Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Succeeding in business: The opportunity is real.
To set yourself apart—and set yourself up for a rewarding career—you need a solid set of skills and a real sense of what it takes to run a business. That’s why 93% of PTC’s 2018 Business Administration available graduates are working in-field either full time, part time, or freelance.*

"I’m so glad I chose PTC, and I’m so glad I chose the Bachelor’s program!" Joseph G., Bachelor of Science Business student 2018, Associate in Science Business 2016 graduate

Choose your path within this major.

Through the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, you can pursue the major as a generalist, or focus on one of three specific paths. You’ll build a foundation in areas including accounting, project management, finance, law, marketing, global business, strategy, economics, and supply chain management. You’ll also acquire advanced skills in human resources, leadership, and organizational behavior.

As you prepare for your career, you'll learn these foundational skills as part of your program, no matter what path you choose.
  • Work in a team environment to make critical strategic decisions that can help determine your organization’s success.
  • Devise strategies to leverage a firm’s resources, capabilities, and competencies to create sustainable competitive advantages.
  • Develop organizational marketing initiatives including product development, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns, and customer service programs.
  • Evaluate a firm’s external environment in terms of consumer markets, competition, market segments, positioning, product and branding, services, pricing, and promotion.
  • Design and implement global business strategies, taking into account cultural differences, trade agreements, governmental influences, policy determinations, and international relations.
  • Use information technology to optimize supply chain operations.
  • Implement human resources strategies, including work design and workforce planning, and managing employee attitudes, behaviors and competencies.
  • Understand the legal implications of business decisions, including the basics of employment law, contracts, intellectual property, trade secrets, negligence, compensation, corporate governance, liability, and fiduciary duty.
  • Establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, estimate risk-return tradeoffs, and evaluate investment performance.
  • Employ generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and procedures to report organizational costs to management for decision-making.
  • Evaluate quality management practices to make organizations more effective.

Choose your path within this major.

Build equity in your future.
100% of PTC’s 2018 Bachelor of Science Accounting available graduates are working in-field either full time, part time, or freelance.* The outlook is healthy for Pennsylvania, too: Opportunities for accountants and auditors are expected to grow by 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.**

In our Accounting concentration, you’ll work to gain both a thorough understanding of accounting and fundamental business skills as you prepare for a successful career in the dynamic, changing business environment. You can complete your degree in as little as three years—with the flexibility of studying online and on campus. The program consists of 12 quarters spanning 36 months. You will be in the classroom for 11 quarters while your final three months will be spent in an internship and one last class.

 

Some are born to lead. But everyone needs help to grow.
Not only will you be immersed in fundamental concepts and hands-on learning in the classroom, you’ll gain on-the-job experience in an internship before you graduate. That means a more robust skill set and resume for your job hunt.

Our management program is designed to help you fulfill these roles and earn a competitive salary. You can complete your degree in as little as three years—with the flexibility of studying online and on campus. The program consists of 12 quarters spanning 36 months. You will be in the classroom for 11 quarters while your final three months will be spent in an internship and one last class.

Go from here to an exciting career.
Real-world simulations in the classrooms, coupled with an internship before you graduate, mean you’re prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities in the dynamic travel and hospitality industries.

At PTC, we’ve combined our hospitality expertise with some serious management and business fundamentals to give you the hands-on training you need to launch a career in a field that may be exotic, but is definitely demanding. The program consists of 12 quarters spanning 36 months. You will be in the classroom for 11 quarters while your final three months will be spent in an internship and one last class.

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*Showcases graduates from 2018 classes. Data includes those who were available for work and were offered and/or received career search assistance from 1/1/2018-3/28/2019. Includes full-time, part-time, or freelance positions. Visit PTCollege.edu/employmentstats to learn more.

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm


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