Overview

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration emphasizes broad management competencies in finance, marketing, human resources, economics, and computers. This program is an excellent choice for students who would like a broad exposure to the business world and a solid foundation in business fundamentals.  

The Business Administration degree is designed to provide students with options that enhance transfer to four-year institutions or allow students to pursue employment upon completion of the program.

Why Great Bay?

The Business Administration Program is a transfer degree with calculated direct paths to UNH and SNHU, through our articulation agreements.

The program is for those who are interested in business, but who have not yet determined which field they want for their career. Students have the chance to try out Accounting, Marketing, Management, etc., as well as complete general education requirements, before picking a major.

Career Options

The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration provides the framework needed for successful careers in high-tech industries, manufacturing, banking and finance, health care, communications, service industries, and nonprofit organizations.

Related Degrees

First Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
FYE111GFirst Year Seminar-BUS/HOSP101
BUS110GIntroduction to Business303
CIS156G /
CIS154G
Computer Applications in Business / Comprehensive22 /43 /4
ENGL110GCollege Composition I404
BUS114GManagement303
ACCT113GAccounting and Financial Reporting I303
Total Credits17-18

First Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
 Math Elective404
ACCT123GAccounting and Financial Reporting II303
 Lab Science Elective^334
 Business or Liberal Arts Elective^303
Total Credits14

^Recommended. Any one-cred FYE course fulfills this requirement.

^Theory, lab, and credit hours may vary depending on the elective course chosen.

Second Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ECON234GMacroeconomics303
CRIT150GCritical Thinking in the Humanities303
OR
MATH215GFinite Math404
OR
MATH225GProbability and Statistics404
OR
MATH230GCalculus I404
 Business or Liberal Arts Elective^303
 Business or Liberal Arts Elective^303
 BUS or ACCT, ECON, MKTG or HOSP Elective^303
Total Credits15-16

^Theory, lab, and credit hours may vary depending on the elective course chosen.

Second Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ECON235GMicroeconomics303
 Business or Liberal Arts Elective^303
 Business or Liberal Arts Elective^303
PHIL240GEthics303
 BUS or ACCT, ECON, MKTG or HOSP Elective^303
Total Credits15

^Theory, lab, and credit hours may vary depending on the elective course chosen.

Suggested Pathway 1: Transfer to UNH Paul School or other universities

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
 Elective – Fine & Performing Arts^ 303
 Elective – Environment, Technology & Society Discovery^ 303
 Elective – Social or Physical Science^303
 Elective – World Cultures or Humanities Discovery^303
 Elective – Historical Perspectives Discovery^303
ACCT213GCost Accounting I303
ACCT215GCost Accounting II303
Total Credits21

^Theory, lab, and credit hours may vary depending on the elective course chosen.

Suggested Pathway 2: Leadership & Management (Transfer to SNHU or other 4-Year Institutions)

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
MKTG101GIntroduction to Marketing303
BUS210GOrganizational Communications303
 OR   
BUS200GTeambuilding303
BUS224GHuman Resource Management303
 OR   
BUS116GOrganizational Behavior303
BUS208GLeadership Theory and Practice303
BUS211GBusiness Law303
BUS221GBusiness Finance303
BUS209GPrinciples of Global Business303
Total Credits21

Suggested Pathway 3: Sales & Digital Marketing (Entrepreneurs, Direct-to-Career, and Transfer)

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
MKTG101GIntroduction to Marketing303
MKTG224GSales and Sales Management303
MKTG201GBusiness Relationship Management303
BUS210GOrganizational Communications303
OR
BUS200GTeambuilding303
BUS205GSmall Business Management303
OR
BUS291GInternship093
BUS209GPrinciples of Global Business303
BUS282GCapstone Research303
Total Credits21

Suggested Pathway 4: Insurance & Risk Management

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
INSR120GIntroduction to Risk Management & Insurance303
INSR122GPersonal Insurance303
INSR123GCommercial Insurance303
INSR124GAgency Operations303
MKTG101GIntroduction to Marketing303
INSR125GIntroduction to Claims303
BUS291GInternship093
Total Credits21

Suggested Pathway 5: Sports Management

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
MKTG101GIntroduction to Marketing303
SPTS101GIntroduction to Sports Management303
SPTS210GSports & Facilities Management303
SPTS225GSports Law303
HOS211GSports & Recreation Tourism303
SOCI116GSports & Society303
BUS291GInternship093
Total Credits21

Total Overall Credits : 61-63

Pathways

Within the Business Administration Associate in Science Degree, Great Bay offers five pathways for students who would like to study within a specialized focus area: 

  • Leadership & Management *Direct path to SNHU through articulation agreement
  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Sales & Digital Marketing
  • Sports Management
  • Transfer Pathway *Direct path to UNH’s Paul School through articulation agreement

Accreditation Information

The Business Administration Program is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an internationally recognized business school accreditation organization. The accreditation provides assurance the program offers a high-quality degree and the courses studied are seamlessly transferred to many four-year institutions.

Program Outcomes

Graduates with a degree in Business Administration will:

  • Know the fundamentals of theory and practices in Business Administration.
  • Demonstrate written and oral proficiency in business communications.
  • Understand the foundations and importance of business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Be able to transfer to a four-year college or university with a solid management and overall business studies foundation.
  • Be prepared to enter the workforce with entry-level skills for Business Administration.
  • Possess a solid curricular foundation for transfer.
  • Understand the need for life-long learning to help ensure employability.
  • Demonstrate competency in fundamental areas of business: Accounting, finance, computers, and economics.
  • Possess an understanding of cross-cultural and global issues, and sensitivity to diversity and other cultures.
  • Demonstrate information literacy through research skills and the use of technology.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, analysis, reasoning, questioning and quantitative skills.

61-63 Credits Required

Questions?

Contact an Admissions Representative at (603) 427-7600 ex 7500 or gbadmissions@ccsnh.edu