Business Administration

The Business Administration area of study is designed to prepare students for a leadership role in today’s highly competitive, global business environment. You should first complete the Core Program, which consists of a selection of courses that focus on cross-functional business competencies. The core courses will provide you with the range of general business knowledge common to all business career paths. Following the core business courses, you will be able to specialize in the Management discipline by taking six electives, two of which should be at the 400 level, and one of which should be the Capstone Course: BUS501: Strategic Management. These electives are designed to give you the depth of discipline-specific knowledge required to succeed as a leader in a complex, modern organization. The program will conclude with a Capstone Course (BUS501: Strategic Management), in which you will implement and apply the sum of information learned throughout the major in a strategic development project.

Note that there is a stand-alone “Introduction to Business” course (BUS101) included in a separate “Foundational Business” section below. This course is intended for students interested in learning about the field or considering a major in Business Management. However, it is not considered to be part of the Business “major”.

To complete the knowledge equivalent of this major, you should complete the core program (12 courses), as well as BUS501 and 5 electives of your choice (6 courses) for a total of 18 courses.

If you would like to complete the equivalent of a Minor in this area of study, please click here.

Interested in the potential to earn college credit for a Business Administration course? Learn more here.

Foundational Business Courseware

BUS101: Introduction to Business

Core Program

BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS105: Managerial Accounting
BUS200/ECON101: Principles of Microeconomics
BUS201/ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics
BUS202: Principles of Finance
BUS203: Principles of Marketing
BUS204: Business Statistics
BUS205: Business Law and Ethics
BUS206: Management Information Systems
BUS208: Principles of Management
BUS209: Organizational Behavior
BUS210: Corporate Communication

Elective Courses

BUS300: Operations Management
BUS301: Human Resource Management
BUS303: Strategic Information Technology
BUS305: Small Business Management
BUS306: Advertising and Promotion
BUS401: Management Leadership
BUS402: Project Management
BUS403: Negotiations and Conflict Management
BUS404: Risk Management
BUS501: Strategic Management