Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration (B.S.)


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. An emphasis in hospitality and tourism management is available for students to specialize their education and pursue career opportunities in hotel, meeting and events, tourism, and food and beverage management.

Check departmental information for additional requirements.

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.

Limited Retention Requirements

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 295, and OMIS 338 by the end of the first year in which they enroll in 300- or 400-level business courses. Prerequisites for MGMT 335 are: a grade of C or better in each of the Foundations of Business courses; 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 295, and OMIS 338. Additional retention requirements for each major can be found under Department Requirements.

Foundations of Business Courses and Business Core Courses (49-52)


Foundations of Business Courses (31-34)


Other Requirements in the College of Business (32-35)


Additional Requirements (18)


In addition to the general requirements listed above, students must either complete the courses in the following list (18) OR complete the required courses in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Emphasis (21).

Two of the following (6)

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 Foundations of Business and Business Core.

Business administration majors may repeat a maximum of two 300- or 400-level business courses required in the major. Repeats of FINA 320, MGMT 335, MKTG 295, and OMIS 338 will not be counted towards the maximum.

TOTAL HOURS FOR A MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: 81-87


General Education Requirements (6-12)


In addition to completing the above major requirements students must complete the remaining general education requirements. If major requirements fulfill any of the general education requirements, they are listed below and subtracted from the general education credit requirements.

The required minimum of 21 semester hours in Knowledge Domain studies cannot include more than two courses in any one department. (A course with an affiliated laboratory course shall be counted as a single course.)

Foundational Studies (0-6)


Writing Requirement (0-3)

  • 3 credits satisfied by program requirement ENGL 203 or ENGL 204

Oral Communication Requirement (0-3)
Quantitative Literacy Requirements (0)

  • Satisfied by program requirement MATH 211 or MATH 229

For additional information about these requirements, please visit Foundational Studies .

Knowledge Domains (6)


Creativity and Critical Analysis (3)

  • One 3-credit course selected from approved general education list. Creativity and Creative Analysis Course List  
  • UBUS 110, a program requirement, fulfills one of the course requirements for the Creativity and Critical Analysis Domain.

Nature and Technology (3)

  • One 3-credit course selected from approved general education list. Nature and Technology Course List  
  • OMIS 259, a program requirement, fulfills one of the course requirements in the Nature and Technology Domain.

Society and Culture (0)

  • The program requirements ECON 260 and ECON 261 fulfill the two required courses in this Domain.

Knowledge Domain Elective (0)

  • PSYC 102 fulfills the required Domain elective course requirement.

Graduation Requirements (3-6)


In addition to completing the above major requirements students must complete the remaining graduation requirements. If major requirements fulfill any of the graduation requirements, they are listed below and subtracted from the graduation credit requirements.

Human Diversity Courses (3)

  • One course from the approved Human Diversity course list; may be fulfilled by extracurricular activities. Human Diversity Course List  

Writing Infused (0-3)

  • MGMT 346, a program requirement, meets one of the Writing Infused course requirements.
  • If OMIS 352 or OMIS 442, both program electives are taken, either will also meet a Writing Infused course requirement.
  • If neither OMIS 352 or OMIS 442 are taken, one course from the approved Writing Infused list must be taken. Writing Infused Course List  

TOTAL HOURS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: 9-18


TOTAL HOURS FOR ELECTIVES (15-30)


Total Hours for a B.S. Degree in Business Administration (120)