Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requires completion of 40 courses/120 credits, with at least 15 courses/45 credits taken with CCE at Assumption College.

The program of study includes the CCE Core which is comprised of ten liberal arts courses designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in ethics, writing, theology, philosophy, literature, history, mathematics, natural science, and foreign languages. Also included is the CCE Business Core, consisting of 11 courses in the essential foundations of business administration. Students choose a concentration which consists of seven courses, and also complete 11 electives, at least eight of which are in non-business (liberal arts) areas.

CCE Core Requirements:

ENG130E English Composition

Take your writing to the next level with this basic writing course emphasizing planning, composing, and revising. Specifically, the course deals with strategies for generating ideas, recognizing audience, clarifying purpose, focusing on a perspective, and choosing effective arrangements of ideas. Techniques of revision, which are central to the course, focus on appropriateness of language and effectiveness of development, as well as on editing.

ENG204E Effective Business Writing OR ENG112E Professional and Academic Writing
ENG204E Effective Business Writing
Learn to get your point across and achieve your goals in business. Simple and direct writing works best, and this course improves skills and provides strategies to write better emails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes.
ENG112E Professional and Academic Writing
This course provides practice in writing to inform and persuade, and prepares students for successful writing for college and career. Emphasis is on audience, organization, summary, analysis, use of sources, documentation, revision, and mechanics. Several types of essays and a research paper are required. Prerequisite: ENG130E recommended.

THE100E The Bible
An introduction to the Bible. Both the Old and the New Testaments are approached from their historical and theological perspectives.

PHI100E Introduction to Philosophy
A course designed to familiarize the student with that activity called philosophy, the study of the meaning of life and the human condition. There is an examination of the beginning, the method, and the goal of philosophy. A division of philosophy into its specialized problem areas is included.

Plus:

  • One Philosophy or Theology elective
  • One Literature course
  • One Survey History course
  • One course in Mathematics (MAT111E or higher)
  • Two courses chosen from Natural Science and/or Foreign Language

Bachelor of Business Requirements

CSC113E Introduction to Computers
This course presents an overview of computers and their application. Students work on both the Mac and PC microcomputers. Topics include word processing and Internet as well as hardware, software, authoring systems, and multimedia. Use of a computer outside of class time is required.

ECO110E Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces fundamental concepts and definitions of economics, quickly reviews basic price determination through supply and demand, then takes a closer look at consumer demand and the output and price-setting decisions of the business firm. Examination of business decisions provides the basis for an evaluation of the efficiency of a market system, separating the theory of competition from the reality of market power. Students address the principles of supply and demand as they apply to the factors of production. Other topics may include income inequality and poverty, the theory of international trade, and economic planning and its problems. Prerequisite: MAT111E

ECO111E Principles of Macroeconomics
Following a descriptive examination of the principal institutions of the American economy, the course is devoted to analysis of the basic theory of aggregate economic activity and the application of the theory to current policy programs. Topics include national income accounting, the determinant of the level of income and employment, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policies, and economic growth and stability. Prerequisite: ECO110E

ECO115E Statistics
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding on an introductory level of how statistical inferences are made in the face of uncertainty. The underlying role of probability is stressed. A secondary purpose is the application of various test designs to formulated research questions. These designs include: tests, analysis of variance, chi square analysis, and linear regression. Prerequisite: MAT111E

MGT210E Quantitative Methods
Focuses on problems and issues of management and administration relevant to the process of problem-finding, problem-solving, decision-making, and coping with environmental uncertainties. The course also draws on the concepts of mathematics through calculus, statistics, probability, and economics. It covers introduction to deterministic models and linear programming, optimization algorithms, variations of the simplex method, and network models. The course involves examination of computer solutions to appropriate problems in business, economics, and management. Prerequisite: ECO115E

ACC125E Introduction to Accounting I
This course provides acquaintance with the entire cycle of recording procedures through the corporate balance sheet approach, adjustments, final statements, and closing books. It includes the study of controlling accounts and voucher systems.

