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Business Administration Major


The AACSB-accredited Business Administration Major prepares students to assume entry-level positions in an organization and offers a firm grounding in all of the functional areas of business. The program also prepares students for graduate business study. sdkjsahgdfkhjg

Students interested in business studies may also wish to consider the College's majors in accounting, finance, international business and marketing.

What Can I Do With a Business Administration Major?

Admission to the Program

A student's cumulative GPA in the foundation courses is used to determine whether the student will be admitted to the major. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the foundation courses below, with no grade lower than "C-." Transfer grades are included in this GPA.

  • CIS106 End User Computing
  • ACC281 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ECN201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN204 Introduction to Statistics

Note: An introductory statistics course from another discipline (e.g ., psychology) may be substituted for ECN 204. However, credit towards graduation will be allowed for only one introductory statistics course.

Students who successfully complete these requirements can declare the major in business administration.

Program Requirements

Students pursue the Business Administration Major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree, and must satisfy its requirements. Students are also bound by the policies and procedures of the School of Business Administration and Economics.

Note: Only business students who have declared their major or minor are permitted to register for courses numbered 400-499 in the School of Business Administration and Economics.

Corequisite Courses

  • ENG302 Business Writing
  • ECN304 Intermediate Statistics
  • BUS389 Business Careers Seminar (1 credit)

Buisness Core Courses

  • BUS325 Principles of Finance
  • BUS335 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS345 International Business Environment
  • BUS366 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS375 Business Law I
  • BUS378 Business, Government, and Society
  • BUS475 Strategic Management

Management Courses

  • BUS260 Professional Skills and Acumen (1 credit)
  • BUS317 Management Information Systems
  • BUS461 Production Operations and Management
  • BUS465 Human Resources Management

Note: To satisfy degree requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration, students must: 

  1. Earn a grade of at least C- in all courses required for the major.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the major.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

Outcome 1: Knowledge of Business

1.1 Apply key business concepts and theories associated with core business areas

1.2 Understand ethical, global, and diversity issues that impact business.

Outcome 2: Analytical and Critical Thinking

2.1 Demonstrate critical thinking skills in analyzing business conditions and solving business problems.

Outcome 3: Communication Skills

3.1 Demonstrate effective oral communication skills

3.2 Demonstrate effective written communication skills

Outcome 4: Professional Preparedness

4.1 Demonstrate market readiness in a business-like setting.

Department of Business Administration

Department Chair: Lerong He
Location: Hartwell 119
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Phone: (585) 395-2623
Fax: (585) 395-2542

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Faculty & Staff

John S Appleman MBA
(Boston University)

Luke Bernier MBA
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)
Adjunct Lecturer

Steven T Breslawski Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Associate Professor

Mustafa Canbolat Ph.D
(McMaster University)
Assistant Professor

Corey Casher MS
(Saint John Fisher College)

Holly Cicconi-Eggleston MS
(Nazareth College Of Rochester)

J S Cook Ph.D
(Washington State University)
Assistant Professor

Baban Hasnat Ph.D
(The University Of Tennessee)

Lerong He Ph.D
(University Of Pennsylvania)
Associate Professor + Chair

Kelly Kaye MS
(Roberts Wesleyan College)

John Keiser Ph.D
(University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign)
Associate Professor

John McGowan MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Athanasios P Mihalakas JD
(University College London)
Assistant Professor

Priyamvadha Rangan Ph.D
(University Of Kansas Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Weidong Rong Ph.D
(Saint Louis University-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

Joon Yong Seo Ph.D
(University Of Utah)
Assistant Professor

Jacqueline G Slifkin JD
(University Of Pittsburgh-Main Campus)

John Stephan Ph.D
(Columbia University)
Assistant Professor

Richard Strusienski MS
(SUNY At Buffalo)

Melissa L Waite Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Associate Professor

Michael Ziolkowski Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Associate Professor