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Business Administration, B.S.

NYIT's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) program prepares aspiring business leaders for success in an evolving, uncertain, dynamic business environment. Our curriculum is driven by the concept that technology is transformational, the business world is globalized, and that both qualities jointly impact the ability of those with entrepreneurial inclinations to create and implement new innovative business models. Such emphasis ensures NYIT graduates are ready to add value and change the face of the business landscape when they enter the workforce.

In addition to program curriculum requirements, all students must satisfy the Professional Enrichment, Experiential Education, and Student Advancement components of the BUSI 495 course in the upper core. Students should refer to brochures for these platforms to better comprehend and review alternatives that are available. All students must also register for and complete BUSI 100 School of Management orientation during their first semester of study. This zero-credit-hour requirement ensures that all students are familiarized with the School's processes, requirements, and other orientation-specific items that lead to student success. The course, offered as pass/fail, must be completed in partial fulfillment of B.S.B.A. requirements and cannot be waived.

Program Features

  • Significant elements of globalization and its impact on business. This is addressed in each concentration, where a domain-specific, global-intensive course is required, and also in each course, where the Master Syllabi contains a contextualized learning goal and student-learning outcome that speaks to either the impact that globalization has had on business within the context of the course or specific localized elements of the course relevant to the community where the course is taken.
  • The completion of a capstone course both in the business program core and the chosen concentration. These capstone courses tie together the learning objectives of the concentration and unify them by way of the concentration's overarching learning goal. In addition, the B.S.B.A. program core capstone course (BUSI 435) unifies much of the educational experience and ensures domain integration across the functional areas of business.
  • A unique and required course in business innovation and research. In this course students must create entrepreneurial innovations for processes, products, or services, and conduct the appropriate research in support of this potential venture. In this way, students add value to those organizations that include venturing as a part of their strategic management processes.
  • Established best-practice protocols in pedagogy through its implementation of Bloom's taxonomy into the learning goals of its academic programs, concentrations, and courses. In this way, the school ensures that students not only gain knowledge and develop understanding, but are able to apply this knowledge, conduct relevant analysis, synthesize multiple domains and information together, and evaluate alternatives in support of effective decision making.
  • Mandatory participation, by all students, into the school's Professional Enrichment, Experiential Education, and Student Advancement programs. These co-curricular "Triple Platforms of Excellence" ensure that students hear from professionals in the workforce through attendance at seminars and workshops, "learn by doing" through a required educational experience that engages students into the workforce applying what has been learned in the classroom, and take responsibility for their educational experiences through engagement with other students, faculty, community and professionals in the student advancement program. These exciting co-curricular experiences are tied together in the required BUSI 495 Professional Enrichment Capstone course.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a career as a CPA are encouraged to consider the B.S.B.A. (Accounting Module) Plus M.B.A. (Accounting Specialization) program.

B.S.B.A. Programmatic Learning Goals

Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, students demonstrate attainment of programmatic learning goals. The degree of attainment realized is a shared and collaborative responsibility that engages students, faculty, staff and other stakeholder groups, working together to maximize students' opportunities to be successful.

Programmatic learning goals are partitioned into two categories: general learning goals, and management-specific learning goals. The former are considered transferable and have relevancy across all disciplines of study, both in business and outside of business. These goals are also in support of the general education learning goals. The latter, which are management specific, speak specifically to those issues that impact success in the business environment.

B.S.B.A. General Goals
Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. program, students:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Compare, contrast, and apply basic ethical concepts; and
  • Illustrate cultural awareness and analyze the impact of globalization on business.

B.S.B.A. Management-Specific Goals
Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. program, students:

  • Demonstrate competency and make decisions in each of the functional business disciplines;
  • Use technology as a decision support tool in business and in the major;
  • Conduct and utilize research to support business innovation; and
  • Integrate functional disciplines together to effect sound policy making and business planning.

