B.B.A. in Business Administration: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


Gain a versatile foundation in business with an online B.B.A. in Business Administration. In as few as two and a half years, our business administration degree courses prepare you for a variety of career paths or graduate study.

The online B.B.A. degree offers specializations in financial crime, health care management, human resource management, public relations and marketing, and risk management and insurance. You can also opt to craft your own path through a variety of elective courses. Coursework consists of 34-55 core credits, 42 business requirement credits, 18 business administration elective credits, and 5-26 college elective credits.

The curriculum course abstracts on this page are meant to provide a high-level course overview and subject to change based on term, faculty, and/or institutional requirements. View the official course descriptions as written in the Utica College Academic Catalog and in adherence to regional compliance.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

Major Course Requirements Total Hours:

ACC 201 Financial AccountingCredit Hours: 3

Learn about financial statement communication, information processing, and measuring business income. Explore measurement and analysis of gross margin, short-term liquid assets, operating assets, short- and long-term liabilities, and cash flows.

ACC 202 Managerial AccountingCredit Hours: 3

Building on concepts learned in Accounting 201, you'll use accounting information to make managerial decisions, as well as learn about product costing, activity-based costing and activity-based management. Gain an understanding of cost behavior and decision-making, as well as budgeting, performance evaluation, cash-flow analysis, and factors that go into making capital investment decisions.

Prerequisite: Accounting 201

BUL 301 The Legal Environment of BusinessCredit Hours: 3

Introduction to the legal system, sources of law, dispute resolution, government regulation of business, law related to employment, the environment, product liability, securities and antitrust.

ECN 131 Principles of MicroeconomicsCredit Hours: 3

Learn the principles of economics with a major emphasis on the theory of the market system (microeconomics), the economics of international trade, and current economic problems.

ECN 141 Principles of MacroeconomicsCredit Hours: 3

Learn the principles of economics with major emphasis on the system as a whole (macroeconomics) and the role of government through fiscal, monetary, and other policies to maintain full employment without inflation.

ECN 241 StatisticsCredit Hours: 3

Gain an understanding of how to apply statistical methods to management and economics. Learn about descriptive statistics, probability, normal curve, sampling, confidence, and regression.

Prerequisites: Completion of mathematics and computer requirements in component one of core.

Students may not also take Psychology/Sociology 211 or Mathematics 112 for credit toward Core Goal 4: Quantitative Reasoning.

FIN 333 Corporate FinanceCredit Hours: 3

Learn business finance for small- or medium-sized corporations while understanding government regulation and how general business conditions effect financial plans and operations. You'll examine promotion, expansion, methods of raising fixed capital, various types of securities, administration of income, and financial difficulties.

Prerequisites: Accounting 201 or permission of instructor

MAT 143 Mathematical Analysis for Business and EconomicsCredit Hours: 3

Topics include algebra, analytic geometry, applications, elements of linear programming, and mathematics of finance.

Prerequisites: MAT 124, or satisfactory performance in Mathematics Placement Test administered by mathematics department, or permission of instructor.

MGT 101 Introduction to Contemporary BusinessCredit Hours: 3

Learn the integrative nature of business; dynamic business environment, global markets, ethical behavior, social responsibility, forms of business ownership, and entrepreneurship; includes team training, oral and written business communications, and methods of researching business information.

MGT 201 Principles of Organization and ManagementCredit Hours: 3

Explore the principles of management and organizational theory. You'll gain an understanding of all functional areas of management, with an emphasis on the key management responsibilities of planning, organizing, controlling, leading, and staffing. You'll also examine ethical and social responsibilities, change, and global challenges.

Prerequisites: MGT 101 or CMG 103

MGT 325 Management of TechnologyCredit Hours: 3

Emphasizes competitive advantages of managing information technology, including electronic commerce, data warehousing, data mining, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, wireless and pervasive computing, cloud computing, and social networking.

Prerequisites: CSC 117 and MGT 201

MGT 428 Strategic Management and LeadershipCredit Hours: 3

Case study course integrating business strategy and policy formulation at the upper management levels. Includes analysis of internal and external environmental factors (i.e., competitive, economic, legal, global, etc.) Ethics, leadership, and social responsibility also addressed.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

MKT 211 Principles of MarketingCredit Hours: 3

Learn basic marketing principles and practices including: marketing functions and policies, consumer demand, distribution channels; branding, promotion and advertising, pricing, place and location, ethics, global, economic, and legal implications.

