Business Management

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management is designed to prepare students for a wide choice of business and managerial careers. The program provides for a rich exposure to business issues and functions through introductory and core business courses. In addition, the program provides for a significant portion of the degree to be self-defined through elective courses. Through consultation with faculty and program advisors each student is advised with an individualized set of courses designed to best serve the career goals of that student. Students may choose to focus on specific areas of business such as Accounting, Management, Marketing, and International Business or choose from a wide variety of courses in Business Computer Systems and/or Sport Management.

Typical Employment Opportunities

Management and Leadership
Accounting and Finance
Customer Relations
Financial Services
Global Business
Production, Quality Control, Inventory and Logistics

Business Management (BS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have the necessary skills to understand and perform in different areas of business in the modern world economy.
  • Graduates will be effective communicators and possess critical thinking skills necessary to analyze and solve problems.
  • Graduates will function well in teams, develop creative problem solving skills and have the ability to use current technologies in management contexts.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of social and ethical issues, data analysis skills, financial theories, and a knowledge of the global economic, political, and legal context within which businesses function.
  • Graduates will have an appreciation of markets and organizational behavior, organizational systems and processes, and learn to work effectively in a diverse environment.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact Information


Dr. Nanda Viswanathan
School of Business, Room 329
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Fall 2023

Subject to revision

Liberal Arts and Sciences (61 credits)
EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing (GE) 3
EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
The Arts (GE) 3
Communication- Written and Oral (GE) 3
Humanities (GE) 3
EGL 310 Technical Writing 3
US History and Civic Engagement/World History and Global Awareness(GE) 3
MTH 129 Precalculus or MTH 117 Precalculus with Applications (GE) 4
World Languages (GE) 3
ECO 156 Principles of Economics (Macro) (GE) 3
ECO 157 Principles of Economics (Micro) (GE) 3
Natural Sciences and Scientific Reasoning (GE) 3
Math or Natural Science elective 3
Arts and Sciences electives (including 6 credits @300-level or above) 21
Required: Business (39 credits)
BUS 101 Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Accounting II 3
BUS 109 Management Theories and Practices 3
BUS 131 Marketing Principles 3
BUS 202 Business Law 3
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3
BUS 280 International Business 3
BUS 300 Operations Management 3
BUS 307 Corporate Finance 3
BUS 404 Financial Markets & Institutions 3
BUS 409 Strategic Management 3
BCS 102 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
BCS 300 Management Information Systems 3
Electives: (24 credits)
BUS, SMT and/or IND courses (300 level or higher) 9
AET, BCS, BUS, CON, EET, HOR, IND, MET and/or SMT courses 12
Free Elective 3
Total Credits: 124

Curriculum Summary

Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 124

Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.

As a part of the SUNY General Education Framework, all first-time full time Freshman at Farmingdale State College (FSC) beginning Fall 2023, are required to develop knowledge and skills in Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEISJ). Students will be able to fulfill this requirement at FSC by taking a specially designated DEISJ course that has been developed by faculty and approved by the DEISJ Review Board. DEISJ-approved courses will be developed in accordance with the guiding principles and criteria outlined below. DEISJ-approved courses may meet other General Education Knowledge and Skills areas and/or core competencies and thus be dually designated. DEISJ-approved courses may also earn other special designations such as those for Applied Learning or Writing Intensive.

BUS 101 Financial Accounting

Students will study the underlying framework of financial accounting systems and apply these concepts in preparing, interpreting and analyzing accounting information in the contemporary corporate business environment. Students will record business transactions, and prepare and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising companies. Students will demonstrate an understanding of accounting systems and controls, financial assets, plant assets, current and long-term liabilities, and equity.

BUS 102 Managerial Accounting

Students will examine managerial accounting concepts and theories which assist managers in planning, directing, and controlling activities in service, merchandising, and manufacturing entities. Students will apply product costing methods (e.g., job-order costing and process costing), calculate and interpret variances, apply cost-volume-profit strategies to short-term decision making, and prepare operating budgets and performance evaluation reports. Prerequisite(s): BUS 101 with a grade of C or higher

BUS 109 Management Theories and Practices

This introductory course covers management principles pertaining to human resources, individual behavior in organizations, employee motivation and performance, and business ethics. Topics also include managing and the manager’s job; planning and decision making; employee performance appraisal and feedback; leadership and influence processes; interpersonal relations and communication; and managing work groups and teams.

