Undergraduate Catalog

B.S. in Business Administration

Overview

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The Business Administration program provides a foundation in business administration to prepare students for entry-level management positions in either the private or public sector. Minoring in business administration is an excellent choice for students with management and leadership potential who choose to major in a liberal arts discipline.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 6
Major and Required Courses 72
Free Elective Courses 5
TOTAL 120

The Business Administration program provides a foundation in business administration to prepare students for entry-level management positions in either the private or public sector. Minoring in business administration is an excellent choice for students with management and leadership potential who choose to major in a liberal arts discipline.

Requirements for a Major in Business Administration

Students must be accepted into the Business Administration major before taking 300-level or above courses in the Department of Business. Students must also complete two of the following concentrations (Management, Marketing, Economics, Finance, International Business or Entrepreneurship). For continuation in the major, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in major and non-major courses. A business major must complete at least one internship in the field prior to graduation.

Required pre-major courses 6 (9*) hours

BUS 101Introduction to Business

3

BUS 181Business Computer Applications

3

MAT 125College Algebra

3

MAT 125: *Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104.

Required core courses 54 hours

ACC 201Financial Accounting I

3

ACC 202Financial Accounting II

3

ACC 203Managerial Accounting

3

BUS 211Management and Organizational Behavior

3

BUS 221Marketing

3

BUS 231Business Statistics I

3

BUS 331Business Statistics II

3

BUS 341Business Ethics

3

BUS 351Business Finance

3

BUS 361Global Dimensions of Business

3

BUS 371Business Law I

3

BUS 381Management Information Systems

3

BUS 391Production & Operations Management

3

BUS 491Senior Capstone I

3

BUS 492Senior Capstone II

3

ECO 201Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

ECO 202Introduction to Microeconomics

3

ENG 380Business and Technical Writing

3

Business Administration concentration electives (any two for a total of 18 hours)

Business Administration majors must complete two of the following six concentrations by taking three of the required and elective courses listed for each concentration. At least one course for each concentration must be a Department of Business course. Courses marked with "*" have prerequisites that must be taken in their home departments. Prerequisites for courses offered by other departments that do not have "*" will be waived for business students taking them to satisfy their concentration. Students can also take special topics courses, in consultation with their advisors, to satisfy the requirements of their chosen concentrations. An elective course cannot count toward two different concentrations.

Concentration in Entrepreneurship 9 hours

BUS 322New Product Development

3

BUS 354Entrepreneurial Finance

3

BUS 493Entrepreneurship

3

Concentration in Economics 9 hours

ECO 301Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECO 302Business & Managerial Economics

3

ECO 341History of Economic Thought

3

ECO 351Money and Banking

3

ECO 361International Economics

3

ECO 363Comparative Economic Systems

3

ECO 403Research Methods in Economics

3

ECO 451Public Finance and Policy

3

Concentration in Finance 9 hours

Required Course (3 hours)
BUS 253Investments

3

Elective Courses (6 hours)
Any ACC course that is 300- or 400- level

BUS 354Entrepreneurial Finance

3

BUS 372Business Law II

3

BUS 451Real Estate Finance and Investments

3

ECO 351Money and Banking

3

ECO 361International Economics

3

ECO 403Research Methods in Economics

3

ECO 451Public Finance and Policy

3

MAT 145Calculus for BUS & Soc Science

3

MAT 150Calculus I

4

Concentration in Management 9 hours

Required Course (3 hours)
BUS 414Human Resources Management

3

Elective Courses (6 hours)
BUS 372Business Law II

3

COM 330Interpersonal and Group Conflict Management

3

COM 340Business and Professional Communication

3

COM 460Organizational Communication

3

PER 350Event Planning and Management

3

THE 373Theatre Production and Management

3

Concentration in International Business 9 hours

ACC 461International Accounting

3

BUS 261Global Business Foundations

3

ECO 341History of Economic Thought

3

ECO 361International Economics

3

ECO 363Comparative Economic Systems

3

GOV 329Comp Gov of Asia,Africa&Ltn Am

3

GOV 330Intro to the European Union

3

GOV 391Interntl Relations

3

GOV 396Intl Law and Organization

3

SOC 313Work and Globalization

3

Concentration in Marketing 9 hours

Required Course (3 hours)
BUS 421Marketing Research

3

Elective Courses (6 hours)
BUS 321Advertising & Branding

3

BUS 322New Product Development

3

BUS 422Marketing Strategy

3

COM 350Introduction to Mass Communication

3

Or

COM 360Introduction to Public Relations

3