Business Administration Major (BUA)
The BUA department strives to prepare students to take their places in society and to thrive in whatever roles they choose. The successful student who completes the program will:
- be able to analyze problems and demonstrate the ability to formulate appropriate solutions using business concepts and/or models;
- be able to communicate description and analysis of business issues effectively;
- demonstrate basic knowledge (vocabulary and core concepts) of the functional areas of business: accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing.
The department is committed to providing a broadly oriented professional education to prepare students for careers in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The major in Business Administration is built around a large number of required core courses that provide our students the basic skills in the quantitative and qualitative aspects of business administration. This major provides the students with the basic introduction to the primary functional areas of business and the opportunity to pursue additional advanced study in at least two specific functional areas.
All majors require a senior comprehensive experience. Business Administration majors take a standardized test of business knowledge (the Comprehensive Business Exam) and a written exam focused on their major content in their last semester. The BUA department contacts students with details of the comprehensive experience in the fall, with testing dates finalized in the student’s last semester. The Department Chair reports exam results to the student and the Office of the Registrar.
|Core Courses||27 hours|
|Required Course Selections||6 hours|
|Elective Courses||9 hours|
|Allied Courses||9 hours|
Required Course Selections
Select one of the following:
Select one course from the following:
Select nine additional hours among 300-400 level courses in Business Administration, including at least one course from two of the following areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing.