Studying Business Administration at Queens College
The Queens College program in business administration, housed in the economics department, offers three majors leading to the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). The program draws on the strengths of the Queens College economics, accounting and mathematics departments. These departments have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and faculty research, and the new program builds on existing strengths within the college, such as the finance curriculum, the strength of the economics department in international economics, and the strength of the actuarial preparation program in the department of mathematics. These programs have produced many business leaders in the New York area and elsewhere.
The BBA program provides a solid business education that responds to the demand of prospective employers for specific quantitative and technological competencies. Data analysis and spreadsheet modeling play a central role in our integrated curriculum. Teamwork and group projects are also critical ingredients that help ensure that our graduates have sufficient practice in communicating ideas to appear both polished and poised.
Queens College has a long tradition of providing its graduates with a strong liberal arts education. Our BBA students receive not only a solid business education but one grounded in that liberal arts tradition. We believe that for long-term success, we must train our students not just in narrowly defined business disciplines, but that we must train them to communicate both orally and in writing, and educate them to deal with an increasingly globally integrated world. The strong liberal arts courses at Queens College help build the foundation of character that is needed for our graduates to respond ethically to the pressures of business life.
The core of the curriculum is a set of twelve courses covering the basics of economics and accounting, which range from accounting to statistics to courses in forecasting or econometrics. Students must also study mathematics, management and marketing. Students in the BBA program choose to specialize in a particular field of study by electing to major in Finance, International Business, or Actuarial Studies for Business. Our international business and finance majors take a capstone course which is writing intensive.
The BBA program is selective. Please note that it is not possible to complete all the requirements for a BBA degree by taking only evening courses, or only weekend classes. Click here for more information about the BBA program.
Those interested in a business minor should visit the Business and Liberal Arts program (BALA) website.