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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration (B.S.)


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Students pursuing the B.S. degree in business administration will be prepared for a wide range of entry-level positions in a variety of organizations. The curriculum provides a broad-based education in all functional areas of business, including accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations management and information systems.

Business Administration Learning Goals and Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program are expected to achieve these learning goals and objectives in addition to the College of Business Undergraduate Learning Goals and Objectives.

The Business Administration program prepares graduates for a variety of entry-level positions in both the private and public business sectors. It is a generalist degree unlike other majors in the College of Business. Graduates of the Business Administration program are expected to demonstrate:

1. the ability to solve practical business problems.
2. the ability to identify and describe relationships among the primary business functional areas.
3. mastery of oral, written and verbal communication skills.
4. mastery of computer applications used in business environment.
5. awareness of ethical issues in business organizations.

Business Core (46-50)


The College of Business is competitive based on a student’s overall GPA and performance in selected tool courses. All business majors must complete FINA 320, MGMT 335, MKTG 310, and OMIS 338 in the first year in which they enroll in 300- or 400-level business courses. Prerequisites for these four courses are: a grade of C or better in each of the 100- and 200-level courses in the Business Core; having a 2.50 or better cumulative GPA; and having completed at least 45 semester credit hours. To continue as a business major, students must earn a C or better in FINA 320, MGMT 335, MKTG 310, and OMIS 338. Additional retention requirements for each major can be found under Department Requirements.

The business core must be completed by all students majoring in business.

100- and 200-Level Courses


Two of the following (6)


Total Hours for a Major in Business Administration: 77-81


Requirements


Satisfactory completion of MGMT 335 as evidenced by a grade of C or better is required before a business administration major is allowed to enroll in any 300- or 400-level business course that has MGMT 335 as a prerequisite.

To graduate as a business administration major, a student must earn a grade of at least C in each course required in the major including courses in the business core.

Business administration majors may repeat a maximum of two 300- or 400-level business courses.

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