Degree Requirements for the Major in Business Administration

Receive a well-rounded education in addition to an in-depth preparation for your business career. Complete your degree in business administration with a total of 120 course credits. Half of these are required business courses in accounting, finance, business law, marketing, and management, taught by our highly respected Business school faculty. The other 60 credits will be a combination of business, liberal arts and science courses.

 
Your liberal arts & science coursework includes 18 credits in required courses that are highly relevant to your business studies:

  • Micro- and macroeconomics
  • Calculus
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology

The remaining 44 liberal arts & sciences credits can be earned through liberal arts & sciences electives.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences Courses

*A ECO 110 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics

3

*A ECO 111 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics

3

Economics elective 300 level or above where A ECO 110 and 111 are prerequisites, excluding A ECO 320, 496, and 497

3

A MAT 106, 111, 112, 113, 118 (or equivalent) Calculus

3

*A PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

*A SOC 115 Introduction to Sociology or
*A ANT 108 Cultural Anthropology

3

 

18

General Education Courses: as needed to fulfill University General Education Program requirements, minimum 30 credits; some credits may be filled by required Liberal Arts & Sciences or Business courses. (For clarification, see the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.) (Link to: http://www.albany.edu/undergraduate_bulletin/general_education.html)

 

Other Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives: total credits will vary based on courses selected for General Education requirements.

  

Minimum Total Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits

60

Business and Accounting Requirements

*B ACC 211 Financial Accounting

3

B ACC 222 Cost Accounting Systems For Managerial Decisions

3

B FIN 300 Financial Management

3

*B ITM 215 Computer Applications in Business

3

*A MAT 108 or A ECO 320 Statistics

3

B ITM 330 Business Information Systems and Technologies

3

B LAW 220 Business Law or B LAW 200 Legal Environment of Business

3

B MKT 310 Marketing Principles

3

B MGT 341 Behavioral Foundations of Management

3

B MGT 481W Strategic Management

3

Credits in selected concentration

15 -21

Total Business and Accounting Requirement Credits

45 -51

Unrestricted Elective Credits: these may be Liberal Arts & Sciences courses or other electives

9 -15

Total Business and Unrestricted Elective Credits

60

Total Graduation Credits (minimum)

120

Students also select a concentration within the B.S. in Business Administration:

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