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  Jan 23, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S.

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A major in Business Administration provides a broad-based education in all business disciplines but with sufficient depth that students engage in higher-level learning in key disciplines. This major provides the education required for “generalist” managerial positions. These are managers who understand how an organization functions, how it relates to its external environment, and how people within the organization behave. Management generalists are not tied to a particular functional area, which means they can occupy a wide range of positions within an organization in a wide array of organizations in business, government, and the non-profit sector. A degree in Business Administration is also beneficial to students who want to enter corporate management training programs or perform analytical work and projects within an organization.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Business Administration must complete a minimum of 125 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Students majoring in Business Administration must maintain a 2.0 average in the General Business Component Courses, in the additional business courses and in the business minor and successfully complete IFS 100  or IFS 105  within the first 30 credits at the College. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 or higher in each course that serves as a prerequisite to a subsequent Business course. (Refer to the course description for specific prerequisites.) Failure to attain a 2.0 in prerequisite courses may lengthen the time to graduation. Students must also earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in the senior business capstone courses (BUS 494  and BUS 495 ). Students graduating with a declared major in Business Administration may not simultaneously declare a Business Administration minor.

Required Courses for the Business Administration Major:


*Course fulfills a General Education Requirement.

**Course is designated as a writing/communications-intensive course.

International Business Elective

(choose one)

Additional Business Courses (30 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Business Electives

Within these business electives, a business minor must be completed.  A business internship within the field of study is encouraged but not required.

Business Administration Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (30-34 credits)

Sophomore Year (31 credits)

Junior Year (31 credits)

Senior Year (33-34 credits)

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