To qualify for a bachelor of arts degree in business administration, students must successfully complete 120 credits (exclusive of physical education) including the general education requirements, the required courses in the major field, and such additional courses as they may select with the assistance of their faculty advisors to meet the requirements of the major. Students in the School of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration are required to earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required courses in Business Administration and the area of concentration. All requirements for the degree can be completed on either campus except where noted.  
A. Required courses in Business Administration:   Credits
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 202 Management Accounting 3
BUS 112 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 305 Business Communication 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 301 Principles of Management 3
MGT 342 Personnel Management 3
BUS 351 Business Law 3
DSC 325 Statistics for Management Decisions 3
DSC 410 Quantitative Methods 3
DSC 430 Production/Operations Management 3
FIN 301 Fundamentals of Finance 3
BUS 436 Business Strategy 3
BUS 474 Professional Development Seminar 1
BUS 475* Undergraduate Internship in Business  2
CIS 101 Business Software Applications 3
CIS 210 Business Information Systems 3

*Under exceptional circumstances and on approval by the Dean, student work experience may qualify for waiver and such credits made up by an elective course. Written applications for waiver, along with supporting documents, must be made a semester in advance.

B. The following courses in related fields are required:  Credits
ECO 221** Introduction to Macro-Economics 3
ECO 222** Introduction to Micro-Economics 3

**Partially fulfills the general education requirements in the Social Sciences

C. The following Mathematics sequence is required: Credits
MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications 4
and MAT 232 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 4

E. The student must choose any one of the following concentrations. It is anticipated that additional areas of concentration will become available in the future.

  • Accounting
    • ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting l
    • ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting ll 
    • ACC 315 Tax Accounting
    • ACC 440 Cost Accounting I 
  • Computer Applications
    • CIS 300 Program Design and Evaluation
    • CIS 310 Advanced Business Software Applications  
    • CIS 238 Introduction to COBOL Programming 
    • or
    • CIS 357 Business Information Networks 
    • CIS 410 Business Simulation and Modeling 
  • Finance - St. Thomas Campus only
    • FIN 323 Investment Analysis 
    • FIN 324 Financial Markets and Institutions 
    • FIN 425 Financial Policy and Strategy 
    • BUS 499 Independent Study
    • (ECO 321 and 322 are strongly recommended.)
  • Management
    • MGT 213 Small Business Management 
    • MGT 410 Labor-Management Relations 
    • MGT 429 Organizational Behavior
    • MGT 434 Public Policy toward Business 
  • Marketing
    • MKT 334 Advertising and Promotional Strategy 
    • MKT 416 Principles of Merchandising 
    • MKT 422 International Marketing 
    • MKT 426 Marketing Research