ACC126E Introduction to Accounting II
This course includes the study of partnerships and corporation accounting, manufacturing accounts, cost controls, classification of accounts, handling of cash, funds and reserves, consignments, and analysis of statements. Prerequisite: ACC125E

MGT215E Business Law
An introduction to the basic concepts and principles of business law. Contracts, sales, agency negotiable instruments, and the Uniform Commercial Code are studied in this course. Consideration is also given to emerging concepts of consumer-oriented legislation.

MGT 100E Management and Organizational Behavior
This course introduces and emphasizes the systems approach to investigating organizational structures, processes, functions, and dynamics. It applies selected theories and principles to such organizational phenomena as power, authority, conflict, motivation, communication, and managerial/leadership style to explore individual, interpersonal, and group behavior in the organization. The course builds an understanding of key managerial skills and the interpersonal, informational, and decision-making roles of managers that support effective performance. The course examines the planning, organizing, staffing, motivating, communicating, and controlling functions. (replaces MGT100E and MGT120E)

ECO325E Corporate Finance
Following a survey of all major financial markets and institutions, the principles and techniques utilized in the solution of problems encountered in the financial management of business during organization, expansion, and failure are examined. Particular attention is given to the problems of the corporation. Prerequisites: ACC125E, ACC126E, ECO110E, ECO111E, ECO115E

MGT101E Foundations of Marketing
This course examines the tools and methods of analysis, planning, and control as used in the management of the marketing process in all types of organizations. It sequentially traces the marketing process as follows: environmental monitoring of opportunities, internal assessments of goals, resources, and constraints; formulation of marketing strategy; development of marketing programs (interface of product, price, promotion, and distribution), financial analysis, and marketing control (strategic and operational). It stresses applications through case studies and the development of a full marketing plan.

Electives
Eleven courses: 8 liberal arts electives and 3 open electives.

Concentrations
Accounting, Digital Marketing, Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing, Project Management, Self-Designed Concentration. Find those requirements here.

Capstone Course

All bachelor degrees require the CCE Capstone course, a multi-disciplinary directed study, designed by the student, and completed under supervision and guidance of Assumption faculty.

The Capstone Course
A capstone course is required of all bachelor degree candidates. The CCE Capstone is a multi-disciplinary independent study designed by the student, approved by an Academic Counselor, and completed under the supervision and guidance of an Assumption College faculty member. The purpose of the Capstone is to create an opportunity for bachelor degree candidates to make connections between the variety of disciplines that are part of their liberal arts or business administration degree program.
The CCE Capstone may include an academic or career portfolio, research papers, projects or presentations, publications, journals, films or plays, etc., and should be equivalent to a three-credit upper-level college course in scope and content. Some interaction between the student and supervising faculty is to be expected, and adequate time must be invested in the planning stages. Students should approach the CCE Capstone thoughtfully. It is strongly recommended that students plan a full semester ahead of the scheduled start date, to allow for full development and faculty input in the planning stages. Students who have completed a minimum of 105 credits are eligible for the CCE Capstone and are required to submit a formal proposal (CCE Capstone Application) to their Academic Counselor for approval no later than one week prior to the start of the semester in which it will be completed.

Example
A student whose concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities is English might create a capstone that combines literature with another area of interest, such as paralegal studies, and might want to focus on works of literature and films that depict the practice of law in some way. The student might work with a faculty member from English or Paralegal Studies, someone who shares this interest and is willing to provide guidance and evaluation of the work. The English/Paralegal Studies Capstone might have a bibliography that would include works such as The Merchant of Venice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Inherit the Wind, A Few Good Men, and The Brothers Karamazov, to name just a few sources of inspiration. It might end up being a short story or novel, suitable for publication, written by the student about a particular legal issue or case study. The student might compare and contrast fictional representations of courtrooms and trials with actual cases, and try to determine whether art imitates life, or life imitates art, with examples drawn from extensive readings and interviews.