Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

The undergraduate Business Administration program provides an integrated business education, focusing on equipping students with a solid foundation in functional areas of a modern commercial enterprise crucial for the challenges and responsibilities of today’s business world.

Program Composition

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA in BA) Program consists of 123 units, containing 45 units of General Education (GE) and three major parts: 42 units of General Business Administration (GBA), 21 units of ,Concentrations, and 15 units of Elective courses.

General Education Courses

The General Education courses are an essential part of higher education. They provide a broad foundation of general knowledge for the more specialized upper division courses and prepare students for contemporary life and communication. These courses may be required or elective. They offer fundamentals of a higher education and develop skills and prerequisites for advanced studies. The following are main fields of general education: Critical Thinking, English Composition and Communications; Humanities (including American and English literature and foreign languages); Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences; Natural, Political, and Social Sciences (including biology, physics, economics, and history); Psychology and Introductions to Business and Law.

GE part of each undergraduate degree program includes 45 units of courses. The GE course compositions vary reflecting specific needs of each program. However, the core GE courses and the main part of GE learning outcomes are the same.

Course Content

General Education Courses

1 Natural Science (SCI 10, SCI 31) 6
2 Social Sciences (ECON 10 or 286, HIST 10, HIST –, POLSCI 10, SOCSCI 10) 12
3 Humanities (HUM 10, HUM –, PSYCH 10) 6
4 English (ENG 75, ENG 82A, ENG 77 or 82B or 90s, ENG 86) 12
5 Mathematics (MATH 10, MATH –) 6
6 Computer Science (CS 10) 3
Total Required for General Education
45 Units

General Business Administration Courses

All undergraduate business students need to complete at least the 42-unit GBA requirements. This program enables students to gain a comprehensive business background in the principal areas of business. The program is concluded with the course of Business Policies (BA 290), which is usually taken in the student’s final term. Knowledge gained in the program is combined to provide a crucial and analytical understanding of business operations.

BA 10 Business Foundations 3
BA 19 Business Ethics 3
ECON 20A Principles of Economics I 3
ECON 20B Principles of Economics II 3
BA 42 Financial Accounting 3
BA 110 Management Principles 3
BA 115 Statistics 3
BA 130 Introduction to International Business 3
BA 140 Fundamentals of Finance 3
BA 146 Applications Software 3
BA 150 Marketing 3
BA 215 Production Management 3
BA 240 Managerial Accounting 3
Upon completion of GBA and at least 3 concentration courses, students take:
BA 290 Strategic Business Management 3
Total Required for General Business Administration
42
Units

Areas of Concentration

Following the GBA requirements, students select a concentration area for advanced study. Currently the following 4 concentration areas are available:

A. International Business; B. Management; C. Entrepreneurship; D. Management Information Systems;

Each concentration requires 21 units of advanced study chosen from a list of courses designed to prepare students for a career in that particular field. Students may develop an individualized concentration using existing courses with Provost’s approval.

A. International Business. Choose 12 units (4 courses) from:
BA 125 World Resources 3
BA 230 Studies in International Business 3
BA 231 Cultural Dimensions of Management 3
BA 234 Principles of Import and Export Management 3
BA 255 Entrepreneurial Management 3
BA 289 International Business Strategy 3
ECON 220 International Economics 3
Three additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 9
Total Required for International Business Concentration 21 Units
B. Management. Choose 15 units (5 courses) from:
BA 135 Legal Foundations of Business 3
BA 170 Human Relations in Business 3
BA 171 Business and Society 3
BA 175 Industrial and Organizational Behavior 3
BA 217 Personnel Management 3
BA 219 Small Business Management 3
BA 223 Organizational Development 3
BA 231 Cultural Dimensions of Management 3
BA 241 Quantitative Analysis 3
Two additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 6
Total Required for Management Concentration 21 Units
C. Entrepreneurship. Choose 12 units (4 courses) from:
BA 145 Real Estate Practices 3
BA 218 Hospitality Management 3
BA 219 Small Business Management 3
BA 236 People Problems in Small Business 3
BA 255 Entrepreneurial Management 3
BA 256 Sales Management 3
BA 257 Consumer Behavior 3
BA 258 Advertising 3
Three additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 9
Total Required for Small Business Enterprise Concentration 21 Units
D. Management Information Systems. Choose 12 units (4 courses) from:
CS 70 The Internet 3
BA 160 Information Systems Concept and Business Applications 3
CS 237 Database 3
BA 262 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CS 280 Special Topics in Computer Science (MIS related) 3
Three additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 9
Total Required for Management Information Systems Concentration 21 Units

NOTE: BA 280 Special Topics in Business, BA 298 Internship in Business, and BA 299 Research Project in Business can substitute a course in any concentration above if the course topic matches the field of the concentration.

