The major in Business Administration is designed to prepare students to assume careers in any facet of business, whether it be industry, government, nonprofit organizations or entrepreneurial ventures. The Business Administration major is the generalist degree within the School of Business & Economics: Rather than specialization, Business Administration students seek the broadest-possible business school knowledge and capabilities. This goal will be facilitated by faculty committed to effective teaching, to expanding intellectual knowledge in their fields and to improving their communities. Emphasis is placed on key courses from each academic business discipline so that the student can develop an understanding and appreciation of the entire business world and its relationship to a global economy and society. The curriculum also provides a sound background for those who are preparing for graduate study in business and related areas.
Student Learning Outcomes
The learning goals of the general business concentration are to produce graduates who are able to:
1. communicate effectively in oral and written formats
2. demonstrate an ability to analyze business problems and situations
3. identify ethical issues in business situations and propose effective solutions
4. demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams
5. demonstrate knowledge of global and multicultural dimensions.
The major requires a minimum of 66 semester hours (SH) of required courses, of which 18 SH may be used to satisfy general education requirements. These include 21 SH of business administration courses and 45 SH in the business core (18 SH of which are general education courses). Pre-requisites include 3 SH of pre-calculus (which also satisfies general education requirements), and 3 SH of business communications (which also satisfies general education requirements). Students not prepared to take pre-calculus may need to take additional preparatory mathematics classes.
Students seeking the business administration major must also complete the Business Core. Several of these courses may also count as part of the General Education requirement (GE).
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required by the major or that are in prerequisite courses that are taken in the School of Business and Economics (SBE). Those SBE courses are prefixed by ACC, BCO, BLA, BUA, ECO, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT, or QBA.
Pre-Requisite Courses (courses not in business core that are prerequisites for business core courses)
BCO 2311 - Business Communication (GE)
MAT 1312 – Pre-calculus (GE) (unless placed into Calculus)
Business Core Curriculum (45)
ACC 2316 – Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 2317 – Principles of Managerial Accounting (prereq ACC 2316)
BLA 2325 – Business Law I (GE)
ECO 2311 – Principles of Microeconomics (GE)
ECO 2312 – Principles of Macroeconomics (GE)
FIN 3351 – Principles of Financial Management (prereq. ACC 2316, MAT 1312 (“C” or higher)).
MGT 3322 – Organizational Behavior (prereq. Junior Status)
MAT 2317 – Calculus (GE) or MAT 2333 – Calculus for Business (GE)
MGT 3350 – Fundamentals of International Business (GE)
MGT 4399 – Strategic Management (prereq. MGT 3322, MKT 3331, FIN 3351, QBA 3370)
MIS 1380 – Microcomputer Applications (GE) (or CSC 1306 – Computers and Its Use)
MKT 3331 – Principles of Marketing (prereq BCO 2311)
QBA 2325 – Business & Economic Statistics (prereq MAT 1312)
QBA 3370 – Statistics and Quantitative Methods of Business (prereq QBA 2325)
QBA 4377 – Production and Operations Management (prereq QBA 3370)
Business Administration Courses (21)
MGT 3321 - Principles of Management (prereq. ENG 1301 and Junior Standing)
MIS 3330 - Information Systems Concepts (prereq. MIS 1380 or CSC 1306)
One course in Accounting at the 3000 or 4000 level
One course in Economics at the 3000 or 4000 level
One course in Finance at the 3000 or 4000 level
One course in Management at the 3000 or 4000 level
One course in Marketing at the 3000 or 4000 level