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Business Administration Degree Program

In a rapidly changing economy, new opportunities arise every day for those individuals with specific business administration knowledge and skills. A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration can help you obtain those particular abilities and master the latest methods. Okan International University’s Business Administration degree program was developed with the help of top business leaders, so our graduates leave with the competencies employers seek. You’ll not only be prepared to meet the challenges of a global marketplace in a wide variety of industries, you’ll hold a Business Administration degree valued by companies nationwide.

Learn more about how your bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Okan International University can be applied in a variety of fields and lead to career success.

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Program Details

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants will be considered for admission if they satisfy the following:
  • Submit a high school diploma or a GED
  • Submit a completed admissions application,
  • Submit a $100 nonrefundable application fee,
  • Submit an updated resume,
  • Submit a personal statement that describes the applicant’s professional accomplishments and goals.
  • Copy of valid government issued ID
  • Online students must have access to the Internet

* Students applying for the graduate program must also submit a copy of their official transcripts from their undergraduate program.

TRANSFER FROM ON CAMPUS PROGRAM TO ONLINE PROGRAM

Since the classes in both formats are the same, students will be able to take classes online or on campus to fit their schedule. There are no additional fees for taking a class online. However, a student will not be able to start and class in one format and change to another format in the same semester. If a student chooses on-campus one semester and wants to change to online the following semester the student will have to complete a change of status form and it has to be approved by the Executive Director.

CHANGE OF PROGRAM OR MAJOR

Students who contemplate a change from one program or major to another should discuss this possibility with the Executive Director to determine the effect such a change would make on the student’s satisfactory academic progress. The university defines satisfactory academic progress as completion of the total program in no more than 1.5 times the number of semesters described in this catalog for the program. All credits attempted count toward the total program length of 1.5 times the number of semesters required for completion of the major program.

If a student changes his/her major or program only the credits that are common to both programs may be accepted toward the new degree program.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY

All students are required to meet the standards of academic performance that are outlined in the sections below and they are evaluated regularly to determine that the standards are met. These standards have multiple components: a minimum cumulative grade point average requirement (CGPA); a minimum successful completion rate based on all credit hours attempted; and, a maximum time frame requirement to successfully complete all required credit hours for the program. As described below, each student must achieve the minimum CGPA within the maximum time frame established, achieving the required completion rate of 75% at each evaluation point. Failure to meet these standards may result in dismissal from the academic program and in ineligibility to earn the BS in Business Administration Degree.

MAXIMUM TIME FRAME (MTF) BACHELORS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Students who adhere to their assigned class schedules and achieve the minimum passing scores or standards in their theory classes and core classes will complete the BS in Business Administration degree program in 120 credits. For any student who, for any reason, has not remained on track with his or her studies, the maximum time frame (MTF) to successfully complete the program is 180 credits.

The MTF, which is 1.5 times the normal completion time of 120 credits, is computed from the very first semester in which the student enrolled and originally began his or her studies at Okan International University. Any student who does not successfully complete the BS in Business Administration degree program within the 180 credits MTF cannot earn BS in Business. Administration Degree.

The MTF for transfer students will be adjusted individually according to the total number of credits they successfully transferred into the program. The total number of credits the transfer student needs to complete the Okan International University degree program will be multiplied by 1.5 to determine that student’s MTF.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

The course numbering system consists of an alpha prefix followed by a digit course number. The Alpha Prefix identifies the academic discipline and the first digit specifies if the course belongs to an upper or lower division. The following digits are reserved for departmental use in indicating sequence of courses.

