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The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is distinguished by its international emphasis. In keeping with the tradition of American business education, the program provides students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds with a challenging business curriculum in the context of a dynamic learning environment. Required courses are balanced between the theoretical and practical. Small class sizes permit most of the upper-level courses to focus on active learning through class discussion and teamwork. All courses emphasize the importance of clear and accurate communication, both written and oral, and require projects, reports, and/or formal presentations.
The final course of the business program is a capstone course in Strategic Management. This course is taken by students in their senior year to integrate the principles, concepts, and techniques developed in earlier core courses. In this course, students examine issues regarding the strategic management of enterprises competing in a global environment. Strategic Management makes extensive use of the case-study method of teaching.
Requirements for the Degree
- The Proficiency Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics and Foreign Language.
- The General Distribution Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics and Science, Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts. (The Mathematics and Science requirement will be satisfied by completing the courses in C).
- Additional Requirements for the Business Major (3 courses) 1. CS 110 Microcomputer Applications 2. MA 198 Calculus I 3. MA 208 Statistics I
1. BUS 220 (formerly BA360) Business Communications
2. EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
3. EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
4. FIN 201 (formerly BA 201) Financial Accounting
5. FIN 202 (formerly BA202) Managerial Accounting
6. FIN 301 (formerly BA 311) Finance
7. LAW 219 (formerly BA219) Legal Environment of Business
8. MGT 301 (formerly BA302) Principles of Management
9. MGT 310 (formerly BA304) Organizational Behavior
10. MGT 330 (formerly BA310) Operations Management
11. MGT 498 (formerly BA405) Strategic Management
12. MKT 301 (formerly BA301) Principles of Marketing
The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken at the University, with no more than two grades lower than C- in core courses.
Four additional courses from the following: upper division Business courses, upper division EC courses, MA209 Statistics II, MA299 Calculus II, CS 310 Management Information Systems.
Students majoring in Business Administration may select a field of concentration. A concentration is comprised of at least three major electives in the same discipline. The department offers concentrations in Finance, International Business, Legal Studies, Management, and Marketing.