Business Administration

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Business Studies
Penn 401 • Phone (215) 968-8227
Curriculum Code No. 1009

This program of study prepares students for upper-division course work leading to a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. The program parallels the first two years of study required by similar programs offered at baccalaureate institutions and universities. Students select the area of concentration best suited to their interests and aptitudes.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • demonstrate an understanding of the functions of business;
  • research and apply business problem solving and decision making in the context of the larger social and economic environment;
  • employ tools and skills necessary to solve business and organizational problems; and
  • apply the necessary skills to communicate and lead effectively.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
ACCT105
Financial Accounting E
4
ACCT106
Managerial Accounting E
4
COMP110
English Composition I A,E,1,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II E,2,4,10
3
OADM110
Business Communication E,2,4,10
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking E,4,5
3
CISC110
Introduction to Information Systems E,9
3
ECON111
Principles of Economics: Macro 2,3,8
3
ECON112
Principles of Economics: Micro 2
3
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 2,3,4,8
3
MGMT130
Business Law
3
OR
MGMT180
Legal Environment of Business
3
MGMT230
Principles of Management E
3
MKTG100
Principles of Marketing E
3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics E,2,6
3
MATH118
Business Calculus E,6
OR
MATH140
Calculus I E,6
3/4
ARTS/HUMANITIES B,1 3
Laboratory Science C,7 4
Electives D 9
Total Credit Hours 60-61

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
ACCT105
Financial Accounting E
4
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 2,3,4,8
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,E,1,10
3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics E,2,6
3
CISC110
Introduction to Information Systems E,9
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Credits
ACCT106
Managerial Accounting E
4
MKTG100
Principles of Marketing E
3
COMP111
English Composition II E,2,4,10
OR
OADM110
Business Communications E,2,4,10
3
MATH118
Business Calculus E,6
3
OR
MATH140
Calculus I E,6
4
Elective D 3
Total Credit Hours 16/17

Third Semester

Course Credits
MGMT130
Business Law
3
OR
MGMT180
Legal Environment of Business
3
ECON111
Principles of Economics: Macro 2,3,8
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking E,4,5
3
MGMT230
Principles of Management E
3
Elective D 3
Total Credit Hour 15

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
ART/HUMANITIES B,1 3
ECON112
Principles of Economics: Micro 2
3
Laboratory Science C,7 4
Elective D 3
Total Credit Hours 13

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
C Any of the following may be chosen: BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL 181, CHEM101, PHYS106
D Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
E Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking
3 Satisfies Diversity
4 Satisfies Information Literacy
5 Satisfies Oral Communication
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy
8 Satisfies Social Sciences
9 Satisfies Technological Competence
10 Satisfies Writing