open Elective 1


Open Elective 2


Open Elective 3


Open Elective 4

  ACC 100 

Financial Accounting I

This is an introductory course in accounting that will allow students to develop a basic understanding of the language of business. Topics include the accounting cycle, accounting terminology and principles, special journals, current assets including merchandise inventory and current liabilities, cash and internal controls together with the construction and analysis of financial statements.

  CIS 102 

Computer And Information Literacy

This course introduces students to practical information literacy skills necessary to be successful in an era of digital revolution including: the evolution of the computer, Internet, and World Wide Web; application-based projects; database design and usage; and information management and assessment. The course will allow students to develop hands-on experience and proficiency in Internet and library research, Word, Excel, and advanced PowerPoint design.

  COM 101 

Public Speaking

This is a course in the fundamentals of effective oral and nonverbal communication that develops a greater ease in expressing one's thoughts effectively. The course focuses on both formal and informal public-speaking exercises.

  PSY 101 


This course provides an introductory survey to the discipline of psychology - the study of human behavior. Emphasis is placed on the following topics: understanding the major theoretical viewpoints of psychology; the process of human growth and development-biological, emotional, intellectual, and social; personality development; and patterns of normal and abnormal behavior. A student must have a minimum English standing of ENG 101 to enroll in this course.


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