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Business Administration Major
Business Administration Major (Comprehensive)

Finance Concentration

International Business Concentration

Management Concentration

Marketing Concentration

Business Minor

 


 

Business Administration

 

Faculty and Academic Staff

Kay Biga, Senior Lecturer
Ethan Christensen, Assistant Professor

Jennifer Pilon, Senior Lecturer

 

For information about Department of Business and Economics admission requirements and policies, see Accounting.

 

 The Business Administration major works toward developing effective decision-makers and leaders in both the private and public sectors through a strong practical business education as well as a comprehensive liberal arts education.  The Business Administration major offers concentrations in areas of study designed to equip students for immediate entry into professional positions.

 

The Business Administration major is designed to engage students in critical thinking so they can analyze problems, implement strategies, and contribute to the success of a business organization.

 

While pursuing the Business Administration major, students study under highly qualified faculty members who have expertise in their specialized fields as well as extensive business experience.

 

The Business Administration major provides degree concentrations that instill excellence, build confidence, and develop strong leadership skills that graduates can use throughout their careers.

 

The Business Administration major offers the following concentrations: 

Finance

International Business

Management

Marketing

Business Administration Major

40 credits

Required courses:

CIS 108 Business Computer Applications                                                         3 credits

MATH 151 (Calculus) or MATH 240                                                              3-4 credits

ACCT 200 Financial Accounting                                                                      4 credits

ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting                                                                   3 credits

BUS 211 Business Law I                                                                                  3 credits

BUS 270 Business Statistics                                                                             3 credits

ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics                                                        3 credits

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics                                                       3 credits

ENGL 209 Business and Professional Writing                                                   3 credits

FIN 320 Principles of Finance                                                                          3 credits

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing                                                                      3 credits

BUS 380 Principles of Management                                                                  3 credits

BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone)                                                     3 credits

 

Only available to students who are not comprehensive majors in the Department of Business and Economics.

 

Business Administration Major

(Comprehensive)

Finance Concentration

61 credits

Required core courses:

CIS 108 Business Computer Applications                                                         3 credits

MATH 151 (Calculus) or MATH 240                                                              3-4 credits

ACCT 200 Financial Accounting                                                                      4 credits

ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting                                                                   3 credits

BUS 211 Business Law I                                                                                  3 credits

BUS 270 Business Statistics                                                                             3 credits

ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics                                                        3 credits

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics                                                       3 credits

ENGL 209 Business and Professional Writing                                                   3 credits

FIN 320 Principles of Finance                                                                          3 credits

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing                                                                      3 credits

BUS 380 Principles of Management                                                                  3 credits

BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone)                                                     3 credits

 

Required concentration courses

FIN 321 Managerial Finance                                                                            3 credits

BUS 306 Quantitative Methods                                                                        3 credits

FIN 420 Principles of Insurance                                                                        3 credits

FIN 426 Investments                                                                                        3 credits

Either:

BUS 430 International Business                                                                        3 credits

or

ECON 430 International Economics                                                                 3 credits

 

And at least two of the following:

ECON 330 Money and Banking                                                                       3 credits

ACCT 4601 Fundamentals of Taxation                                                              3 credits

CIS 342 Management Information Systems                                                       3 credits

or

ACCT 3571 Accounting Information Systems                                                    3 credits

BUS 4302  International Business                                                                      3 credits

or

ECON 4302  International Economics                                                               3 credits

FIN 400 Finance Internship                                                                              2-7 credits   

 

1 Not allowed for Accounting Majors.

2 BUS 430 or ECON 430 cannot be used twice to satisfy a requirement in the concentration.

 

International Business Concentration

52 credits

Required core courses:

CIS 108 Business Computer Applications                                                         3 credits

MATH 151 (Calculus) or MATH 240                                                              3-4 credits

ACCT 200 Financial Accounting                                                                      4 credits

ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting                                                                   3 credits

BUS 211 Business Law I                                                                                  3 credits

BUS 270 Business Statistics                                                                             3 credits

ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics                                                        3 credits

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics                                                       3 credits

ENGL 209 Business and Professional Writing                                                   3 credits

FIN 320 Principles of Finance                                                                          3 credits

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing                                                                      3 credits

BUS 380 Principles of Management                                                                  3 credits

BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone)                                                     3 credits

 

Required concentration courses:

ECON 430 International Economics                                                                 3 credits

Either

BUS 430 International Business                                                                        3 credits

or

ECON 333 Transportation Economics                                                              3 credits 

 

And at least two of the following:

TRSP 430 International and Intermodal Transportation                                      3 credits

ECON 435 Economic Development                                                                 3 credits

