Nov 26, 2021  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S. and M.B.A.


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Abdel-Kader Ben-Mohamed, Ph.D., Chair
212-968-3207
abenmohamed@mercy.edu

In five years of full-time study, students earn a B.S. in Business Administration in any specialization and an MBA. The program admission is competitive and it is focused on highly motivated freshman and eligible transfers who have maintained a 3.0 GPA  (or equivalent) in both high school and college. Students who are admitted to this program must meet with the Undergraduate Business Administration Chair before enrolling in courses since the program requires a prescribed course sequencing in order to complete the program in five years. 

This program is designed to allow students to enter Mercy College as an undergraduate, and by following a specific curriculum, graduate in summer of the fourth year with a B.S. in Business Administration degree. With an additional year of prescribed graduate study, students will be able to earn an MBA. Twelve graduate credits in the MBA program count toward both the B.S. and MBA degrees. 

Admission Requirements: 

Highly motivated freshman and eligible transfers who have maintained a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) in both high school and college may apply for the program. In the fall of their fourth year, students in the B.S./M.B.A. program will be evaluated by the Graduate and Undergraduate Business Administration Chairs for a review of their continued qualifications and matriculation to the MBA program. Students must have a 3.0 overall and major GPA to matriculate to the MBA program in the fourth year spring quarter. Those students who do not meet the GPA requirement will complete 12 credits of open electives in the fourth year spring semester and exit the B.S./MBA  program and graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration degree in May of the fourth year. 

Bachelor of Science

General Liberal Arts and Sciences  
General Education Requirements 60 credits
   
Core and Specialization  
Business Administration Core 30 credits
Specialization 18 credits
Open Electives 12 credits
Total 120 credits

*ECON 125 , ECON 220 , ECON 221 , and ECON 230 , MATH 116  and MATH 120 /CISC 120  or MATH 131 /CISC 131  are Prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Specialization


There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major, which must be satisfied by Business courses numbered 295 or above, or Accounting courses numbered 240 or above.

  • 15 credits in one of the following specializations: Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. 
  • And 

  • (senior-level capstone course — mandatory).

Open Electives


  • Any four courses​

Students admitted to the MBA portion of the B.S./MBA program will take four MBA courses in the spring and summer of their fourth year. These four courses will count toward the completion of both the B.S. and MBA degrees. 

Students who are not admitted to the MBA portion of the B.S./MBA program will take any four undergraduate open elective courses to complete the B.S. in Business Administration in any specialization.

Graduate Courses


Students who are enrolled in the MBA portion of the B.S./MBA program must complete the following graduate courses:

  • MBAA 501- Financial Accounting (counts for both B.S. and MBA degrees)
  • MBAA 502 - Corporate Finance (counts for both B.S. and MBA degrees)
  • MBAA 507 - Intro to Quantitative Analysis (counts for both B.S. and MBA degrees)
  • MBAA 601 - Quantitative Methods in Business Research (counts for both B.S. and MBA degrees)
  • MBAA 602 - Managerial Economics
  • MBAA 604- Operations Management  ​Or
  • ACCT 742- Financial Statement Analysis  Or 
  • HLCR 720- Financial Management of Healthcare Institutions
  • Four concentration courses
  • MBAA 810- Capstone Seminar I Or MBAA 815- Capstone Case Analysis I
  • MBAA 811- Capstone Seminar II Or MBAA 816- Capstone Case Analysis II

(Please see the Graduate catalog for course descriptions)

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