Concentration Courses per Program:

  • HAS     Healthcare Management
  • MBA    Master in Business Administration
  • HFT     Hospitality and Tourism
  • BA        Business Administration

First number indicates if the course belongs to an upper or lower division:

  • 1 = Lower division Courses
  • 2 = Lower division Courses
  • 3 = Upper Courses
  • 4 = Upper Courses
  • 5 = Upper Division Course in Masters

CREDIT HOURS

Credit hours are awarded on a semester basis according to the successful completion of coursework for which the student has registered. The successful completion of one unit of credit is equivalent to the following total clock hours per semester:

1 lecture credit = 15 hours
1 laboratory credit = 30 hours
1 internship/externship or practicum credit = 45 hours

BS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Total Credits 120
Cost Total per Credit Hour: $500.00

Application Fee: $100.00 (Nonrefundable)

Graduation Fee: $250.00

Admission Requirements • Submit a High School Diploma or a GED

• Submit a completed Admissions Application,

• Submit a $100 nonrefundable application fee,

• Submit an updated Resume,

• Submit a personal statement that describes the applicant’s professional accomplishments and goals.

• Copy of valid government issued ID

Program Objective The objective of the BS in Business Administration is to provide students with a solid a career-oriented business education. The emphasis is on personal and professional integrity, as well as social responsibility. The student will develop competencies in written and oral communications, quantitative analysis, critical and creative thinking, and development of management skills.
Program Description The students who graduate with a BS in Business Administration degree will be equipped with a knowledge of business theories, policies, and procedures and will be prepared to assume a position within the world of business. The program refines a student’s commitment to personal values and moral excellence as well as professional competence. Graduates will have acquired skills in decision-making, problem solving, and leadership, in addition to fundamental business and management procedures.
Program Course Descriptions
Course # Course Title and Description

* Denotes General Education Course

ACG 001 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING (3 credits)

This course introduces accounting concepts in a business environment. Students learn to create and apply accounting documents in making better business decisions. Other topics include plant assets, liabilities, accounting for corporations, investments, statements of cash flows, financial statement analysis, time value of money, payroll accounting, and other significant liabilities.

ACG 002 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (3 credits)

Integrates the accounting process with the planning, coordinating, and control functions of the business organization. Topics include strategic planning, tactical and operational decision-making, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and performance measurement. PREREQUISITE ACG 001

ACG 451 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide accounting students with the proper mix of technical information and real-world applications. Areas of study include fundamental concepts and technologies (what computers can do for business), the Internet, intranets, electronic commerce, information systems development, basic project management principles, decision support systems, and the benefits of computer and human synergy.

ARH 250 ART HISTORY * (3 credits)

The course provides students with a general foundation in sequential and thematic knowledge of the great moments in Art, Architecture, and Culture throughout history, from the earliest times to the present.

BUL 370 BUSINESS LAW (3 credits)

This course reviews the U.S. legal system, common law and its development, organizational structures, and the regulatory environment pertinent to business. Students will learn to critically examine torts, crimes, and business ethics. They will also examine contracts; business associations including agencies, partnerships, and corporations; wills, estates, trusts, and other legal entities; securities regulations; and investor protections.

CAP 330 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND SYSTEMS (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of Business Information Systems. Students learn to apply Microsoft® Office tools including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to accomplish business objectives. Other topics include uses of application software and the Internet for effective problem solving, exploration of relevant emerging technologies, and how information is used across different industries.

ECO 360 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3 credits)

This course provides students with the basic theories, concepts, terminology, and uses of microeconomics. Students learn practical applications for microeconomics in their personal and professional lives through assimilation of fundamental concepts and analysis of actual economic events.

ECO 380 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (3 credits)

This course provides students with the basic theories, concepts, terminology, and uses of macroeconomics. Students learn practical applications for macroeconomics in their personal and professional lives through assimilation of fundamental concepts and analysis of actual economic events.

ECO 424 COST ANALYSIS (3 credits)

This course teaches students the fundamental elements and tools for measuring the effect of inflation on a company’s financial statements, a phenomenon that currently affects the entire economy and, as such, should be understood, studied and analyzed by an administrator or public accountant in order to make logical decisions in the business environment.

ENC 120 COLLEGE COMPOSITION * (3 credits)

ENC 120 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse. Students are required to prepare essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, including exposition, description and argumentation. In addition to out-of-class writing assignments, students will be required to compose in-class essays in response to readings and other prompts. ENC 120 introduces students to process-writing techniques, library research and APA documentation procedures. The primary focus of ENC 120 is to help students acquire the writing skills they need to succeed in an academic environment.

