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.

 Schoolcraft 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 Schoolcraft College courses. Courses not taken or transferred from Schoolcraft College can be completed at Wayne State University

Choose an area of study

Associate Degree  
Associate in Arts (AA) Marketing and Applied Management (AAS)
Associate in Science (AS) Small Business for Entrepreneurs (AAS)
Associate in Business Administration (ABA) Supply Chain Management (AAS)
Accounting -Associate in Applied Science (AAS) *Cosmetology Management (AAS)
Business-General (AAS) Real Estate Property Management (AAS)

*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 101 English Composition I (ENG1020)   3  
*ENG 102 English Composition II (ENG3010)   3  
*MATH 122 Elementary Statistics (BA 2300)      4  
Approved Natural Science (see MTA) 3-4  
Approved Natural Science with lab (see MTA) 4-5 Second science must be from different discipline with lab
*ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2010)   4  
Approved Social Science (see MTA) 3 Second Social Science must be from different discipline
*COMA 103 Fundamentals of Speech (COM 1010)     3  
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts (see MTA) 3 Second Humanities/Art must be from different discipline.
Total 30 credits min.  

*Meets MTA requirements and/or satisfies Wayne State degree requirement (prerequisites may be required, see Schoolcraft advisor).

Complete pathway courses

Course Credit Hours
ACCT 201 Principles Accounting I (ACC 3010) 4
ACCT 202 Principles Accounting 2 (ACC 3020)    4
CIS 120 Software Applications (BA 1500)   3
BUS 207 Business Law I (BLW 2510)     3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2020)                       4
BUS 226 Principles of Marketing (MKT 2300)   3
BUS 217 Business 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
Schoolcraft College transferrable credits 83 credits

Required Wayne State University Business Foundation & Core

Major and/or additional electives (see WSU advisor)

19 credits (minimum)

18 credits

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?

  • Join Wayne State Transfer Pathways
  • Schedule a WSU Transfer Success Appointment         
  • Meet with your academic advisors and track your academic progress 


  • 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 Schoolcraft College will need to be taken at WSU.  
  • These pathways do not replace the importance of Schoolcraft College and Wayne State academic advising. The pathway provides a general roadmap to degree completion. 

Primary contacts

  Schoolcraft College   Schoolcraft College
     Academic Advising
     734-462-4429 |


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.