2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
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2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Business Administration


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Chairperson: John Flateau                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               718 270-5100 office                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            718 270-5181 fax                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       jflat@mec.cuny.edu
Office: B-2032 K
Faculty: Simon Best, Sambhavi Lakshminarayanan, Evelyn Maggio

General Information

The mission of the Department of Business Administration is to prepare students for professional careers as entrepreneurs, managers and marketing professionals. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Management (B.P.S. - A.M.) and an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration. The goals of the degree programs are to provide essential knowledge and skills, and develop competencies that graduates need to: enter business careers; enter graduate and professional schools of their choice; become lifelong learners; and become professionals in business organizations and contributors to the communities in which they reside.

The business courses, programs and degrees provide for advancement in careers. Moreover, they afford students the opportunity for research internship, and professional enhancement. The department, along with the School of Business, has established liaisons with corporate, government and community organizations to help students to achieve their professional goals.

By appropriate course selection and in consultation with an academic advisor, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business may select courses to emphasize a specific career interest in the areas of: Management: Entrepreneurship; Marketing; Economics; Finance; and CIS.

Students who do not wish to choose an emphasis may select a combination of courses in consultation with faculty from among the courses offered in the School of Business.

Academic Standards

Students in the department are expected to pass all Business Administration required courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the AS Business, students should be able to:

  • Identify basic functional areas of a business
  • Discuss the role of business in society
  • Examine aspects of a business that contribute to success
  • Understand the importance of marketing
  • Solve simple business problems numerically

After completing the BPS in Applied Management, students should be able to:

  • Describe the basic functioning of organizations and work of managers
  • Comprehend the legal environment of organizations
  • Explain the role and functioning of Human Resource management within organizations
  • Apply concepts, theories and principles from the area of management to real-life organizational situations

After completing the BS in Business students should be able to:

  • Describe the functional areas of a business
  • Discuss critically the role of business in society
  • Identify aspects of a business that contribute to success
  • Solve business problems in different areas and of various types using both quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Perform SWOT analysis for a business
  • Develop plans and strategies for a business

Programs

    Associate of ScienceBachelor of Professional StudiesBachelor of Science

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