Business Administration, BS

Degree Requirements

Total program: 78 semester hours

Prerequisite Requirements

30 semester hours

The following must be completed before enrolling in 300 or 400 level ACCT, BUS, ECON, or MGMT courses.

ACCT 201Fundamentals of Accounting I4
ACCT 202Fundamentals of Accounting II4
BUS 200Information Technology2
BUS 242Achieving Professional Success4
BUS 270Statistics4
ECON 220Economic Analysis I4
ECON 221Economic Analysis II4
BUS 272Introduction to Operations Management4

Core Requirements

All entering students will have to take BUS 330 Business FinanceBUS 360 Principles of MarketingBUS 390 Integrative Business Practicum, and MGMT 300 Principles of Management as a block. BUS 390 Integrative Business Practicum will be used as an elective.

36 semester hours

BUS 330Business Finance4
BUS 343Foundations of Business Ethics4
BUS 347Legal Environment of Business4
BUS 360Principles of Marketing4
BUS 410Management Information Systems4
BUS 456Operations Management4
BUS 496Business Seminar4
MGMT 300Principles of Management4
MGMT 459Organizational Behavior: Theory and Application4
Total Semester Hours36

Electives or Concentration

12 semester hours

Three 300-400 level ACCT, BUS, ECON, and/or approved MGMT (except BUS 346 Written Business Communication, MGMT 360 Financial Management and Budgeting, MGMT 388 Statistics and MGMT 496 Seminar in Management) courses or one of the following concentrations:

Business Finance Concentration

This concentration prepares students for successful careers in the corporate finance, industrial or bank management fields.

BUS 331Managerial Finance4
Select two of the following:8
BUS 431
Investments: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
BUS 432
Financial Institutions
BUS 436
International Finance
ECON 323
Money & Banking
Total Semester Hours12

Marketing Concentration

This concentration examines the tools and techniques used to determine the needs of individuals or segments of society to provide the most effective means of informing customers of the availability of goods and services, and to deliver such goods and services.

BUS 464Marketing Research4
Select two of the following:8
BUS 365
Consumer Behavior
BUS 368
Integrated Marketing Communication
BUS 461
Marketing Management
BUS 465
Digital Marketing
BUS 466
International Marketing
BUS 467
Service Marketing
Total Semester Hours12

Business Management Concentration

This concentration studies theoretical foundations for understanding how an organization is affected by its environment, how employees are motivated to accomplish organizational goals, practical skills necessary for attracting, encouraging, and retaining human resources, and successful interpersonal skills.

Total Concentration: 12 semester hours

MGMT 355Leadership in Organizations4
Select Two of the following:8
MGMT 356
Introduction to Organizational Theory
MGMT 358
Culture and Gender Issues in Management
BUS 390
Integrative Business Practicum
MGMT 451
International Management
MGMT 455
Managing Human Resources
Total Semester Hours12

Information Technology Concentration

This concentration prepares students for successful careers in Information Systems/Information Technology. It also provides an overview and trend analysis for decision making.

Total Concentration: 16 semester hours

CMPS 375Systems Analysis and Design4
CMPS 490Database Management Systems4
CMPS 368Principles of Computer Networks4
or CMPS 392 Project Management
BUS 416Electronic Commerce (Programming recommended)4
Total Semester Hours16

International Business Concentration

This concentration studies how international business practices and customs differ from those in the US.

Total Concentration: 12 semester hours

BUS 466International Marketing4
ECON 325International Economics4
MGMT 451International Management4
Total Semester Hours12

Human Resources Management Concentration

Total concentration: 12 semester hours

MGMT 455Managing Human Resources4
Select two of the following:8
MGMT 359
Management of Change and Conflict
MGMT 426
Training and Development
MGMT 456
Compensation and Benefits
MGMT 457
Total Semester Hours12