Management, Marketing, Management Science Department
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Important Notice: The Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Administration is currently transitioning to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management and Marketing degree paradigms. Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in the School of Business programs will not accept new students after the Spring of 2017. The School of Business is pleased to inform applicants, students and community partners that the newly revised Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management curriculum and Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing curriculum will be offered on both the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus beginning in the Fall of 2016. Students interested in admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programs are urged to meet with an academic advisor as soon as possible.
The courses of study in the School of Business are designed to prepare the student to assume positions in middle and upper management in business and governmental organizations. The program has been constructed on the assumption that contemporary study in business administration must build upon a broad base of liberal education. The plan of study is intended to develop the students’ capacity to make sound judgments in their eventual positions in management and administration and to endow them with the historical perspective necessary for an understanding of human values and motivations and the relationships between economic activity and society as a whole.
The graduate with a business administration has a broad base of exposure to business concepts. The students would be prepared for entry level positions in administration or management. Accounting concentration students would qualify for administrative positions in receivables, payables and purchasing in an organization and as an IRS revenue agent. Computer application concentration alumni seek employment as a liaison to or support for a user group in an information systems department. Finance concentration students typically seek career opportunities in banking. Management concentration graduates generally pursue entry level administrative positions. Marketing concentration have found opportunities in sales and advertising. Undergraduate students matriculating in the School of Business may enroll in the following Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Business Administration:
- with Accounting Concentration
- with Information Systems Concentration
- with Finance Concentration
- with Management Concentration
- with Marketing Concentration
The School of Business is in the candidacy stage of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation. The bachelor of arts degree in business administration will be one of the degrees considered for accreditation by this international business program accrediting body.
The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program is offered on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus. For more information about the program contact the Chair listed for the area of concentration you are interested in.