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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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 CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
BUS 1501 Foundations in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 3
BUS 1801 Global Business Perspectives 3
BUS 2303 Macroeconomics 3
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 1701 College Algebra 3
  16

 

SPRING CREDITS
BUS 1502 Foundations in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2 3
BUS 2304 Microeconomics 3
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
MTH 1702 Applied Calculus 3
  Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
  15

Sophomore Year

FALL CREDITS
BUS 2211 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business 3
BUS 3501 Management Principles 3
  Restricted Elective* (COM) 3
  Restricted Elective (Science) 3
  15

 

SPRING  CREDITS
BUS 2212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2703 Statistics for Business  3
BUS 3504 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 3601 Marketing Principles 3
  Restricted Elective (Science) 3
   15

Junior Year

FALL CREDITS
BUS 3401 Corporate Finance 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
  Restricted Elective (BUS) 3
  Restricted Elective (BUS global emphasis) 3
  Restricted Elective (HUM/COM) 3
  15

 

SPRING CREDITS
BUS 3704 Quantitative Methods 3
  Humanities Core Course** 3
  Restricted Electives (BUS) 6
  Restricted Elective (HUM global emphasis) 3
  15

Senior Year

FALL CREDITS
BUS 4501 Production/Operations Management 3
BUS 4502 Organizational Behavior and Theory 3
BUS 4783 Practicum Planning 0
BUS 4788 Business Plan Research (Q) 3
  Restricted Elective (BUS) 3
  Restricted Elective (HUM/COM) 3
  15

 

SPRING CREDITS
BUS 4701 International Business 3
BUS 4702 Business Strategy and Policy 3
BUS 4786 Major Field Practicum 3
  Free Elective 3
  Restricted Elective (BUS) 3
  15

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

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 121 

Restricted Electives: Global Emphasis
Business
BUS 3801 Cross-Cultural Management
BUS 3802 Global Macroeconomic Issues
BUS 3805 Emerging Markets Strategies
BUS 4219 Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility
BUS 4516 Global Strategic Management of Technology
BUS 4686 International Marketing
BUS 4801 International Trade
BUS 4802 Global Accounting and Tax
BUS 4803 Global Financial Management
BUS 4804 Business In the Western Hemisphere
Humanities
HUM 2140 World Architecture
HUM 2141 World Art History 1: Pre-History to Early Global Awareness 
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial 
HUM 2385 Special Topics in World History 
HUM 2480 Introduction to Political Science
HUM 3027 History and Culture of China 
HUM 3085 Special Topics in Humanities 
HUM 3285 Special Topics in Literature
HUM 3351 History of Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
HUM 3352 History of Science and Technology: Renaissance to Present
HUM 3385 Special Topics in History
HUM 3485 Special Topics in Social Science
HUM 3521 World Religions
HUM 3552 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

 

**Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial 
HUM 2212  British and American Literature 1 
HUM 2213 British and American Literature 2 
HUM 2331  American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era 
HUM 2332  American History: From Reconstruction to the Present 

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