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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.
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.
- Information systems
- International business
- Legal Studies
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 objectives for the Business Administration program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
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.
FYS 100 First Year Seminar 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 MS Office Applications IS 201 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 313 Operations Management MGT 422 Strategic Management MGT 430 Business Capstone Seminar MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
Students must complete all of the program requirements and one of the following tracks.
All major requirements and the following electives:
MGT 224 Principles of Entrepreneurship MGT 323 Social Entrepreneurship MGT 324 Entrepreneurial Business Planning MGT 424 Entrepreneurial Development MKT 330 Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs
All major requirements, FIN 417, and four of the following electives:
FIN 321/EC 321 Money & Banking FIN 416 International Finance FIN 420 Investment Theory and Practice FIN 435 Applied Corporate Finance FIN 450 Business Valuation and Security Analysis
All major requirements, and MGT or MKT or FIN 417 and four business electives from the following subject areas: ACC, EC, FIN, INBUS, IS, LAW, MGT, MKT, REA
Sport Management Track
All major requirements, MGT 235, MGT/MKT 417, and three of the following electives:
EC 340 Economics of Sports LAW 345 Sports Law MGT 335 Management of Sport Enterprises MKT 315 Sports Marketing
Last Updated: 06/25/2018
Tracks & Minors
Tracks and Minors
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.
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.
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. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.
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: 06/07/2017