Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The four year program in Business Administration prepares students for a wide range of administrative and managerial positions in business and government or other public administration organizations. The curriculum is designed to give students a firm foundation in liberal arts as well as the applied and theoretical aspects of business related principles. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired skills in decision making, problem solving, and leadership in addition to fundamental business, management, and administrative procedures.

On Campus, Online, Traditional and Accelerated Format
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree is offered on campus, entirely online as part of our online learning experience, and in a blended online/in-class format. The program is also offered in an accelerated format as well as a traditional format.

Business Administration Professionals Are:


  • Decision Makers
  • Problem Solvers
  • Researchers
  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • Administrators


Why Business Administration?

Is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree Right for Me?

Business Administration degrees develop skills needed to be successful in almost every sector of business. Many students obtain business degrees to help advance their careers. No matter what field you intend to succeed in, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will provide the fundamental business, management, and administrative skills to help you reach your goals. Your degree from Hodges University will teach not only business skills and knowledge, but communication and computer skills as well. If you are looking to get started in the challenging world of business or self employment, a degree in Business Administration can give you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration may be a good fit for you if:

  • You are seeking to advance your career
  • You enjoy organizing and directing tasks or events
  • You enjoy working with others
  • You want a career in management
  • You wish to open your own business
  • You wish to obtain skills that are valuable in a variety of organizations and positions
  • You plan to obtain your MBA

A Business Administration degree will help open doors in almost any field, while providing entrepreneurs valuable skills to help them be successful in their endeavors.


What Can I Do With A Business Administration Degree?

Employers in all areas of business look for the skills students acquire while obtaining a Business Administration degree. Not only do Business degrees teach students how to successfully operate businesses, they also provide quantitative and reasoning skills required to be competitive in today's fast paced business environment.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, business degrees garner higher starting salaries than other degrees.*

Business Administration Careers**

  • Budget Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Employee Benefit Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Logistician - Supply Chain Manager
  • Meeting, Convention and Event Planner

*Source: 11/18/2013

**Source: 11/18/2013


What Will I Learn?

You may enter the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program during any semester. A full time student, enrolled in 12 semester hour credits per term, or typically 3 courses, can complete this program in approximately 4 years.

Hover over the course names below to view course descriptions.

Area I.

Business Administration Component

Semester Hour Credit

GEB1002 Foundations for College Success

GEB1002 - Foundations for College Success - 2 Credits

The Foundations for College Success course is a two credit course designed specifically for first year students and new students who do not have a minimum of 60 transferrable credit hours or an Associate degree. This course must be completed the first semester at Hodges University. This course provides students with an overview of their individual programs in the JSOB and prepares learners for further studies in their discipline. Students will be introduced to the Blackboard Learning System, library resources, APA formal, Academic Honesty Policy, and writing and communications of the University and JSOB. Additionally, learners will plan their paths through their academic programs.

GEB1012 Introduction to Business

GEB1012- Introduction to Business - 4 Credits

A survey course in the principles of business as practiced in the market system economy. Topics include introductory studies in marketing, economics, human resources, forms of business ownership, global dimensions, organizational structure, management, business ethics, and financial terminology.

ACG2001 Principles of Accounting I

ACG2001 - Principles of Accounting I - 4 Credits

This introductory financial accounting course is the first of a two course sequence dealing with the information needs of a variety of stakeholders. Topics include the accounting cycle and bookkeeping process, assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, income measurement, cash flow analysis and fundamental financial statements. Specific emphasis is on the sole proprietorship and partnership entities.

Prerequisite: MAC1132 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

MAN2010 Principles of Management

MAN2010 - Principles of Management- 4 Credits

A study of management processes, resources and various organizational structures. Special emphasis is placed on human resources, leadership styles, and motivational practices.

Prerequisite: GEB1012

ECO2013 Macroeconomics

ECO2013 - Macroeconomics - 4 Credits

A basic study of economics and cultural changes with research into the economics system; its development by free competition under the capitalistic system; the nature and evolution of money; the banking system; the laws of supply and demand; public production control.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, MAC1132

MKT2014 Principles of Marketing

MKT2014 - Principles of Marketing- 4 Credits

A survey course of the marketing of goods and services within the economy. This course covers both the consumer and managerial viewpoints and clarifies the role of marketing within a free enterprise system.

Prerequisite: GEB1012

ACG2021 Principles of Accounting II

ACG2021 - Principles of Accounting II - 4 Credits

The second introductory financial accounting course continues coverage of accounting concepts as they relate primarily to corporations. In addition, a significant portion of the course focuses on managerial accounting concepts. Topics covered include corporate equity accounting, investments, financial statement analysis, break-even analysis, cost accounting models, performance measures, and budgeting.

