School of Business
Business Administration - Major

Professional focus
The business administration major focuses on preparing students for many professional careers in just about any aspect of business including accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, management information systems, and marketing. This major allows students who do not want to commit to one specialization such as accounting, marketing, or finance and have the flexibility to combine their interests, leaving about 35 credit hours for business courses of your choice. In addition, the Business Administration major will add new courses in the future, such as Human Resource Management, Teamwork, and Project Management, making the skill set even more focused and practical.

The major has a set of core courses that every business administration student must take including:

  • ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting
  • BUSI 105 Business Perspectives
  • BUSI 499 Business Policy & Administration
  • ECON 300+
  • FIN 348 Managerial Finance
  • LAW 241 Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 190 Intro to Management Information Systems
  • MGMT 328 Management & Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 484 Operations Management
  • MKTG 221 Marketing Principles & Management
  • International Business*
  • Field Experience **

*The following courses will satisfy the International Business Requirement: BUSI 457 (International Business), ECON 412 (International Economics), FIN 458 (International Finance), and MKTG 489 (International Marketing)
**Students are required to complete a credit bearing (1-4 credits) hours of field experience selected from designated course options including: BUSI 485 (Internship), MKTG 452 (Marketing Research), MKTG 453 (Marketing Practicum), MIS 466 (Systems Analysis and Design), BUSI 205/206 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), ACCT 371 (Personal Income Tax) plus participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

The business administration major provides a high degree of flexibility. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students are encouraged to explore career options, including graduate school, and to select business and non-business electives that provide a professional focus.

Exceptional environment
Both inside and outside the classroom, the School of Business provides an enriched learning experience.

Interested in becoming an business administration major? Check out our major form and meet with your advisor today!

Not a School of Business student ? You can still double major or make it your minor! We offer a business administration minor for non-School of Business students.