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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Summer Session 2006

Business Administration - ARCHIVE

Abington College (2BAAB)
Altoona College (2BAAL)
Berks-Lehigh Valley College (2BABL): Penn State Berks, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Capital College (2BACA): Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Schuylkill
University College (2BACC): Penn State Beaver, Penn State Delaware County, Penn State DuBois, Penn State Fayette, Penn State Hazleton, Penn State McKeesport, Penn State Mont Alto, Penn State New Kensington, Penn State Shenango, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Worthington Scranton, Penn State York
Penn State Online (2BA)

The two-year, college-level academic Business Administration major is designed to provide instruction in business administration that fulfills the requirements of various levels of responsibility higher than that held by high school graduates. This program also is designed to articulate with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary school Tech Prep business students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and/or advanced placement. Contact your local Penn State campus for more information.

The primary objective of this major is to provide a managerially oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and options composed of advanced courses in specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and technically knowledgeable graduate. Five options are available for the student: Accounting, General Business, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing. Not all options are available at every campus.

Graduates of this program may also qualify for admission to baccalaureate degree programs in Business or related fields at all Penn State campuses. It articulates particularly well with the Bachelor of Science in Business degree offered by Abington College, Altoona College, Berks-Lehigh Valley College, and the University College.

For the Associate in Science degree in Business Administration, a minimum of 68 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(9 credits of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 56-57 credits
(This includes 3 credits of GQ General Education courses and 6 credits of GWS General Education courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 41-42 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22 credits)
ENGL 015 GWS(3), MATH 021 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), ENGL 202D GWS(3), MIS 204(2) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (19-20 credits)
ECON 002 GS or ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MIS 103(3) or CMPSC 203(4)[75], (Sem: 1-2)
FIN 100(3)[1] or FIN 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
MGMT 100(3)[1] or MGMT 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
MKTG 221(3)[1] or MKTG 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
SCM 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 15 credits
(Not all options are available at every campus.)

ACCOUNTING OPTION: (15 credits)

>PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
ACCTG 151(3), ACCTG 152(3), ACCTG 160(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (0-3 credits)
Select 0-3 credits from ACCTG 153(3), ACCTG 170(3), ACCTG 186(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3-6 credits)
Select 3-6 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

GENERAL BUSINESS OPTION: (15 credits)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits )
Select 9-12 credits in business courses (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3- 6 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

INFORMATION SYSTEMS OPTION: (15 credits)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 3-6 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)
Select 9-12 credits in consultation with your adviser from a list of departmentally approved courses in MIS, IST, or CMPSC (Sem: 3-4)[74]

MANAGEMENT OPTION: (15 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-12 credits)
Select 9-12 credits from B A 250(3), L I R 100 GS(3), MGMT 150(3), MGMT 321(3), MGMT 341(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3-6 credits)
Select 3-6 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

MARKETING OPTION: (15 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-12 credits)
Select 9-12 credits from MKTG 150(3), MKTG 160(3) or MKTG 327(3), MKTG 180(3), MKTG 190(3) or MKTG 342(3), MKTG 220(3), MKTG 310(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3-6 credits)
Select 3-6 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[74] Students in the IS option to 2 BA may enroll in IST courses on a space-available basis only and only on campuses that offer IST courses. IST 210 and IST 220 require IST 110 as a prerequisite, and IST 250 requires IST 110 as a prerequisite or concurrent enrollment.
[75] Students who elect CMPSC 203 will complete a minimum of 69 credits.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-03-001

Review Date: 7/10/03

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

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