9.8. Business Administration

Programs offered:
B.S. in Business Administration
B.B.A in Business Administration
Minor in Business Administration (TU)
Minor in Business Administration (ADP)

The study of business provides the student with an understanding of key concepts and associated tools that are fundamental to successful careers in business, both profit and nonprofit, and for active administration of organizations in the arts and in the community. These career opportunities include banking, finance, consulting, marketing, and management.

Our business curriculum is built upon a broad foundation of business knowledge, enhanced with study in the major disciplines of finance, accounting, management, marketing, analytics and economics, and culminates in a capstone study of the application of strategy in a variety of business models and environments.

Our business program is founded on these beliefs:

  • Business is an integrative discipline requiring an appreciation for broad based business
    concepts beyond a single functional area.
  • Business today is global in character and implementation. The understanding of the cultural and strategic challenges of international business is paramount.
  • Understanding business requires hands-on experience, and an active program of internships, study abroad and direct exposure to the business community is key.
  • Ethical leadership rests at the heart of good management and must be a part of the broader business education experience.

Our classes focus on the accomplishment of the above by providing the following:

  • A focus on strategic thinking across an array of environments from start-up, to international business, to Fortune 100 corporations.
  • Team-based development of oral and written presentation skills.
  • Development of a case-based capability for business analysis.

A minor in Business Administration is designed to provide the student with an elementary foundation in the major disciplines within Business Administration. It is a useful minor for students who wish to prepare for an entry-level position in business while pursuing another major outside of Business Administration. The study of business, both as a major and a minor, provides a useful foundation for the study of law and for graduate study in business.

B.S. in Business Administration (see Sec. 8.5.4. for a complete list of B.S. graduation requirements)

  1. Completion of all the following courses:
    ACC 230 Financial Accounting
    ACC 231 Managerial Accounting
    BUS 240 Business Law
    BUS 260 Principles of Management
    BUS 275 Business Analytics
    BUS 310 Corporate Finance
    BUS 350 Marketing
    BUS 469 Strategic Management
    ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics
    ECO 122 Principles of Macroeconomics
  2. Completion of four additional upper level Business Administration electives. At most,one of these courses can be replaced by:
    BUS 495 Internship in Business Administration (4 semester hours); or
    An upper level Accounting elective; or
    An upper level Economics elective.
    These four electives may be taken in different areas or focused in the areas of finance, management or marketing.
  3. Additional requirements and things to note:
    1. A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses contributing to the major.
    2. No upper level courses taken in completion of the major can be used towards any other major or minor offered within the division of economics and business administration.
    3. A cumulative maximum of ten semesters hours of courses required for the major can be taken under the provisions of the transient student policy (see Sec. 6.8.6.).

B.B.A. in Business Administration (see Sec. 8.5.3. for a complete list of B.B.A. graduation requirements)

The requirements are identical to those for the B.S. in Business Administration (see above).

Minor in Business Administration (TU)

  1. Completion of one of the following courses:
    ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics
    ECO 122 Principles of Macroeconomics
  2. Completion of all of the following courses:
    ACC 230 Financial Accounting
    BUS 260 Principles of Management
    BUS 350 Marketing
  3. Completion of one additional upper level Business Administration course.
  4. Additional requirements and things to note:
    1. A grade of “C-” or better is required in all courses contributing to the minor.
    2. No upper level courses taken in completion of them in or can be used towards any other major or minor offered within the division of economics and business administration.

Minor in Business Administration (ADP)

The requirements are identical to those for the Minor in Business Administration (TU) (see above).