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2021-2022

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

VCU

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


The management/international management concentration allows students to pursue an interest in the global nature of today's business world. A variety of opportunities for international study within and outside the university are available. Students in the management/international management concentration are encouraged to enrich their learning experience by pursuing a minor in international studies or foreign language, studying abroad or taking approved courses outside the School of Business.
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. 


The management/international management concentration provides a firm grounding on all aspects of business coupled with concentrated study on international topics including international management, international marketing, and international financial management.  This concentrating extends your knowledge of business to the global arena.  Students often combine this degree with study abroad opportunities or participation in the International Consulting Program.  You will be prepared to take entry level positions such as account managers, business analyst or management trainees in international divisions of U.S. companies, and for careers in government agencies involved with international trade, and in nonprofit organizations.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Account Manager
  • Bank Manager
  • General Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Operations (Coordinator or Analyst)
  • Project (Coordinator or Manager)
  • Quality Control (Specialist or Analyst)
  • Recruiter
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


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

Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 302
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5+ cumulative GPA to declare major; 2.0+ cumulative GPA to graduate, and 2.0+ major GPA to graduate

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2021-2022

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

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

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • 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.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • 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).
Experience Year 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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • 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.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • 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 the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
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
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • 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).

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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • 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.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

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

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

College of Southern Maryland courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
ENG 1010 Composition 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 111-112 3 General education
FYS 1010 First Year Seminar UNIV 101 3 Elective
ECN 1015 Introduction to Business in a Market Economy BUSN 201 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCE 1010 Scientific Method and the Modern World INSC 1XX 3 Elective
MTH 1560 Elementary Calculus BUSN 212 3 Major (Ancillary)
ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting ACCT 203 3 Major (Ancillary)
BAD 1335 Applied Business Communications INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
ENG 1020 Composition & Literature UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 1015 Introduction to Statistics STAT 210 3 Elective
Humanities Select 1: PHL 1150 Cyber Ethics or PHL 1430 Business Ethics PHIL 2XX or PHIL 214 3 General education
ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting ACCT 204 3 Major (Ancillary)
ECN 2020 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
Business elective BAD 2070 Business Law MGMT 2XX 3 Elective
Biological/Physical Science Select 1 with matching lab: AST 1010, BIO 1060, CHE 1200, GEO 1010, PHY 1010 VCU equivalent 4 General education
Elective Select from approved list of general education electives VCU equivalent 3 Elective
ECN 2025 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major (Ancillary)
COM 1010 Basic Principles of Speech BUSN 225 3 Major (Ancillary)
Social/behavioral science Select 1: POL 1010, PSY 1010, or SOC 1010 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Electives Select two courses from approved list of general education electives VCU equivalent 6 Elective
CSM credits transferred to VCU 61
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
MGMT 319 Leadership 3 Major
SCMA 302 Business Statistics II 3 Major
MGMT 321 Survey of Entrepreneurship 3 Major
MGMT 331 Human Resource Management 3 Major
MGMT 405 Negotiation, Influence and Conflict Management 3 Major
Approved financial markets elective (see VCU advisor for course options) 3 Major
Approved global elective (see VCU advisor for course options) 3 Major
Approved management elective (see VCU advisor for course options) 3 Major
Approved supply chain and analytics elective (see VCU advisor for course options) 3 Major
Approved systems and marketing elective (see VCU advisor for course options) 3 Major
BUSN 301 Career and Professional Development 1 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam 0 Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311 Financial Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303 Creativity and Ideation 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310 Managing People in Organizations 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434 Strategic Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 301 Business Statistics I (or open elective if VCU Business approves MTH 1015 from CSM as substitute for this requirement) 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320 Production/Operations Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 323 Legal Environment of Business 3 Major (Ancillary)
INFO 360 Business Information Systems 3 Major (Ancillary)
Open elective 1 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 59
Bachelor's degree total 120