Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Business students study the environment of business in a market-based economy, and explore the different functional areas of business, including finance, human resources, information management, and marketing. Collateral courses complement the business core and assist students in acquiring essential knowledge and competence in accounting, economics, ethics, and mathematics. This degree is IACBE accredited.

Program Outcomes
Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program will be able to:

  • Collaborate to achieve team goals;
  • Develop an awareness of their leadership style;
  • Evaluate a situation and apply an effective leadership style;
  • Use technology tools related to their area of emphasis;
  • Manage change within a dynamic business enviornment; and
  • Create a strategic business plan.

Program Requirements

  • Total Minimum Credits Required: 120 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 49 credits
  • Major Requirements: 45 credits
  • Electives: 26 credits

Major Course Requirements (45 credits):
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
BUS 303 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
BUS 311 Business Law I (3 credits)
BUS 330 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 401 Principles of Finance (3 credits)
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
MGT 415 Group Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)
MGT 435 Organizational Change (3 credits)
MAT 332 Statistics (3 credits)
MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
BUS 402 Strategies Management & Business Policy (3 credits)
PHI 402 Business Ethics (3 credits)

Choose one course (3 credits) from the following:
INF 240 Visual & Verbal Presentations (3 credits)
INF 242 Spreadsheet & Database Analysis (3 credits)

You also have the opportunity to complete a specialization, which will enhance your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree. The following specializations are available for this major:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Management
  • Marketing

View a detailed list of specialization requirements.

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Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation

Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation


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