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Business Administration

Emphasis Options

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Why Business Administration?

The curriculum reflects the current and projected needs of the global business community. Prepares graduates to address the challenges of leadership in the rapidly changing world of business.

Job Opportunities

  • Corporate management
  • Sales and retail management
  • Banking, Finance
  • Operations Managment
  • Human Resources
  • Hotel/motel Management
  • Business Owner

B.A., Major in Business Administration

Major Requirements

  • ACCT281 Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • ACCT283 Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUS 115 Business Basics (3 hours)
  • BUS 318 Quantitative Methods for Business (3 hours)
  • BUS 322 Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 325 Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUS 326 Investments (3 hours)
  • BUS 327 Consumer Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUS 328 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUS 350 Business Law (3 hours)
  • BUS 395 Corporate Finance (3 hours)
  • BUS 410 Management Information Systems (3 hours)
  • BUS 435 Management Decision Making (3 hours)
  • BUS 497 Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone) (3 hours)
  • ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Six additional hours of 300-level or above from courses within the division.

Cognate requirements

  • MATH110 College Algebra (3 hours)
  • MATH215 Introduction to Statistics and Probability (3 hours)

Optional area of emphasis:

Emphasis in Finance

Requirements

  • BUS 329 Money and Banking (3 hours)
  • BUS 331 Risk Management (3 hours)

Six additional hours of 300-level or above from courses within the division not part of core curriculum or major.

Emphasis in Management

Requirements

  • BUS 329 Money and Banking (3 hours)
  • BUS 390 Operations Management (3 hours)

Six additional hours of 300-level or above from courses within the division not part of core curriculum or major.

Emphasis in Marketing

Requirements

  • BUS 215 Sales: The Influence Management Process (3 hours)
  • BUS 432 Marketing Strategies (3 hours)

Six additional hours of 300-level or above from courses within the division not part of core curriculum or major.

Minor in Business Administration

Minor requirements

  • ACCT281 Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUS 322 Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 325 Marketing (3 hours)
  • ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)

Nine additional hours of 300-level or above from courses within the division. All prerequisites for courses must be met.

B.S., Major in Business and Computer Information Systems

Major requirements

  • ACCT281 Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • ACCT283 Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUS 115 Business Basics (3 hours)
  • BUS 318 Quantitative Methods for Business (3 hours)
  • BUS 322 Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 325 Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUS 350 Business Law (3 hours)
  • BUS 395 Corporate Finance (3 hours)
  • BUS 410 Management Information Systems (3 hours)
  • BUS 459 Practicum (3-5 hours) (minimum 3 hours) or 460 Internship (6-14 hours) (minimum 6 hours)
  • BUS 497 Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone) (3 hours)
  • ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Cognate requirements

  • CPTR112 Programming 1 (3 hours)
  • CPTR211 Basic Information and Website Design (3 hours)
  • CPTR212 Programming 2 (3 hours)
  • CPTR306 Visual Basic Programming (3 hours)
  • CPTR320 Database Management Systems 1 (3 hours)
  • CPTR324 Computer Networks & Concepts (3 hours)
  • CPTR440 Decision Support Systems (3 hours)
  • MATH110 College Algebra (3 hours)
  • MATH215 Introduction to Statistics and Probability (3 hours)

Plus six hours of upper division business, accounting, or economics courses not included in the core business courses above.

Optional emphases require an additional twelve hours. Additional information is available in the Course Catalog.

Students whose major or minor is within the business administration division must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course taken within the division (ACCT, BUS, ECON) to meet graduation requirements. A student must complete 124 credit hours of coursework for graduation.  60 hours must be from an accredited four-year institution and 30 hours must be completed at Southwestern College.

Degree Plan

B.A. in Business Administration - Fall 2016 (PDF)

 

 

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