2019–2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Business Administration*

The Bachelor of Business Administration prepares graduates for a wide range of managerial positions in business, government and nonprofit organizations. Business administration students acquire fundamental, practical and professional skills in all phases of business including decision-making and problem-solving. The program also provides a strong liberal arts component that develops communications skills, information literacy, abstract thinking and critical analysis while fostering historical, political and social awareness.

The Bachelor of Business Administration program offers concentrations that enable students to tailor their degrees to their careers and educational goals. Concentrations are available in:

  • Accounting****
  • Acquisition and Contract Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Services Administration***
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management**
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management
  • Social Media Marketing*****

Also available: an Associate in Arts in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration.

*Arkansas and New Jersey students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program must follow the program requirements as set forth in the state-specific sections of the catalog. 

**Hospitality and Tourism Management Concentration is not available in Arkansas or Delaware.

***Health Services Administration is not available in Maryland campuses. This concentration is offered online only to students in Maryland.

****Accounting Concentration is not available in Arkansas.

*****The Social Media Marketing Concentration is not yet available in North Carolina.

Strayer University business degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913.339.9356. All of the above Bachelor of Business Administration program concentration offerings except the Social Media Marketing concentration are within the scope of the university's current ACBSP accreditation. 



ACC 100Accounting I

BUS 100Introduction to Business

BUS 302Management Concepts

BUS 309Business Ethics

BUS 475Business and Society

BUS 499Business Administration Capstone

ECO 100Principles of Economics

FIN 100Principles of Finance

LEG 100Business Law I

MKT 100Principles of Marketing

Total Credit Hours:45.0


Students must choose one of the concentrations listed to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration.

Total Credit Hours:22.5

General Education Core

WRK 100Preparing for the Future of Work

CIS 101Navigating a Digital World


CIS 105Introduction to Information Systems

COM 100Communication at Work


COM 101Effective Communication Skills

COM 200Communication: The Key to Working Together


COM 201The Power of Effective Speaking

ECO 110Taking Charge of Your Economic Future 

ENG 116Discover the Writer in You


ENG 115English Composition

ENG 201The Power of Persuasion 


ENG 215Research and Writing

MAT 110Using Math to Inform Your World


MAT 104Algebra with Applications

MAT 210Data-Driven Decisions


MAT 300Statistics

PHI 210Critical Thinking


PHI 201Thinking it Through

PSY 101Smarter Decisions through Psychology


PSY 105Introduction to Psychology

SOC 101The Story of Us: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration 


SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

Choose one from the following three courses

HUM 201Exploring Cultures: Adapting in a Global World

HUM 111World Cultures I

HUM 112World Cultures II

Choose one from the following four courses

HIS 110U.S. History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future

HIS 104American History to 1865

HIS 105American History after 1865

POL 110U.S. Government

Choose one from the following four courses

SCI 201Unlocking the Secrets of Science and Innovation 

SCI 110Introduction to Physical Science

SCI 115Introduction to Biology

SCI 200Environmental Science

Total Credit Hours:67.5


These courses are selected in consultation with the campus dean or associate campus dean, or student services coach; within this component it is possible for students to develop a minor in a second area of study (see Minors).

Total Credit Hours:45.0

Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 180.0

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 180.0

Concentration Requirements

Accounting Concentration****

ACC 206Accounting II

ACC 306Microcomputer Applications for Accountants

ACC 307Federal Taxation

ACC 350Managerial Accounting

BUS 315Cost and Price Analysis

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Acquisition and Contract Management Concentration

BUS 315Cost and Price Analysis

BUS 319Principles of Federal Acquisition and Contract Management

BUS 330Contract Administration and Management

BUS 340Contract and Purchasing Negotiation Techniques


BUS 375Project Management

LEG 440Procurement and Contract Law

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Entrepreneurship Concentration

BUS 313Introduction to Entrepreneurship

BUS 363Technology and Innovation in Entrepreneurship

BUS 435Management and Growth in Entrepreneurship

BUS 463Entrepreneurship Feasibility and Analysis

FIN 317Financing Entrepreneurships

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Finance Concentration

ECO 320Money and Banking

FIN 320Investments

FIN 350Financial Markets and Institutions

FIN 355Financial Risk Analysis

FIN 405Advanced Financial Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Health Services Administration Concentration***

HSA 300Health Services Organization Management

HSA 305Health Services Marketing

HSA 315Health Information Systems

HSA 320Healthcare Human Resource Management

HSA 405Healthcare Policy and Law

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Hospitality and Tourism Management Concentration**

HTM 100Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Management

HTM 150Quality Service Assurance

HTM 250Purchasing and Cost Control

HTM 280Lodging Operations Management

HTM 310Food and Beverage Operations Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Human Resource Management Concentration

BUS 310Human Resource Management

BUS 325Global Human Resource Management

BUS 335Staffing Organizations

BUS 407Training and Development

BUS 409Compensation Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Management Concentration

BUS 310Human Resource Management

BUS 322Organizational Behavior

BUS 375Project Management

BUS 402Small Business Management

BUS 430Operations Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Marketing Concentration

MKT 305Consumer Behavior

MKT 312Marketing Communications

MKT 320International Marketing

MKT 402Strategic Market Pricing

MKT 475Strategic Marketing

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Project Management Concentration

BUS 375Project Management

BUS 377Managing Project Risk

BUS 380Managing Project Teams

BUS 419Project Estimating and Budgeting

BUS 437Project Procurement Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Retail Management Concentration

MKT 305Consumer Behavior

MKT 310Retail Management

MKT 312Marketing Communications

MKT 315Business Logistics Management

MKT 402Strategic Market Pricing

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Social Media Marketing Concentration*****

MKT 305Consumer Behavior

MKT 325Social Media Marketing

MKT 330Marketing Research and Digital Analysis

MKT 465Social Media Strategy

MKT 478Social Media Campaign

Total Credit Hours:22.5
All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.