Program Length: 36 months (may be completed in as little as 30 months)
Business Administration Degree
At Stevens-Henager College, we strive to produce competent and effective professionals who will be able to succeed in the career field. Each program has been designed with a focus on teaching important skills, educating student in an effective way, and then getting them on their way as soon as possible.
Our Business Administration degree program is a popular choice among students, because it acts as an essential foundation for both business and further schooling. Along with teaching vital skills needed to succeed in the business world, this degree also is a great way for students to open up more doors for themselves in the career field.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration can prepare you for a variety of responsible management positions, not only domestically, but also internationally.
Both our on-ground and online business administration degree programs are designed to provide a solid foundation in accounting, sales, marketing, operations, management, human resources, banking, and finance. This program goes over a wide base of business scenarios to give you a wide exposure and a good understanding of them.
Today's business environment is a complex and ever evolving entity, so we want to prepare you to the best extent possible. With the skills developed while in this program, you will not only qualify for jobs, but be able to stay current with them as the market constantly changes.
Graduates of the business administration degree program may gain employment in entry-level to mid-level positions as account managers, small business developers, sales managers, human resource assistants, and more.
Enter the business world as an educated and skilled professional with a Business Administration Degree from Stevens-Henager, and see great results. The more education you have, the more opportunities will come your way. Build an effective base through our college that will help you for the rest of your career.
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Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of accounting, including the theory of debit and credit and the accounting cycle. Includes beginning steps in analysis of accounting transactions and their relationships to the basic accounting equation in preparation for more complex problem analysis in advanced accounting. Covers accounts receivable, accounts payable, special journals, cash receipts and payments, and banking procedures, as well as the accrual basis of accounting and the preparation of the worksheet and financial statements.
Presents the theoretical and practical applications of payroll procedures and emphasizes the methods of computing wages and salaries, keeping records, and the preparation of various federal and state government reports. Students are required to complete a comprehensive payroll project. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)
Provides a hands-on approach to learning how automated accounting systems function. Students operate a computerized general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll system. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)
Accounting Principles I
A continuation of ACC101 with special emphasis on accounts receivable and uncollectible accounts, promissory notes, merchandise inventory, and tangible and intangible assets. Emphasizes the theory of internal control using the voucher system. Corporate topics include capital stock transactions, dividends, treasury stocks, and earnings per share, long-term liabilities, and shortterm investments. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)
Accounting Principles II
Discusses financial statement analysis including comparative statements, measuring profitability, financial strength, and the statement of changes of financial position on a cash basis. Covers the cost cycle, raw materials, manufacturing costs, financial reports, and budgeting for business that operates as a manufacturing concern. (Prerequisite: ACC213, or with consent of the dean)
Covers the study of the use of accounting data internally within a firm by managers in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses. Teach students to use accounting data for planning, controlling, and making decisions concerning the optimum allocation of the firm's financial resources. (Prerequisite: ACC213, or with consent of the dean)
Timely, comprehensive study of the federal income tax structure as related to individuals, including problems intended to provide a thorough understanding of the taxation laws. Practice in the preparation of the tax returns, supplemental forms and schedules required to be filed by individuals. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)
This course introduces the elements of several popular computer software programs in word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation design, Emphasis will be placed on the basic fundamentals of document creation, saving, and printing along with the more advanced concepts of presentation design.
This course introduces several current database software products and their use in business. Emphasis is placed on database terminology in the study of tables, queries, forms, and reports. Computations and expressions are used to perform database inquiries.
Psychology of Motivation
Students review skills necessary to be successful in college, including: note-taking, study skills, writing, finding and using information on the Internet, and reading/understanding college-level text. Students are exposed to basic motivation theories, values clarification, and philosophic principles.
Basic course in microeconomic concepts. Topics include recession and depression, the circular flow of production and consumption, the role of the market in the economy, wage and price movements, and other key points.
include inflation, the cause and effects of interest rates, the dollar and the foreign trade deficit, productivity growth rate, and the federal budget deficit.
