Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Program Overview

At Fairfax University of America, our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program gives qualified students the analytical and leadership skills required to lead teams and make favorable financial and social impacts on businesses. The need to balance growth initiatives with a cultural focus on environmental and social responsibilities has increasingly become a requirement for success in various industries. FXUA guarantees students obtain success in both the academic and practical realms of their prospective careers.

The Future of Business Administration

The primary goal of the curriculum is to teach students about operations at businesses and public organizations and how they communicate with people. The program also goes over the changes that happen when organizations have these interactions. The BSBA program provides instruction in the following five domain areas of business administration to help students accomplish these objectives:

Business Development and Analysis (BDA): Business development focuses on ideas or efforts implemented to enhance operations. This topic may include sales initiatives, strategic partnerships, scalability, and similar activities. Business development has company-wide implications for each department, from accounting to human resources.

Leadership Development (LD): This topic teaches students how to be effective leaders of companies. It helps them strengthen skills in multiple fields, including project supervision, decision making, and networking.

Organizations and Contexts (OC): When leaders assess the state of their business for organizational context, they look at its structure, performance goals, strengths and challenges, and parties of interest. They also consider how external and internal factors affect their efforts. The purpose is for businesses to improve operations and experience growth.

Human Development (HD): Although recent developments have made artificial intelligence increasingly important for businesses, it cannot replace the human component. Therefore, leaders must understand human development and receive ethics training to help them make the best decisions for their employees.

Organizational Psychology (OP): Industrial-organizational psychology looks at how people behave in occupational environments. While the field of study is somewhat new, the fundamental ideas have roots in traditional psychology.

BSBA Degree Program Course Work

In the BSBA program on top of the required business courses, students also take general classes in arts and humanities, communications, mathematical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and cross-cultural studies, along with transformative learning and leadership in practice. Altogether, the program consists of 41 courses and provides students with 120 credits. For more information about specific classes, view our course descriptions.

The faculty members teaching these courses have expertise and practical experience in their respective fields. They manage ever-changing technological developments and information sources while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit vital for successful business leaders. Review our faculty directory to learn more about the professors at Fairfax University of America.

BSBA Degree Program Areas of Focus

The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program that features four specializations with distinct coursework for students who want to hone their skills in a specific area:

Business Analytics

This option involves interpreting complex, diverse datasets to create models and solve business challenges.

Business Optimization

This concerns redefining processes and developing strategies to maximize asset use and operate more efficiently.

Organizational Development and Human Resources

This deals with entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, operations management, international management, strategy and policy, and the principles of management to provide business leaders with tactics for long-term development.

Social Innovation and Sustainable Business

This area discusses communal, ethical, and organizational needs to help leaders form sustainable models for business, especially when working in uncertain environments.

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What are Micro-Credentials?

Micro-credentials showcase that a student has knowledge or experience in a particular subject area or skill. These affordable and flexible mini-certifications enable students to augment their talents to meet their educational needs and professional goals. Our Office of Micro-Credentials partners with the global digital badging platform Credly to help students receive these qualification:

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE MICRO-CREDENTIALS

Advanced Marketing & Sales Strategy (AM&SS) | Business Analytics Capstone (BAC)
Business Analytics in Practice (BAP) | Business Development (BD) | Business Leadership (BL)
Change and Business Leadership (C&BL) | Data Visualization with Tableau (DVT) | Ethical Leadership (EL)
Foundations of Business Analytics (FBA) | Foundations: Marketing and Sales (M&S)
Globalization, Economic Growth, and Stability (GE&S) | Lean Six Sigma (LSS) | Market Positioning & Sales (MP)
Sustainable Business Change Agent (SBCA) | Value Chain Management (VCM)

Career Outlook With A Business Administration Degree

Since the BSBA program provides students with a host of transferable skills, they can follow numerous career paths. Below are some of the most rewarding job opportunities for those who study business administration, along with their average salaries as stated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

·  Financial Analyst ($83,660)
·  Sales Manager ($132,290)
·  Market Research Analyst ($65,810)
·  Loan Officer ($63,960)
·  Human Resources Specialist ($63,490)

Earn Your Bachelor of Science In Business Administration Degree

Students looking for a quality business administration education should enroll in the BSBA program at Fairfax University of America. We empower students to achieve their educational goals and become transformative leaders in today’s global society. Request information to learn more about our non-profit institution in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, or fill out an application to enroll in our business administration degree program.

