Business Administration

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to make an informed ethical decision within a business environment.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective written communications skills within a business environment.
  3. Students will demonstrate effective problem solving skills within a business environment.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective oral communications skills within a business environment.
  5. Students will demonstrate core competency skills of the general business functions.
  6. Students will learn to integrate general business concepts and apply them to a business situation.
  7. Students will be able to identify how global issues affect decision making in the business environment

Curriculum in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    BIOS or same as other Physical Science  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  (FTA 2650, FTA 2660, ENGL, FORL, HIST, PHIL, WGS)  6
Mathematics    ENGL Literature  3
MATH 1115 or 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 2785 or 2314 3  ECON 1203  3
Science    Social Science Elective (ANTH, PSYC or SOC)2 3
BIOS 3 Arts (Fine Arts, Music, FTA except 2650, 2660) 3
Other Physical Science 3    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ACCT 2100, 2130 6  MANG 4480  3
BA 2780, 3010 6  MKT 3501  3
ECON 1204, FIN 3300 6  QMBE 2786, 2787  4
MANG 2790, 3401 6  Electives  5
MANG 3402 3  Business Elective  9
    Total 51
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
FIN 3302  3  BA 3080, 3021 or HRT 3016, MKT 3526 or 3530  3
MANG 3467  3  FIN 2302, 2335, 3301, 4310, or 4311  3
MANG 3778 or ACCT 3141  3  ECON 4306, 4261, FIN 4306, HRT 3150, MANG 4446, or MKT 4546  3
MKT 3505  3  HRT 2000, HRT 3017, or MKT 4535  3
MKT 3515, 3540, or 3580  3  MANG 4468, 4469, 4470, 4710, 4730, or ACCT 4142  3
    Total 30
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study

College of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 11591  3
MATH 1115 or 1125 or higher  3  MATH 2785 or 2314  3
ARTS  3  BIOS  3
Social Sciences  3  BA 2780  3
Business Elective  3  ECON 1203  3
UNIV 10012  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ACCT 2100  3  ACCT 2130  3
ECON 1204  3  BIOS or same as 3rd term (EES, CHEM, PHYS)  3
EES, CHEM or PHYS  3  Literature  3
Humanities  3  MANG 2790  3
QMBE 2786  3  Elective  3
QMBE 2787 1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
FIN 3300  3 HRT 2000, HRT 3017 or MKT 4535  3
Humanities  3 MANG 3402  3
MANG 3401  3 MANG 3467  3
MKT 3501  3 MANG 3778 or ACCT 3141  3
Business Elective  3 Business Elective  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
BA 3010  3  FIN 3302  3
MKT 3515, 3540 or 3580  3  BA 3021, 3080, HRT 3016, MKT 3526 or 3530  3
FIN 2302, 2335, 3301, 4310, or 4311  3  ECON 4261, ECON/FIN 4306, HRT 3150, MANG 4446 or MKT 4546  3
MANG 4468, 4469, 4470, 4710, 4730, ACCT 4142   3  MANG 4480   3
MKT 3505  3  Elective  1
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 13
Total Degree Hours 120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Required for all first-time full-time students.

Honors in Business Administration

In addition to the regular curriculum requirements listed in the Catalog, a Business Administration major wishing to graduate with honors must achieve the following:

  1. maintain a minimum 3.5 overall grade point average.
  2. maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average in the business courses used for the course requirement for major.
  3. complete a senior honors thesis (six semester hours) or project to be determined by agreement among the student, a faculty member in the appropriate discipline who will supervise the project, and the Director of the University's Honors Program. The student will be permitted to enroll in whatever business Major field he or she has chosen (such as Accounting 3999 or Economics 3099, for example) for thesis purposes.
  4. perform satisfactorily on an oral examination defending the thesis/project.

Minor in Business Administration

Non-business students wishing to minor in Business Administration may do so by completing the following courses with a minimum letter grade of C or better in each course:

  • Accounting 2100 or 4400
  • Business Administration 3010 or 3080 or 4400
  • Economics 1203 or 2200 or 4400
  • Finance 2302 or 3300 or 4400
  • Management 3401 or 4400
  • Marketing 3501 or 4400.

Minor in Global Business Studies

Students may earn a minor in Global Business Studies by completing 18 credit hours from the following courses with a minimum letter grade of C or better in each course: Business Administration 4048; Economics 4261; Economics 4306 or Finance 4306; Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 2050, 4319 and 4250; management 4446; and Marketing 4546.