Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Business Administration (B.S.)


Business Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 0506)

Chase Hall 302 (716) 878-4239

The bachelor of science degree in business administration prepares students for leadership roles in management and marketing in both domestic and international business, and public and nonprofit organizations. During the first two years of the program, students acquire a foundation in accounting, economics, and computers, as well as in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. The last two years are devoted to upper-division courses in management, marketing, human resources, law, finance, production and operations management, and a capstone course in business strategy. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be required to choose and complete a 15-hour concentration in one of the following areas: management, marketing, or international business.

Admission Requirements: Transfer students are accepted into the program on a competitive basis. No freshmen are accepted directly into the program. Students interested in business as a major may be admitted as a pre-business major (0424) until completion of entrance requirements. Prior to acceptance into the program, students will be required to attain competency in mathematics and English composition, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Transfer students must take all concentration courses, the six hours of upper-division business elective courses, BUS 430, and BUS 460 at Buffalo State College. Transfer courses with D or less will not be accepted into the major.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Business

60 cr

A. Business Core (39 cr)

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics

BUS 312

Financial Accounting

BUS 313

Managerial Accounting

BUS 320

Principles of Marketing

BUS 324

Business Communication

BUS 325

Human Resource Management

BUS 334

Business Law I

BUS 360

Principles of Management

FIN 314

Corporate Finance

ECO 305

Statistics for Economics



MAT 311

Introductory Probability and Statistics

BUS 460

Production and Operations Management

BUS 430

Strategic Management

B. Concentration (15 cr)


BUS 321

Marketing on the Internet

BUS 323

Sales Methods and Techniques

BUS 327

Advertising Concepts and Practices

BUS 329

Sales Management

BUS 330

Marketing Management

BUS 347

Retail Management

BUS 348

Electronic Commerce

BUS 403

Consumer Behavior

BUS 404

Marketing Research

BUS 420

International Marketing Management


BUS 300

International Business

BUS 329

Sales Management

BUS 335

Business Law II

BUS 347

Retail Management

BUS 350

Current Practices in Technology

BUS 365


BUS 366

Management Information Systems

BUS 367

Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology

BUS 368

Sports Management and Marketing

BUS 369

Organizational Change and Development

BUS 424

International Business Communication

BUS 473

International Management

International Business

BUS 300

International Business

BUS 363

Business in the Western Hemisphere

BUS 417

International Accounting

BUS 420

International Marketing

BUS 424

International Business Communication

BUS 425

International and Cross-Cultural Training

BUS 473

International Management

ECO 401

International Economics

FIN 400

International Finance


Foreign language competency is recommended for the International Business Concentration.

C. Business Electives (6 cr)

Any upper-level Business Department course that is not required in the business core or used in your concentration may be taken as a business elective. The department recommends that students meet the business elective requirement through participation in the internship program, BUS 378: Business Professional Practice.

All College Electives

21-27 cr

Total Required Credit Hours

120 cr

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Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.F.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and English 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and French 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and Italian 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and Mathematics 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 Social Studies and 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and Spanish 7-9, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)


Dietitian Education Program (B.S.)

Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education and Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

International Relations (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ARA - Arabic

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CEL - Community Engaged Learning

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS - English Language Secondary

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FCS - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies