Business Administration Major

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Department of Business Administration prepares students of diverse levels of academic preparation for places of leadership and service in society by providing a quality, in-depth, and stimulating education in business administration. The department supports the mission of the College by providing an educational experience that is characterized by personal attention and guidance to students; a commitment to continuous curriculum development; utilization of technology to enhance instructional delivery; and emphasis on extracurricular activities that promote student leadership and an understanding of contemporary business practices. It is the primary goal of this unit to provide a high quality education for the development of future business leaders who are uniquely qualified to manage in a technologically advanced global marketplace.

Additionally, the major in Business Administration prepares students for entry-level employment opportunities in business, industry, government agencies, and for graduate and professional study.  Upon successful completion of the academic program in the department a student will earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in: (1) Accounting; (2) Cyber Security; (3) Management; (4) Marketing; or (5) Supply Chain Management & Logistics.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Business Administration major, students will be able to:

1.  Communicate effectively using verbal and written skills and demonstrate these skills using visual and electronic means (Communication).

2.  Demonstrate a proficiency in the use of technology in conducting academic research and in preparing papers and presentations (Critical Thinking).

3.  Think critically and successfully apply knowledge gained in accounting, economics, finance, management, statistics, marketing, and supply chain management and logistics to sound business decisions (Content and Critical Thinking).

Program Outcomes

As a result of successful completion of the Business Administration Program, graduates will:

1.  Pursue graduate degrees in the areas of accounting, management, marketing, and or related areas.

2.  Obtain employment in a variety of business and corporate settings and be able to operate successfully as entrepreneurs.

3.  Apply to graduate school and be admitted within two years after graduation.

4.  Participate in internships during the junior and senior years of study.

Required courses for the major in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

Students majoring in Business Administration will be required to:

  • take a basic core of 51 semester hours of business related courses
  • earn 18-21 semester hours in a designated area of concentration

The School of Business Administration & Entrepreneurship endeavors to provide every student majoring in business with a common body of knowledge.  To this end, all students majoring in business will be required to complete a carefully articulated sequence of courses as follows.

CONCENTRATIONS

After sophomore year, students must choose one of the following concentrations: 

  • Accounting
  • Cyber Security
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics

 

Semester Plan

Included below is a sample semester-by-semester plan for a major in Business Administration. 

Course Sequencing

SOPHOMORE YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
200-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Accounting Concentration SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Accounting Concentration SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
300-level Religion  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
14

Management Concentration JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
300-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Management Concentration SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Related Elective  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
13

Management Concentration SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
14

Marketing Concentration JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
300-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Marketing Concentration SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Related Elective  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
13

Marketing Concentration SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
14

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Concentration JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
300-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Concentration SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Related Elective  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
13

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Concentration SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
14

Cyber Security Concentration SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Cyber Security Concentration SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
300-level Religion  +
3
Related Elective  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
12

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor of Science