Why Study Business?
The Department of Business Administration at Aquinas College is committed to the development of broadly educated, globally oriented, ethical professionals, whose high standards of professional competence enable them to actively contribute to their profession, community and society. Competent professionals in the business and not-for-profit communities must be able to think critically, communicate clearly, research effectively, employ quantitative reasoning, use current technology, and work cooperatively with others. Our programs encompass both theoretical and application components. The curriculum draws upon and is enhanced by the liberal arts focus of the college.
We expect students to draw upon the perspectives gained from studies as diverse as philosophy, mathematics, history, religious studies, psychology, literature, languages, sociology, natural sciences, economics, and the fine arts. Students must gain an understanding of organized institutions so they can deal effectively with this phenomenon that shapes so much of their lives. The Department of Business Administration is committed to working with other departments in the college to provide a strong organizational background for students in other academic majors through individual courses, business minors, and dual majors.
How We're Different
- A distinguished faculty that brings a minimum of 10 years of corporate experience into the classroom.
- Dual majors in accounting, communication, sports management, visual arts and theatre.
- The only undergraduate degree in sustainable business, where students learn practices that increase corporate profitability and eliminate negative environmental impacts.
- AQ business grads have gone on to graduate school at Columbia Business School, Tufts, Harvard, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and Thunderbird, to name a few.
Forty-two (42) credit hours. Required courses: CS152; ES211 and 212; MS151 (MS252 or MS494 may be substituted); AG210 and 211; BS201, 202, 305, 460, 492; a business law course selected from either BS 331 or BS 332; and six (6) semester hours of business electives.
At least 18 semester hours of the major must be taken at Aquinas College.
Two concentrations are designed to provide the student with professional preparation in the fields of either Marketing or Human Resources. They are described below. Concentrations are elective specializations within a business, international business or dual business major. They require understandings developed in the business core curriculum and so cannot be declared without also declaring a business, international business or dual business major. Courses taken in a concentration are considered as business electives in the context of the requirements of the B.S.B.A.
- CS152 Spreadsheets (1) T
- ES211 Microeconomic Principles (3) BE
- ES212 Macroeconomic Principles (3) BE
- MS151 Elementary Statistics (3) QR
- MS252 Statistics (3)
- MS494 Mathematical Statistics (3) SC (Senior Capstone with MS493)
- AG210 Principles of Accounting I (4)
- AG211 Principles of Accounting II (4)
- BS201 Principles of Management (3) BE
- BS202 Principles of Marketing (3)
- BS305 Financial Management (3)
- BS460 Ethical Application in Business (3) BE
- BS492 Cases in Business Policy (3) SC
- BS331 Business Law I (3)
- BS332 Business Law II (3)