CIS 342 Management Information Systems                                                       3 credits

BUS 363 Business Ethics                                                                                  3 credits

BUS 400 Business Internship (International Focus)                                            2-7 credits

 

Complete two years of college-level course work or equivalent in one foreign language  3-14 credits

 

Management Concentration

61 credits

Required core courses:

CIS 108 Business Computer Applications                                                         3 credits

MATH 151 (Calculus) or MATH 240                                                              3-4 credits

ACCT 200 Financial Accounting                                                                      4 credits

ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting                                                                   3 credits

BUS 211 Business Law I                                                                                  3 credits

BUS 270 Business Statistics                                                                             3 credits

ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics                                                        3 credits

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics                                                       3 credits

ENGL 209 Business and Professional Writing                                                   3 credits

FIN 320 Principles of Finance                                                                          3 credits

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing                                                                      3 credits

BUS 380 Principles of Management                                                                  3 credits

BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone)                                                     3 credits

 

Required concentration courses:

BUS 382 Human Resource Management                                                          3 credits

BUS 405 Small Business Management                                                              3 credits

Either:

BUS 430 International Business

or

ECON 430 International Economics                                                                 3 credits

 

And at least two of the following:

TRSP 3003 Logistics and Supply Chain Management                                        3 credits

ECON 3504 Microeconomic Analysis                                                               3 credits

BUS 3061Quantitative Models for Production and Operations                           3 credits

FIN 3211 Managerial Finance                                                                           3 credits

 

And at least two of the following:

CIS 342 Management Information Systems                                                       3 credits

LSTU 3033 Environmental Law and Regulations                                                3 credits

BUS 400 Business Internship                                                                             2-7 credits

BUS 363 Business Ethics                                                                                  3 credits

BUS 3712 Consumer Behavior                                                                         3 credits

BUS 4842 Marketing Management                                                                   3 credits

BUS 4305International Business                                                                        3 credits

or

ECON 4305 International Economics                                                                3 credits

 

1 Students with a Finance concentration cannot use this as an elective.

2 Students with a Marketing concentration cannot use this as an elective.

3 Students with a Transportation and Logistics Management major cannot use this as an elective.

4 Students with an Economics major cannot use this as an elective.

5 Students cannot take either BUS 430 or ECON 430 to satisfy two requirements.

 

Marketing Concentration

61 credits

Required core courses:

CIS 108 Business Computer Applications                                                         3 credits

MATH 151 (Calculus) or MATH 240                                                              3-4 credits

ACCT 200 Financial Accounting                                                                      4 credits

ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting                                                                   3 credits

BUS 211 Business Law I                                                                                  3 credits

BUS 270 Business Statistics                                                                             3 credits

ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics                                                        3 credits

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics                                                       3 credits

ENGL 209 Business and Professional Writing                                                   3 credits

FIN 320 Principles of Finance                                                                           3 credits

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing                                                                      3 credits

BUS 380 Principles of Management                                                                  3 credits

BUS 495 Strategic Management (Capstone)                                                     3 credits

 

Required concentration courses:

BUS 371 Consumer Behavior                                                                           3 credits

BUS 482 Marketing Research                                                                          3 credits

BUS 484 Marketing Management                                                                     3 credits

BUS 306 Quantitative Methods                                                                        3 credits

BUS 430 International Business                                                                        3 credits       

or

ECON 430 International Economics                                                                 3 credits

 

And at least two of the following:

BUS 474 Retailing Management                                                                       3 credits

BUS 475 Sales                                                                                                 3 credits

CIS 342 Management Information Systems                                                       3 credits

COMM 321 Advertising Principles and Design                                                  3 credits

BUS 400 Business Internship                                                                             2-7 credits    

 

Business Minor

24 credits

Required courses:

ACCT 101 Accounting for Non-Business Majors                                             3 credits

CIS 108 Business Computer Applications                                                         3 credits

BUS 270 Business Statistics                                                                             3 credits

ECON 235 Economics and Society                                                                  3 credits

BUS 211 Business Law I                                                                                  3 credits

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing                                                                      3 credits

BUS 380 Principles of Management                                                                  3 credits

FIN 320 Principles of Finance                                                                          3 credits

 

CIS 108, ECON 235, ACCT 101, BUS 270 must be taken before enrolling in BUS 370, 380 and FIN 320.

 

See Admission to DBE 300/400 Level Courses.

 

The Business Minor is available only to students whose major is offered by a department other than the Department of Business and Economics.

 

The Business Minor is not available for students with 1) a comprehensive major taken from the Department of Business and Economics or 2) the Business Administration major, which requires a minor.