The business administration major is designed to give graduates the knowledge, skills, critical thinking ability, and technological competence essential to be successful in business, conducting research, analyzing information, and communicating effectively. The business administration major provides a strong foundation in business functions and includes courses in management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, information systems, international business, and business law. Additionally, students select electives from the disciplines above to develop a greater degree of specialization according to their individual interests and career goals.
The Brown School of Business and Leadership at Stevenson University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of the degrees eligible for accreditation, click here.
Stevenson University has received a $150,000 naming gift from faculty member Dennis Starliper to create an Applied Finance Lab for the university’s Brown School of Business and Leadership. Featuring digital stock tickers and multiple market data displays, the Applied Finance Lab will be a sophisticated teaching and research tool to enhance our students’ career readiness by developing their command of financial technology platforms and investment decision-making processes.
Students pursuing a Business Administration degree will be exposed to many different areas of focus, including:
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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||1 credit|
|ACC 140||Financial Accounting||3 credits|
|ACC 141||Managerial Accounting||3 credits|
|EC 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3 credits|
|EC 202||Principles of Microeconomics||3 credits|
|FIN 300||Principles of Finance||3 credits|
|INBUS||any International Business course|
|IS 135||MS Office Applications||3 credits|
|IS 201||Management Information Systems||3 credits|
|IS 260||Presentation Theory and Application||3 credits|
|LAW 208||Business Law||3 credits|
|MATH 136||Introduction to Statistics||4 credits|
|MGT 204||Principles of Management||3 credits|
|MGT 210||Business Writing||3 credits|
|MGT 308||Business Ethics||3 credits|
|MGT 310||Organizational Behavior||3 credits|
|MGT 313||Operations Management||3 credits|
|MGT 422||Strategic Management||3 credits|
|MGT 430||Business Capstone Seminar||3 credits|
|MKT 206||Principles of Marketing||3 credits|
Students must complete all of the program requirements and one of the following tracks.
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
All major requirements and the following electives:
|MGT 224||Principles of Entrepreneurship||3 credits|
|MGT 323||Social Entrepreneurship||3 credits|
|MGT 324||Entrepreneurial Business Planning||3 credits|
|MGT 424||Entrepreneurial Development||3 credits|
|MKT 330||Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs||3 credits|
All major requirements, FIN 417, and four of the following electives:
|FIN 321/EC 321||Money & Banking||3 credits|
|FIN 416||International Finance||3 credits|
|FIN 420||Investment Theory and Practice||3 credits|
|FIN 425||Principles of Risk Management and Insurance||3 credits|
|FIN 435||Applied Corporate Finance||3 credits|
|FIN 450||Business Valuation and Security Analysis||3 credits|
All major requirements, MGT 235, MGT/MKT 417, and three of the following electives:
|EC 340||Economics of Sports||3 credits|
|LAW 345||Sports Law||3 credits|
|MGT 335||Management of Sport Enterprises||3 credits|
|MKT 315||Sports Marketing||3 credits|
International Business track majors are required to take one program-required INBUS course, one internship, and up to 4 approved track electives. An INBUS course completed as a part of the program requirement cannot be double-counted towards the International Business track elective course.
|INBUS 201||Survey of International Business||3 credits|
|INBUS 315/MGT 315||International Business Management||3 credits|
|INBUS 325/MKT 325||International Marketing||3 credits|
|INBUS 347/MGT 347||International Human Resource Management||3 credits|
|INBUS 416/FIN 416||International Finance||3 credits|
|INBUS 420||International Operations Management||3 credits|
|INBUS 430/EC 430||International Economics||3 credits|
|INBUS 470/LAW 470||International Business Law||3 credits|
Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.
The general track option is designed for students who wish to:
The entrepreneurship track option is designed for students who wish to:
The finance track is designed for students who wish to:
The sport management track option is designed for students who wish to:
The international business track is designed for students who wish to:
A minor in business administration is not available; however, students majoring in other fields who have an interest in business may consider earning an academic minor in accounting, economics, management, or marketing, or a professional minor in Management and Organizational Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Human Resources, or Real Estate. 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 Stevenson University Online Catalog.