Bachelors (BA) in Business Administration

This major offers a 48-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, 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.

Students who major in the Business Administration major will not be permitted to double major in any other business discipline.

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

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 120 Personal Finance 3
BUSN 240 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
BUSN 290 Business Ethics 3
BUSN 360 Business Law 3
BUSN 486 Strategic Management 3
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)
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 240 Graphic Design/Visual Communication for Non-Majors 3