Electives

At least 15 units of elective courses must be chosen from the university catalog.

Total Electives 15 Units
Total (minimum) Required for BA in Business Administration Degree 123 Units

Program Chart

GENERAL EDUCATION (45 units)

Basic Subjects (15 units) Sciences, English, and Humanities (30 units)
MATH 10   SCI 31   MATH —  
SCI 10   HIST 10   HIST — or HUM —  
PSYCH 10   HUM 10   ECON 10 or ECON 286  
CS 10   POL SCI 10 or SOCSCI 10   ENG 86  
ENG 75   ENG 82A   ENG 82B, or 77, or 90s  

GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (GBA), CONCENTRATION, AND ELECTIVE COURSES (78 units)

GBA Courses (42 units) Concentration (21 units) Electives (15 units)
BA 10   BA 130          
BA 19   BA 140          
BA 42   BA 146          
ECON 20A   BA 150          
ECON 20B   BA 215          
BA 110   BA 240          
BA 115   BA 290          

Academic Progress Requirements

Students enrolled* in the Bachelor of Arts degree program are expected to maintain their grades corresponding to the policy of satisfactory progress and the following chart. The chart specifies the criteria for achieving satisfactory academic progress for full-time students (no transfers) in the BA in BA degree program based on the allowable maximum number of semester credit hours attempted (part-time students are evaluated proportionally to the taken part of a program; students who changed their program will be evaluated on all courses taken).

Program

Maximum Units Attempted**

Evaluation
Point

Minimum Credit Units Earned

Minimum  Cumulative GPA

BA in BA Degree

48

End of 1st Academic Year

21 (18 GE/GBA)

2.0

72

End of 3rd Semester

30 

2.0

96

End of 2nd Academic Year

42 (36 GE/GBA)

2.0

144

End of 3rd Academic Year

63

2.0

184

End of 4th Academic Year

84

2.0

184

End of 5th Academic Year

105

2.0

184

100% of MTDC (6 years)

123

2.0

* Admission requirements

**Units attempted means courses’ units for which the students have incurred a financial obligation or for which any university scholarship funds have been disbursed.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree, all students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) or better by the end of the program and complete at least 45 units of General Education courses, 42 units of General Business Administration courses, 21 units of concentration courses, and 15 units of elective courses. The program may include an optional minor of 18 units (See minor options). A maximum of 92 credit units can be transferred from other institutions; and at least 18 credits taken at Lincoln University must be for business administration courses.

Degree Completion

A time limitation for receiving the BA in Business Administration degree at Lincoln University is established to ensure that the degree current knowledge in the field of study. Academic credit received ten (10) years or more before the program completion will be deemed “no longer applicable”. Petition for exception to the policy may be directed to the Provost for consideration and determination.

