Business Administration Major

7067
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7067 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is designed for students who want to study business in an environment that fosters creative thinking, diversity, ethical behavior and leadership skills. Students learn to create value and manage change; value individual contributions and respect cultural social differences; make thoughtful decisions, set high standards and be accountable to stakeholders and society as a whole; and lead by fostering critical thinking, effective collaboration, and creativity in solving complex business problems. The skills and knowledge learned will permit students to contribute significantly to their chosen occupations after graduation.

The curriculum for the business administration major permits the student to acquire a foundation in all areas of business administration (accounting, business law, information systems, economics, finance, marketing, management, quantitative methods and statistics). It includes a capstone experience in senior year that combines business plan research with a practicum experience. The practicum allows students an option to start a business in the college's Student Business Incubator.

After graduation, the business administration major has an excellent background in the business and management fields and can directly enter the job market, in commerce, industry, government or other areas. Many students may wish to continue into graduate school or enter one of the professional fields such as law, where they will have had an excellent undergraduate preparation.

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must complete the minimum course requirements as outlined in the following curriculum.

Freshman Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • BUS 1501 Foundations in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 1801 Global Business Perspectives
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 2303 Macroeconomics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 1502 Foundations in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 2304 Microeconomics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1702 Applied Calculus
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective (PSY) Credits Hours: 3
Sophomore Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 2211 Introduction to Financial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 3501 Management Principles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective* (COM) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Science) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 2212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 2703 Business Statistics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 3504 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 3601 Marketing Principles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective (Science) Credits Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 3401 Corporate Finance
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective (BUS) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (BUS global emphasis) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (HUM/COM) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 3704 Quantitative Methods
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Electives (BUS) Credit Hours: 6
  • Restricted Elective (HUM global emphasis) Credit Hours: 3
Senior Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 4501 Production/Operations Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4502 Organizational Behavior and Theory
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4783 Practicum Planning
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4788 Business Plan Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective (BUS) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (HUM/COM) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 4701 International Business
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4702 Business Strategy and Policy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4786 Major Field Practicum
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (BUS) Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 121

*Restricted Elective (COM) can be Business and Professional Writing (COM 2224), Writing for the Media (COM 2225) or Introduction to Communication (COM 2425).

Restricted Electives: Global Emphasis
Business
  • BUS 3801 Cross-Cultural Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 3802 Global Macroeconomic Issues
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 3805 Emerging Markets Strategies
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4219 Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4516 Global Strategic Management of Technology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4686 International Marketing
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4801 International Trade
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4802 Global Accounting and Tax
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4803 Global Financial Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4804 Business in the Western Hemisphere
    Credit Hours: 0
Humanities
  • HUM 2085 Critical Approaches to Humanities and Social Sciences
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2140 World Architecture
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2141 World Art History 1: Pre-History to Early Global Awareness
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2385 Special Topics in World History
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3027 History and Culture of China
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3085 Special Topics in Humanities
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3285 Special Topics in Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3351 History of Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3352 History of Science and Technology: Renaissance to Present
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3385 Special Topics in History
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3485 Special Topics in Social Science
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3521 World Religions
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 3552 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
    Credit Hours: 0