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2011 - 2012 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Major - Business Administration Option


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The Business Administration major - Business Administration option, sometimes referred to as “general business,” provides a broad base of knowledge for beginning a business career. It enables maximum flexibility in career choice and change throughout one’s career. Students are expected to develop a basic understanding of the social, legal, and economic environments of business, including an introduction to international business, organizational behavior, the principles of leadership and organization theory, the quantitative tools of decision-making, and the functional areas of the firm.

Students work with assigned advisors to select elective courses that enhance their particular interest. Emphasis is placed on developing a general background with a well-balanced understanding of business. This program provides a sound undergraduate education for entrance into a professional career or graduate school.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


A student studying the Business Administration option must complete the following requirements:

Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Subtotal Common SOBA Requirements - Credits: 41


Subtotal Quantitative Reasoning Requirement - Credits: 3-4


Auxiliary Requirement:


Subtotal Auxiliary Requirement - Credits: 4


Business Administration Option Requirements:


  • One 300- or 400-level Economics Course - Credits: 4

In addition, students must complete a minimum of 15 credits of business administration courses selected from the following three groups (MK, MG, FI), with at least one course from each group:

Subtotal Business Administration Option Requirements - Credits: 19¹


Total Major Requirements - Credits: 67-68


Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120*


* Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements.

1 The 19 credits used to satisfy an option in Business Administration may not be used to satisfy any other major, minor, or option within the School of Business Administration.

2 May not be used to fulfill the 300- or 400-level Economics course requirement and the finance group requirement simultaneously.

3 May be used to fulfill either a Marketing or a Management group requirement, but not both.

Business Administration Major Suggested Course Sequence¹


 

  Freshman Fall Semester       Freshman Winter Semester3    
  COMP 125  or COMP 150 
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (SC1)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (HI)2
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (AH)²
  3-4
4
3-4
3-4
  COMP 126  or COMP 150 
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (SC2)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (AH)²
MATH 110 
ES 100 /PE
  3-4
3-4
3-4
4
1
  Total Credits   13-16   Total Credits   14-17
               
  Sophomore Fall Semester       Sophomore Winter Semester    
  COMP 252 
ACC 225 
ECON 262  (SS)2
BA 253  (MA) 
  4
4
3
4
 

ACC 226 
ECON 272  (SS)²
BA 260 
CSIS 222 
Free Elective

  4
3
3
4
3
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   17
               
  Junior Fall Semester       Junior Winter Semester    
 

BA 301 
MK 350 
BA 380 
Free Elective

  4
4
4
3
 

BA 353 
Major Elective
Major Elective
Upper Level Econ or SOBA QR Requirement

  4
4
4
4
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   16 
               
  Senior Fall Semester       Senior Winter Semester    
  Upper Level Sem or SOBA QR Requirement
EGC
Major Elective
Major Elective
  4
3-4
4
3-4
 

BA 496 
Major Elective
EGC
Free Elective

  4
3-4
3-4
4
  Total Credits   14-16    Total Credits   14-16
               

1 In order to graduate in four years, the recommended number of credits per semester is 15 credits (8 semesters X 15 credits = 120 credits for graduation).

2 There is a specific group of lower level Liberal Arts Core. Courses. The group contains AH, HI, and SS courses. Students must complete a total of 15 credits in that group with at least 1 course from HI, 2 courses from AH, and 1 from SS (both Econ 262 and 272 will satisfy this SS requirement).

3 By the end of the Freshman year, a student should have completed Comp 150 (or equivalent) and 30 credits.

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