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  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (general studies)

    A bachelor’s degree in business administration enables students to achieve foundation knowledge in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, business law, statistics, operations management, human resource management, information technology and entrepreneurship. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the links between various business disciplines and the development of sound business plans. Students will be able to effectively analyze a business entity's strengths and weaknesses as well as investigate the opportunities and threats present in the business environment.

    The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration combines core business courses with area of specialization courses offered by departments outside the college of business.

    Additional Major Information

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Take the ETS Major Field Test in Business as part of MAN 4504. The ETS exam covers nine content areas in business. The score describes your performance relative to other seniors in business and accounting at 600+ colleges and universities (e.g., top 15% in the nation compared to your peers).
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by the faculty.

    Skills Students will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of elements of economics, financial accounting, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, business law, information technology, business statistics and social responsibility.
    2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of business-related software applications.
    3. Define the ethical responsibilities of business organizations and identify relevant ethical issues.
    4. Understand how the business environment, including culture, differs across countries.
    5. Possess awareness of cultural differences and how these differences affect business decisions.
    6. Identify characteristics and roles of groups and teams.
    7. Identify characteristics and roles of managers and leaders.
    8. Possess knowledge in an area of specialization outside the disciplines of business and accounting.
    9. Specify and implement a framework for identifying a business problem and develop alternative solutions and a set of evaluation criteria.
    10. Assess the outcomes of a course of action and make appropriate adjustments.
    11. Write business documents clearly, concisely and analytically.
    12. Speak in groups and in public clearly, concisely and analytically, with appropriate use of visual aids.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9 SLO 10 SLO 11 SLO 12
    ACG 2021 I R             R R    
    ACG 2071 I R             R R    
    BUL 4310​ I   R, A                  
    CGS 2531 I I                    
    ECO 2013 I     I         I I    
    ​ECO 2023 I​ ​  ​  I​ I​ I​  ​  ​
    FIN 3403 I   R               R, A  
    GEB 3213                     R, A  
    GEB 3218                       I, A
    GEB 3373 R     R, A R, A       R R    
    MAN 3025 I   R I I I, A I, A   R R    
    MAN 4504 I               R, A R, A R R
    MAR 3023 I   R, A R, A I   I          
    QMB 3250 I R, A             R, A R, A    
    Specialization Area               I, R, A R R R R
    ​Senior Exam ​A ​  ​  ​A ​   ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​
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    Assessment Types

    • Exams, papers and presentations in BUL 4310, FIN 3403, GEB 3373, MAN 3025, MAN 4504, MAR 3023, QMB 3250 and major-specific courses
    • Writing and public speaking assignments in FIN 3403 and GEB 3213 (writing) and GEB 3218 (public speaking)
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