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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.

Graduates of the Business Administration program will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functional areas of business affecting the conduct and structure of business organizations.
  • Formulate business solutions, both independently and in teams.
  • Communicate business information to specific audiences in varied formats. 
  • Critique ethical issues and practices that affect business in domestic and global environments.
  • Demonstrate professional competencies related to contemporary business careers.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Business Administration Majors

Students pursuing a Business Administration degree will be exposed to many different areas of focus, including:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing

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Courses and Tracks


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

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.

Entrepreneurship Track

All major requirements, MGT/MKT/FIN 417, and the following:

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


Finance Track

All major requirements, FIN 417, and four of the following electives:

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


General Track

All major requirementsand 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 325LAW 345LAW 470, MGT, MKT, REA


International Business Track

All major requirements, MGT/MKT/FIN 417, and four of the following INBUS electives:

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


Sport Management Track

All major requirements, MGT 235, MGT/MKT 417, and three of the following electives:

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.


Minors and Other Options


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.

Other Options

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 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

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