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B.A. in Business
ACSBPThe B.A. in Business program of the Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldridge National Quality Program, which focuses on a student-centered learning approach in the classroom.

Degree Requirements  Sample Program

Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements

The B.A. in Business requires 121 course credits, including: 

College Core Requirements   46 credits* 
    ECON 120 Microeconomics as a Social Science Core course (3 credits)
    MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
    MATH 120 Computational Mathematics (3 credits)
Business Major 36 credits
    BUSN 105 Principles of Management (3 credits)
    BUSN 106 Principles of Marketing  (3 credits)
    ECON 130 Macroeconomics (3 credits)
    BUSN 300 Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
    BUSN 301 Business Law I  (3 credits)
    BUSN 302 Business Law II (3 credits)
    BUSN 303 Fundamentals of Information Systems I (3 credits)
    BUSN 316 Operations: Methods and Systems (3 credits)
    BUSN 317 Principles of Finance (3 credits)
    BUSN 318 Human Resource Strategy (3 credits)
    BUSN 309 International Business (3 credits)
    BUSN 400 Business Strategy (3 credits)
Open Electives 39 credits
TOTAL 121 credits

*Six core credits in the Social Sciences satisfied with Major requirements.

NOTE: In completing the College’s Core Curriculum requirements Business majors must take ECON 120 Microeconomics as a Social Science Core course; and MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling and MATH 120 Computational Mathematics. 

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Sample Program
B.A. in Business (121 credits)

Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience  1 credit 
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling (Mathematics Core)  3 credits
BUSN 105 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUSN 106 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
Open Elective 6 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2
ECON 120 Microeconomic Principles (Social Science Core) 3 credits
ECON 130 Macroeconomic Principles 3 credits
Humanities Core or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities Core or Social Science Core 3 credits
MATH 120 Computational Mathematics  3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy core 3 credits
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I 3 credits
Open Elective 6 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
Social Science Core 3 credits
Natural Science Core 3 credits
BUSN 301 Business Law I 3 credits
BUSN 300 Quantitative Methods 3 credits
BUSN 317 Principles of Finance 3 credits
Open Elective 12 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4
BUSN 303 Fundamentals of Information Systems I 3 credits
BUSN 305 Operations: Methods and Systems 3 credits
BUSN 318 Human Resource Strategy 3 credits
BUSN 309 International Business 3 credits
Open Elective 15 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 121

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