Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
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.
|A.||General Education requirements||38-47 sem. hrs|
|Ethics Course Requirement:|
|MGMT 368||Business Ethics or||3 hrs|
|B.||Core requirements||39 sem. hrs|
|ACCT 280||Accounting l||3 hrs|
|ACCT 281||Accounting lI||3 hrs|
|ECON 293||Macroeconomics||3 hrs|
|ECON 294||Microeconomics||3 hrs|
|FINC 350||Business Finance||3 hrs|
|MATH 250||Statistics I or||3 hrs|
|PSYC 324||Statistics for the Behavioral 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 393||Business Info Systems||3 hrs|
|MGMT 479||Business Policy||3 hrs|
|MKTG 310||Principles of Marketing||3 hrs|
|C.||Business Electives||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/Emphasis requirements may be fulfilled within this category.|
|D.||Electives||13-22 sem. hrs|
|120 sem. hrs|