Business Administration | Academic Advising Handbook

The College of Business (COB) offers a major and minor in Business Administration and a major in Accounting. Only a 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 Biology, Communications, Economics, Foreign Languages, Math, Media Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.

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 and consult with their COB faculty advisor about course electives.

The following two academic plans are based on which catalog year a student may belong to.

Sample 4-year Academic Plan for Major 

(Current Catalog Year: 2021–2022)

First Year

  • Economics: BA 120 or ECON 101 and ECON 102

Second Year

  • ACCT 201 : Accounting Principles 
  • ACCT 202 : Managerial Accounting
  • BA 230 : Business Communication 
  • Statistics: BA 301 or MATH 207 or MATH 316 or SOC 301

Third Year

  • BA 305 : Business Finance
  • BA 306 : Business Law
  • BA 309 : Marketing 
  • BA 350 : Operations Management
  • BA 360 : Organizational Behavior Management
  • Concentration Electives 

Fourth Year 

  • BA 405 : Business Strategy, Senior Capstone Course 
  • BA 409 : Senior Seminar, Capstone 
  • Concentration Electives 
  • Concentration Electives
  • Concentration Electives

 

Sample 4-year Academic Plan for Major 

(Previous Catalog Years)

First Year

  • ECON 101 : Economics of Social Issues 
  • ECON 102 : Econ of Markets & Governments 

Second Year

  • ACCT 201 : Accounting Principles 
  • ACCT 202 : Managerial Accounting
  • Statistics: MATH 207 or MATH 316 or SOC 301

Third Year

  • BA 305 : Business Finance
  • BA 306 : Business Law
  • BA 309 : Marketing 
  • BA 350 : Operations Management
  • BA 360 : Organizational Behavior Management 

Fourth Year 

  • BA 405 : Business Strategy, Senior Capstone Course 
  • BA 409 : Senior Seminar, Capstone 
  • Concentration Electives 
  • Concentration Electives 

 

Notes for Course Planning

First Year

Economics. The following courses satisfy the economics requirement: BA 120 or ECON 101 and ECON 102. If a student has taken ECON 101 or 102, they can take BA 120 to complete this requirement. ECON 101 and 102 are stand-alone courses and can be taken in any order; however, students are advised not to take them concurrently.

Second Year

Accounting. ACCT 201 does not have a prerequisite and ACCT 202 requires sophomore standing. We recommend students take ACCT 201 followed by ACCT 202.

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

Third Year

Most courses require a junior standing (BA 306, BA 309, BA 360). BA 305 requires Economics and ACCT 201. BA 350 requires Economics and Statistics. 

Fourth Year

BA 405 requires all core courses except BA 306. BA 405 and BA 490 must be taken concurrently. 

Transfer Information

The College of Business will accept completed courses provide they meet our equivalency requirements. 

The Business Administration program is designed to have flexibility and accommodate students transferring into sophomore or junior years provided they have certain prerequisites (e.g., Economics)

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 nonprofits. The Business Administration minor holds significant impact as it tells future employers that you know how a company works and that you have developed additional skills and perspectives, all of which give you an advantage in a competitive job market. 

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.

Sample Schedule for Minor 

(Current Catalog Year: 2021–2022)

First Year

  • Economics: BA 120 or ECON 101 or ECON 102

Second Year

  • ACCT 201 : Accounting Principles 
  • ACCT 202 : Managerial Accounting 

Third Year 

  • BA 305 : Business Finance 
  • BA 309 : Marketing
  • BA 360 : Organizational Behavior Management

 

Sample Schedule for BA Minor 

(Previous Catalog Years)

First Year

  • ECON 101 or ECON 102 

Second Year

  • ACCT 201 : Accounting Principles 
  • ACCT 202 : Managerial Accounting 

Third Year  

  • BA 305 : Business Finance 
  • BA 309 : Marketing
  • BA 360 : Organizational Behavior Management 

Annual Class Planning Guide

This planning guide shows the predicted offerings for certain courses in this major. Use the guide to help you think about future terms. For a list of classes currently offered and how they fulfill core requirements, please see BoxerOnline and cross-reference this page as needed. Meet with your advisor and/or reach out to the department if you have questions.

Accounting Courses

Course number

Course name

Fall

Winter

Spring

notes

ACCT 201

 Accounting Principles

 X

 

 X

 

ACCT 202

 Managerial Accounting

 X

 

 X

 

ACCT 313

 Intermediate Accounting I

 X

 

 

 

ACCT 314

 Intermediate Accounting II

 

 

 X

 

ACCT 316

 Cost Accounting

 X

 

 

Every other year

ACCT 357

 Income Tax Accounting

 X

 

 

Every other year

ACCT 358

 Community Tax Certification

 

 X

 

 

ACCT 359

 Community Tax Engagement

 

 

 X

 

ACCT 370

 Accounting Information Systems

 

 

 

ACCT 425

 Advanced Accounting

 X

 

 

 Every other year

ACCT 435

 Auditing

 

 

 X

 

ACCT 457

 Advanced Income Tax Accounting

 X

 

 

 Every other year

 

Business Administration Courses

Course number

Course name

Fall

Winter

Spring

notes

BA 116

Introduction to the Legal Profession

 

 X

 

 

BA 120

Business Economics

X

 

X

 

BA 230

Business Communication

X

 

X

 

BA 275

Internship

 X

 X

 X

Available also in the Summer

Contact Academic & Career Advising

BA 301

Business Statistics

 X

 

 X

 

BA 305

Business Finance

 X

 

 X

 

BA 306

Business Law

 X

 

 X

 

BA 309

Marketing

 X

 

 X

 

BA 310

Social Media Marketing

 

 

 X

 

BA 312

International Business

 X

 

 

 

BA 320

Human Resource Management

 X

 

 

 

BA 345

Corporate Finance

 X

 

 

 

BA 350

Operations Management

 X

 

 X

 

BA 352

Investments

 X

 

 

 

BA 354

Financial Markets and Institutions

 

 

 X

 

BA 360

Organizational Behavior Management

 X

 

 X

 

BA 390

Digital Marketing

 X

 

 X

 

BA 405

Business Strategy

 X

 

 X

 

BA 410

Marketing Research

 X

 

 

 

BA 412

Consumer Behavior

 

 

 X

 

BA 440

Advertising and Promotion

 

 

 X

 

BA 452

Global Finance

 

 

 X

 

BA 458

Principles of Portfolio Management

 

 

 

BA 460

Supply Chain Management

 

 

 X

 

BA 475

Internship

 X

 X

 X

Available also in the Summer

Contact Academic & Career Advising

BA 490

Senior Seminar

 X

 

 X