RMI 273 Introduction to Risk Management and InsuranceCredit Hours: 3

Learn the principles of risk management and insurance. You'll develop an understanding of the foundations, applications, and selection of life, health, property, and liability insurance. Additionally, you'll examine enterprise risk management, financial risk management, employee benefits, and strategies to mitigate risk.

Healthcare Management Specialization Total Hours:

MGT 103 Introduction to the Business of HealthcareCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the health care industry, an awareness of the many career opportunities available in the field of health care management, and a working knowledge of basic managerial skills as applied in health care settings. Students will interact with current managers employed in both direct and indirect healthcare settings. They also will learn to apply fundamental accounting, marketing, human resource, finance and leadership skills to address a variety of managerial problems.

HLS 103 Introduction to Health and Health Related Professions Credit Hours: 3

Orientation to health care professions, including history and philosophy, ethics, development of health care terms, professionalism, and professional organizations, communication, patient rights, practice arenas, and wellness concepts.

SOC 151 Introduction to SociologyCredit Hours: 3

Explore sociological concepts in United States society to gain an understanding of topics including social class, race, ethnicity, sex, age, family, education, and religion. You'll also examine sub-cultures, polity, economy, deviance, urban life, collective behavior, population, bureaucracy, social groups, and social change.

MGT 371 Human Resource ManagementCredit Hours: 3

Advanced examination of HRM functions, its role in organizations, and its future implications for managers and others. Emphasis on areas of HRM specialization.

Prerequisites: MGT 201.

ECN 375 Health EconomicsCredit Hours: 3

Economic problems faced by health care industry. Production of health care, market for health care, impact of health insurance, and role of government regulation.

Prerequisites: ECN 131.

HLS 411 Principles of Healthcare ReimbursementCredit Hours: 3

This course will outline how reimbursement systems affect providers, payers, and consumers. Explanation of Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, private insurance plans, health maintenance organizations and prevention of insurance denials/explanations of benefits will be provided.

Prerequisites: HLS 301 or HLS 305.

ANT 415 Cultures, Health, and HealingCredit Hours: 3

Examine the effects of culture when it comes to health and beliefs. You'll also explore practices related to illness and healing.

Prerequisites: ANT 101 or SOC 151 or permission of instructor

Financial Crime Specialization Total Hours:

CRJ 334 Economic Crime InvestigationCredit Hours: 3

This examination of white-collar crime in the United States emphasizes investigatory techniques related to these types of crime.

Prerequisite: CRJ 103 or equivalent

CRJ 343 Law of Economic CrimeCredit Hours: 3

Understand the government and judicial regulations designed to address economic crime, and how they impact financial institutions, commercial entities, their agents, and employees. You'll also look at constitutional issues in investigations by governmental and corporate entities in both a substantive and procedural context.

CRJ 347 Fraud Prevention and Detection TechnologiesCredit Hours: 3

Get to know the types of proactive technology programs and tools that are used to prevent and detect the occurence of fraudulent face-to-face, e-commerce, and e-business transactions. You'll also examine the development and implementation of business models for creating prevention and detection products and techniques.

CRJ 353 Fraud Prevention TechniquesCredit Hours: 3

Explore methods and techniques for fraud prevention, including assessment for risk of fraud, fraud controls, data mining, and data security. Understand regulatory mandates and best practices.

Prerequisite: CRJ 232

CRJ 354 Payment Systems and FraudCredit Hours: 3

Examine modern payment systems from a global perspective. You'll become familiar with opportunities for fraud within payment systems, and learn techniques for preventing, detecting, and investigating fraud.

Prerequisite: CRJ 232 or permission of instructor

CRJ 444 Fraud and Compliance OperationsCredit Hours: 3

Examine the processes and procedures unique to operationalization of fraud prevention, detection, and investigation functions in both public and private organizations, including compliance mandates.

