Business Administration Major

This popular program offers the bachelor of science degree in business administration. This major is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level and middle-management positions in industry, government, and service organizations.

The business curriculum conforms closely to the national common body of knowledge recommended by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and provides a solid background in the fundamentals of business. Majors complete a general business curriculum that prepares them for a variety of positions. Students desiring more in-depth study in a specific area of business may select a focus area composed of optional courses. Such focus areas include human resource/labor relations, international relations, marketing/public relations, and organizational psychology.

If a student works diligently with their faculty advisor, the free electives available will allow them to stretch their intellectual development beyond business. A significant portion of our majors complete minors or second majors from other fields because the combination supports their specific career goals. In some cases, students create self-designed majors with the guidance of their academic advisor.

Business Administration Course Selection Recommendations Packet  This is a four-page "Getting Started" packet that includes program degree requirements, general education requirements, suggested courses for first semester freshmen, and suggested course sequencing. A valuable tool to assist those interested in majoring in business administration.

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science with a major in business administration.

Foundation courses:

ACT 131 Financial Statement Analysis
ACT 231 Managerial Accounting
BUS 130 Modern Business Organizations
BUS 180 Business Applications in Excel and Access
ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Macroeconomics


One of:

MAS 111 Analysis I
MAS 150 Finite Mathematics
MAS 161 Calculus I


One of:

BUS 170 Business Statistics
MAS 170 Elementary Statistics
MAS 270 Intermediate Statistics
MAS 372 Mathematical Statistics


Core Courses:

BUS 230 Principles of Management
BUS 285 Organizational Communications
BUS 340 Principles of Marketing
BUS 350 Organizational Behavior
BUS 361 Principles of Finance
BUS 371 Business Law I
BUS 376 International Business Management
BUS 383 Management Science
BUS 450 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
BUS 485 Strategic Management

One of:

BUS 460 Management Information Systems
ACT 480 Accounting Information Systems