BS in Business Administration: Degree Requirements

Business Administration: The New Major

All students declaring a major in Business Administration in the Fall 2011 through Fall 2012 will have to complete new major listed below. Students planning on declaring after Fall 2012 will have new admissions requirements - see http://business.umw.edu/degree-programs/bs-in-business-administration-admission/ for more information.

Many of the listed courses have prerequisites, so please be sure to check the catalog before signing up for a particular course. Economic I & II (ECON 201 & 202) and Statistics (Math 200) are the three courses outside the major that are prerequisites for some of our courses. ECON 201 also fulfills a Human Experience General Education requirement and Math 200 fulfills a Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement.

Sequencing: For entering first year students, a recommended sequencing of the core courses in the Business Administration major is availaible at Recommended Sequence web page.

Sequencing for transfer students: Student’s transferring in with 60 credits and an Associates Degree can find a recommended sequence at Recommended Transfer Sequence page. In order to complete the degree in two years, transfer students with Associate Degrees should take, prior to matriculation, Accounting I & II, Economics I & II, as well as a Statistics course, equivalent to our Math 200.

BS in Business Administration required courses in the major:

BUAD 131 and 132 – Accounting I & II

BUAD 152 – Management Information Systems

BUAD 259 – Research Methods (Writing Intensive)

BUAD 283 – Legal Environment of Business

BUAD 300 – Principles of Management

BUAD 310 – Principles of Marketing

BUAD 350 – Business Communication (Writing and Speaking Intensive)

BUAD 353 – Decision Analysis (Quantitative Reasoning Gen Ed)

BUAD 381 – Principles of Finance

BUAD 490 – Strategy and Policy (Writing Intensive)

Four (4) additional 300 or 400 level Business Electives.