Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration, B.S.


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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, 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.  

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 100  or other courses must complete an equivalent number of credits. Students who are able to count courses for multiple degree requirements must also complete additional credits to achieve the required total of 121 in order to graduate.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Required Major Courses:


International Business Elective


Choose 3 credits of the following:

Choose 3 credits of the following:


Required Electives


Students must complete an additional 24 credits of electives. Within these 24 credits, a business minor must be completed. The remaining credits may be used as free electives. 

Suggested Course Sequence:


Sophomore Year (30 credits)


Junior Year (30 credits)


Senior Year (30 credits)


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