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Business Administration


Bachelor of Arts

The major in business administration will provide necessary instruction in functional areas including management, marketing, and finance and accounting, as well as economics. This provides a generalist background needed for a variety of careers in business and a solid foundation for the MBA degree. Students wishing to specialize have the opportunity to do so by taking their elective courses in management, marketing or finance.

Upon graduation, students majoring in business administration will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competencies in the core areas of research, problem solving, statistical analysis, computer skills, mathematics, oral communication and writing
  • Apply ethical reasoning to decision making and demonstrate personal and team leadership skills
  • Exhibit knowledge of the legal, regulatory, ethical and technological issues inherent in the global environment of business today
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to progress in a career and/or pursue advanced studies
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of economics, finance, information systems, business research, accounting, law, management, marketing and international business to decision making

Core Courses

ACCT 203 - Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 204 - Principles of Accounting II
BUAD 223 - Legal Environment of Business
BUAD 225 - Principles of Management
BUAD 301 - Principles of Marketing
BUAD 330 - Principles of Corporate Finance
BUAD 350 - Production and Operations Management
BUAD 385 - Global Management
BUAD 429 - Strategic Management
ECON 210 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 211 - Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 200 - Elementary Statistics
MIS 220 - Microcomputer Applications for Business
SPEC 111 - Public Speaking
WRTG 225 - Organizational Communications

Additional Program Requirements

The business administration major requires 40 credit hours of BUAD classes.

To graduate, majors must maintain a grade of C- or better in all major core and supporting courses.