Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Online)

The Bachelor of Science program is designed to provide learners with a broad overview of the fundamental, functional areas of business, as well as to provide essential, in-depth analytical tools for problem-solving substantive issues in the field. The curriculum is designed for real-world application and taught by leaders in the field. Learners have the potential to be employed in a multitude of venues in the private and public sectors of business or organization. Internships are not required in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. The program also allows for a smooth transition to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and critique management concepts in real-world situations.
  • Think logically, analytically and creatively about complex, contemporary, local and global problems.
  • Assess and communicate effectively in a range of progressively more challenging strategic business environments.
  • Determine personal and social responsibility in response to new settings and complex problems.
  • Understand and apply learning to the diversity and complexity of human relationships involved in an organization. 
  • Compare and contrast the social, ethical, and global responsibilities within management positions with special attention to the Catholic social teaching.

Foundation Courses (12 credits)

Area Distribution Courses (18 credits)

Choose two courses from each area:

  • Humanities: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religion
  • Natural/Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
  • Social Sciences: Economics, Geography, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

General Education Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)

Choose four courses from the Area Distribution Courses.

General Electives (36 credits)

Degree Requirements (120 credits)