Business Administration

Associate Degree

Business Administration Program Overview

Take the fast track to a career in your chosen field. Bay State College's two-year Associate Degree in Business Administration gives you the flexibility to customize your degree to fit your needs!

There's always a better way to run a business. Request information about our 2-year Business Administration program today!

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Business Administration Day Classes

Discover a diverse but close-knit community of students, faculty and staff at our Boston campus, located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood.

  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks
  • Start Dates:
    Fall 2017: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Spring 2018: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Business Administration Evening Classes

If you're busy during the day, Bay State College's Business Administration Degree Evening Program gives you the opportunity to learn on your own time. Take evening college courses at our convenient Boston Back Bay campus, or at our satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts.

  • Duration: 8 terms
  • Term Length: 8 weeks
  • Start Dates:
    Fall 2017 Term 1: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Fall 2017 Term 2: Monday, October 30, 2017
    Spring 2018 Term 1: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Spring 2018 Term 2: Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Business Administration Online Classes

Earn a degree at your own pace. Bay State College's Business Administration Degree Online Program gives you the flexibility to learn when you want and where you want.

  • Duration: 8 terms
  • Term Length: 8 weeks
  • Start Dates:
    Fall 2017 Term 1: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Fall 2017 Term 2: Monday, October 30, 2017
    Spring 2018 Term 1: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Spring 2018 Term 2: Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Sample Business Administration Degree Courses

  • Introduction to Business
  • Management
  • Micro/Macroeconomics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Internship

To view the Business Administration program flow sheet, click here.
To browse our 2016-17 Course Catalog with course descriptions, click here.

Business Administration Program Mission

The Business Administration Associate Degree Program provides students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skill sets essential to success in business and management in a changing business environment and to provide them with the necessary education to enter the business world or to transfer to a Bachelor’s program in Business Administration or other related fields.

Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

The Bay State College Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration will:

  1. Develop students’ ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills to synthesize information from multiple sources and be able to make informed business decisions.
  2. Develop in students a set of ethical and legal standards when making decisions, handling employees and disseminating information to the business organization and/or to the public.
  3. Develop students’ ability to use technology to create reports and gain presentation skills to communicate relevant information to the stakeholders.
  4. Provide students the opportunity to work in groups to define managerial problems, determine the alternatives, and to make group decisions, and implementing solutions.
  5. Develop in students the skill set to solve individual management-related problems and cases studies, and to be able to correctly explain the solutions.
  6. Provide students knowledge of the different types of economies in a changing global world and how to react to opportunities in that world.
  7. Provide students the opportunity to develop broad-based decision models and understand current business trends.

Employers of Our Business Administration Graduates

  • Eastern Bank
  • Brooks Brothers
  • TJX Corp
  • Bank of America
  • Dalbar Finance Company
  • Traveler's Insurance
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Genesis Commercial Group
  • BlueCross/Blue Shield of MA
  • Inov-8, Inc.
  • State Street Bank
  • Raytheon
  • Keller Williams Realty

Recommended Minors

  • Economics
    A Business Administration degree will give you hard business skills and hands-on experience. Round it out with an Economics Minor to add more theory and big picture thinking to your repertoire.
  • Psychology
    Learn human behavior theory and data analysis skills with a Psychology Minor, then apply it directly to a career in marketing, advertising, sales or human resources.
  • Music Industry
    A 2-year alternative to Bay State College's 4-year B.S. in Management – Music Industry Concentration program, a Music Industry Studies Minor will give you a solid foundation in entertainment management with classes like Venue Management, Concert Promotion Management, and more.
  • Audio Production
    Ready to amplify your ambitions? Minor in Audio Production and fill your open and program electives with courses like Live Sound Engineering, Studio Recording, and more.

Business Administration Degree Accreditation

Bay State College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont). Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Bay State College is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.