These seven learning goals are further decomposed into learning objectives, and students receive an "assessment scorecard" as they progress through the academic program detailing their attainment of each goal and objective. In this way, the School of Management affects "formative assessment," at the program level, to inform students of their progression through the academic program.

B.S.B.A. Options

In addition to completing courses in the general education and the business program core, the School of Management offers students the choice of seven concentrations that form focused areas of study. All students must choose a concentration for their B.S.B.A. program. Each of the seven concentrations have major-specific learning goals and learning objectives, which are stated below. These are in addition to, but also supportive of, the earlier-stated programmatic learning goals.

Accounting

Accounting students may either choose Pathway 1, if their intention is to pursue a career in managerial accounting, or Pathway 2, if their intention is to pursue a career in public accounting. All students in the B.S.B.A. (Accounting Module) Plus M.B.A. (Accounting Specialization) program MUST follow Pathway 2 in fulfillment of the B.S./M.B.A. requirements.

Students interested in pursuing the CPA examination are advised to enroll in the B.S.B.A. (Accounting Module) Plus M.B.A. (Accounting Specialization) program. Students should refer to the School of Management's Graduate Catalog for degree requirements and follow Pathway 2 of the accounting concentration.

Managerial Accounting (Pathway 1)

NOTE: Effective December 1, 2016, no additional students will be admitted to Managerial Accounting (Pathway 1).

  • Learning Goal: Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. with a concentration in managerial accounting, students are able to prepare and interpret a complete set of financial statements that assist in the management decision-making process.

  • Learning Objectives: Toward achieving this concentration's learning goal, students:

    1. Interpret and apply the accounting for Liabilities and Stockholder's Equity;
    2. Apply the accounting for Assets, the Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement;
    3. Analyze the comprehensive array of cost aspects and utilize them to impact management policy;
    4. Critique corporate financial statements and appropriateness of financial reporting; and
    5. Integrate Internal Controls within a company in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

Public Accounting (Pathway 2)

  • Learning Goal: Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. with a concentration in public accounting, students are able to analyze and integrate tools of the accounting problems associated with financial statements.

  • Learning Objectives: Toward achieving this concentration's learning goal, students:

    1. Interpret and apply the accounting for Liabilities and Stockholder's Equity;
    2. Apply the accounting for Assets, the Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement;
    3. Analyze the comprehensive array of cost aspects and utilize them to impact management policy;
    4. Research, interpret, and recommend effective tax strategies; and
    5. Integrate auditing principles and procedures under generally accepted auditing standards in auditing financial statements.

Finance

  • Learning Goal: Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. with a concentration in finance, students are able to analyze, interpret, and recommend strategies using financial data sets.

  • Learning Objectives: Toward achieving this concentration's learning goal, students:

    1. Integrate various financial paradigms into corporate financial decision-making and policies;
    2. Evaluate how investment decisions are made by individuals and institutions;
    3. Apply international financial management concepts to enhance the value of the firm;
    4. Analyze corporate financial statements and evaluate the firm's performance; and
    5. Estimate short-term investment and financing needs of a firm.

Human Resources Management

  • Learning Goal: Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. with a concentration in human resources management, students will be able to formulate a talent management plan that supports an organization's strategy.

  • Learning Objectives: Toward achieving this concentration's learning goal, students:

    1. Recommend HR practices that enhance workforce and organizational performance;
    2. Apply principles of human behavior to the design of workforce practices;
    3. Evaluate the impact of globalization on workforce practices;
    4. Evaluate HR practices for compliance with employment and labor laws; and
    5. Negotiate and recommend practices for establishing a productive relationship between labor and management.

International Business

  • Learning Goal: Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. with a concentration in international business, students are able to analyze the global business environment for a multinational firm, and develop international business strategies to enhance sustainability.

  • Learning Objectives: Toward achieving this concentration's learning goal, students:

    1. Survey environmental factors and their impacts on the decision making process of a multinational;
    2. Analyze the international economic environment for a firm operating in a global setting;
    3. Integrate social media and emerging technologies to leverage opportunities in the global environment;
    4. Apply international financial management concepts to enhance the value of the firm; and
    5. Determine how marketing principles are utilized by international firms.

