Becoming a part of the business program at Lawrence Tech is one of the best decisions I ever made. It opened so many doors for me, giving me the opportunity to excel in my classes and to participate in internships that helped me align my interests and skills to choose the career path best for me.”
– Krysta Foster, BSBM'12
Business administration has long led the list of degrees that are most in demand by employers. Surveys indicate the trend will continue with a need for those with education in accounting, global business, finance, marketing, economics, information technology, operations, human resources, and strategic planning. Employers increasingly require strong technical and communication skills, critical thinking, and leadership abilities as they face increased competition in the global marketplace.
SummaryWith a degree in business, you can work in a wide range of industries. Whether you become self-employed or an employee of a large multinational firm, the analytical and decision-making abilities acquired through a business education can determine your level of success. Business professionals with strong leadership and problem solving skills can easily transition from one industry to another.
Whether you have your sights set on becoming the next CEO of a global firm, flexing your creative muscles to execute award-winning marketing campaigns, or running your own business, the Bachelor of Business Administration will prepare you to lead in a changing world. The Business Administration degree provides a strong foundation in business combined with a concentration of the student’s choice and a broad liberal arts education emphasizing the communication and critical thinking skills employers demand. It is an excellent choice for transfer students who wish to gain maximum credit for courses already completed. Students can:
- get real business experience in and out of the classroom through consulting projects, Quest projects and participation in on-campus activities like the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and professional honors societies;
- receive admission to the Honors Business Administration degree program if admission requirements are met;
- use electives to create a customized concentration designed around a student’s career goals;
- compete to earn scholarship funds while learning and helping a community organization through the Community Connect competition;
- with appropriate academic qualifications, earn early admission to the MBA program;
- learn from an outstanding faculty with extensive industry and academic experience;
- participate in small classes that encourage team building and personal interaction with their instructors and peers;
- gain expert advising from a faculty member in their program, maximizing opportunities at Lawrence Tech and creating a path for success after graduation;
- earn a bachelor’s degree in 60 hours if they already have an associate degree;
- complete the junior and senior year requirements in the classroom or online;
- provide meaningful feedback and receive professional mentoring through the College of Management Student Advisory Board;
- take advantage of valuable internship opportunities; and
- participate in a network of links to professional organizations and industrial partners.
Graduates with a degree in Business Management have many career options:
Human resource management
Marketing (including market research)
Lawrence Tech's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration includes up to 30 credits of elective coursework. Students use 15 credits of these electives to concentrate on courses that will help them achieve their professional goals (including at least one communication course). Students use the remaining 15 credits to earn one of the following professional Majors:
- Accounting -- the Accounting major allows students to understand accounting concepts and practices both in the U.S. and globally. It is difficult to underestimate the importance that those with accounting knowledge play in today's business environment. Students in the Accounting major (and in all majors) are encouraged to attend professional development seminars and enter case competitions. Students can also be significant assets to team events across campus, from assisting the Blue Devil Motorsports teams in managing their funds to helping architecture students with startup activities.
- Finance -- with a projected job growth of 23% according to the federal Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the Finance major affords great opportunities to students prepared to work hard. The degree program is appropriate for students who are considering out-of-college careers in finance and for students who plan to pursue graduate degrees. Out-of-class opportunities include mentoring local high school students on financial planning and investing.
- General Business -- with the guidance of their academic advisor, students in the General Business major select courses from accounting, finance, information technology, human resource management, entrepreneurship and marketing. This is an ideal major for students seeking to "customize" their degree program.
- Information Technology -- ideal for students who have a strong interest in managing and leading within an organization and who want to know more about the latest trends in a growing field. The Information Technology major builds on the foundational management skills taught in the Business Administration core courses and adds to a student's knowledge of technology to enable communication with technology-oriented clients and employees.
- Marketing -- with a focus on digital marketing, the Marketing major allows students to learn about one of the fastest-growing careers in business. Marketing graduates learn how to create marketing strategies that are executed through digital technology, including the Internet, QR codes, social media, etc. The concentration includes Web Analytics for Marketing, which teaches how to measure whether a marketing campaign is working.
