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.
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.
|MGT 224||Principles of Entrepreneurship||3 credits|
|MGT 324||Entrepreneurial Business Planning||3 credits|
|MKT 330||Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs||3 credits|
|MGT 323||Social Entrepreneurship||3 credits|
|MGT 413||Project Management||3 credits|
|MGT 424||Entrepreneurial Development||3 credits|
|FIN 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||3 credits|
All major requirements, and MGT or MKT or FIN 417 and four business electives from the following subject areas/courses: ACC, CDF 110, EC, FIN, FMER, INBUS, IS, LAW 325, LAW 345, LAW 470, MGT, MKT, REA
Note: Business Administration: 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||International Economics||3 credits|
|INBUS 470/LAW 470||International Business Law||3 credits|
|LAW 345||Sports Law||3 credits|
|MGT 335||Management of Sport Enterprises||3 credits|
|MKT 315||Sports Marketing||3 credits|
Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.
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.
Stevenson University’s Brown School of Business and Leadership is proud to have received specialized accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
Founded in 1997, the IACBE is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and business-related education for colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions whose primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning. Learn more at www.iacbe.org.