Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

This program provides students with a comprehensive view of the inner workings of corporate, non-profit, and governmental organizations, as well as the complex legal and strategic environments in which organizations function. Students enrich core study in organizational operations through the selection of advanced quantitative skills courses.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration prepares students for decision-making and leadership roles in business and public service. Students with the Bachelor of Science degree pursue graduate study in business, healthcare, sports management, human resources, human resources, law, and sports management, among others.


1. Prerequisite Courses
The following courses are prerequisites to the required major courses. Some also satisfy Liberal Arts Foundation requirements.

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing
ECON 101 Principles of Economics
Any 200-level course in Economics, except for ECON 200
POLI 202 Statistical Analysis and Mapping of Social Science Data or MATH 111      Elementary Statistics and Probability, or PSYC 250 Statistical Methods, or ECON  200 Introduction to Statistical Methods, or another approved statistics course
ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 226 The Rise of American Capitalism 1860-1932 (must be completed with a  2.0 or higher)
BUS 240 Business Law

2. Core Courses

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior
BUS 336 International Business or another approved international course
BUS 353 Financial Management
BUS 430 Human Resource Management
BUS 434 Applied Business Ethics or other approved ethics course
BUS 459 Business Policy and Strategy

3. Advanced Analysis

One course selected from the following:

ACCT 315 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACCT 411 Accounting Information Systems
BUS 354 Investments
BUS 421 Corporate Finance
CS 301 Business Analysis and Excel
ECON 400 Introduction to Econometrics
MATH 212 Mathematical Consulting
MATH 222 Vector Calculus
MATH 231 Introduction to Modeling
PSYC 300 Research Methods
Or other advanced analysis course, with permission of the department chair.

4. Advanced Electives

At least two 300 or 400-level courses in Business, Accounting, or related field outside the major that have relevance thereto, upon signed adviser approval.