Bachelors (BA) in Business Administration

This major offers a 51-semester-hour course of study, intended to engage students in developing the business knowledge and skills needed to be effective workers within a variety of businesses and industries. This includes for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Like other majors in the Department of Business and Economics, it requires completion of a general business core and COMM 100, Introduction to Communication, as well as two additional courses, as selected by the student. Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all major courses.

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Degree Outcomes

Graduates with a BA in business administration will:

  • Develop an understanding of the role of each of the primary business disciplines in today's organizations
  • Communicate orally and in writing with effectiveness
  • Understand the principles of effective leadership
  • Demonstrate effective skill as a team member who serves both locally and globally
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and responsible courses of action

Major Requirements

Communication Requirement (3 hours)

COMM 100 Introduction to Communications 3

Business Core (42 hours)

ACCT 271 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 272 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUSN 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 240 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
BUSN 290 Business Ethics 3
BUSN 360 Business Law 3
BUSN 486 Strategic Management 3
BUSN 491 Senior Capstone — Strategy and Planning 1
BUSN 492 Senior Capstone — Strategy and Implementation 2
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FINC 260 Business Finance 3
GBSN 300 Global Business 3
MGMT 260 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing 3

Choose 2 of the following courses: (6 hours)

BUSN 303 Personal Finance 3
MGMT 300  Leading and Managing People 3
MKTG 300 Consumer Behavior 3
ENPR 300 Entrepreneurship I: New Venture Feasibility 3
FINC 300 Intermediate Financial Management 3
ARTD 310 Design Foundations