A major in Business Administration provides a broad-based education in all business disciplines but with sufficient depth that students engage in higher-level learning in key disciplines. This major provides the education required for “generalist” managerial positions. These are managers who understand how an organization functions, how it relates to its external environment, and how people within the organization behave. Management generalists are not tied to a particular functional area, which means they can occupy a wide range of positions within an organization in a wide array of organizations in business, government, and the non-profit sector. A degree in Business Administration is also beneficial to students who want to enter corporate management training programs or perform analytical work and projects within an organization.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Business Administration must complete a minimum of 121 credits of which 48 credits must be from non-business courses, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.
Students majoring in Business Administration must declare and complete a Business Minor. In addition, Business Administration students are required to complete 15 incremental credits of Business electives (which can include courses in the Business minor), that are not captured elsewhere on the degree planner.
Students majoring in Business Administration must maintain a 2.0 average in the General Business Component Courses, in the additional business courses and in the business minor. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 or higher in each course that serves as a prerequisite to a subsequent Business course. (Refer to the course description for specific prerequisites.) Failure to attain a 2.0 in prerequisite courses may lengthen the time to graduation. Students must also earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in the senior business capstone course, BUS 495 . Students graduating with a declared major in Business Administration may not simultaneously declare a Business Administration minor or another business major. Students who are waived from FYS must complete 3 credits of non-business coursework.