Business Administration / Program of Study

The business administration program provides students with an academically challenging learning experience that prepares them to be business leaders in industry, government and nonprofit organizations. Through business administration courses, students develop a deep understanding business practices, giving them the knowledge and confidence to make decisions and solve problems, collaborate and cooperate with peers, set goals, and accomplish objectives.

Students pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management develop the core business administration skillset, while also acquiring the ability to perform key analyses for HR functions and understand the legal and ethical implications of the field.

Major in Business Administration
Students majoring in Business Administration are required to complete 51-54 hours, which include 39-42 hours of core business administration courses and an additional 12 hours of electives in accounting, business or economics at the 300 level or higher.

Major in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management
Students majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management are required to complete 57-60 hours, which include 39-42 of core business administration courses and an additional 18 hours of human resource management-related courses.

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Required Major Courses

ACC-220 - Financial Accounting (3.00 cr.)

ACC-221 - Managerial Accounting (3.00 cr.)

BUS-250 - Applied Data Analysis for Business Decisions (3.00 cr.)

BUS-300 - Principles of Management (3.00 cr.)

BUS-310 - International Business (3.00 cr.)

BUS-340 - Business Law and Ethics (3.00 cr.)

BUS-343 - Operations Management (3.00 cr.)

BUS-348 - Organizational Behavior (3.00 cr.)

BUS-360 - Principles of Marketing (3.00 cr.)

BUS-370 - Corporation Finance (3.00 cr.)

BUS-480 - Business Internship (3.00 cr.)

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BUS-481 - Human Resource Management Internship (3.00 cr.)

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BUS-485 - Business Experiential Learning (0.00 cr.)

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ECO-480 - Economics Internship (3.00 cr.)

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BUS-495 - Business Strategy (3.00 cr.)

ECO-100 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00 cr.)

ECO-101 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.00 cr.)


12 credit hours of any ACC, BUS, or ECO courses at the 300 level or higher


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