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Business Administration Degree Requirements

Rosemont’s Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is a flexible 120 credit (40 course) program offered through a variety of formats—in-class and online— that gives you the personal tools and skills you will need to launch or enhance your career.


In addition to our affordable tuition, our program also allows you to:

  • Transfer up to 84 credits
  • Gain credit for life experience
  • Courses are available on campus and online

These options allow you to save on tuition and finish the program more quickly. Choose between concentrations in Leadership Studies, Organizational Development, or Business Communications. All of these concentrations may be taken online and at IBC. 

Required General Business Courses (30 Credits)

This course surveys managerial principles, theory, and functions applicable to a variety of organizational settings and conditions.

Specific techniques related to each of the managerial functions will be explored as well as general issues and trends that influence the practice of contemporary management.

This course is intended to help a broad base of people to become familiar with the basic building blocks of budget and finance.

The course is designed to deal with the study of annual business budgeting processes including projections, forecasts, and reconciliation. Income statements, balance sheets, and budget cuts will also be studied.

An analysis of the activities and functions performed by manufacturers, service operators, distributors, and retailers to make products and services available to customers.

The marketing variables, which consist of product, place, promotion, and price, are discussed in detail, as they apply to for-profit, and/or governmental organizations.

This course is a managerial approach to information systems concepts and applications for students.

Computers have become a part of our lives. Managers have a responsibility to determine organizational needs, and work with professionals to design and implement information systems that meet those needs.

The student will develop an understanding of the issues underlying information systems for planning, development and implementation.  

This course introduces the American legal system with emphasis on legal process, civil dispute resolution, business law, contracts and government regulation of business and commerce.

This course is an introduction to the study of macroeconomics and will examine how an economy works as resources are combined to produce the goods and services that people want.

Macroeconomics deals with a study of the economy in the aggregate, or the economy in general. Microeconomics (ECO-0330) looks at the behavior of individual decision-making units within the economy. 

This course examines a variety of ethical theories and applies a moral philosophy to a range of business issues such as corporate responsibility, whistle-blowing, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, employee privacy, conflict of interest, advertising and marketing, product liability, employee safety, and international business.

The overall objective of the course is for participants to learn the fundamentals of developing credible research in all areas of business.

Accordingly, this course is intended to provide a clear and practical methodology for creating research proposals, developing data collection plans, and evaluating research designs.

Participants will develop and present, both orally and in written form, a credible research proposal for a problem or issue that is relevant to business.  

 This course presents an overview of individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational structures and processes that impact the effectiveness of organizations.

The course emphasizes the analysis and application of knowledge to improve performance and organizational effectiveness and to manage organizational change. 

A culmination of all core subjects taken in the BS degree program. 

Concentration Requirements 

Leadership Studies (15 Credits)

The course will focus on an Introduction to the history and theory of leadership, to critical thinking and methods of inquiry as they bear on the basics of leadership, to the ethics of leadership, and to relevant leadership contexts. The focus will be on the analysis of the historical concepts, evaluating contemporary theories of leadership and then applying the theoretical concepts to actual leadership situations.

Focus on leadership theory and research within and across formal organization settings such as public/private, profit/non-profit, professional/non-professional, and unitary/multi-divisional. This course exams rational, natural and open systems and how leadership differs in each system. 

The course will examine cultural styles of leadership and various leadership styles which can be employed in different cultural settings. Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family and work.

The course will focus on models and techniques that support effective and efficient decision processes. An experiential focus will be placed on the identification and avoidance of known cultural and cognitive biases, and other process pitfalls that can seriously hinder successful leadership decision-making. 

The course will focus on strategic planning methodologies and issues leaders must address. Emphasis will be on application of contemporary theory, methods and techniques for developing and sustaining organizational strategies.

Organizational Development (15 Credits)

  • BUS 0452 - Management of Human Resources
  • BUS 0456 - Building and Managing a Diverse Workplace
  • BUS R440 - Labor Relations and Economics
  • BIT 0380 - Information Systems Project Management
  • FIN 0300 - Financial Institutions and Markets

Business Communications (15 Credits)

  • COM 0285 - Communications: Theories and Strategies
  • COM 0410 - Critical Thinking and Writing
  • COM 0418 - Organizational Communications
  • COM 0400 - Intercultural Communication
  • COM 0485 - Positional Bargaining and Principled Negotiation

General Education, 57 credits

In addition to meeting the course requirements for the Business Administration major, all students must also fulfill 57 credits of general education requirements. Our unique approach to a liberal arts education is focused on enhancing each student's individual gifts and talents.

We encourage students to think critically, analyze information effectively, and make decisions based on reason, not emotion. A Rosemont education equips our students for a lifetime of success, no matter what path they choose.