Business Administration (Fall 2015)

Beginning with the Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 academic year, the College of Business changed its degree program to reflect the addition of majors. Previously, students who completed the program received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and were able to identify an area of specialization, but not a major.  The revised program allows students to major in one of three areas: Accounting, Business Administration, or Marketing. Under the revised program, students still receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, but have a major specified on their transcripts.

Business majors declared prior to fall 2015 may continue in the program under the current guidelines, or to change to the revised program and its guidelines. Requirements for both are outlined below. Business Administration majors will have the option to select from one of three focus areas: General Business, Management Information Systems, and Management.

For detailed information on the new majors please click here.

Please click here for information on admission to the College of Business.


Catalog entry for CURRENT Program (prior to Fall 2015)

Requirements for the Business Major

Forty-five (45) credits in Business courses, as follows:

Lower-Division Requirements: Business Administration 131, 132, 152, 259, and 283. (Or 135 in place of 131, 132.)

Upper-Division Requirements: Business Administration 300, 310, 350, 353, 381, 490A and twelve (12) additional upper level business elective(s) credits.

If students would like to emphasize a specific business area through the selection of their electives, they may choose courses from the following areas and courses.

Accounting: 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 432, 435A, 437.

Management: 345, 346, 347, 363, 425, 473.

Management Information Systems: 354, 356, 363, 441, 446, 448.

Marketing: 410, 413, 414.

Additional elective courses in these areas of emphasis may be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.


Catalog Entry for Business Administration Major (effective Fall 2015)

Click here to view the new Advising Guide for the Business Administration Major.


*ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics; *ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics; *MATH 200: Introduction to Statistics (or equivalent: CPSC 320; ECON 361; PSYC 261); BLAW 201: Legal Environment of Business


Lower-Division Requirements: (12 credits)
ACCT *101, *102, MIST 201, DSCI 259
*ACCT 110 may be taken in place of the ACCT 101 and 102 sequence.
Upper-Division Requirements: (18 credits)
MGMT 301, MKTG 301, BUAD 350, DSCI 353, FINC 301, MGMT 490

To complete the major in General Business, students must complete 18 credits of upper-level electives within the College of Business disciplines (ACCT; BLAW; BUAD; DSCI; FINC; MGMT; MIST; MKTG).