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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Management/Business Administration

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (College of Southern Maryland)
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Program description

The activity of management is concerned with setting an organization’s strategic goals and formulating processes to achieve them. Managers carry out their administrative roles by handling such duties as preparing and administering budgets, planning and directing operations, and coordinating employees’ activities.

The management/business administration concentration provides students with a broad-based study of management and other business disciplines. The course options in the curriculum give students flexibility in developing a program of study that can lead to a variety of entry-level positions in private and public organizations.

Career opportunities

The management/business administration concentration crosses all areas of business and as such prepares you to have many choices for a career path upon graduating.  Important skills such as communication, leadership, decision making, data analysis, and strategic thinking are developed in this concentration and are critical for all types of business careers.  Typical managers address a wide variety of problems: financial, operational, human, legal, and political, on a routine basis.  Private, public and government agencies all require employees with strong management skills. Typical titles upon graduating include account manager, business analyst, management trainee, sales representative, and recruiter.

Because the business administration degree provides a broad business background, it’s important for students to pursue internship and externship experience to gain depth and specialization in their future fields of work. 

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Bachelor-level job titles
  • Bank Manager
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Entertainment Agent
  • Government Services Administrator
  • Hotel Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Management Analyst
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Control Auditor
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Account Executive
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Real Estate Developer
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 302
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5 to declare major/2.0 to graduate

Transfer major map
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Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Management/Business Administration

College of Southern Maryland (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Review steps to enroll at CSM.
  • Meet with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use learning support services to get ahead.
  • Complete your ENG and MTH sequence.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing BAD 1335.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to Business Management through the Career Coach.
  • Explore the community college’s Focus 2 Career resource to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Take a career assessment through the Career Coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Review steps to enroll at CSM.
  • Meet with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use learning support services to get ahead.
  • Complete your ENG and MTH sequence.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing BAD 1335.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to Business Management through the Career Coach.
  • Explore the community college’s Focus 2 Career resource to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the Career Coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Management/Business Administration

College of Southern Maryland (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

College of Southern Maryland courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
ENG 1010Composition and Rhetoric Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 1020 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
FYS 1010First Year SeminarUNIV 1013Elective
ECN 1015Introduction to Business in a Market EconomyBUSN 2013Major (Business Foundation)
SCE 1010Scientific Method and the Modern WorldINSC 1XX3Elective
MTH 1560Elementary CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 2010Principles of AccountingACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
BAD 1335Applied Business CommunicationsINFO 160, 161, 1623Major (Business Foundation)
ENG 1020Composition & LiteratureUNIV 2003General education
MTH 1015Introduction to StatisticsSTAT 2103Elective
HumanitiesSelect 1: PHL 1150 Cyber Ethics or PHL 1430 Business EthicsPHIL 2XX or PHIL 2143General education
ACC 2020Principles of AccountingACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
ECN 2020Principles of MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
Business electiveBAD 2070 Business LawMGMT 2XX3Elective
Biological/Physical ScienceSelect 1 with matching lab: AST 1010, BIO 1060, CHE 1200, GEO 1010, PHY 1010VCU equivalent4General education
ElectiveSelect from approved list of general education electivesVCU equivalent3Elective
ECN 2025Principles of MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
COM 1010Basic Principles of SpeechBUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
Social/behavioral scienceSelect 1: POL 1010, PSY 1010, or SOC 1010VCU equivalent3General education
ElectivesSelect two courses from approved list of general education electivesVCU equivalent6Elective
CSM credits transferred to VCU61
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
INFO 165Digital Literacy: Spreadsheet Skills II1Major (Business Foundation)
BUSN 325Organizational Communication3Major
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major
MGMT 434Strategic Management (capstone)3Major
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major
SCMA 301Business Statistics I (or open elective if VCU Business approves MTH 1015 from CSM as substitute for this requirement)3Major
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business3Major
ECON 303Managerial Economics3Major
INFO 360Business Information Systems3Major
MGMT 319Leadership3Major
SCMA 320Production/Operations Management3Major
MGMT 331Human Resource Management3Major
MGMT 389Managerial Skills Development3Major
SCMA 302Business Statistics II3Major
Approved financial markets elective (select one): ECON 307, FIRE 305, FIRE 309, FIRE 317 3Major
Approved global elective (select one): BUSN 329, BUSN 401, ECON/INTL 329, MGMT/INTL 418, MGMT/INTL 320 3Major
Approved management elective (select one): BUSN 400, MGMT 321, MGMT 332, MGMT 333, MGMT 423, MGMT 491, MGMT 4933Major
Approved supply chain and analytics elective (select one): SCMA 303, SCMA 339, SCMA 350, SCMA 3863Major
Approved systems and marketing elective (select one): INFO 361, INNO 460, MKTG 315, MKTG 442, MKTG 4503Major
Credits completed at VCU61
Bachelor's degree total122
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