The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as analytical skills and specialized professional courses, which enable them to function as effective professional managers. Course work in the first two years focuses on the liberal arts, mathematics, sciences and introductory professional skills courses. These subjects provide the foundation on which the advanced courses are built. Liberal arts and sciences courses emphasize written English, behavioral and social sciences, and mathematics. Professional skills courses include accounting, economics, and statistics.
As juniors and seniors, students concentrate in professional programs offered by the Manning School of Business. The school curriculum offers concentrations in eight areas of business: Accounting, Analytics and Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. The upper-level curriculum starts with introductory management courses covering the functional areas found in organizations. Through the junior and senior years students will complete a course of study in at least one concentration. Given the increasing importance of global competition and its impact on both public and private sectors in the U.S., the school also includes an international component in all curricula. Regardless of concentration, students have sufficient electives to permit them to tailor programs to their special interests.