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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 to manage 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 completion of the bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

    Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

    Major Requirements

    ACC 140 Financial Accounting
    ACC 141 Managerial Accounting
    EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
    EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics
    FIN 300 Principles of Finance
    INBUS Any International Business Course
    IS 135 Advanced MS Office Applications
    IS 201 or Management Information Systems or
    IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application
    LAW 208 Business Law
    MATH 136 Introduction to Statistics
    MGT 204 Principles of Management
    MGT 210 Business Writing
    MGT 308 Business Ethics
    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
    Five business electives selected from the following subject areas: ACC, EC, FIN, INBUS, IS, LAW, MGT, MKT
    or
    Entrepreneurship Track
    or
    Sport Management Track

    Entrepreneurship Track
    All major 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

    Sport Management Track
    All major 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
    MKT 315 Sports Marketing

    Last Updated: 03/01/2016

  • Tracks & Minors

    Tracks and Minors

    Tracks

    Entrepreneurship Track

    The Entrepreneurship Track option 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.

    Finance Track

    The Finance Track is designed to provide a focused understanding of the financial aspects of business practices, personal investments, and governmental policies and procedures. Students in the track will learn the theories and practices of finance from the perspective of organizational management, the investing community, and the regulatory agencies. Upon completion of the track, students will be able to articulate how each perspective relates to the successful operation of a modern organization or to the performance of personal investments.

    Sport Management Track

    The Sport Management track option 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

    A minor in Business Administration is not available; 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, yet must met all prerequisites for the course. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

    BS/MS Option

    The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in Business Administration who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a master’s degree in one of Stevenson’s graduate programs. Students choosing this option may earn their master's degree in as little as one year after their bachelor's degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into a BS/MS option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors. For more information on this program, see the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog.

    Last Updated: 03/01/2016

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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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