Classes begin each September, January, and May. The Office of Admissions should receive completed application packages no later than two weeks before start of classes. The application package includes:
- Completed and signed application form
- High School diploma or GED equivalent reflecting a minimum GPA of 2.00.
- An official copy of the American College Test (ACT) or the Standard Achievement Test (SAT) scores.
- Official transcript from every college or university attended
- Application fee
- Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam for applicants whose native language is other than English. This requirement is waived for international students holding degrees from colleges and universities in countries where English is the native language.
TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- A completed application for admission and non-refundable fee
- Official transcripts sent from each institution to Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions;
- A minimum GPA in the following categories:
- Students with 30 or more semester hours completed are required to have a minimum of a 2.00 GPA;
- Students with less than 30 hours completed at another institution must also submit official high school transcripts and meet the freshman requirements above;
Lawrence Tech has entered into agreements with several area community colleges, which establish in advance which community college courses may be applied to earn a Lawrence Tech degree.
Transfer students pursuing a baccalaureate degree are expected to complete a minimum of 60 hours of junior and senior level course work, a minimum of 30 hours of which must be taken at Lawrence Tech.
For more information about LTU's admission policies for transfer students, visit the Office of Admissions' webpage.
All transfer credits are subject to the review of the program director or dean of the College. Questions concerning credit evaluations and any appeal for additional credit must be resolved by the Office of Admissions within the first semester of enrollment.
Credit earned in the Reserve Officers Training Corp and credit for military training may be applied toward degree work in several Lawrence Tech programs, and will be considered according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education. Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.
Other Forms of Additional Credit
High school students may earn credit with satisfactory results on Advanced Placement Examinations (AP). Credit may also be obtained through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for subject examinations only. CLEP information is available through local libraries and the Admissions Office.
Courses offered by non-collegiate organizations will be considered for credit only if they have received credit recommendation from the National Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI). Transfer credit will be considered on an individual basis. In all cases, students are required to demonstrate that they had the appropriate academic preparation for the non-collegiate course at the time it was taken.
No more than 30 semester hours of credit will be accepted from the sources listed above. A request for credit from these sources must be resolved with the Admissions Office within the first semester of enrollment. Credit for PONSI and military courses will not be shown on the students’ transcript until all other requirements for the degree have been met. Students will not receive credit from the above sources if the work is carried out while they are enrolled at Lawrence Tech or during the summer between terms of enrollment. Any exceptions will require prior written permission of the Credit Review Committee.
BSBA COURSE WORK (122 Credits)
BSBA LTU Courses
Mathematics and Science (18 credit hours)
Natural Science 1*
Natural Science 2*
Natural Science Lab*
PLEASE NOTE: Options for Natural Science 1, 2: BIO1153, BIO1221, CHM1154, FSC1214, GLG1103, PHY1154, PSC1143
English and Communication (7 credit hours)
PLEASE NOTE: Students must take this exam during the first semester of their junior year
Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit hours)
LLT/PSY/SSC Jr./Sr. Elective*
PLEASE NOTE: Jr/Sr elective is required and must be a 3-credit LLT/SSC/PSY course or above the 3000 level
General Electives (13 credit hours)
1) Select 1 course from the list of COM Electives at the end of the page. Discuss with your advisor for details.
2) Select 1000-2000 level open elective classes, a total of 9 credit hours. Discuss with your advisor for details.
BSBA COM Courses
BSBA Business Core Courses
Accounting and Finance (9 credit hours)
Economics (6 credit hours)
Business and Management (30 credit hours)
Marketing and Communication (3 credit hours)
Capstone Course (3 credit hours)
One advisor-approved IT course
BSBM Program Flow Sheet
(for students finishing the BSBM degree)
BSBA Program Flow Sheet
(for students starting the BSBA degree in Fall 2012 or later)
BSBA Sample 4-Year Degree Plan
(for students starting the BSBA degree in Fall 2013 or later)
Qualified students in Lawrence Tech's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program can earn early admission to Lawrence Tech's Master of Business Administration or other graduate programs. Students who receive early admission to a Lawrence Tech graduate program can take up to 6 graduate-level credit hours that apply to both their undergraduate and master's degrees. The Lawrence Tech management programs set the stage for your long-term success!
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