B.S. in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS/BA) program provides students with the skills and knowledge to seek a vast array of career opportunities in business administration and management. Designed for students who want a strong business foundation taught by experienced faculty through experiential learning, the BS/BA degree equips students for future success in the business environment. This degree program reflects the ever-changing and demanding environment of the business industry. The curriculum is focused in emerging markets and designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills essential to their successful entry into business and society. Emphasis is placed on effective communications, quantitative and analytical skills, global awareness, information technology, critical thinking skills, teamwork, business functional skills and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BS/BA) requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters. Designed for students interested in obtaining a strong business foundation, the student may select an Area of Concentration in Accounting, Finance, or Management.

Students should declare their Area of Concentration at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students who want to specialize in more than one Area of Concentration may cross-utilize up to 6 credit hours toward the second area of concentration. Students who participate in the Cooperative Education program may substitute up to 3 credit hours, if approved, toward one of the specified courses in their Area of Concentration. Students enrolled in the Air Force or Army ROTC program may substitute AF or MSL courses for their open elective courses.

The School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the goal of our accredited program is to create management professionals with strong business and leadership acumen. 

General Education36-38
Business Core49
Area of Concentration18
Open Electives15-17
Total Credits120

General Education

Communication Theory and Skills9
Computer Science3
Humanities Lower-Level3
Social Sciences Lower-Level6
Humanities/Social Sciences Upper-Level3
Physical and Life Sciences (One course must include a laboratory)6-8
Total Credits36-38

Business Core

ACC 121Software Based Bookkeeping1
ACC 210Financial Accounting3
ACC 312Managerial Accounting3
BA 189Introduction to Business3
or BA 102 Introduction to Aviation, Aerospace and Global Business
BA 201Principles of Management3
BA 311Marketing3
BA 319Managerial and Organizational Behavior3
BA 320Business Information Systems3
BA 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
BA 335International Business3
BA 352Optimization and Decision Analytics3
BA 353Management of Production and Operations3
BA 390Business Law3
BA 437Strategic Management and Consulting3
EC 211Macroeconomics3
EC 315Managerial Economics3
FIN 332Corporate Finance I3
Total Credits49

Areas of Concentration


BA 370Machine Learning and Big Data3
FIN 334Investment Analysis3
FIN 342International Finance3
FIN 434Corporate Finance II3
Select two courses from the following:6
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
Intermediate Accounting I
Money and Banking
Personal Financial Planning
Airport Administration and Finance
CEBA 396 Co-op or Internship, ACC/BA/EC Study Abroad Course, or any ACC/BA/EC Upper-level Elective
Total Credits18


ACC 329Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination3
ACC 338Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 351Auditing Principles and Procedures3
ACC 439Federal Taxation3
Select two courses from the following:6
Money and Banking
Investment Analysis
International Finance
CEBA 396 Co-op or Internship, ACC/BA/EC Study Abroad Course, or any ACC/BA/EC Upper-level Elective
Total Credits18


BA 341Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management3
BA 3283
Management Designated Electives12
Students must select 4 Upper level ACC/BA/EC courses which reference "Management," "Managerial," or "Administration" in the course title or description.
Total Credits18
Open Electives (may include UNIV 101)15-17
Total Degree Requirements120

Suggested Program of Study

Freshman Year
BA 189 Introduction to Business 3
Introduction to Aviation, Aerospace and Global Business
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
COM 122 English Composition 3
EC 210 Microeconomics 3
Humanities Course Lower-Level 3
MA 120 Quantitative Methods I 3
Pre-Calculus for Aviation
Physical and Life Sciences w/ Lab 3
Open Elective 3
Social Science Lower-Level 3
UNIV 101 College Success 1
 Credits Subtotal28.0
Sophomore Year
ACC 121 Software Based Bookkeeping 1
ACC 210 Financial Accounting 3
BA 222 Business Analytics Tools 3
BA 311 Marketing 3
BA 352 Optimization and Decision Analytics 3
COM 219 Speech 3
COM 222 Business Communication 3
Technical Report Writing
Intelligence Writing
EC 211 Macroeconomics 3
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
Open Elective 3
Physical and Life Sciences 3
 Credits Subtotal31.0
Junior Year
ACC 312 Managerial Accounting 3
BA 319 Managerial and Organizational Behavior 3
BA 320 Business Information Systems 3
BA 335 International Business 3
Concentration Courses 6
EC 315 Managerial Economics 3
FIN 332 Corporate Finance I 3
HU/SS Course Upper-Level 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Senior Year
BA 325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management 3
BA 353 Management of Production and Operations 3
BA 390 Business Law 3
BA 437 Strategic Management and Consulting 3
Concentration Courses 12
Open Electives 7
 Credits Subtotal31.0
 Credits Total: 120.0

Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical and Life Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met with permission of advisor. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Business Administration vertical outline. Other courses may also be used with permission of the Director, School of Business.

Communication Theory and Skills9
COM 122English Composition3
COM 219Speech3
COM 222Business Communication3
or COM 221 Technical Report Writing
or COM 223 Intelligence Writing
Computer Sciences3
BA 222Business Analytics Tools3
Humanities and Social Science12
Any HU Lower-Level Course
EC 210Microeconomics3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Psychology
World History
U.S. History
History of Aviation in America
Introduction to Geography
Introduction to Sociology
HU/SS Upper-Level Course
MA 120Quantitative Methods I3
or MA 111 Pre-Calculus for Aviation
MA 222Business Statistics3
Physical and Life Sciences6-8
Select any two of the following (of which one course must include a laboratory):
Any BIO/CHM/PS/WX course, or3
SIS 220Investigative Methodology and Forensic Science4