Business Administration B.S.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

This major is designed to provide students with the education necessary for success in business. In addition to other institutional and graduation requirements, majors complete a 50-hour business core, and two specializations or a minor. Elective courses will be chosen to ensure students earn a total of no less than 120 hours. A requirement of the major is an internship experience that provides students with the opportunity to work in a field related to their major and earn credit for this work experience.

Business Administration majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses required are: COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125 (preferred), MATH 103 (College Algebra or higher level Math course), ECON 201, and ECON 202. These courses are pre-requisite courses for this major. 

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Students will use critical thinking to apply business theories and/or methods to solve problems.
  • SLO 2: Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills appropriate to the contemporary business environment.
  • SLO 3: Students will demonstrate individual contributions to accomplish identified team objectives.
  • SLO 4: Students will participate in experiential learning which may include internships, service learning, leadership experience or other opportunities.

Requirements

Core Courses

ACCT 200Elements Of Accounting I

3

ACCT 201Elements Of Accounting II

3

ACCT 315Business in Legal Environment

3

ACCT 360Accounting Systems

3

BUSN 235Computer Applications I

3

BUSN 305Foundations of Entrepreneurship

3

BUSN 323Managerial Finance

3

BUSN 325Management Theory & Research

3

BUSN 330Computer Applications II

3

BUSN 334Business Communication

3

BUSN 416Business Statistics & Research

3

BUSN 352Marketing Theory & Research

3

BUSN 380International Business

3

BUSN 391Professional Development

1

BUSN 443Ethical Decision Making

3

BUSN 454Human Resource Management

3

BUSN 455Business Policies

3

BUSN 497SInternship

0.50-10.00

Students are required to take 1 SH of BUSN 497S.

Specialization Areas

Choose two specialization areas or a minor.

Accounting (17 SH)

ACCT 300Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting II

4

ACCT 321Managerial Accounting

3

Electives: Select 6 SH from the following

ACCT 400Individual Income Taxation

3

ACCT 401Business Income Taxation

3

ACCT 405Advanced Accounting

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Banking & Finance (15 SH)

ACCT 316Banking Law

3

ACCT 450Auditing & Assurance Services

3

BUSN 310Fundamentals of Real Estate and Insurance

3

BUSN 348Personal and Consumer Finance

3

BUSN 451Lending

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Management (15 SH)

BUSN 340Project Management

3

BUSN 355Management Information Systems

3

BUSN 418Operations Management

3

BUSN 430Professional Leadership

3

BUSN 436Organizational Development

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Marketing (15 SH)

BUSN 332Graphic Design Theory & Techniques

3

BUSN 357Professional Selling

3

BUSN 402Advertising & Promotion Management

3

BUSN 423Consumer Behavior

3

BUSN 429Advanced Marketing Management

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Agribusiness Management

ACCT 401Business Income Taxation

3

AGEC 141Agribusiness Seminar

1

BUSN 418Operations Management

3

BUSN 451Lending

3

BUSN 497SInternship

0.50-10.00

Select 1 course or approved substitute by advisor/chair:

GEOG 350Geography of Agriculture

3

BIOL 236Survey of Botany

3

BIOL 315Genetics

3

AND select 1 elective:

BUSN 357Professional Selling

3

BUSN 340Project Management

3

BUSN 310Fundamentals of Real Estate and Insurance

3

BUSN 425Research and Reading in the Business Content Area

3

BUSN 499Special Topics

0.50-4.00

Total Credit Hours:17