Management

  • Learning Goal: Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. with a concentration in management, students will be able to evaluate the impact of management policy on an organization's performance, and to deploy managerial techniques effectively in real-life business situations.

  • Learning Objectives: Toward achieving this concentration's learning goal, students:

    1. Evaluate the impact of globalization on a firm's success and challenges;
    2. Distinguish the role of human behavior in organizations, particularly in the context of managerial practices;
    3. Analyze how new venture creation contributes to advancing management strategy;
    4. Design a knowledge management plan that impacts on a firm's performance; and
    5. Deploy the appropriate techniques for effective human resource management.

Marketing

  • Learning Goal: Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. with a concentration in marketing, students are able to conduct primary and secondary marketing data analysis and develop global marketing strategy.

  • Learning Objectives: Toward achieving this concentration's learning goal, students:

    1. Design and implement an integrated marketing communications strategy and program;
    2. Assess a marketing distribution system and a retail marketing mix;
    3. Identify new product opportunities and manage the product life cycle and systematic product development process;
    4. Organize, measure, and analyze relevant marketing information to provide recommendations for marketing-decision making; and
    5. Evaluate global macro environmental trends and their impact on the elements of marketing strategy and programs.

Small Business and Entrepreneurial Studies

  • Learning Goal: Upon successful completion of the B.S.B.A. with a concentration in small business and entrepreneurial studies, students are able to analyze, initiate, and implement a viable small business or entrepreneurial venture.

  • Learning Objectives: Toward achieving this concentration's learning goal, students:

    1. Construct a plan that integrates the functional area expertise needed to initiate and run a small business or entrepreneurial venture;
    2. Synthesize classical ethical schools of thought as they apply to entrepreneurial decision-making processes;
    3. Integrate and apply contemporary global information technologies to the development of a small business or entrepreneurial venture;
    4. Evaluate the market potential of new product ideas; and
    5. Design an effective development plan for a technological innovation.

School of Management B.S.B.A. Academic Policies and Standards

The School of Management implements processes for the B.S.B.A. program that are in addition to those of the university for the purpose of ensuring effective student selection and retention. School of Management academic policies are in addition to NYIT academic policies and standards.

  1. At least 50 percent of the total credit hours in all traditional business subjects required for the B.S.B.A. must be completed in the School of Management. (Business credit hours exclude certain courses in economics and statistics.) This implies that:
    • At least 27 credit hours of the 51-credit-hour business program core and the concentration in the B.S.B.A. program must be earned in the School of Management's School of Management at NYIT
    • At least 30 credit hours of the 60 credit hours of traditional business subjects counted toward the B.S.B.A. requirements must be earned in the School of Management's School of Management at NYIT
  2. No course credit for coursework completed at a community/two-year institution may be applied to, or transferred as, a 300- or 400-level business course
  3. Any 300- or 400-level business course taken at another institution is transferable into the B.S.B.A. curriculum only if the credit hours have been earned from a licensed AACSB accredited four-year degree-granting institution
  4. A minimum grade of C- or better is required in order to transfer credit hours in traditional business subjects, earned elsewhere, into the B.S.B.A. program
  5. B.S.B.A. students with dual concentrations must complete the full complement of concentration courses for each; no credit may be applied to two disparate degree requirements
  6. Students pursuing the B.S.B.A. as a second bachelor's degree must complete the entire business program core and concentration requirement (subject to academic policies and standards 1, 2, and 3, above), and complete a minimum of 36 additional credit hours of study

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This program follows our general admission requirements.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your midyear and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. You have the option of submitting results from the previous or redesigned SAT. If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, you will need to submit official SAT or ACT scores.
    • NYIT SAT Code: 2561, NYIT ACT Code: 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 300–350 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.

International Students Special Requirements