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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration, B.S.


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Business Administration, B.S.
The Business Administration program offers students a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree. In addition to the general education courses, Business Administration majors take business core courses which help them gain general business knowledge. All Business Administration majors must also select one course from each of the areas of Business, namely Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing as their core electives. This will provide our students with a comprehensive knowledge in all areas of business which are equally important. This also allows our students the flexibility to select courses from different business areas. Our program prepares students to pursue their desired career in Business as well as prepare them for graduate study. The department also offers a Minor in Accounting, a minor in Business Administration, and a minor in Entrepreneurship to students who are pursuing majors in programs outside the department.

The BSBA degree provides essential professional preparation for careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations, with a specific focus on administration. The curriculum is designed to help students to:

  • develop the ability to evaluate and make business decisions in dynamic and competitive environments taking into account economic, legal, political, social/cultural, and technological considerations and constraints
  • familiarize themselves with the dynamics of the internal organization and operations of businesses
  • develop skills in identifying problems, issues, and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats confronting businesses
  • acquire tools, methods, and techniques for analyzing and solving business problems and taking advantage of opportunities; and
  • gain the ability to develop and implement strategies
  • The major objectives of the program are to help students succeed at each of the following:
    • Applying critical thinking skills to business decisions
    • Recognizing ethical dilemmas in business and professional environments and demonstrating social responsibility
    • Applying and using fundamental principles from the core knowledge base of Business Administration specific to the areas of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, legal and social environment, management, marketing and qualitative business analysis
    • Communicating effectively in both written and oral form

Curriculum


General Education Requirements (36 hours)


The following General Education Courses are required for the major.

Major Requirements (48 hours)


Related Area Elective I (3 hours)


Directions:  Please select a 3 credit 300 or 400 level course with BFIN prefix.

Related Area Elective II (3 hours)


Directions:  Please select a 3 credit 300 or 400 level course with BUAD prefix.

Related Area Elective III (3 hours)


Directions:  Please select a 3 credit 300 or 400 level course with ECON prefix.

Related Area Elective IV (3 hours)


Directions:  Please select a 3 credit 300 or 400 level course with MNGT prefix.

Related Area Elective V (3 hours)


Directions:  Please select a 3 credit 300 or 400 level course with BMIS prefix.

Related Area Elective VI (3 hours)


Directions:  Please select a 3 credit 300 or 400 level course with MRKT prefix.

Related Area Elective VII (3 hours)


Directions:  Please select a 3 credit 300 or 400 level course with ACCT prefix.

Free Electives (12 hours)


Subtotal: 120


Program Level Requirements


Students cannot receive more than 2 D’s in Major Requirements (Core/ Core Electives) and Related Area Requirements.

B.S. Degree in Business Administration Suggested Curriculum Guide


Freshman Year


Subtotal: 16

Second Semester


Subtotal: 15

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Subtotal: 15

Second Semester


Subtotal: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • Core Elective 4* Credits 3
  • Core Elective 5* Credits 3
  • Core Elective 6* Credit 3
  • Free Elective Credits 3
Subtotal: 15

Second Semester


Subtotal: 15

Subtotal: 120


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