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Business Administration

Bachelor of Science Degree

Business Administration is a traditional, term-based program that inspires learning of fundamental as well as emerging business principles, concepts, and applications. Dynamic and interactive class experiences engage you in real-world business applications that enhance decision-making skills and career development. You are actively engaged in building value-added business knowledge and understanding, effective decision making skills, team skills, oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, and other skills critical for your career development, and for being a valued contributor to the successful and efficient operation of business and society.

Business Administration Major Emphasis Options (Minimum Of 9 Credit Hours):

The emphasis options below provide you with an opportunity to focus your studies in a career component area of particular interest.

Accounting Emphasis

Select three of the following:

  • AC 311 - Intermediate Accounting I (3 credit hours)
  • AC 312 - Intermediate Accounting II (3 credit hours)
  • AC 321 - Cost Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • AC 331 - Income Tax Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • AC 431 - Accounting Information Systems (3 credit hours)

Finance Emphasis

Select three of the following:

  • BA 402 - Risk Management (3 credit hours)
  • BA 416A - Investments (3 credit hours)
  • BA 417 - International Finance (3 credit hours)
  • BA 418 - Cash Management (3 credit hours)
  • BA 487 - Finance Internship (1-3 credit hours)

Human Resource Management Emphasis

Select three of the following:

  • BA 403 - Introduction to Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
  • BA 405 - Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefit Administration (3 credit hours)
  • BA 406 - Talent Management: Recruitment/Selection and Training/Development (3 credit hours)
  • BA 488 - Human Resources Internship (1-3 credit hours)

Interdisciplinary Business (IDB) Emphasis

Select a minimum of 9 credit hours of business administration level course work (300 or above) not already required from the Business Core Courses or Business Administration Major (listed above).

International Management Emphasis

Take the following three courses:

  • BA 417 - International Finance (3 credit hours)
  • BA 456 - International Consumer Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • BSCL 430 - Global Business Law (3 credit hours)

Marketing Emphasis

Select three of the following:

  • BA 455 - Internet Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • BA 456 - International Consumer Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • BA 458 - Sales Management (3 credit hours)
  • BA 463 - Global Brand Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • BA 493 - Marketing Internship (1-3 credit hours)

Business Analytics Emphasis

Students who successfully complete BAN 200, BAN 302, BAN 303, and BAN 402 - and pass the assessments for each course - will have the opportunity to earn a Tableau Business and Data Analytics Certificate of Completion.

  • BAN 200 - Statistics for Analytics (3 credit hours)
  • BAN 302 - Foundation to Business Analytics (3 credit hours)
  • BAN 303 - SQL for Analytics (3 credit hours)
  • BAN 402 - Data Visualization (3 credit hours)

Please note that the Business Analytics emphasis only requires 3 of these courses, but for the certificate of completion the student must take all 4 of these courses. Students who want the Business Analytics Emphasis should take BAN 200 instead of MA 215. Business Analytics Emphasis students will have to have an approved substitution form submitted for BAN 200 to substitute for MA 215. If the student uses this option [to substitute BAN 200 for MA 215] to earn the BAN emphasis, they would need all 4 courses.

Supply Chain (SCL) Emphasis

Select three of the following:

  • BSCL 305 - Principles of Supply Chain Management and Logistics (3 credit hours)
  • BSCL 310 - Supply Chain Sourcing (3 credit hours)
  • BSCL 420 - Global Logistics Management (3 credit hours)



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Courses in the major include:

