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  • B.S. in Business Administration: Management

    Earn a solid foundation in business management
    Understand how today's business leaders and managers develop strategies to achieve company goals.
    School of Business
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan & Yorktown Heights

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Business Administration: Management B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits

ECON 125, 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 30 Credits
Specialization 18 Credits
Open Electives 12 Credits
Total 120 Credits

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

Business Administration Core

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • ECON 210 Bus Report Writ & Presentation
  • 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


(Select any four courses below)

  • INBU 444 International Management
  • MGMT 345 Organizational & Indust Psych.
  • MGMT 325 The Business of Persuasion
  • MGMT 446 Human Resource Management
  • MKTG 348 Sales Management
  • MKTG 442 Marketing Management


  • MGMT 450 App Res Analysis Management
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management

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.

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

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.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
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.
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 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.
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.
Thomas Milton Professor, Undergraduate Business
Mahmud Wazihullah Instructor, Undergraduate Business
Margaret Cucinell Associate Professor, Undergraduate Business
Orlando Barreiro Assessment Coordinator

Business Administration: Management Overview

In today's business climate, you must satisfy your customers completely, quickly, productively, effectively and efficiently. Failure to do so means going out of business. So, how do you stay ahead?

Our Bachelors Business Degree in Management will show you modern-day business leaders and managers create "road maps" that allow them to navigate the intricate, challenging internal and external environments in order to achieve their goals.

Faculty includes pioneers and highly esteemed business professionals with years of experience both in the classroom and outside of it. 

The specialization in Management gives students in Business Administration the opportunity to learn and apply knowledge and skill, which is essential to the successful management of organizations of all types and sizes.

Business Administration: Management FAQS

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.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Career Opportunities

Management graduates may seek positions such as: business analyst, financial controller, marketing manager, financial analyst, director of operations, sales director and business development manager.

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.

Business Administration: Management Fast Facts

  • Faculty with real world experience
  • Active learning 
  • International trips to visit businesses around the globe
  • Leadership institute that teaches communication, collaboration and commitment
  • Work on real projects for real companies with the Consulting Center
  • Residential campus only 30 minutes from Manhattan
  • Manhattan Campus in Herald Square
Corporate Network
  • MTV
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Bank of America
  • Fujifilm
  • Ernst & Young
  • Merril Lynch
  • CBS
  • Apple
  • New York Yankees
  • Master Card
  • IBM
  • Macy's
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • UBS
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • CNBC
  • American Express
  • PepsiCo
  • Kraft
  • Pfizer
  • KPMG
  • Bloomberg
  • Madison Square Garden

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
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles and key concepts in management
  • Assess the legal, economic, and social aspects of a strategic management decision