B.S. in Business Administration

The program provides a foundation in business administration to prepare students for entry-level management positions in either the private or public sector. Students must choose a minimum of two out of six pre-established concentrations or design their own areas of concentration from the electives offered within the department. Minoring in business administration is an excellent choice for students with management and leadership potential who choose to major in a liberal arts discipline.

Business Administration Major - Requirements

Summary of Requirements

2013-2014

General Studies

40

Major and Related Courses

66

Free Elective Courses

14

TOTAL

120

The program provides a foundation in business administration to prepare students for entry-level management positions in either the private or public sector. Students must choose a minimum of two out of six pre-established concentrations or design their own areas of concentrations from the electives offered within the department. 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 complete GSR 150 or the equivalent and must have declared a major in a Business program before taking 300-level or above courses in the Department of Business.

For continuation in the business major, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in major and nonmajor courses. A business major must complete at least one internship in the field and are strongly encouraged to achieve at least one Microsoft Office Specialist certification prior to graduation.

Required pre-major courses 6 hours

BUS 101 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 181 Business Computer Applications (3)

Required core courses 42 hours

ACC 201 Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 211 Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS 221 Marketing (3)
BUS 281 Management Information Systems (3)
BUS 331 Business Statistics (3)
BUS 341 Business Ethics (3)
BUS 351 Business Finance (3)
BUS 371 Business Law I (3)
BUS 431 Production and Operations Management (3)
BUS 461 Global Business (3)
BUS 491 Senior Seminar (3)
ECO 201 Introduction to Economics I (3)
ECO 202 Introduction to Economics II (3)

Business administration concentrations (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.

Concentration in Economics 9 hours

ECO 301 Economic Analysis I (3)
ECO 302 Economic Analysis II (3)
ECO 311 Labor Economics (3)
ECO 341 History of Economics Thought (3)
ECO 351 Money and Banking (3)
ECO 361 International Economics (3)
ECO 362 Country Analysis (3)
ECO 363 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
ECO 403 Research Methods in Economics (3)
ECO 411 Business and Managerial Economics (3)
ECO 431 Mathematics for Economics (3)
ECO 451 Public Finance and Policy (3)

Concentration in Finance 9 hours 

BUS 353 Investments (3) (required)
Any ACC course that is 300- or 400- level
ECO 351 Money and Banking (3)
ECO 361 International Economics (3)
ECO 403 Research Methods in Economics (3)
ECO 451 Public Finance and Policy (3)
MAT 145 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences* (3)
MAT 150 Calculus I* (4) 

Concentration in Human Resource Management 9 hours

BUS 414 Human Resources Management (3) ( )
BUS 372 Business Law II (3)
COM 330 Interpersonal and Group Conflict Management (3)
COM 335 Mediation, Deliberation, and Dialogue (3)
COM 340 Business and Professional Communication (3)
COM 460 Organizational Communication (3)
INT 453 Interpreting Interaction: Business-Government (3)
PER 310 Leadership and Group Dynamics (3)
PER 321 Event Planning and Management (3)
PER 410 Management of Physical Education and Recreation (3)
SWK 318 Human Diversity (3)
SOC 313 Work and Globalization (3)
THE 373 Theatre Production and Management (3) 

Concentration in International Business 9 hours

ACC 461 International Accounting (3)
ECO 341 History of Economic Thought (3)
ECO 361 International Economics (3)
ECO 362 Country Analysis (3)
ECO 363 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
ECO 461 Economic Development (3)
GOV 329 Comparative Governments of Asia, Africa & Latin America (3)
GOV 330 Intro to the European Union (3)
GOV 391 International Relations (3)
GOV 396 International Law and Organization (3)
SOC 313 Work and Globalization (3)

Concentration in Law 9 hours

BUS 372 Business Law II (3) (required)
GOV 351 American Constitution Law: Powers and Checks (3)
GOV 356 Legislative Process (3)
GOV 360 Public Policy (3)
GOV 396 International Law and Organization (3)
PER 420 Law and Liability in Recreation and Sports (3)

Concentration in Marketing 9 hours

BUS 421 Marketing Research (3) (required)
BUS 493 Entrepreneurship (3)
ART 290 Web Design (3)
ART 390 Web Design II (3)COM 350 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
COM 360 Introduction to Public Relations (3)
COM 400 Persuasion (3)
COM 450 Political Communication (3)
ITS 351 Web Systems and Digital Media (3) 

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