BSBA CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Area Number of Courses Credits
General Education Department Courses 14 42
Fundamental Courses 21 60
Specialization 6 18
Total 41 120
General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities Division (3 Courses -9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
HUMN 101 Introduction to the Arts and Humanities None 3
HUMN 105* Foundations of Learning and Being None PR 3
HUMN 125* Worldviews and Models of Action None PR, GC, DMPS 3
PHIL 101 Philosophy None 3
RLGN 110 Comparative Religion None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Communications Division (2 Courses – 6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
COMM 110 Oral Communication Skills None 3
ENGL 120 Academic Writing and Research None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Mathematical Sciences Division (1 Course – 3 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
MATH 160 Pre-Calculus None 3
MATH 165 Calculus I None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Natural Sciences Division (2 Courses – 6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
BIOL 101 General Biology None 3
CHEM 101 General Chemistry None 3
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology None 3
PHYS 101 College Physics None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Social Sciences and Cross-Cultural Studies Division (3 Courses – 9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
GOVT 120 Comparative Government None 3
GOVT 130 American Society and Politics None 3
GEOG 101 World Geography None 3
HIST 101 World History None 3
INCS 300* The Context of Global Citizenship None GC 3
INCS 325* Being a Global Citizen None GC, SP 3
SOCI 101 Sociology None 3
PSYC 101 Psychology None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice Division (3 Courses – 9 Credits)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
TLLP 150 Practices of Learning and Being None DMPS 3
TLLP 200 Designing a Life of Self-Fulfillment None PR 3
TLLP 400 Designing a Life of Possibilities – Concepts, Tools, and Processes of Thinking None DMPS 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Required Courses
Code Course Title Microcredentials Prerequisite Credits
MC Certification
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting None 3
ACCT 305 Accounting Information Systems ACCT 101 3
BUSS 110 Introduction to Business M&S Foundations; MP None 3
BUSS 120 Principles of Management BD Certified Manager None 3
BUSS 130 Principles of Marketing M&S Foundations; MP None 3
BUSS 155 Seminar I None 1
BUSS 200 Legal Aspect of Business None 3
BUSS 220 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility EL None 3
BUSS 242 Principles of Finance ECON 101 and ACCT 101 3
BUSS 280 Introduction to Statistics None 3
BUSS 290 Introduction to Business Analytics BUSS 280 3
BUSS 300 Organizational Theory & HR Management

Certified Manager

 

None 3
BUSS 328 Foundations of Data and Information Management BUSS 290 3
BUSS 390 Seminar II BUSS 155 1
BUSS 450 Research and Analytics Skills None 3
BUSS 490 Consulting Project and Seminar BUSS 390 4
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics None 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics None 3
TLLP 250 Designing Your Career to Find Purpose, Meaning, and Success None CAR, SP None 3
TLLP 275 Pursuing Social Impact Throughout Your Career None CAR, SP None 3
TLLP 425 Designing a Life of Possibilities – Career Planning and Leadership None CAR None 3
SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Business Analytics Specialization: (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours)

Business analytics leverages data, statistics, and technology to analyze complex business problems to provide descriptive and predictive solutions that complement the business decision-making process.

Code Course Title Microcredentials Prerequisite Credits
MC Certification
BUSS 338* Business Data Visualization DVT BUSS 328 3
BUSS 351 Business Development MP; BD BUSS 110 3
BUSS 362 Business Consulting BD Certified Business Consulting BUSS 110 3
BUSS 364 Negotiation Essentials BD None 3
BUSS 400* Business Decisions and Modeling DVT BUSS 351 3
BUSS 440* Business Intelligence and Predictive Analysis DVT None 3
BUSS 445/540^ Human Resource Analytics None 3
BUSS 448/546^ Marketing Analytics M&S: MPS None 3
BUSS 478/578^ Business Risk Analysis and Optimization DVT None 3
BUSS 479* Data Prediction and Business Optimization DVT None 3
BUSS 487/587^ Contemporary Issues in Applying Business Analytics None 3
BUSS 488 Internship in Business Analytics None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Business Optimization Specialization: (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours)

Project management concerns the use of strategies and practices that streamline operations. This requires further development of critical thinking skills and knowledge of existing and emerging practices in order to help individuals to provide creativity and innovation to their organizations.