This course focuses on the principles of effective English composition with a comprehensive review and reinforcement of language arts skills. Emphasis is placed on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. Practice in proofreading, editing, revision, and clear thinking is incorporated throughout the course.
Presents the fundamental principles of written communications, specifically, common business correspondence, reports, presentations, and minutes. Specific to this course is review of the steps necessary to produce effective written communication.
This course focuses on developing critical thinking and communication skills in both verbal and nonverbal areas. Emphasis is placed on debate, panel discussions, committee work, conflict resolution, interviews, and editorial writing.
Principles of Finance
Emphasizes money and capital markets, investments, corporate finance, and the universal application of each for a more micro-oriented realistic approach to finance. Money, capital markets, and financial instruments begin the course study with investment theory developed to guide the student's choice of financial instruments. Concluding the course are the special finance problems of the large investor.
Introduces the principles and practices of financial management. The course also teaches about working capital management, financial budgeting and planning and international financing and investing decisions. The course provides a systematic treatment of the investing and financing decisions of multinational firms. (Prerequisite: FIN231, or with consent of the dean)
Financial Management I
Gives students pre-licensing preparation for life and health insurance. The purpose of life and health insurance, an overview of the insurance industry, contracts, policy provisions, options and riders, beneficiaries, premiums and proceeds are covered. Other topics include underwriting, annuities, Social Security, retirement plans, group health, disability, and accidental death and dismemberment.
Financial Management II
Introduces the student to the world of financial markets, regulatory bodies and regulations, and financial instruments. Topics include margincredit, trading strategies, and financial planning concepts. Focus will be directed to understanding the concepts contained in the General Securities Representative license exam (Series 7). (Prerequisite: FIN334, or with consent of the dean)
Financial Management III
Introduces the student to the world of financial markets, regulatory bodies and regulations, and financial instruments. Topics include types of exchange orders, long and short-term capital gains taxation, and financial planning concepts. (Prerequisite: FIN443, or with consent of the dean)
Financial Management IV
This course focuses on a comprehensive understanding of issues surrounding solicitation and financial and estate planning concepts. The student will learn to calculate long and short capital gains. (Prerequisite: FIN444, or with consent of the dean)
This course covers the history of the United States from the American Revolution to the present. Emphasis is on the economic, political, and social development of our country.
U.S. History Since the Civil War
This course offers students an overview of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The student will learn how dominant and subordinate groups have affected the shifting balance of power in America since 1863. Major topics include: Reconstruction, the frontier, the 1890s, America's transition to an industrial society, Progressivism, World War I, the 1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, economic and social change in the late 20th century, and power and politics since 1974.
An introduction to the basic principles of management as it applies to formal organizations. Students are introduced to the importance of effective management within organizations. The traditional management framework is used to provide essential skills in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.
Analyzes the major business activities of marketing, production, financial/information management, and personnel. Instructs students in the operation of a business, focusing on ownership, business operations, and career opportunities.
This course focuses on business activities necessary to match products and markets. Marketing functions such as purchasing, distribution, consumer analysis, promotion, and pricing are discussed.
This course is a career-related overview of business startups, idea identification, value proposition, and competitive advantages in a student's area of specialization. The student will be able to identify and evaluate new business ideas; to learn how to prepare and evaluate business plans; and to identify capital sources for new ventures.
Focuses on real estate investments, both private and commercial. Terminology, mortgage and other financing means, valuation and appraisal concepts are discussed.
Introduces Internet commerce basics and focuses on business concepts and applying technology in order to be successful. Other topics include globalizing a company, marketing and advertising, market trends, vendor solutions, credit card verification systems, security auction technologies, storefronts, and overall technology architecture. Students will learn to utilize Internet commerce solutions from process re-engineering to deployment and testing.
Deals with the legal problems confronting businesses such as court procedures, contracts, property law, fair credit reporting, the Privacy Act, business relationships, and supervision.
This course presents a general introduction to advertising, its function, and role within the business world. Students learn advertising techniques and how to develop an advertising plan. (Prerequisite: MAN105 Marketing, or with consent of the dean)
Explores long-range and short-range problems in operations management, both for manufacturing and for service operations. Emphasizes understanding these problems and the practical applications of quantitative techniques relative to them. Realistic case studies stress logical analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, and the presentation of results.
