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.

WCCCD Logo  Course planning

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

Choose an area of study

Associate Degree
Associate of Arts (AA)
Associate of Science (AS)
Accounting (AAS)
Business Administration (AA or AAS)

Earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

MTA Requirement/Specific Course Credit Hours Notes
*ENG 119 English Composition I (ENG 1020) 3  
*ENG 120 English Composition II (ENG 3010) 3  
*MAT 135 Quantitative Reasoning (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
*ECO 101 Principles of Economics I (ECO 2020) 3  
Approved Social Science (see MTA) 3 Second Social Science must be from different discipline
*SPH 101 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 WCCCD advisor).

Complete pathway courses

Course Credit Hours
ACC 110 Principles of Accounting I (ACC 3010) 4
ACC 111 Principles of Accounting II (ACC 3020)           4
BUS 225 Computer Application Business (BA 1500) 3
BL 201 Business Law I (BLW 2510) 4
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (ECO 2010) 3
MGT 205 Principles of Management (MGT 2530) 3
MKT 200 Principles of Marketing (MKT 2300) 3
Total      24 credits

 WSU Logo 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 IconTransfer credit summary

 Transfer credit summary Credits
Wayne County Community College District transferrable credits 80 credits

Required Wayne State University Business Foundation & Core

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

19 credits (minimum)

21 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?

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

Primary contacts

WCCCD Logo                Wayne County Community College District
                District Division of Student Services
                Ms. Nanette Williams-Armstrong
                313-496-2634 | 

WSU Logo

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

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.