Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Requirements

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program develops broadly-educated business professionals who are prepared to think critically, to solve problems logically, and to be leaders in today’s business world. Students who work towards a BSBA degree will take general and core business courses and then will choose a specialization to focus their learning in the upper level courses.

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General Requirements

Students complete one or more writing courses, at least through GSW1120,  one or more mathematics courses, including calculus with a grade of C or higher, and the University BG Perspective program. Through BG Perspective, students select a minimum of eight courses in natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and arts, and cultural diversity in the United States. An international perspectives course is required as part of the social and behavioral sciences or the humanities and arts category.  All business students also complete BA 1500, an overview of business.

See the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog for a complete description of general requirements in the BSBA and University BG Perspective program.

Applied Core

While some business schools have a "real world" business project as a part of their curriculum, what makes BGSU’s business program so unique is that students obtain a culminating experience of a series of three real world, active learning business experience lab courses (Bizx 1100, BizX 2200, and BizX 3300) that start when they are freshmen.  These applied business experience courses focus on interaction and application of business knowledge….. hands-on learning, and then culminates into a senior level capstone.

Business Core

Foundations in functional areas of business are expanded in the business core, and attention is given to international business and integration of functional areas to solve problems and make decisions. The business core culminates in a capstone course, BizX 4000. Course descriptions and degree information are available in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Specializations and Electives

Students in the BSBA program select one or more of the specializations in fields ranging from accounting to finance to supply chain management. Several specializations are specific to a discipline, such as finance or marketing, while others are interdisciplinary, such as international business.

Students also complete electives to reach a minimum of at least 122 credit hours.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Business Administration are expected to be able to:

Goal 1: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in business knowledge and its application

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, business statistics, operations & supply chain management, business law, organizational behavior, marketing, information technology, management science, and global strategy.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using business-related software applications.
  • Demonstrate competency in integrating knowledge across business disciplines.

Goal 2: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in applying appropriate problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.

Outcome: Students will -

  • Identify a business problem, develop and critically evaluate alternative solutions, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Assess the outcomes of a course of action and make appropriate adjustments.

Goal 3: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Effectively write a business document.
  • Make effective oral presentations in both individual and team settings.
  • Demonstrate the understanding and application of teamwork.

Goal 4: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will recognize the ethical aspects of business.

Outcomes: Students will -

  • Recognize the context of the ethical situation (economic, legal or cultural).
  • Define the ethical responsibilities of business organizations.
  • Describe the ramifications of unethical behavior.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. For more information, click here

The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. For more information, click here

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, leads to professional licensure. For more information, click here.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Business Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Individualized business 
  • Information systems
  • Information systems, auditing, and control
  • Insurance
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services Marketing
  • Supply chain management