Prerequisite: ACG2001

ECO2032 Microeconomics

Microeconomics - 4 Credits

This course includes a study of the tools for economics analysis, the market system price theory, theory of the firm, and theories of production and distribution.

Prerequisite: ECO2013

FIN3000 Personal Finance

FIN2100 - Personal Finance - 4 Credits

Personal Finance 4 Credits A study of personal financial management including retirement planning; budgeting; individual taxation; consumer credit; investments such as stock, mutual funds, and annuities; insurance, and major expenses.

Prerequisite: MAC1132 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

BUL3111 Business Law I

MAN2100 - Business Law I - 4 Credits

This course examines the history and development of the American legal system and the laws relevant to general business operations. These areas include, but are not limited to, an overview of torts, criminal law, contract, and sales law.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, ENG1101

BUL3112 Business Law II

BUL3112 - Business Law II - 4 Credits

This course further examines the impact that laws and regulation have on businesses and effective executive decision making, especially with regard to agency and employment law, ever changing governmental regulations and choice of business entity.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, ENG1101, BUL3111

FIN3403 Principles of Finance

FIN3403 - Principles of Finance - 4 Credits

Development of the financial management of business enterprises, focusing on financial analysis, working capital management, short and long term financing, capital budgeting, and the cost of capital.

Prerequisites: ACG2001, ACG2021 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

ECO3602 or MKT3014 Managerial Economics and Business Decisions or
Internet, E-Commerce, and Social Media Marketing

ECO3602 - 4 Credits

A study of the microeconomic principles and quantitative tools that can be used to aid managers in making sound economic and business decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Topics include forecasting consumer demand, production and cost analysis, and optimal pricing and production decisions in different market structures

Prerequisites: ECO2013, ECO2032

MKT3014 - Internet, E-Commerce, and Social Media Marketing - 4 Credits

This course examines many aspects of integrated marketing communications of goods and services using the internet as a tool for marketing communication, sales and distribution, customer management, and branding.

Prerequisite: MKT2014

GEB3800 Small Business and Entrepreneurship

MKT3014 - Internet, E-Commerce, and Social Media Marketing - 4 Credits

This course provides the essential elements of creating, acquiring, and operating various forms of business such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, or corporations. Practical guidance is provided in the basic requirements of starting an entrepreneurial venture such as registering a trade name, choosing a form of operation, permitting, tax issues, and risk management.

Prerequisite: MAN2010

ISM4021 Management Information Systems

ISM4021 - Management Information Systems - 4 Credits

A study of the analysis and application of information systems. Data, business information and knowledge management, hardware and software tools, and personnel issues are the central management considerations in this course of study.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101, COM3015

MNA4360 Leadership for Managers

MNA4360 - Leadership for Managers - 4 Credits

This course focuses on the responsibilities of leadership and the skills which must be developed to successfully lead in today’s changing environment.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

MNA4400 Human Resource Processes

MNA4400 - Human Resource Processes - 4 Credits

Designed to contribute to a student’s understanding of the techniques for developing human resources. Topics applied to the workplace include HR strategy; recruitment, selection, and retention; the evaluation process; training; and group dynamics. Students will complete a trimester project which aligns the concepts of this course to a HRM issue, concern, or opportunity.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101

GEB4720 Multi-National Business

MAN4720 - Multi-National Business- 4 Credits

A study of the foundations of trade, finance and investment in an international context. A discussion on theory and history of international trade and what has been done in multi-national integration.

Prerequisites: MAN2010, FIN3403

GEB4995 Strategic Management & Decision Making

MAN4995 - Strategic Management & Decision Making - 4 Credits

A senior-level capstone course of study of the processes used to analyze a firm’s business environment, utilizing those analyses to establish business objectives, and implement strategic management plans, and make strategic decisions.

Prerequisites: GEB1012, MAN2010, MKT2014, FIN3403, ACG2021, ECO2013, ECO2032, and GEB4720

GEB4999 Comprehensive Exam

GEB4999 - Comprehensive Exam - 0 Credits

This is a comprehensive exam covering the core Business Administration and Liberal Arts courses studied in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. Students must take this exam during their last semester at Hodges University in order to graduate.


Total Business Administration Component

Area II.

Liberal Arts Component

CAP1000 Computer Applications

CAP1000 - Computer Applications- 4 Credits

This course helps students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to use a computer effectively as a tool for productivity, communication, collaboration and problem-solving. The course coverage includes: knowledge of computer operations and file management, the use of email, navigating the Internet to search for information and resources, online safety, security and privacy, as well as the ability to use the current Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint at a level of basic proficiency.

