Online Business Administration Degree in Management

7603
Bachelor of Arts
Online
Yes
Undergraduate
Florida Tech Online
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 7603 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: Yes
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Management offers a challenging set of courses intended to give the student a well-rounded background in all aspects of operating a domestic or international business. The overall curriculum of the management major reflects a balance of theory and practice with emphasis on critical thinking, ethical decision-making, problem-solving, leadership and other business-related skills related to managing people and managing the numbers in today's dynamic, global and competitive business environment.

Core and Major Education
  • ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning
    Credit Hours: 1

    Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college. Requirement for all Florida Tech Online students.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • BUS 1801 Global Business Perspectives
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys the functions and operations of business organizations in a global marketplace. Studies the structure, operation, financing, relationships and responsibilities of firms in context of current legal, social, regulatory and environmental issues. Requires critical thinking, communication, research, and individual and group problem solving.

  • CIS 1130 PC Applications
    or CIS 1140 Business Computer Skills 
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces computer applications. Includes basic computer concepts and terminology through experience using the operating system, and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation management software.

  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    or WRI 1001 First-Year Writing 2 
    Credit Hours: 3

    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 0100 or COM 0110 or WRI 0100 or WRI 0110 

    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3

    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1001 or COM 1101 

  • EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the financial environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EAC 2212 Principles of Accounting 2
    Credit Hours: 3

    Continues EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1. Emphasizes understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.

    Prerequisite:

    BUS 2211 or EAC 2211 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EBA 3334 Applied Decision Methods for Business
    Credit Hours: 3

    Uses quantitative techniques to aid in decision-making. Emphasizes problem identification and applies appropriate solution techniques for interpretation of results. Includes probability theory, decision-making under certainty, risk and uncertainty, inventory control, forecasting, PERT/CPM, utility theory and linear programming.

    Prerequisite:

    BUS 2703 or EST 2703 or MTH 2401 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EBA 4498 Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Incorporates all functional business areas dealing with organizational challenges. Emphasizes decision-making processes related to strategy formulation and implementation in global settings.

    Prerequisite:

    EAC 2212, EMG 3225, EMG 3301, EMK 3601 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EEC 2303 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EEC 2304 Introduction to Microeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1010 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • ELA 2601 Law 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Investigates the operational responsibilities of individuals in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3225 Finance for Managers
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the principles of corporate financial management. Emphasizes the time value of money in investments of real or financial assets. Covers planning for current assets and liabilities, and long-range capital. Passing grade in EST 2703 Statistics is recommended.

    Prerequisite:

    BUS 2212 or  EAC 2212 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online.
  • EMG 3301 Principles of Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces management as a discipline and process. Includes evolution and scope of management, decision-making, planning, strategy, organizing, staffing, leading, control, change, and the importance of management in the global environment and ethical considerations of management decisions.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credit hours in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3327 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies the important uses of information technology in organizations. Includes information requirements and flow, system design and analysis methodologies, the generation and accumulation of data for decision-making, and the implementation and control of information systems.

    Prerequisite:

    EMG 3301 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3328 Business Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies general moral principles and their application to ethical issues and problems pertaining to business activities, and the nature of the corporation in contemporary society.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3331 Management of Human Resources
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers the principles and systems related to the management and leadership of human resources. Includes legal and administrative law issues; health, safety and security; selection and placement; job analysis; training and development; compensation and benefits; and job analysis systems.

    Prerequisite:

    EMG 3301 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3340 International Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers a broad spectrum of issues critical to developing a sound base of international business skills. Includes the assessment of foreign business practices, understanding international financial and trade practices and the impact on decision-making, and strategy development and implementation.

    Prerequisite:

    EMK 3601 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4005 Business Research Skills and Application
    (Q)
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces business research methods and techniques for composing and formatting an industry analysis. Emphasizes written communication for the business discipline and how to use library and census databases. Requires synthesis of information from multiple sources and production of senior-level business analysis. First in a two-course sequence.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4006 Business Plan Research
    (Q)
    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on applying business research methods learned in EMG 4005 to produce a new venture concept and actionable business plan as second in a two-course sequence. Emphasizes critical thinking and business analysis tools (marketing, and operational, financial, organizational and strategic analysis). Introduces business presentation techniques.

    Prerequisite:

    EMG 4005 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4410 Continuous Quality Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides a contemporary approach to organization and management philosophy, theory, concepts and applications. Focuses on improving quality, productivity and competitive position through a realistic, relevant and sweeping view of the body-of-knowledge needed by operating managers to improve systems and processes.

    Prerequisite:

    EMG 3301 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4412 Organizational Behavior and Development
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies human behavior in organizations. Blends newer concepts of behavior theory with classical organizational theory. Includes methods for bringing change to organizations.

    Prerequisite:

    EMG 3301 or PSY 3541 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMK 3601 Principles of Marketing
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides the fundamental principles in the marketing of goods, services and ideas. Includes planning, pricing, promotions and distribution. Focuses on global marketing, marketing ethics and managing the marketing function.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102, EEC 2303 

    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credits hours in Florida Tech Online
  • EST 2703 Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Emphasizes mathematical concepts. Includes measures of central tendency and spread; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; statistical inference; and linear regression and correlation.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1701 or MTH 1702 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3

    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 0111 or MTH 1011

    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • One 2000-level (or higher) communication course Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • One 1000-level (or higher) math course
Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Any HUM 1000-level (or higher)
Physical/Life Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • EDS 1021 General Physical Science
    (Recommended)
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the concepts and applications of the physical sciences for non-science majors. Includes the processes and history of science, thermodynamics, electricity, waves, chemical reactions, nuclear energy, relativity and the formation of the Earth and the universe.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EDS 1022 General Biological Science
    (Recommended)
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the concepts and applications of the biological sciences for non-science majors. Includes cell structure, function and reproduction, genetics and genetic engineering, evolution and the environment

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • Any 1000-level or higher (BIO, CHM, EDS, ENS, MET, OCN, PHY, SPS)
Social Sciences (3 credit hours)
  • Any 1000-level or higher (SS)
Restricted and Free Electives
Restricted Electives - Business (12 credit hours)
  • Any 3000/4000-level (BUS, EAC, EBA, EEC, EHC, EHR, EMG, EMK, EST)
Free Electives (choose two) (6 Credit Hours)
Total Credits Required: 121
Humanities Core Courses