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BS Degree in Business Administration

B.S. Degree in Business Administration

Description
To receive the B.S. Degree in Business Administration, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits with a 2.5 GPA or above is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit basic knowledge of business principles and processes.
  • Write in a clear and professional manner.
  • Prepare and deliver an effective business presentation.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a professional context.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of business from a global perspective.

Core Requirements ( 27 credits )

Business Policy and Strategy should be taken after all core requirements are complete.

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting II (3)
ACCT 304 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 498 Business Policy and Strategy (3)
FINC 340 Financial Management (3)
MGMT 360 Principles of Management (3)
MGMT 370 Management Information Systems (3)
MGMT 380 Operations Management (3)
MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing (3)

Program Requirements ( 15 credits )

Students must choose one MGMT, one FINC, and one MKTG course from the list below. In addition, students must choose one quantitative course (Select from ECON 370, MGMT 419, MKTG 419, MKTG 422, or MGMT 480) and also must take one international course (Select from ECON 300, ECON 425, FINC 445, MGMT 458 or MKTG 444.)

FINC 325 Financial Institutions and Markets (3) or
FINC 360 Principles of Investment (3)
MGMT 433 Business Intelligence Using Data Mining (3) or
MGMT 451 Organizational Behavior (3) or
MGMT 465 Entrepreneurship (3)
MKTG 311 Marketing Management (3) or
MKTG 421 Consumer Behavior (3)

Students must complete an experiential learning component in order to graduate. Examples include:

  • Internship
  • Experiential learning program
  • Executive mentorship
  • Job shadowing
  • Cooperatives
  • Study abroad
  • Faculty/student research projects
  • Participation in academic competitions
  • Dragon Fund
  • Service learning
  • Student academic conference presentations
  • Significant class projects for external entities

Related Requirements

In addition to the courses listed below, students must take one Global Course and one Human Diversity course. This requirement can be met by taking one course in LASC 7 and one course in LASC 8. ENGL 387 OR COMM 301 is the writing-intensive course for this major. Students may substitute CSIS 103 and CSIS 104A for CSIS 104.

COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
CSIS 104 Spreadsheet and Database Applications (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro (3)
ECON 204 Principles of Economics II: Macro (3)
MATH 229 Topics in Calculus (3) or
MATH 227 Survey of Differential Calculus with Algebra (4)
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
PHIL 312 Business Ethics (3)
PSY 113 General Psychology (3) or
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)
ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing (3) or
COMM 301 Business and Professional Communication (3)

Restricted Electives ( 9 credits )

Students must take nine credits numbered 300 or above from at least two of the following areas: Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, Management, and Marketing. Students may use any combination of three credits of the following courses to count as one restricted business elective: Internship (469), Small Business Consulting (406) or Independent Study (497).

Emphasis in Management

Program Requirements ( 18 credits )

Students must take both MGMT courses listed, and one FINC and one MKTG course from the list below. In addition, students must choose one quantitative course (Select from MGMT 419 or MGMT 480) and also must take one international course (MGMT 458).

FINC 325 Financial Institutions and Markets (3) or
FINC 360 Principles of Investment (3)
MGMT 433 Business Intelligence Using Data Mining (3)
MGMT 451 Organizational Behavior (3) or
MGMT 465 Entrepreneurship (3)
MKTG 311 Marketing Management (3) or
MKTG 421 Consumer Behavior (3)

Restricted Electives ( 6 credits )

Students must choose one course (3-credits)  from the following list of MGMT electives and one 3 credit business elective course at the 300 or 400 level that is not MGMT. MGMT 419 or MGMT 480 may not be used if used for quantitative course.

MGMT 315 Government and Business (3)
MGMT 405 Small Business Management (3)
MGMT 415 Industrial Organization and Public Policy (3)
MGMT 416 Labor Economics (3)
MGMT 419 Supply Chain Management (3)
MGMT 440 Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 456 Project Management in Business (3)
MGMT 465 Entrepreneurship (3)
MGMT 469 Internship (1-12)
MGMT 480 Management Science (3)
MGMT 497 Independent Study (1-3)


Emphasis in Marketing

Program Requirements ( 18 credits )

Students must take both MKTG courses listed and choose one FINC and one MGMT course from the list below. In addition, students must choose one quantitative course; select from (MKTG 419 or MKTG 422) and also must take one international course (MKTG 444).

FINC 325 Financial Institutions and Markets (3) or
FINC 360 Principles of Investment (3)
MGMT 433 Business Intelligence Using Data Mining (3) or
MGMT 451 Organizational Behavior (3) or
MGMT 465 Entrepreneurship (3)
MKTG 311 Marketing Management (3)
MKTG 421 Consumer Behavior (3)

Restricted Electives

Students must select one course from the list below. Students may not use more than three credits from MKTG 469 and MKTG 497 to satisfy this section. Students must select one business elective that is not a MKTG course at the 300 or 400 level. Students may not use MKTG 419 or MKTG 422 if used as the quantitative course nor MKTG 433 or MKTG 465 if used for the Management requirement.

MKTG 317 Services Marketing (3)
MKTG 330 Personal Selling (3)
MKTG 335 Retail Management (3)
MKTG 419 Supply Chain Management (3)
MKTG 422 Marketing Research (3)
MKTG 423 Marketing Communications (3)
MKTG 465 Entrepreneurship (3)
MKTG 469 Internship (1-12)
MKTG 497 Independent Study (1-3)


Emphasis in International Business

Program Requirements ( 18 credits )

Students must choose one FINC, one MGMT, and one MKTG course from the list below. Students must complete the International courses MGMT 458 and MKTG 444 and select from either ECON 425 or FINC 445.

FINC 325 Financial Institutions and Markets (3) or
FINC 360 Principles of Investment (3)
MGMT 433 Business Intelligence Using Data Mining (3) or
MGMT 451 Organizational Behavior (3) or
MGMT 465 Entrepreneurship (3)
MKTG 311 Marketing Management (3) or
MKTG 421 Consumer Behavior (3)
MGMT 458 International Management (3)
MKTG 444 International Marketing (3)
ECON 425 International Trade and Finance (3) or
FINC 445 International Financial Management (3)

(2 years) All students must take two years of a second spoken language. All or part of this requirement may be waived due to demonstrated competency.

Restricted Electives

Students must take two courses totaling six credits from the following list, at least one must be numbered 300 or above. Continent/country specific courses will be allowed subject to advisor and chair approval. ECON 425 or FINC 445 cannot be used if already used for quantitative course.

ACCT 469 Internship (1-12) or
FINC 469 Internship (1-12) or
MGMT 469 Internship (1-12) or
MKTG 469 Internship (1-12)
ANTH 348 Ideas of Culture (3)
ECON 425 International Trade and Finance (3) or
FINC 445 International Financial Management (3)
INTL 101 Introduction to Global Issues (3)
COMM 324 International Communications (3)
POL 160 International Relations (3)
POL 360 American Foreign Policy (3)