ENG1101 English Composition

ENG1101 - English Composition- 4 Credits

This course is designed to encourage students to evaluate their own writing practices, learn strategies to make their writing more effective, and then apply their understanding to expository and research writing. Students must pass this course with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite: A score of 40 or better on the language section of the HU Skills Inventory, or ENG0991 and/or ENG0992 with at least a grade of C.

MAC1132 College Mathematics

MAC1132 - College Mathematics- 4 Credits

This course will provide the student with a firm understanding of college level mathematics as it relates to the contemporary world. Topics include critical thinking, set theory, logic, number systems, and an introduction to probability. Other topics include an introduction to Algebra and Geometry, solving linear equations, ratios, proportions, variation, percents and interest, measurement, and the metric system. Modern applications are emphasized with the above topics. All students must earn a C or better in this course.

Prerequisite: A score of 24 or better on the mathematics section of the HU Skills Inventory, or a grade of C or better in MAT0998

PSY1102 Strategic Thinking

PSY2012 - Strategic Thinking - 2 Credits

This course focusses on the process by which attitudes are developed, evaluated, and changed. Students will focus on applying critical thinking skills to understand current issues, belief systems and ethical positions.

STA3014 Statistics

STA3014 - Statistics- 4 Credits

This course introduces the students to statistical techniques in descriptive and inferential statistics including measures of central tendency and variation, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals.

Prerequisite: MAC1132

COM3015 Professional Communication

COM3015 - Professional Communication - 4 Credits

This course provides students with methods of subject development, research, and organization for oral presentation of information. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of skills in a professional setting. Students are required to use presentation software.

Prerequisite: ENG1101 or permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts

PHI3601 Ethics

PHI3601 - Ethics - 4 Credits

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that explores both the theory and application of virtues and vices in all areas of our lives. The course investigates current issues and events in the light of various moral principles that justify, clarify, explain, and direct our actions and attitudes.

Prerequisite: ENG1101 and 30 semester hours

PHI41013301 Logic or Philosophy

PHI4101 - Logic - 4 Credits

This course instructs the learner in important skills related to the practical uses of both inductive and deductive logic. The course also focuses on the analysis and evaluation of formal and informal arguments and of fallacies as encountered in everyday discourse

Prerequisite: ENG1101

PHI3301 - Philosophy - 4 Credits

This course acquaints the student with the most significant directions of philosophical thought to the end that the student may have the ability to formulate questions, arrive at reasonable answers, and evaluate those of others.

Prerequisite: ENG1101 and 30 semester hours


Total Liberal Arts Component

Area III.

Approved Elective Component

Courses in the Approved Elective Component are completed in lieu of the Approved Minor Component. Credit for courses taken under the Approved Elective Component may be granted through either advanced standing credit (transfer credits) or classes taken at Hodges University as approved in consultation with the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean.

Total Approved Elective Component

Area IV.

Approved Minor Component

Business Administration majors are encouraged to select a minor which consists of 16 credits at the 3000- 4000 level in a specific area of approved study. The list of minors available appears under Baccalaureate Degree Programs in this Catalog. COE4991-4 and/or GEB4901-4 courses can be used to complete a minor in marketing and branding, international business, or finance and forensics. The minors offered within the core BSBA program are as follows:

Marketing and Branding

Students may select 4 courses (sixteen semester hours) of 3000 or 4000 level marketing and branding courses.

International Business

BUL4130 International Legal Environment

BUL4130 - International Legal Environment - 4 Credits

A study of comparative legal practices in various regions and foreign countries, as they apply to business operations. Special emphasis is placed on comparative business law issues that require the adjustment of company policy to engage in a foreign environment.

Prerequisites: BUL3111, BUL3112

MKT4156 International Marketing

MKT4156 - International Marketing- 4 Credits

Course of study in the variations in foreign marketing strategies and policies as compared to domestic practices.

Prerequisites: MKT2014, MKT3014

MAN4600 Managing in a Global Environment

MAN4600 - Managing in a Global Environment- 4 Credits

A study of foreign management practices and the procedures required for firms to engage in overseas operations, as viewed from the human resource and business perspective.

Prerequisite: MAN2010

FIN4604 International Finance & Economics

FIN4604 - International Finance & Economics- 4 Credits

Analytical study of foreign financial markets and economics systems, including currency markets, financial investments, capital budgeting, cash management, international bond and equity markets, and an examination of Eurocurrency.