This course is an introduction to accounting concepts and the elements of financial statements including basic accounting vocabulary and analysis of business transactions from an accounting viewpoint. Students will be required to recognize, record, and classify new accounting data. Emphasis is placed on corporate accounting. Introductory financial statement analysis and interpretation are also covered.
Managerial accounting is designed to introduce the fundamentals of managerial accounting to both accounting and non-accounting majors. It covers accounting and management decision making in both short-term and long-term strategic situations. Students will be expected to explain and apply accounting concepts including basic costing and processes, cost classifications, responsibility accounting and ethical behavior of the managerial accountant. Prerequisite: AC 205
This course is designed for College of Business students who have basic file management and office software skills. Course projects are designed for business problem solving and include document management, using spreadsheets for information processing, design and management of personal databases for automated data management, presentation, and integrating business communications. Recommend prior computer knowledge. Prerequisite: MA 101
This course examines the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and techniques of management by integrating classical and modern perspectives with real-world experiences. Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary views along the management function of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Management domains such as business ethics, business law, international management, organizational behavior, human resource management, operation management, organizational development and change, entrepreneurship, management information systems, and strategic management are also introduced, and their implications on students' careers as managers are explored.
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of marketing. It covers the current marketing concepts and practical applications that will include the functions of product, price, place, promotion, and positioning. Additional emphasis will be given to multicultural and global marketing in the United States and internationally.
This course covers the basic principles, techniques, and institutional aspects of financial management in order to provide students applications of finance content similar to those encountered in a finance career. Topics include financial markets and environment, time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, financial statement ratio analysis, capital budgeting, financial planning and control, capital structure, dividend policy, and other fundamental finance issues. Prerequisites: AC 206, MA 240, and MA 102 or MA 120
This course builds upon the introductory finance course. It addresses advanced applications and analysis of financial theory and practice. Aspects of the following topics are addressed: financial environments, financial analysis, cash flow, incentive theory and practice, time value of money, security valuation, risk analysis, portfolio theory and practice, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policies, options, global financial concerns, and contemporary financial issues. The course is designed to mimic experiences and applications found in certain finance careers. Prerequisite: BA 312
This course will examine the operations component of the organization. Cases in production and operations settings will be examined that require the use of quantitative methods and approaches to decision making within an environment of scarce/limited resources. Additional topics such as production technology, product/process design, facility layout, materials and capacity requirements planning, and quality control are included. Computer software is used to generate answers for further analysis. Prerequisite: BA 323A or BA 423
This course is designed to encourage the application of diverse conceptual and theoretical perspectives to the analysis and control of behavior in organizations. The course will focus on problems related to perception, motivation, leadership, cultural diversity, interpersonal and group conflict, stress, influence, decision-making, work family balance, ethics, international management issues, and change. Prerequisite: BA 232 and Senior standing.
This course surveys international and global business issues, processes, and strategies. The course describes and assesses (a) issues that surround business and market opportunities, such as cultural, economic, legal, political, and technological differences, (b) international trade and monetary systems, and (c) strategies, structures, and processes used by successful international and/or global businesses and organizations. Prerequisites: BA 232 and BA 252
The course emphasizes research and analysis of external and internal forces that impact the organization and strategic success as well as action-implementing tools that are used to integrate the organization's scope, strategies, and policies. External factors include competitive analysis, customer trends, political, legal and technological factors. Internal factors include analysis and evaluation of current business strategies, organizational systems, resource deployment, and culture. The course culminates the undergraduate business program with the capstone project. Prerequisite: Senior standing (preferably, this course should be taken in the student's final semester)
This course examines the fundamental concepts, theories, principles and practices of ethics in management by integrating classical and modern perspectives with real world experiences. Students are introduced to traditional and contemporary ethical views along with opportunities for practical application. Ethical domains such as utilitarianism, Kantianism, feminist ethics, subjective ethics and corporate ethical practices will be discussed. Special examination will be made of global ethical practices in today's business environment. Prerequisite: Senior standing
This course examines and explores laws relevant to business activity. Study will focus on areas of law developed specifically for business and business relationships. Topics include: the legal environment of business, contracts, debtor-creditor relationships, agency relationships, and property law. Prerequisite: BA 265
This course is a study of the behavior of the macroeconomy, including the causes and consequences of inflation, unemployment, and the business cycle. Monetary, fiscal, and "supply side" policies for dealing with macroeconomic problems are examined. Prerequisites: Sophomore or above standing and an understanding of basic math, or permission of instructor.
This course is an investigation of the economic behavior of consumers, businesses and government. Emphasis is placed on price and output determination under various market structures and on the entrepreneurial competitive process. Prerequisites: Sophomore or above standing and an understanding of basic math, or permission of instructor.
Expansion and follow-up of intermediate algebra including higher order polynomials and nonlinear inequalities, and use of matrices and determinants to solve systems of equations. Introduction to function, inverse function, theory of equations and exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: MA 101 or placement via ALEKS Placement Exam
This course provides the theoretical basis and problem-solving experience needed to apply the techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics, to analyze quantitative data, and to improve decision making over a wide range of areas. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, linear regression, data gathering methodologies and probability, as well as confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one and two samples. Use of technology in solving and interpreting statistical problems is emphasized. Prerequisite: MA 101 or placement via ALEKS Placement Assessment

Plus one of the following:

  • EN 321 - Business Communication: Professional Writing, Speaking, and Research
  • CA 308 - Business Communication
* Not offered in the cohort model, which means you enroll class by class in this degree program.

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