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  • B.S. in Business Administration: General Business

    Earn your B.S. in Business Administration and gain real-world experience
    Learn from industry leaders who understand the theoretical components of business and have years of professional experience.
    School of Business
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan, Yorktown Heights & Online

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Business Administration: General Business B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits

ECON 125, 210, 220, 221, and 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 or MATH/CISC 131 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Core and Specialization

Business Administration Core 27 Credits
Specialization 18 Credits
Open Electives 15 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who choose the major concentration in Business Administration with a specialization in General Business must complete:

Business Administration Core

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • INBU 250 International Business
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I or ENTR 250 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt or ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior or ANLC 250 Introduction to Data Analytics
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing

Specialization *

Four additional courses numbered 295 or higher selected from Accounting (ACCT), Economics (ECON), Entrepreneurship (ENTR), Finance (FINC), International Business (INBU), Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG), Sport Management (SPG)


  • MGMT 450 App Research Analysis Management (mandatory for specialization)
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone course - mandatory)

Open Electives

Any five courses

* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major, which must be satisfied by Business Administration courses numbered 295 or above, or Accounting courses numbered 240 or above.

Students who do not have full-time jobs should try to use their open electives for internships. 

Academic Program Sequence Map
Is this program offered online?
Yes, the program is offered completely online.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
How do I know what to major in?
All Business majors must complete a set of core business courses. Students will be exposed to all the business disciplines and with the help of their mentor, students can select the major that suits their interest and skills.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
What if I need help in registering and selecting classes?
You may call the undergraduate School of Business office at 914-674-7479 to set up an appointment for advisement.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
I work full time. I have many responsibilities, family among them. How can I earn a degree?
By taking advantage of Mercy College's "B & C Terms" or enrolling online. B & C Terms are two eight-week terms that run during a semester. Classes are twice a week. Usually Monday - Wednesday and Tuesday -Thursday. (5:50-8:20pm & 8:30-11pm.) You can be a fulltime student by taking two courses in the B term and two courses in the C term.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
Thomas Milton Professor, Undergraduate Business
Mahmud Wazihullah Instructor, Undergraduate Business
Margaret Cucinell Associate Professor, Undergraduate Business
Orlando Barreiro Assessment Coordinator

Business Administration: General Business Overview

If business is society's engine, Mercy College can put you in the driver’s seat. We’ll get you prepared for the complex workings of businesses and how they relate to the environment. And help you plan, organize, lead and control the direction your organization will take.

When it comes to faculty, Mercy stands out. You’ll benefit from both leaders in business highly esteemed instructors. All of whom who not only have a strong grasp of the theoretical components of today's business institutions, but are also accomplished professionals with years of experience. 

Programs in business and accounting are offered at three levels: Associate, Bachelor, and Master's degrees. 

Business Administration: General Business FAQS

How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
What if I need help in registering and selecting classes?
You may call the undergraduate School of Business office at 914-674-7479 to set up an appointment for advisement.
Future Business Leaders Academy

This year's Future Business Leaders Academy was our most successful yet. The highly select group chosen to join us at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY learned about personal branding, matching their personalities to career paths, and visited some of the top global corporations in New York.

Career Opportunities

Business Administration graduates may seek positions such as: financial advisor, marketing manager, sales representative, bank branch manager and systems analyst.

Business Administration: General Business Fast Facts

  • Active-learning model
    • Strategic Consulting Institute - Real projects for real companies
    • Investing Center - Live trading in the market
    • Center for Online Marketing - Website Design, Social Media
    • Center for Entrepreneurship - Start a real business
    • Center for International - Travel to businesses abroad
    • Center for Leadership - Communicate, Inspire, transform
  • Mentoring by executives from top global companies
  • Fortune 500 network
  • Advisory Board Member Companies - GE, BlackRock, Apple, Pepsi

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Evaluate the effects of globalization on the business environment
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business
  • Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making
  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in the professional business environment
  • Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders