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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration                               

Earn your business administration degree at Ottawa University and gain the skills you need to lead administrative teams at every level to help your organization succeed.

About Ottawa’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree

Private industry, public institutions, for-profits, non-profits — every organization needs an administrative function, one that maintains a clear vision for success, to help them reach their goals.  If you’re interested in a career in business, consider the business administration degree program at Ottawa University. Courses for the business administration major integrate a broad range of theories, concepts and practices through the study of finance, economics, law, ethics, marketing, human resources, management and organizational behavior.

As a student of this bachelor’s in business administration degree program, you’ll analyze and evaluate business systems in terms of their efficiency, productivity, profit and services and explore the challenges and opportunities facing existing companies and new ventures.

Career Opportunities in Business

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in business administration degree, you’ll have the skill set you need to pursue career paths like:

  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Support Supervisor
  • Cost Estimator
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Buyer
  • Agent
  • Executive

Discover the Benefits of Ottawa University

  • Generous credit transfer policy – Save time and cost with Ottawa University’s generous credit transfer policy that honors past experience – up to 80 credit hours
  • Rich, established history – For almost 150 years, Ottawa University has educated students for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal growth and significance. Today, we remain an inclusive learning community grounded in faith and focused on the career needs of the future
  • Life-friendly online learning options – At Ottawa University, we offer life-friendly online degree programs for working adults, military personnel and their families, or anyone looking for a flexible and convenient program that can be completed outside the classroom
  • A supportive learning environment – As an online student at Ottawa University, you’ll draw upon the expertise and support of faculty members who are dedicated to your success

For curriculum and course descriptions of our online Business Administration degree program, please download a program overview.

Contact us today to learn more about our online adult education and this Bachelor’s in Business Administration program.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FOUNDATION COURSES

Accounting for Business Operations | 
Introduces operating activities of business. Emphasis on using income statements to plan and evaluate the operations of a for-profit entity.

Macroeconomics | 
Focuses on inflationary consequences of monetary and fiscal policies designed to eliminate poverty and unemployment, significance of money and government deficits on attainment of goals of high employment and economic growth in a non-inflationary environment and role of the dollar in international trade.

Microeconomics | 
Study of the role of prices in allocating and developing scarce resources to meet the needs and demands of consumers, the impact of the profit motive on business size and efficiency, the economic power of large-scale business firms, the interplay of private and public choice through price controls, business regulation and taxation.

Business Statistics | 
Focuses on basic methods of research design and analysis of data including descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include mean, median, mode, frequency distribution, range standard, deviation, probabilities of sampling selection, Z-value, T-value, regression and correlation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and Chi-square analysis.

Business Ethics | 
Introduces development of personal and group norms required for work places. Topics include moral reasoning in business, employee rights and responsibilities of corporations.

Take one of the following three courses:

College Algebra | 
College Algebra emphasizes problem solving techniques using algebraic concepts. The focus of the course is directed toward exploring how algebra is used in the social and physical sciences. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations, and inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, composition and inverse functions.

Discrete Mathematics |
Offers an intuitive exposure to mathematical concepts useful in a wide variety of disciplines. The course focuses on concepts associated with propositional logic. Prerequisite:  Score of 16 on math placement exam non-math track or Score of 7 on math placement exam math track or MAT 10443 Intermediate Algebra.

Business Mathematics | 
Focuses on basic mathematics skills, business mathematics applications and problem solving strategies. Concepts include properties of real numbers, fundamental operations of rational numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, numerical and graphical descriptions of data, basic probability and logical thinking.
 

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES

Financing and Investing Activities | 

Extension of Accounting for Business Operations. Planning and evaluation of business operations and acquiring, disposing and financing assets of entity. Time value of money introduced. Emphasis on interpretation and use of the balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Prerequisite: Accounting for Business Operations.
 

Foundations of Finance | 
Examines financing of an organization from the administrative viewpoint.  Consideration of internal financial management as well as external financing and capital structures. Prerequisites: Accounting for Business Operations.​

Informatics | 

Introduction to the fundamental topics in informatics including a basic understanding of information theory. Topics include human-computer interaction, ownership of information and information sources, information representation, information life cycle, and the transformation of data to information.
 

Production Operations Management | 

Introduction to the theory and practice of production management as a functional area in the strategic management of operations and manufacturing in domestic and international companies.  Examines problems encountered in planning, operating, and controlling production of goods and services.  Other topics include the two major areas of production and operations management, operation system design, and operation and control of systems.

Management | 
Discusses process for managing organizations including planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating. Examines administrative role in organizations and concepts relevant to its function and historical development of administrative thought.

Business Law | 

Introduces American legal system as it relates to business. Includes contracts, commercial paper, sales,
agency, and property.

Principles of Marketing | 
Analysis of consumer behavior and configuration of target markets. Emphasis on of organization activities designed to satisfy target market planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution of the product or service.

Human Resource Administration | 
Focuses on process and management of the personnel function including task specialization, selection and placement, development and training, collective bargaining, appraisal and compensation.

Project Management | 
Provides theory and application in project planning, implementation, control and completion. Includes network planning, project evaluation and review techniques (PERT), critical path methods (CPM), management by objectives, management by exception, cost analysis and resource allocation/leveling.

Strategies and Policies | 
Capstone course that guides student to the integration of functional areas of a business firm and analysis of mission and objectives, external environment, and internal strengths and limitations of an organization. Includes formulation of strategies.

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