Lawrence Tech’s management curriculum prepares you for the real working environment, and it gave me the knowledge and preparation for the position I now have, working for a leading supplier of industrial tools.”
– Mike Stewart, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Graduate
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.
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:
Graduates with a degree in Business Management have many career options:
Banking and finance
Lawrence Tech's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration includes up to 30 credits of elective coursework. Students use these electives to concentrate on courses that will help them achieve their professional goals. While students can work one-on-one with their academic advisor to customize an individualized concentration, formal concentrations include:
We also offer concentrations in:
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:
TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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. Lawrence Tech will grant admission to students who complete the specified community college associate degree program and will award the prescribed degree to students who complete the Lawrence Tech courses listed in such an agreement and who otherwise meet graduation requirements.
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.
UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER CREDIT
The University will accept all courses with a grade of 2.00 or better from a completed General Education program of an approved four-year college or of a community college associate degree designed for transfer to a four-year institution. Approved colleges include regionally accredited community colleges and four-year colleges and institutions, as well as others approved by Lawrence Tech. Such students will be expected to have demonstrated competencies in the following categories:
If the total number of semester hours in each category of competency are less than those required by Lawrence Tech, the student will take additional General Education courses at Lawrence Tech to fulfill the requirement.
All Lawrence Tech students, including those certified to have met General Education requirements elsewhere, must complete an upper division course in language and literature or social science as part of their bachelors degree program. In those cases where a General Education course is required as a prerequisite for courses in the major, the prerequisite must be completed even if the general education requirement is met otherwise. The accreditation specifications of a particular professional degree may require students to complete additional depth and breadth course work in general education
Transfer students who enter Lawrence Tech without general education requirements completed will be required to complete the Lawrence Tech General Education requirement as established for their degree program. In this regard, individual General Education courses taken elsewhere will be considered for substitution for Lawrence Tech courses
Transfer students will have their official transcripts evaluated and receive a Credit Evaluation prior to their enrollment. The Credit Evaluation lists all courses required for a specific degree program in accordance with guidelines provided by the major college and the College of Arts & Sciences for the general education component. All courses listed are required unless transfer credit has been granted or if the student has been excused. If excused from a course, an “EX” will appear in the Credit Hours Transferred column and the student must complete the same number of credit hours in another course acceptable to his or her academic advisor.
If courses are in progress at the time of acceptance, students must request that a complete and official transcript be sent to the Lawrence Tech Registrar and ask that their academic advisor evaluate such courses during the first semester of enrollment.
All transfer credits are subject to the review of the department chairman 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.
Your 120-credit-hour program consists of:
|Communications, Math, Science||28|
|Humanities (with emphasis on leadership)||15|
|Business Management Core||41|
|Accounting, Business Law, Economics,|
|Finance, Information Technology,|
|Management and Supervision, Marketing,|
|Operations, Organizational Behavior,|
|and Strategic Management|
|General and Business Electives||30|
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 Program Flow Chart
(for students starting the BSBA degree in Fall 2012 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!
This program is offered online
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