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B.B.A. in Business Administration: Curriculum

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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, and public relations and marketing. 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. Select the appropriate Undergraduate Catalog from the dropdown.


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn business finance for small- or medium-sized corporations while understanding government regulation and how general business conditions affect 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.

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 the mathematics department, or permission of instructor.

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.

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

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.

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 are also addressed.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

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.

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.


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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

Prerequisite: CRJ 103 or equivalent.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


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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

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

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.

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

Prerequisites: PRL 385 or Permission of Instructor.

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.

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