Code Course Title Microcredentials Prerequisite Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 306 Communities of Practice None 3
BUSS 320* Introduction to Project Management None 3
BUSS 325 Project Management Systems LSS None 3
BUSS 327 Leading Project Management Operations VCM None 3
BUSS 329 Organizational Behavior None 3
BUSS 351* Business Development M&S Foundations; BD None 3
BUSS 362 Business Consulting BD Certified Business Consulting None 3
BUSS 364 Negotiation Essentials BD None 3
BUSS 370* Business Change Management LSS None 3
BUSS 378 Asset Management and Optimization LSS None 3
BUSS 385 Seminar in Technological Change and Productivity None 3
BUSS 410/510^ Contracts, Procurement, & Supply Chain Management Systems

VCM

 

None 3
BUSS 415/515^ Risk Management in Project Management LSS None 3
BUSS 418/518^ Mergers and Acquisitions None 3
BUSS 428 Internship in Project Management LSS None 3
BUSS 429/525^ Contemporary Issues in Business Process Optimization

VCM

 

Minimum of 90 credits 3
BUSS 433/527^ Emergent Roles of Project Management in Business

VCM

 

None 3
BUSS 435/535^ Management and Ethical Leadership

EL

 

None 3
BUSS 478/578^ Business Risk Analysis and Optimization None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Organizational Development and Human Resources Specialization: (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours)

This specialization develops skillful students in effective utilization of human resource and organization resources; build competency of managers in understanding human and organizational behaviors in identifying, acquiring, developing and rewarding high performing and productive employees.

Code Course Title Microcredentials Prerequisite Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 305 Communities of Practice None 3
BUSS 333* Managing Behavior and Organizations C&BL; BL; EL None 3
BUSS 340* Human Resource Management C&BL; BL None 3
BUSS 349 Internship in Organizational Development None 3
BUSS 350 Business Development M&S Foundations; BD BUSS 110 3
BUSS 360 Business Consulting BD Certified Business Consulting BUSS 110 3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials BD None 3
BUSS 373* Change Management and Leadership C&BL; BL None 3
BUSS 379 Learning Organizations BL None 3
BUSS 430 Leading Organizations with Positive Psychology BL None 3
BUSS 432/532^ Organizational Performance Measure BL None 3
BUSS 435/535^ Management and Ethical Leadership

EL

 

None 3
BUSS 437/537^ Talent Acquisition and Development None 3
BUSS 439 Managing in a Digital World None 3
BUSS 444/544^ Contemporary Issues in Organizational Development Minimum of 90 credits 3
BUSS 447/547^ Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business EL None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Social Innovation and Sustainable Business Specialization: (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours)

Social Innovation and Sustainable Business concentration is interdisciplinary in nature which is integrating social and environmental sciences and innovation to achieve a sustainable business practices of long-term profitability, healthy environment and developed human/community.

Code Course Title Microcredentials Prerequisite Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 351* Business Development MS: Foundations; BD N/A BUSS 110 3
BUSS 362 Business Consulting BD Certified Business Consulting BUSS 110 3
BUSS 364 Negotiation Essentials BD N/A None 3
BUSS 371* Sustainable Business Innovation and Management SBCA N/A None 3
BUSS 376* Social Capital Innovations SBCA N/A None 3
BUSS 380 Environmental Ethics and Compliance SBCA N/A None 3
BUSS 381* Environmental Politics and Policy GE&S N/A None 3
BUSS 383 Sustainable Energy Systems SBCA N/A None 3
BUSS 387 Policy Making in a Global Context GE&S N/A None 3
BUSS 388 International Economics and Politics GE&S N/A None 3
BUSS 451/550^ Development and Globalization GE&S N/A None 3
BUSS 453/553^ Economics of Development GE&S N/A None 3
BUSS 457/557^ International Perspectives in Substantiable Business N/A N/A None 3
BUSS 459 Internship in Sustainable Business N/A N/A None 3
BUSS 461/560^ Sustainable Business Metrics and Reporting SBCA N/A None 3
BUSS 463/563^ Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business SBCA N/A Minimum of 90 credits 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit. NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

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