Business Administration (BSBA)

What is Business Administration?

A bachelor's degree in business administration from Wayne State University, Mike Ilitch School of Business opens doors to many career opportunities. The Ilitch School provides students with a strong foundation in business fundamentals and prepares students to apply these fundamentals in real-world work environments.

What can I do with a Business Administration Degree?

The Mike Ilitch School of Business has a dedicated Career Planning and Placement staff to help you get to work. We can guide you through the process of landing an internship or the perfect job. It's never too early in your academic career to talk to a career advisor and get a head start on your job search when you earn your degree.

Henry Ford College Course planning

Choose an area of study (associate degree), earn Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and complete pathway courses. The below pathway outlines the required Henry Ford College courses. Courses not taken or transferred from Henry Ford College can be completed at Wayne State University.

Choose an area of study

Associate Degree  
Accounting Associate in Business (AB) Management (AB)
Liberal Arts Associate in Arts (AA) Supply Chain Management (AB)
Associate in General Studies (AGS) Paralegal Studies (AB)
Associate in Science (AS) *Fitness and Sports Center Management (AB)
Business Administration (ABA)  

*Due to the requirements associated with these programs the total amount of credit earned will likely exceed the minimum bachelor's degree requirement.

Earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

MTA Requirement/Specific Course Credit Hours Notes
*ENG 131 Intro to College Writing (ENG 1020) 3 or ENG 132H
*ENG 132 College Writing & Research (ENG 3010) 3  
*MATH 141 Intro to Statistics (BA2300) 4  
Approved Natural Science (see MTA) 4  
Approved Natural Science with lab (see MTA) 4-5 Second Science must be from different discipline
*BEC 151 Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2020) 3  
Approved Social Science (see MTA) 3 Second Social Science must be from different discipline
*SPC 131 Fundamentals of Speech (COM 1010) 3 Second Humanities/Art must be from different discipline
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts (see MTA) 3  
Total 30 credits (min.)  

*Meets MTA requirements and satisfies Wayne State and/or HFC degree requirements (prerequisites may be required, see HFC Academic Advisor).

Complete pathway courses

Course Credit Hours
BAC 131 Intro to Financial Accounting (ACC 3010) 4
BAC 132 Intro to Managerial Acc (ACC 3020) 4
CIS 100 Intro to Information Tech (BA 1500) 3
BLW 253 Business Law & Legal (BLW 2510) 4
BEC 152 Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2010) 3
BBA 252 Principles of Marketing (MKT 2300) 3
MGT 230 Principles of Management (MGT 2530) 3
Total 24 credits

Wayne State University Course planning

The following courses are required to finish the degree requirements. Any pathway course(s) not completed at the community college can be completed at Wayne State University.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Course Credit Hours
BA 1000 Student Success/Career Development 1
COM 3300 Bus & Profession Presentations 3
BA 3400 Quantitative Methods II 3
FIN 3290 Business Finance 3
GSC 3600 Operations and Supply Chains 3
ISM 3630 Business Info Systems 3
MGT 6890 Strategic Management/Bus Policy 3
Total 19 credits (minimum)
*Select a Business Major Credit Hours
Accounting 18
Finance 18
Global supply chain management 18
Information systems management 18
Management 18
Marketing 18

*Up to two courses can transfer into major. See WSU advisor.

Transfer credit summary

Transfer credit summary Credits
Henry Ford College transferable credits 83 credits

Required Wayne State University Business Foundation & Core

Business Major and/or additional electives (see WSU advisor)

19 credits (minimum)

18 credits (minimum)

Total credits required to complete bachelor's degree 120 credits (transferred or WSU)
  • WSU requires a minimum of 30 hours in residency.
  • You can review how courses transfer using the course equivalency tool for other acceptable equivalences.

How do I get started?


  • The pathway allows multiple associate degree options with the flexibility to customize your degree path. The minimum eligibility to participate in the Wayne State Transfer Pathways is a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and an associate degree (earned or Reverse Transfer).
  • All college-level (non-developmental), non-duplicated courses with a 2.0 (C) grade point average (GPA) or above will be considered for transfer credit. Earned credit will transfer as 1) direct course equivalency, 2) major/department credit, or 3) elective credit. Credits not earned at the community college will need to be taken at WSU.
  • These pathways do not replace the importance of community college and Wayne State academic advising. The pathway provides a general roadmap to degree completion.

Primary contacts

Henry Ford College
Academic Advising
313-317-6845 |

Wayne State Unviersity

        Transfer Student Success Center
        313-577-2487 |
        Mike Ilitch School of Business
        313-577-4505 | | Academic Advising

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.