Prerequisites: ECO2013, ECO2032, FIN3403


Finance and Forensics (choose 4 courses)

FIN3010 Investment Management

FIN3010 - Investment Management- 4 Credits

A study of securities and securities markets; analysis of various categories of corporate securities, public securities, and other investments; types of risks and taxes which affect investment policy, timing, selection, and investment values.

Prerequisites: FIN3403, MAC1132 or approval of Program Chair and/or Dean

FIN3450 Finance Strategies and Decision Making

FIN3450 - Finance Strategies and Decision Making - 4 Credits

This course demonstrates strategies used for financial management decision-making. It introduces the financial forecasting process, beginning with the sales forecast, continuing with the projected income statement and balance sheet, and concluding with the use of the financial forecasts for decision-making purposes. It explains the basic forecasting model and illustrates how the percent-of-sales method is used to prepare the projected income statement and balance sheet. It also examines the effect of debt usage on company value, the relationship between taxes, risk, and bankruptcy with company value, and integrates capital structure planning into the forecasting model.

Prerequisites: FIN3403 or approval of Program Chair and/or Dean

FIN3500 Forensics and Fraud Examination

FIN3500 - Forensics and Fraud Examination- 4 Credits

This course provides both practical and theory-based knowledge in the area of forensics and fraud examination. Students will explore how and why fraud occurs in organizations, build a basic understanding of the characteristics of fraud prevention and detection, explore investigative techniques, investigate examples of financial statement fraud, and be able to identify and classify the various types of fraud.

Prerequisite: FIN3403 or approval of Program Chair and/or Dean

FIN4300 Seminar in Finance and Forensics

FIN4300 - Seminar in Finance and Forensics- 4 Credits

This course uses “Hot Topic” case studies in a broad approach survey of finance and investigative forensics. Students will integrate supplemental reading from finance and forensics journals and utilize other on-line resources in case study analysis. Students will have the opportunity to apply and incorporate knowledge and critical evaluation skills accumulated from prior finance and forensics courses.

FIN4400 Current Topics in Finance

FIN4400 - Current Topics in Finance - 4 Credits

This course provides an in-depth study of current topics and issues in finance and the financial environment. Discussions of current topics are designed to help students develop professional expertise in specialized areas of finance. Students also complete an original project emphasizing current methodologies of analysis unique to a specialized area of finance. Specific topics addressed may vary from term to term.

Prerequisite: FIN3403 or approval of Program Chair and/or Dean

FIN4604 International Finance and Economics

FIN4604 - International Finance and Economics- 4 Credits

Analytical study of foreign financial markets and economics systems, including currency markets, financial investments, capital budgeting, cash management, international bond and equity markets, and an examination of Eurocurrency.

Prerequisites: ECO2013, ECO2032, FIN3403


Total Approved Minor Component

Total Semester Hours for Graduation Requirement



How is Hodges Business Administration Program Different?

Our Program is Accredited

Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Public Administration (currently suspended)
    • Master of Science in Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Management

Class Size

Our small class sizes allow for enhanced individual attention. With an average class size of 14 students, you will always receive the assistance and attention you need.

Our Cutting Edge Curriculum

The courses in the Business Administration program are contemporary and designed to offer students real-world, applied knowledge in their field of study.

Our Faculty

Our courses are taught by eminently qualified professors with extensive real world experience. The business professors are very sensitive to the needs of traditional students and adult learners and provide a learning environment that both excites and motivates students to succeed. Faculty and staff are available to students through a variety of communication mediums; including regular, in-person office hour meetings, phone, email, and Blackboard virtual office.

Our Experience

Business Administration faculty in our Johnson School of Business are highly experienced and qualified in their field of expertise. This real-world, applied knowledge is an invaluable resource for students studying to begin or advance their careers.

Your Choice

You can obtain your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration on campus, completely online, accelerated, or a combination of all. Chose the options that are most convenient for you!

More Information

For more information about our program or Hodges policies and procedures review our Student Handbook and our Current Catalog.


What Will the Program Cost?

Hodges University tuition continues to be one of the lowest among private institutions in the state of Florida. Basic tuition for all undergraduate credit hour courses is $530.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees may apply. Books and supplies are not included in tuition. For a complete schedule of Tuition and Fees, see the current Catalog or Graduate Bulletin.

How Does Hodges Help?

Hodges University holds several fundraising events every year that benefit institutional scholarship funds. We also directly contribute an average of approximately two million dollars per year in loan offsetting funds to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Remember that tuition may be reduced by scholarships and grants and financial aid is available.

" Hodges gave me the inspiration and the skills to create a solid business plan. One day I’m learning it, the next day I’m living it."- Johnson School of Business Graduate

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Dean, School of Business : Business Administration

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