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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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The Brown School of Business and Leadership at Stevenson University is an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.

Find Career Success

Our graduates of our Business Administration program embark on many rewarding career paths, including: Business Analyst, Marketing Director, Promotions Designer, Account Manager, and more. You can find them working at T. Rowe Price, Under Armour, the Baltimore Ravens, Lockheed Martin, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CareFirst, the National Security Agency, and more.

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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

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Courses

Courses

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
  OR  
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


Tracks

Students must complete all of the program requirements and one of the following tracks.


General Track

All major requirementsand MGT or MKT or FIN 417 and four business electives from the following subject areas: ACC, EC, FIN, INBUS, IS, LAW, MGT, MKT, REA
 

Entrepreneurship Track

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

Finance Track

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

Sport Management Track

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

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.

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Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors

Tracks

General Track

The general track option is designed for students who wish to:

  • Explore further knowledge of areas of business to determine job and career possibilities.
  • Enhance knowledge in a particular functional business area - ACC, EC, FIN, INBUS, IS, LAW, MGT, MKT, or REA.
  • Learn theories and practices of business from the perspective of various organizational practices.

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 for students who wish to:

  • Enhance their knowledge of the financial aspects of business practices, personal investments, and governmental policies and procedures. 
  • Learn the theories and practices of finance from the perspective of organizational management, the investing community, and the regulatory agencies.
  • Articulate how the theories and practices of finance as they relate 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.

International Business Track

The international business track is designed for students who wish to:

  • Develop a better understanding of the global business environment. 
  • Study the impact of the global economy on domestic and foreign companies, trade policy and foreign investment, and aspects of international management, production, and marketing. 
  • Pursue career opportunities in international business.

Minors

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.

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.

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