Prerequisites: CRJ 232, 334 and 353

Human Resource Management Specialization Total Hours:

ECN 344 Labor ProblemsCredit Hours: 3

A study of the theory and operation of the American labor market with particular attention to problems of unemployment wage determination, trade unionism, collective bargaining, and economic insecurity.

Prerequisites: ECN 131 and ECN 141.

ECN 375 Health EconomicsCredit Hours: 3

Economic problems faced by health care industry. Production of health care, market for health care, impact of health insurance, and role of government regulation.

Prerequisites: ECN 131.

MGT 371 Human Resource ManagementCredit Hours: 3

Advanced examination of HRM functions, its role in organizations, and its future implications for managers and others. Emphasis on areas of HRM specialization.

Prerequisites: MGT 201.

MGT 375 Labor Relations and Collective BargainingCredit Hours: 3

Collective bargaining as a basic process of the determination of wages and other terms of employment; the mechanics followed by unions and management; the role of government and law; the administration of collective agreements.

Prerequisites: MGT 201

MGT 471 Organizational BehaviorCredit Hours: 3

Cases and problems associated with understanding and managing people at work. Emphasis on administrative process and developing human relations skills. Explores the psychological and organizational behavior factors affecting individual and group efficiency.

Prerequisites: PSY 101 and MGT 201.

RMI 415 Employee BenefitsCredit Hours: 3

Understanding of corporate sponsored benefits. Rationale for offering competitive employee benefits and administration of those benefits. Includes pension plans, payroll, health care costs, and employer sponsored plans that are subjected to qualified plan regulations.

Prerequisites: RMI 273

Public Relations & Marketing Specialization Total Hours:

MKT 481 Marketing ManagementCredit Hours: 3

A study of the broad aspects of distribution on a decision- making level. Analysis and forecasting of demand, structure of distribution, selection of channels of distribution, and promotional procedure are some of the topics covered.

Prerequisites: MKT 311 and MKT 313

PRL 182 Public RelationsCredit Hours: 3

The concept, role and practice of public relations in American society. Public relations as a process: research; public opinion; programming; communication; evaluation; ethical considerations.

PRL 408 Social MediaCredit Hours: 3

Exploration of social media’s use in business communications. Examination of current social media platforms, tools for the communication professional and best practices for building relationships with publics through social media.

Prerequisites: PRL 182 or MKT 211.

PRL 482 Cases in Public Relations ManagementCredit Hours: 3

Critical evaluation of public relations through analysis and discussion of cases and situation drawn from actual practice.

Prerequisites: PRL 385 or Permission of Instructor.

JLM 365 Information DesignCredit Hours: 3

Principles and techniques of design with hands-on experience producing feature newspaper pages, computer-designed newsletters, and web pages. Integrating text photos, art-work and other graphic elements.

Risk Management & Insurance Specialization Total Hours:

ECN 448 Business and Econ ForecastingCredit Hours: 3

Study of methodology of forecasting business activity of individual firms, industries, and the economy. Emphasizes forecasting of business cycles and prediction of political and social events which might enter into business decisions.

Prerequisites: ECN 241 and MAT 143.

FIN 301 Introduction to Financial PlanningCredit Hours: 3

An introduction to the basic economic and financial concepts needed to help advise individuals and families in meeting their financial goals. Financial analysis, budgeting, credit, tax, investment, retirement and estate planning.

FIN 357 Retirement Planning and Employee BenefitsCredit Hours: 3

Financial planning for individuals and families; retirement planning, estate planning, special circumstances savings goals, managing cash flow and debt, evaluating credit, and the appropriate application of insurance or annuity products.

Prerequisites: RMI 273.

RMI 325 Insurance and Estate PlanningCredit Hours: 3

Life and health insurance, book building, premiums, deductibles, regulations, policy terms and structures, derivation of premium structure. Funding of long-term care. Role of private insurance and annuities.

RMI 326 Principles of Insurance: Property and LiabilityCredit Hours: 3

Policies, premium structure, constitution of insurable risks, underwriting, reinsurance, claims, and regulatory environment.

RMI 445 Enterprise Risk ManagementCredit Hours: 3

Consists of pure and speculative risks that confront firms. Various sources of risks and strategies for mitigating these risks will be explored. Addresses new business ventures and entrepreneurial risks.

Prerequisites: RMI 273

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