BUS 131 Marketing Principles

This course provides the student with a sound knowledge of the basic elements of the marketing process. Major topics include the features of consumer and organizational markets, market segmentation, and target market strategies. Product planning and development, brands, packaging and other product features are covered. Price determination and the use of various pricing strategies are discussed. The factors in the selection of channels of distribution and the features of wholesaling and retailing are considered. Elements of the promotional process such as sales, advertising, and sales promotion are included. Ethical and legal issues in marketing, marketing of services, global marketing, and marketing on the Internet are also covered.

BUS 202 Business Law I

An introduction to the nature and sources of law; the role the legal system; the law of torts and crimes; the law of contracts; and real and personal property.

BUS 240 Business Statistics

This course provides an understanding of statistical concepts and tools that are critical in business decision-making. The discussion and development of each topic is presented in an application setting, with the statistical results providing insights and solutions to real world problems. Students will be able to calculate and perform various analyses, including but not limited to: Interval Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, Test of Goodness of Fit, and Independence and Regression Analysis. The coursework requires extensive use of commercially available statistical software. Prerequisites: MTH 117 or MTH 129

BUS 280 International Business

This course examines the international integration of socio-cultural, political, and economic aspects of business. It explores the impact of globalization on countries, organizations, and individuals. The course will also discuss key issues in ethics, corporate social responsibility, and technology in the global context. Students will develop a broad understanding of the global marketplace and learn how the global environment affects business functions and performance.

BUS 300 Operations Management

This course undertakes an examination of the role of operations within manufacturing and service organizations. Emphasis is placed upon recognizing operational opportunities and tradeoffs, and employing quantitative and qualitative tools and decision support systems to assist strategic and operational decision-making. The general functions of operations management as applied to the transformation process are covered. Some of the important topics include but not limited to Forecasting, Statistical Quality Control, Inventory Management, Linear Programming, and Transportation Models. Note: Students who have previously completed IND 301 cannot receive credit for BUS 300. Prerequisite(s): BUS 240 or MTH 110

BUS 307 Corporate Finance

The overall aim of this course is to help students develop an understanding and appreciation of Finance as a business discipline - an analytical approach in assessing the financial worthiness of a business entity is stressed. Topics covered include time value of money; financial statement analysis; valuation models; risks and rates of return; calculating beta coefficients; working capital management; capital budgeting; the cost of capital leverage and dividend policy; and financial forecasting. Note: Students cannot receive credit for BUS 201 and BUS 307. Prerequisite(s): BUS 101 and 102 and Junior level status

BUS 404 Financial Markets and Institutions

This senior level course describes the various financial markets and the financial institutions that serve those markets. Specific topics include financial intermediaries, primary and secondary financial markets, treasury and agency securities markets, municipal securities markets, financial futures markets, and stock markets in the U.S. and worldwide. Also included are evolving technologies, especially e-Business and the Internet, and their effect on financial markets and institutions. The course contains oral and written case study analyses utilizing electronic database research techniques. Prerequisite(s): BUS 201 or BUS 307 or department approval

BUS 409 Strategic Management

This course covers key strategic management topics including internal and external scanning for SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis, competitive advantage, cost versus differentiation, horizontal and vertical integration, strategic alliances, strategy implementation, as well as many other important topics. Special attention will be paid to international contexts, issues of ethics and governance, and measurements of strategic success. Students will be required to present oral and/or written case studies and analyses. Students who have previously completed IND 409 cannot receive credit for BUS 409. Note: Students cannot get credit for BUS 409 and 409W; BUS 409W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite(s): BUS 300, Senior level status

BCS 102 Computer Concepts and Applications

This is an introductory course in the use of personal computers in today's society. Students will receive instruction in basic computer concepts and terminology, the fundamentals of the Windows operating system and have hands on experience at the beginning to intermediate level using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Internet will be used to supplement textbook and lecture materials. Note: Computer Systems students cannot use BCS 102 to meet a BCS/CSC Elective requirement.

BCS 300 Management Information Systems

Managers have increasing responsibility for determining their information system needs and for designing and implementing information systems that support these needs. Management information systems integrate, for purposes of information requirements, the accounting, finance, and operations management functions of an organization. This course will examine the various levels and types of software and information systems required by an organization to integrate these functions. Prerequisite(s): BUS 109, BCS 109, BUS 111, or BCS 160

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