Suggested Course Sequencing*

YEAR ONE
Fall  
  BA 10 Business Foundations 3
  CS 10 Introduction to Computer Science 3
  MATH 10 College Mathematics 3
  – – General Education Courses 6
  Fall Total 15 Units
Spring  
  BA 42 Financial Accounting 3
  ECON 20A Principles of Economics I 3
  – – General Education Courses 6
  Spring Total 12 Units
Summer  
  – – General Education Courses 6
  Summer Total 6 Units
First Year Total 33 Units
YEAR TWO
Fall  
  BA 110 Management Principles 3
  ECON 20B Principles of Economics II 3
  – – General Education Courses 6
  Fall Total 12 Units
Spring  
  BA 19 Business Ethics 3
  BA 115 Statistics 3
  BA 130 Introduction to International Business 3
  – – General Education Courses 6
  Spring Total 15 Units
Summer  
  – – General Education Courses 6
  Summer Total 6 Units
Second Year Total 33 Units
YEAR THREE
Fall  
  BA 140 Fundamentals of Finance 3
  BA 146 Applications Software 3
  BA 150 Marketing 3
  – – General Education Courses 3
  Fall Total 12 Units
Spring  
  BA 240 Managerial Accounting 3
  BA – Concentration Courses 6
  – – Elective Course 3
  Spring Total 12 Units
Summer  
  BA – Concentration Courses 6
  Summer Total 6 Units
  Third Year Total 30 Units
YEAR FOUR
Fall  
  BA 215 Production Management 3
  BA – Concentration Courses 9
  Fall Total 12 Units
Spring  
  BA 290 Strategic Business Management 3
  – – Elective Courses 12
  Spring Total 15 Units
Fourth Year Total 27 Units
* Variations of the sequence are permitted and common.

Minor Options

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree program may choose a minor area of emphasis in addition to their major. Established minors are available in Humanities and Information Technology. Students may also develop an individual minor area using the existing courses with the approval of the academic advisor and the President. A maximum of 9 credit units can be transferred to a Lincoln University minor.

HUMANITIES MINOR (18 UNITS)
The purpose of this minor area is to enrich the student’s education. The minor in Humanities is designed for students seeking to develop their intellectual capabilities and broaden their social and cultural horizons. This minor aims to develop a sense of the common values encapsulated in the minor field and seeks to acquaint the student with these basic values which are intellectual, aesthetic, social and cultural in nature.

The Humanities minor at Lincoln University includes an investigation of philosophy, the arts, literature and other areas that explore culture and its place within society. These courses are designed to increase the student’s awareness of the intellectual achievements that are integral aspects of human society. A student must complete courses from the following list with a total of at least 18 credit units.

HUM 16 Art of the Film 3
HUM 25 Chinese 3
HUM 27 Spanish 3
HUM 30 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HUM 40 Survey of World Art 3
HUM 50 Natural and Cultural Environment of the S.F. Bay Area 3
HUM 56 City’s Resources as a Classroom 3
HUM 159 Multicultural Heritage 3
HUM 290 Research Project in Humanities 3
Total Required for Humanities Minor 18 Units

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MINOR (18 Units)
A minor in Information Technology includes 18 units of prescribed work in the following areas: computer science core areas and advanced computer topics. Specific requirements in each area are detailed below:

Core Areas – Part 1 (all of the following):
CS 50 Introduction to Programming 3
CS 90 Studies in Programming Languages 3
CS 140 Data Structures 3
BA 160 Information Systems Concept and Business Applications 3
Advanced Topics – Part 2 (6 units from the following):
CS 175 Topics in Artificial Intelligence 3
CS 220 Software Engineering 3
CS 237 Database 3
BA 262 Systems Analysis and Design 3
Total Required for Information Technology Minor 18 Units

BA and MBA Combination Option

The BA in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (MBA) combination is designed to apply a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration to also complete an MBA degree, allowing a shorter time frame for getting the MBA one. Students participating in the combination may be able to complete both degrees in five and a half years, instead of six or six and a half years common for the sequential programs study. Students who completed all core undergraduate business requirements, but BA 290, may choose to take some graduate courses (subject of proper prerequisites and approval by the course instructor and Provost) as electives. These courses, in future, may be applied to the MBA degree. Students pay the undergraduate rate per unit for undergraduate courses and the graduate rate for the graduate courses.

Period of Attendance and Estimated Schedule of Charges

Students must successfully complete 123 units of required coursework to complete the BA in Business Administration degree program. The estimated time for degree completion (ETDC) for BA in BA program is 4 (four) years. The estimated tuition and fees for completion of the program is listed below:

 
Tuition & Fees Charges
Tuition* $5,460
Registration Fees* $250
Total Charges Upon Enrollment* $5,710
Estimated Total Charges for Entire Educational Program $58,415

*NOTE: A full-time undergraduate student must take 12 units per semester. The tuition and fees posted above are fall term estimates for new students based on current approved amount and are subject to change. Thus, the final amount may differ from the amounts shown above.