Retail Marketing Principles
This course provides an overview of the general principles regarding the organization of retail stores and sound merchandising. Topics include distribution of function, channels (wholesale, retail, and Internet), and provide a good understanding of the elements of managing a successful retail business. (Prerequisite: MAN105, or with consent of the dean)
Management Planning Principles
This course addresses the principles of various planning topics including strategic planning (mission, vision, objectives, and strategies), long- and short-term operational planning, and development of business plans. (Prerequisite: MAN103, or with consent of the dean)
Selling and Sales Management
Develops a working understanding of selling processes and sales management. Includes strategy, development, organization, design, motivation, leadership, and performance analysis.
Organizational Design and Change
Focuses on developing strategies and structures that align organizations with their industry environments. Adapting to changes in technology, power structures, and competition is studied as well as planning and implementing changes in internal systems and processes.
Human Resource Management
Studies the application of psychology to the problems of personnel management. The student is expected to grasp a working knowledge of the basic operative functions of procuring, developing, maintaining and utilizing a labor force sufficient to meet the minimum entry-level requirements of employment in personnel work.
International Business Principles
This course addresses differences associated with global management, challenges in conducting import and export activities, as well as important cultural differences that may affect the business relationship. (Prerequisite: MAN103 Management Principles, or with consent of the dean)
Designed to improve skills in numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing, sets, exponents, radicals, inequalities, formulas, and applications.
This course is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking and challenges the student to question his or her own assumptions through analysis of the most common problems associated with everyday reasoning. The course explains the fundamental concepts, describes the most common barriers to critical thinking and offers strategies for overcoming those barriers.
Information Technology Project Management
Introduces students to project management. Topics include analysis of business requirements, development and deployment cycles, creating project plans for successful delivery, implementation of risk management techniques and mitigation strategies, scheduling task cycles, and implementing monitoring tools and controls to track project progress
This course addresses employment search and acquisition skills. Topics include matching qualifications with job requirements, resume preparation, and job applications. Also includes cover letters, follow-up letters, resignation letters, and recommendation letters. Classroom activities include discussion of basic interviewer questions and interviewing techniques.
This course introduces the student to the intricate relationship between biology and psychology. The student is exposed to the emerging field of biopsychology in which fascinating new discoveries are constantly being made. Major topics include: anatomy of the nervous system, plasticity of the brain, sensory systems and attention, wakefulness and sleeping, emotional behaviors, the biology of learning and memory, and psychological disorders.
Sociology of Aging
This course contains an interdisciplinary approach that provides the concepts, information, and examples students need to achieve a basic understanding of aging as a social process. This course addresses a broad range of societal issues and covers concepts associated with an aging population. It examines the concept of aging on both an individual and societal level. Major topics include: the history of aging in America; physical aging; psychological aspects of aging; personal adaptation to aging; death and dying; community social services; how aging affects personal needs and resources; and government responses to the needs of aging.
Explores practical skills in statistics. Topics include distributions, relationships, randomness, inference, and proportions, This course teaches an interdisciplinary approach that provides the regression, and variance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the use of statistical methods and the demands of statistical practice. (Prerequisite: MAT220)
Total Courses: 45Total Credits: 182
Business Administration (BS) Student Information
- Total tuition/fees: $74,790 (books are included)
- Room and board fees: N/A
- On-time graduation completion rate: 69%
- Job placement rate: 91%
- Median Title IV debt: $40,981
- Median Non-Title IV debt: $2,712
- Median loan debt: $45,278
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Occupations degree prepares for:
Administrative Services Managers (11-3011.00), Business Teachers, Post-secondary (25-1011.00), General and Operations Managers (11-1021.00), Management Analysts (13.1111.00), Managers, All other (11-9199.00), Sales Managers (11-2022.00), Social and Community Service Managers (11-9151.00), Storage and Distribution Managers (11-3071.02), Transportation Managers (11-3071.01), or Transportation, Storage and Distribution Managers (11-3071.00)
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