ENC 121 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II * (3 credits)

ENC 121 is the sequel to ENC 120. This course concentrates on argumentative writing and requires students to prepare a major research report, one that reveals fluency with argumentative strategies and rhetorical conventions. In addition, students are introduced to analytical reading techniques, critical research methods and current documentation procedures. Although other kinds of writing are commonly assigned in ENC 121, argumentation remains the major focus of study.
Prerequisite(s): ENC 120

ENV 101 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE * (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to the scientific aspects of the environmental field. The first part of the course introduces students to the foundations of environmental science, while the second part concentrates on the application of these foundations to real life environmental problems. Therefore, the course not only engages the fundamentals of environmental science but also shows students how science informs sustainability, environmental policies, economics and personal choice.

ETH 340 ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (3 credits)

This course provides a foundational perspective for ethics and social responsibility in relationship to individuals, organizations, and the community. Emphasis is placed on the inter-related nature of ethics, morality, legal responsibility, and social issues.

FIN 215 CORPORATION FINANCE (3 credits)

Applies financial management to organizations. Topics include ratio analysis, leverage, cash budgeting, and capital structure.

FIN 390 FINANCE FOR BUSINESS (3 credits)

This course introduces the student to the essential elements of finance for business. Emphasis is placed on financial management, financial markets, and the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in making financial decisions. Topics include: Financial planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, long term financing, and international finance.

GEO 200 WORLD GEOGRAPHY * (3 credits)

This course examines the implications of global location and topography for the people of planet Earth. Students will explore how geography shapes the dynamics of human societies, with an emphasis on the geo environmental, geopolitical, and geo social phenomena that help to define the modern world.

ISM 310 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Discusses the use of computers in business, as well as database management and information system fundamentals.

MAC 105 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS I * (3 credits)

This course provides a general introduction to college mathematics. Students learn the following mathematical concepts in a logical sequence that increases in difficulty as students gain command of a concept: polynomials, equations, inequalities, the straight line, Cartesian coordinates, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, logarithms and exponentials, matrix algebra, limit of a function, and derivate of a function and integral.

MAC 114 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS I * (3 credits)

This course provides students with the methodologies required to understand the role played by the inductive method in this field of Mathematics. Trigonometric functions, identities and conditional equations, solution of triangles, trigonometric forms of complex numbers are all taught.

MAN 301 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (3 credits)

Surveys the legal and cultural environment of international business; the international financial system; management of international operations; personnel and labor relations; international marketing; international economics, trade, and finance; multinational enterprise; and international accounting.

MAN 310 QUALITY MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

The pressures of change, resulting from the market, technology, competition and capital markets appear to affect all businesses with accumulative impact. A small part of the pressure that comes from each of the many factors of change could result in a significant total affect. When the pressures consistently come from the same direction, they produce a permanent change in the way business is done. This course provides ample coverage of the Quality Management required in order to use change as a challenge and as an asset to improve business competitiveness.

MAN 312 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 credits)

The class material will include both theory and practical application of Organizational Behavior in organizations. OB is the study of how individuals and groups impact the behavior within an organization. It is a field of systematic study that focuses on improving productivity, quality, and assisting practitioners to develop methods to empower people as well as to design and implement to change programs. We live in a world characterized by rapid change, globalization, and diversity. OB offers insights in these areas while providing guidance for managers in creating an ethically healthy work climate.

MAN 315 BUSINESS ETHICS (3 credits)

Examines the nature of morality and theories of normative ethics. Identifies a variety of ethical issues and moral challenges involving consumers, the environment, the professions, and the role of the corporation in our society.

MAN 317 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.

MAN 319 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

This course approaches Operations Management from the inside out. It develops the student’s personal understanding of processes, process capabilities and results and then transfers those into the business environment. The course builds on an understanding of applied statistics to develop an understanding of the planning and the processes involved in the creation of value both through provision of services and manufacture of goods. Topics include process flow and capability, operations strategy, total quality management (TQM), supply chain and capacity management, process improvement, project management.

