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.
Major requirements for a B.S. degree in business administration. The major requires a minimum of 56 credit hours; 14 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
|BUS 243/CTIS 243
||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 – 56 credits
A business internship is strongly recommended.
Basic math and computer literacy skills: Students in the program are expected to enter with basic math and computer literacy skills. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate these basic math and computer literacy skills in BUS 241 Computers and Business.
Students may demonstrate basic math skills in one of the following ways: Math SAT score of 650 or higher, Calculus AP Exam score of 4 or higher or passing a business math test offered by the Department of Business with a score of 75% or higher. Students are required to pass the business math test even if they transfer in a college level math course. For a fee students may take an online refresher course combined with the business math test. Although it is expected that most students will be able to pass the test with the online refresher course, BUS 110 is an elective course designed to prepare and support students to pass the business math test. Contact the department chair for the registration directions and further information about the business math test.
Students may demonstrate basic computer literacy skills by completion of BUS 141 with a grade of C- or higher or by passing a brief assessment for equivalent knowledge which is administered during the first class period in BUS 241. A self-evaluation checklist to assist in deciding between BUS 141 and BUS 241 is available from the department chair.
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 and BUS 241 must be completed prior to BUS 324, BUS 332 and BUS 347.
Students must pass the business math test with a grade of 75% or higher (or otherwise demonstrate requisite quantitative competency as described above) prior to BUS 324, BUS 332 and BUS 347.
Students must complete MATH 112, ACCT 201, ACCT 311, ECON 221, ECON 222, BUS 215, BUS 241, BUS 243, BUS 246, BUS 249, BUS 324, BUS 332 and BUS 347 with at least a C- before taking the capstone BUS 449 course.
NOTE: business administration majors may not count courses taken at other institutions to satisfy their BUS 300 or 400-level requirements.