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Business Administration (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BSBA; formerly Business and Information Technology), offered through the School of Business, provides students with a traditional foundation in business using a balanced theoretical and practical approach.  It is designed to prepare students to quickly become productive members in their chosen fields while also preparing them to challenge the status quo and navigate organizations through future challenges. 

The curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong balance of business, organizational, interpersonal, and technical skills. Students in the degree program take core courses in business and then select a concentration from among accounting, general business, marketing, and management.

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Business Administration degree requires 60 credit hours beyond the associate degree or its equivalent. A grade of at least a "C" is required in all 3000-4000 level courses used to meet the Business Administration degree requirements.

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

See listing of requirements

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Major Field (Credit: 15 hours)

ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I

3 credits

ACCT 2102Principles of Accounting II

3 credits

BUSA 2105Communicating in the Business Environment

3 credits

ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

Choose one of the following (Credit: 3 hours)

ITEC 2201Business Information Applications

3 credits

BUSA 2201Business Information Applications

3 credits

Business Core (Credit: 27 hours)

BUSA 3340Business Analysis using Excel

3 credits

FINA 3110Principles of Finance

3 credits

LENB 3135Legal Environment of Business

3 credits

MGMT 3101Business Statistics

3 credits

MGMT 3104International Business

3 credits

MGMT 3141Principles of Management

3 credits

MGMT 3160Principles of Management Information Systems

3 credits

MGMT 4195Strategic Management

3 credits

MKTG 3161Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Concentration Requirements (Credit: 33 hours)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must complete one of the following concentrations:

Accounting Concentration

Required courses (Credit: 21 hours)
ACCT 3101Intermediate Financial Accounting I

3 credits

ACCT 3102Intermediate Financial Accounting II

3 credits

ACCT 3103Intermediate Finance Accounting III

3 credits

ACCT 3110Cost Accounting

3 credits

ACCT 3120Principles of Taxation I

3 credits

ACCT 4135Auditing

3 credits

ACCT 4205Accounting Information Systems

3 credits

Accounting Electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Choose two of the following:

ACCT 3111Advanced Cost Accounting

3 credits

ACCT 3125Government and Not-for-Profit Account

3 credits

ACCT 3130Forensic Accounting and Auditing

3 credits

ACCT 4110Advanced Accounting

3 credits

ACCT 4120Principles of Taxation II

3 credits

ACCT 4140Auditing II

3 credits

ACCT 4305Current Issues - Accounting and Auditing

3 credits

ACCT 4505Special Topics

3 credits

ACCT 4605Internship/Cooperative Education

1 - 9 credits

General Electives (Credit: 6 hours)
Two General electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Financial Economics Concentration (33 hours)

Required Courses (Credit: 18 hours)
Take all the following classes
ECON 3106Managerial Economics

3 credits

ECON 3105Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

3 credits

ECON 4110Applied Data Analysis

3 hours

FINA 3120Advanced Corporate Finance

3 hours

FINA 4120Investments

3 hours

MGMT 3175Quantitative Methods

3 credits

Business Electives (Credit: 6 hours)
Two 3000/4000 level Business electives (Credit: 6 hours)

General Electives (9 hours)
Three General Electives (Credit: 9 hours)

General Business Concentration

Required Business Electives (Credit: 15 hours)

Students must take the following: 

ACCT 3000/4000One ACCT 3000/4000 level course

3 credits

Two MGMT 3000/4000 level courses (Credit: 6 hours)

Two MKTG 3000/4000 level courses (Credit: 6 hours)

General Electives (Credit: 18 hours)

Students must take the following: 

Three 3000/4000 level General Electives (Credit: 9 hours)

Three General Electives (Credit: 9 hours)

Management Concentration

Required Courses (Credit: 12 hours)
MGMT 3102Human Resource Management

3 credits

MGMT 3155Organizational Behavior

3 credits

MGMT 3165Production & Operations Management

3 credits

MGMT 3175Quantitative Methods

3 credits

Management Electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Choose two of the following:

MGMT 3314Purchasing and Supply Management

3 credits

MGMT 4115Collective Bargaining/Labor Relations

3 credits

MGMT 4125Compensation and Benefits

3 credits

MGMT 4135/MKTG 4135Entrepreneurship

3 credits

MGMT 4151/MKTG 4151Principles of Contracting

3 credits

MGMT 4152/MKTG 4152Contract Evaluation and Award

3 credits

MGMT 4153/MKTG 4153Contract Pricing

3 credits

MGMT 4165/MKTG 4165Small Business Management

3 credits

MGMT 4166Advanced Operations Management

3 credits

MGMT 4167Operations Strategy

3 credits

MGMT 4171Continuous Process Improvement

3 credits

MGMT 4172Advanced Six Sigma

3 credits

MGMT 4181Service Management

3 credits

MGMT 4505Special Topics

1 - 3 credits

MGMT 4605Internship and/or Cooperative Education

1 - 9 credits

MGMT 4805Independent Study

1 - 3 credits

Business Elective (Credit: 3 hours)

Choose: 

One other 3000/4000 level Business elective (Credit: 3 hours)

General Electives (credit: 12 hours)

Students must take the following: 

Two 3000/4000 level General Electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Two General electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Marketing Concentration

Required Courses (Credit: 15 hours)
MKTG 3162Consumer Behavior

3 credits

MKTG 3170Sales and Sales Management

3 credits

MKTG 4161Marketing Research

3 credits

MKTG 4163Services Marketing

3 credits

MKTG 4198Marketing Management

3 credits

Marketing Electives (credit: 6 hours)

Choose two of the following:

MKTG 3167Retailing

3 credits

MKTG 4135Entrepreneurship

3 credits

MKTG 4151Principles of Contracting

3 credits

MKTG 4152Contract Evaluation and Award

3 credits

MKTG 4153Contract Pricing

3 credits

MKTG 4165Small Business Management

3 credits

MKTG 4170Social Media

3 credits

MKTG 4505Special Topics

3 credits

MKTG 4605Internship and/or Cooperative Education

1 - 9 credits

MKTG 4805Independent Study

1 - 3 credits

General Electives (credit: 12 hours)

Students must take the following: 

Two 3000/4000 level General Electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Two General electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Total Hours: 120