Business Institutions Major

Business Institutions is a concentration of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) major, a program designed for adults who have been away from high school for three or more years. It is a good choice both for people who have never been to college and for students who attended college in the past but did not complete a degree. For the latter, the B.I.S. program makes it possible to apply their previous educational experience toward a degree program. The admission process should begin with an interview with a B.I.S. advisor in the Providence Campus’s Admission and Advising Office. Qualified applicants interested in other programs at ASFCCE may also be interested in the college’s performance-based admission policy; see Performance-Based Admission for details.

Students interested in the broad field of business will be interested in this major. This is a fully prescribed program with a specific list of required courses:

BUS 110 Business Computing Applications or CSC 101, Computing Concepts

BUS 111 Business Analysis

BUS 201 Financial Accounting

BUS 202 Managerial Accounting

BUS 210 Managerial Statistics I or STA 308, Introductory Statistics

BUS 315 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business I

BUS 320 Financial Management

BUS 341 Organizational Behavior

BUS 355 Operations and Supply Chain Management

BUS 365 Marketing Principles

ECN 201 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

ECN 202 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

WRT 227 Business Communications

Business Elective (3 credits)

In addition to the courses above, students must elect one liberal elective course offered by a department outside their major. Most courses that fulfill these major requirements are available in Providence in the evening.