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Business Administration

Build your business acumen, develop your leadership skills.

A degree in Business Administration gives you the skills and confidence to become a leader in the local, national, and global business environments of today.

  • Overview

    Overview

    Bachelor of Science

    Stevenson's Business Administration program prepares you for managing your own company or within an established organization by giving you the knowledge, skills, critical-thinking ability, and technological competence essential for applying sound business decision-making, conducting research, analyzing information, and communicating effectively. In this major, you focus on a particular business area and customize the degree based on goals and interests.

    Focus Areas
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Information systems
    • International business
    • Legal Studies
    • Management
    • Marketing

    What Will You Learn?

    • Describe and explain business functions and technology affecting the conduct and structure of business organizations.
    • Analyze and explain business problems, and propose solutions, both independently and in teams.
    • Communicate business information in both oral and written forms.
    • Identify, analyze, and evaluate ethical issues, principles, and practices that affect business in domestic and global environments.
    • Pursue contemporary business careers in management and administration, marketing, business information systems and e-commerce, international business, and finance.

    A complete listing of learning outcomes for the Business Administration program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
    Learning Outcomes

    Why Study Business Administration?

    Graduates of this program are in great demand and have gone on to pursue careers as business analysts, marketing specialists, and public relations specialists, to name just a few. The Business Administration curriculum also provides an excellent background to continue your education by pursuing a graduate degree in business or a business-related field.

    • Pursue your focus and customize your degree.
    • Gain valuable leadership skills to guide you throughout your career.
    • Choose one of our three specialized tracks: E-Commerce Management, Entrepreneurship, or Sport Management.
  • Courses & Requirements

    Courses and Requirements

    The courses listed below are required for the completion of the bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

    Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

    Major Requirements (all students)

    • MGT 204 Principles of Management
    • MGT 210 Business Writing*
    • MGT 310 Organizational Behavior
    • MGT 312 Analysis of the Managerial Environment
    • MGT 313 Operations Management
    • MGT 430 Business Capstone Seminar
    • MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
    • FIN 300 Principles of Finance I
    • FIN 301 Principles of Finance II
    • LAW 208 Business Law
    • INBUS Any International Business Course
    • Five business electives selected from the following subject areas:
      • ACC, EC, FIN, INBUS, IS, LAW, MGT, MKT
    Or
    • Sport management track
    Or
    • E-Commerce track
    Or
    • Entrepreneurship track

    Sport Management Track

    All major and secondary requirements and the following electives:

    • EC 340 Economics of Sports
    • LAW 345 Sports Law
    • MGT 235 Introduction to Sport Management
    • MGT 335 Management of Sport Enterprises
    • MGT 435 Sport Management and Marketing Seminar
    • MKT 315 Sports Marketing

    E-Commerce Track

    All major and secondary requirements and the following electives

    • IS 301 Principles of E-Commerce
    • IS 320 Human Computer Interaction
    • IS 361 E-Collaboration and Social Networking
    • IS 386 E-Commerce Business Solutions
    • IS 462 Current Topics in E-Commerce

    Entrepreneurship Track

    All major and secondary requirements and the following electives:

    • IS 301 Principles of E-Commerce
    • MGT 224 Principles of Entrepreneurship
    • MGT 324 Entrepreneurial Business Planning
    • MGT 424 Entrepreneurial Development
    • MKT 330 Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    Secondary Requirements (all students)

    • ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I
    • ACC 122 Principles of Accounting II
    • EC 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics *
    • EC 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics *
    • IS 135 Advanced MS Office Applications
    • IS 201 Management Information Systems
    Or
    • IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application
    • MATH 210 Statistics & Probability*
    • PHIL 416 Business Ethics*

    Business Administration Resource Guide

  • Tracks & Minors

    Tracks and Minors

    Tracks

    E-Commerce Track

    The E-commerce track is designed for students who wish to:

    • Prepare for management jobs in electronic commerce.
    • Oversee and operate organization and commercial websites.
    • Own a small business requiring significant e-commerce support.

    Entrepreneurship Track

    The Entrepreneurship track is designed for students who wish to:

    • Build and oversee a business venture.
    • Obtain necessary skills and abilities to run a successful business enterprise.
    • Enhance their knowledge in the areas of resource management, marketing feasibility, business finance, and business networking as required to run a self-owned business.
    • Increase their proficiency to communicate and effectively promote innovative business ideas.

    Sports Management Track

    The Sport Management track is designed for students who wish to:

    • Provide management and/or marketing support to professional, intercollegiate, or interscholastic sport organizations or resort establishments.
    • Oversee and operate recreational programs in municipalities or tourism environments.
    • Oversee and operate an exercise or athletic training facility.
    • Own a sport-related business.

    Minors

    No minor is offered in Business Administration; however, students majoring in other fields who have an interest in business may consider taking a minor in accounting, economics, international business, management, or marketing. Students pursuing a minor may select any six courses from the discipline but must take all course prerequisites first. Please see an academic advisor for more information. For specific information regarding minor requirements, please consult the minors section of the catalog.

    B.S. to M.S. Option

    The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in Business Administration who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work for a master's degree in one of Stevenson's graduate programs. Students choosing this option may earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in as few as five years. Students must formally apply for entrance into a B.S. to M.S. option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an education plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors.

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What Can You Do With This Degree?

Graduates of our Business Administration program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

• Business Analyst
• Desktop Publisher
• Event Planner
• Marketing Director
• Promotions Designer
• Travel Agent

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

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