Business Administration Major

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Description

The AACSB-accredited Business Administration Major prepares students to assume entry-level positions in an organization and offers a firm grounding in all of the functional areas of business. The program also prepares students for graduate business study.

Students interested in business studies may also wish to consider the College's majors in accounting, finance, international business, and marketing.

Admission to the Program

A student's cumulative GPA in the foundation courses is used to determine whether the student will be admitted to the major. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the foundation courses below, with no grade lower than "C-." Transfer grades are included in this GPA.

Foundation Course Requirements (21-22 credits)

  • CIS 217 Fundamentals of Business Computing
  • ACC 281 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 282 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ECN 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MTH 244 Business Statistics

Note: An introductory statistics course from another discipline may be substituted for MTH 244. However, credit towards graduation will be allowed for only one introductory statistics course.

Students who successfully complete these requirements can declare the major in business administration.

General Education (41 credits)

Major Departmental Requirements

Students pursue the Business Administration Major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree, and must satisfy its requirements. Students are also bound by the policies and procedures of the School of Business and Management.

Note: Only business students who have declared their major or minor are permitted to register for courses numbered 400-499 in the School of Business and Management.

Prerequisites (0-6 credits)

  • MTH 111-College Algebra
  • MTH 122-Pre-Calculus

Co-requisite Courses (4 credits)

  • ENG 302 Business Writing
  • BUS 389 Business Careers Seminar (1 credit)

Business Core Courses (27 credits)

  • ECN 304 Intermediate Statistics
  • BUS 325 Principles of Finance
  • BUS 335 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 345 International Business Environment
  • BUS 361 Production and Operations Management
  • BUS 366 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 375 Business Law I
  • BUS 378 Business, Government, and Society
  • BUS 475 Strategic Management

Students majoring in Business Administration can choose from FOUR different concentrations.

Management Concentration

Specialty Courses (6 credits)

  • BUS 317 Management Information Systems
  • BUS 465 Human Resources Management

Electives (9 credits)

  • THREE of the following courses by advisement:
    • ACC 388 Cost Accounting
    • BUS 462 Quality Management Systems
    • BUS 463 Small Business Management
    • BUS 464 Electronic Commerce
    • BUS 466 Project Management
    • BUS 467 Employment Law and Compliance
    • BUS 469 Management Topics Seminar
    • BUS 498 Internship
    • ECN 361 Labor Market Analysis

Business Analytics Concentration

Specialty Courses (9 credits)

  • BUS 317 Management Information Systems
  • BUS 404 Business Analytics
  • BUS 415 Data Management

Electives (6 credits)

  • TWO of the following courses by advisement:
    • BUS 436 Marketing Research
    • BUS 438 Supply Chain Management
    • BUS 462 Quality Management Systems
    • BUS 466 Project Management
    • BUS 498 Internship

Management Information System Concentration

Specialty Courses (9 credits)

  • BUS 317 Management Information Systems
  • BUS 404 Business Analytics
  • BUS 417 System Analysis & Design

Electives (6 credits)

  • TWO of the following courses by advisement:
    • BUS 418 Advanced MIS
    • BUS 464 Electronic Commerce
    • BUS 466 Project Management
    • BUS 498 Internship

Human Resource Management Concentration

Specialty Courses (9 credits)

  • BUS 317 Management Information Systems
  • BUS 465 Human Resources Management
  • BUS 468 Advanced Human Resource Managemnt

Electives (6 credits)

  • TWO of the following courses by advisement:
    • BUS 466 Project Management
    • BUS 467 Employment Law and Compliance
    • BUS 469 Management Topics Seminar
    • BUS 498 Internship

Note: To satisfy degree requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration, students must: 

  1. Earn a grade of at least C- in all courses required for the major.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the major.

Electives (7-15 credits)

Total Credits (120 credits)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Goal 1: Knowledge of Business: Students master knowledge of key business concepts and theories.

Objective 1.1 Students are able to apply key business concepts and theories associated with core business areas.

Goal 2: Analytical and Critical Writing: Students are capable of critically analyzing business conditions, and communicate effectively in a written format.

Objective 2.1 Students demonstrate skills to critically analyze business issues.

Objective 2.2 Students demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 3: Professional Preparedness: Students are prepared for successfully entering the job market.

Objective 3.1 Students demonstrate market readiness in a professional setting.

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