Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree
The Business Administration program serves students from a variety of backgrounds. Members of the faculty employ a variety of instructional techniques and resources aimed at meeting the needs of student clientele. Emphasis is on advising students in course work appropriate to their interests and academic progress. The core curriculum and course work in the Business Administration curriculum reflect the recommendations of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In addition, students may elect majors in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, public relations and advertising, and sports management.
A principle focus of the program is to prepare students for entry-level positions and for advancement in various occupations and professions. Also, faculty prepare students to pursue the study of business at the graduate level or to obtain professional placement in their chosen fields. The faculty of the Business Administration Department encourage wide and varied preparation in the liberal arts and sciences to provide students with an appreciation for the social and cultural environment in which business is transacted.
All students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, 39 of which are 300- and 400-level. Students must complete a prescribed Professional Core and the general education requirements. A maximum of 27 semester hours of the requirements for the BA in Business Administration and a maximum of 48 semester hours of the requirements for the BS in Business Administration may be met through courses transferred. All students must take part in a culminating evaluation of the core course outcomes during their last 30 hours prior to graduation. Completion of MGMT 479 Strategic Management with a grade of C or higher satisfies this culminating requirement for all business majors.
Disclaimer: Degree requirements and the availability of business majors varies by nationwide campus.
General Education Requirements
38-41 sem. hrs
|Ethics Course Requirement:|
|MGMT 368||(PHIL 368) Business Ethics or||3 hrs|
3 sem. hrs
|(Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)|
48 sem. hrs
|(All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)|
|ACCT 280||Accounting I||3 hrs|
|ACCT 281||Accounting II||3 hrs|
|ECON 293||Macroeconomics*||3 hrs|
|ECON 294||Microeconomics||3 hrs|
|FINC 298||Personal Financial Planning||3 hrs|
|FINC 350||Business Finance||3 hrs|
|MATH 250||Statistics I or||3 hrs|
|BIOL 324||(PSYC 324) (SOCI 324) Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences|
|MGMT 254||Business Communication||3 hrs|
|MGMT 265||Business Law I||3 hrs|
|MGMT 330||Principles of Management||3 hrs|
|MGMT 338||International Business*||3 hrs|
|MGMT 368||Business Ethics||3 hrs|
|MGMT 393||Business Information Systems||3 hrs|
|MGMT 430||Management Science||3 hrs|
|MGMT 479||Strategic Management||3 hrs|
|MKTG 310||Principles of Marketing||3 hrs|
21 sem. hrs
|Nine of the remaining 21 hours of Business electives must be 300- or 400-level courses and must be taken at Columbia College. Major requirements may be fulfilled within this category. In the Public Relations and Advertising Major, six hours of non-business courses chosen from one of the tracks will count as business electives in this category.|
7-10 sem. hrs
120 sem. hrs
|In general, 300-level courses in the Business Administration Professional Core or Electives Groups are taken after students have completed the freshman and sophomore years (4 full semesters). However, students who have completed 45 semester hours and who have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or above are eligible to take 300-level business core courses during the second semester of the sophomore year.|
|A student can complete no more than two internships in business administration, each carrying no more than three semester hours of credit.|