MAN 330 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (3 credits)

This organizational behavior course encompasses the study of individual and group behavior in organizational settings. Students will learn to examine their role in an organization. Other topics include strategic elements of organizational behavior, workforce diversity, managing change, effective communication, and performance systems.

MAN 350 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

This course is geared towards two fundamental aspects: a. the introduction of students to the ideas, theories, concepts and approaches of this area of management; and b. the demonstration and guidance of students in the application and implementation of programs and studies in human resources management.

MAN 410 INTEGRATED BUSINESS TOPICS (3 credits)

The integrated business topics course examines strategic business management while integrating topics from previously completed business foundation coursework. This allows students to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the undergraduate business curricula with a significant emphasis placed on the assessment of individual outcomes to determine content mastery.

MAN 415 ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION (3 credits)

This course helps students identify the different supervisory techniques and phases of the administrative process. Students learn the importance of leadership in the personnel supervision process. In addition, students learn about group dynamic processes and their usefulness in managing the personnel of an organization. PREREQUISITE: MAN 35O

MAN 419 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

This course examines project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, and various techniques of work planning, control, and evaluation for project success.

MAN 420 GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGIES (3 credits)

The manager’s perspective in the fields of international payments, international trade, and investment are analyzed. Emphasis is given to the materials and concepts that illuminate the strategies, structure, practices, and effects of multinational enterprises.

MAN 450 CAPSTONE (3 credits)

The course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply learning from their professional programs of study in a comprehensive manner. Students will also assess the impact of their educational experiences on their ethical perspectives and critical thinking skills. Students will reflect on and evaluate their personal and professional growth, the benefits of lifelong learning, and the impact of these elements on their future.

MAR 400 MARKETING (3 credits)

This course involves an integrated analysis of the role of marketing within the total organization. Specific attention is given to the analysis of factors affecting consumer behavior, the identification of marketing variables, the development and use of marketing strategies, and the discussion of international marketing issues.

PHI 210 CRITICAL THINKING * (3 credits)

This course helps students develop strategies for “learning to think” and “thinking for learning”, using a variety of methods and resources to question their thoughts and their ways of expression, the intention behind what they say, its meaning, and its relationship to their beliefs. Students develop an ideological framework for assessing whether they have a solid and legitimate foundation for such thoughts and expressions.

PSY 201 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY * (3 credits)

This course places an emphasis on behavior and the factors that influence it, as well as on describing the cognitive, affective and personality factors that make up behavior. The knowledge acquired by the students in this course will provide them with a holistic view of man and serve as the basis for understanding other courses related to behavioral science.

QMB 400 QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS RESEARCH (3 credits)

This course integrates applied business research and descriptive statistics. Students will learn to apply business research and descriptive statistics in making better business decisions. Other topics include examination of the role of statistics in research, statistical terminology, the appropriate use of statistical techniques, and interpretation of statistical findings in business and research.

SLS 100 STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS SEMINAR (3 credits)

SFS100 is designed to assist students with learning skills that are essential for academic success in college. Students will be taught a variety of learning skills and strategies that will enable them to experience success in college classes and beyond. By applying principles taught throughout the semester, students will become independent learners and will maximize their educational experience.

SOC 201 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY * (3 credits)

Students should understand their role in society and be capable of interpreting the social phenomena surrounding them. This course provides students with a basic understanding of how the society functions, and specifically how groups work.

SPC 260 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS * (3 credits)

This course helps a student develop his or her abilities and skills in expression and the spoken language. Students apply the techniques of oral exposition and learn to distinguish between the different techniques used in organized oral discussions. .PREREQUISITE: ENC 121

STA 240/MAT 240 APPLIED STATISTICS * (3 credits)

This is a fundamental course in the application of statistics. In this course, students will learn to apply statistical techniques to a variety of applications in business and the social sciences. Students will learn how to solve statistical problems by hand and through the use of computer software. Topics include probability distribution functions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression.