Business Administration | Academic Advising Handbook

The College of Business offers a major and minor in Business Administration and a major in Accounting. Only grade of C- or better may be used to satisfy major and minor requirements.

Students who have decided to major in Business Administration or Accounting should select a faculty advisor in the College of Business during their sophomore year.

College of Business students are encouraged to pursue a minor that may complement their career goals. For example, students have pursued minors in Communications, Economics, Math, Media Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, and Foreign Languages.

Business Administration Major

Students majoring in Business Administration must select at least one area of concentration from the following:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing.

All concentrations require 16­ credits, except Accounting that requires 20 credits. Students are encouraged to pursue more than one concentration. Because many course electives have prerequisites, students should review course descriptions and consult with a faculty advisor.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete coursework according to the following timetable.

Year Course Course Prerequisites
Freshmen

ECON 101

None (see Notes below)

ECON 102

None (see Notes below)

Sophomore

ACCT 201

None

ACCT 202

Sophomore Standing

Statistics Course

See Notes below

Junior

BA 305

ECON 101 or 102 and ACCT 201

BA 306

Junior Standing

BA 309

Junior Standing

BA 350

ECON 101 or 102 and Statistics

BA 360

Junior Standing
Senior

Concentration Electives

See catalog descriptions

Concentration Electives

See catalog descriptions

BA 405

BA 490

All courses except BA 306

Notes:

ECON 101 and 102 are stand-alone courses and can be taken in any order; however, students are advised not to take them concurrently.

The following courses satisfy the statistics requirement: MATH 207, MATH 316, or SOC 301. We recommend MATH 207, which has a prerequisite of MATH 122, so students whose math placement is “I” (MATH 122) should begin MATH 122 immediately and then complete MATH 207. MATH 207, 316, and SOC 301 will also satisfy the Math Core requirement. 

Business Administration Minor:

The Business Administration minor provides undergraduate students in any non-business major a significant introduction to business and management. Students will gain an understanding of business theory, practices, and applications with specific coursework in economics, accounting, marketing, management, and finance.

Students who graduate with the Minor in Business Administration can apply their knowledge to find professional opportunities in almost any type of organization, from large corporations to small businesses including in government and non-profits.

Students intending to minor in Business Administration should consult with a College of Business faculty member to get faculty approval.

Students are required to complete 24 credits following the recommended sequence.

Year Course Course Prerequisites

Freshman

ECON 101 or ECON 102

None

Sophomore

ACCT 201
ACCT 202

None
Sophomore standing

Junior

BA 305
BA 309
BA 360

ECON 101 or 102 & ACCT 201
Junior standing
Junior standing

 

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