The business administration major provides students with the concepts and skills expected to be in a business administration program (based on data from a national survey). The major is designed to prepare students either for graduate study or to pursue a career. As such, the curriculum is designed to include content and address student learning outcomes recommended by the Accreditation Council for Colleges and Schools of Business for success in careers and graduate schools. The major is particularly distinctive because it represents a strong professional program, effectively integrated with the more traditional liberal arts.
In conjunction with an advisor, a student may choose to emphasize a particular area of study within the department by choosing a business-related minor, including business law, human resource management, international business, money & finance, or non-profit management. Students interested in international business are encouraged to pursue a double major in business administration and international studies.
Major requirements for a B.S. degree in business administration. The major requires a minimum of 60 credit hours; fifteen courses are required.
||Elementary Statistics - 4 credits
||Introduction to Accounting - 4 credits
||Cost Accounting - 4 credits
||Macro: US in World Econ - 4 credits
||Micro: Public Policy - 4 credits
||Business Law and Environment - 4 credits
||Computers and Business - 4 credits
||Management Information Systems - 4 credits
||International Business Management - 4 credits
||Principles of Management - 4 credits
||Marketing Management - 4 credits
||Financial Management - 4 credits
||Productions and Decision Sciences - 4 credits
||Business Policy and Strategy - 4 credits
|IDS 402 Business Ethics or IDS 417 Ethics of Capitalism - 4 credits|
Total credit hours required for B.S. degree in Business Administration – 60 credits
Students in the program are expected to enter with basic quantitative literacy and computer literacy skills. They may demonstrate basic quantitative literacy in one of the following ways: Math SAT score of 650 or higher, Calculus AP Exam score of 3 or higher,completion of BUS 110 with a grade of C- or higher or passing an exam that assesses equivalent knowledge. They may demonstrate basic computer literacy skills by completion of BUS 141 with a grade of C- or higher or passing an exam that assesses equivalent knowledge. Students must demonstrate basic quantitative literacy and computer literacy skills as prerequisites for BUS 241.
A business internship is strongly recommended.
Many aspects of the business administration major must be completed sequentially.
- Students must have demonstrated basic quantitative literacy and computer literacy, as described above, prior to BUS 241.
- ACCT 201 must be completed prior to ACCT 311
- ACCT 311, ECON 221, ECON 222, MATH 112, BUS 241, and the business math test must be completed prior to BUS 324, BUS 332, and BUS 347
- Students must complete all required business administration core courses (BUS 215, BUS 241, BUS 243, BUS 246, BUS 249, BUS 324, BUS 332, BUS 341 and BUS 347) before taking the capstone BUS 449 course.
NOTE: Business Administration majors may not count courses taken at other institutions to satisfy their 300 or 400 level requirements.