BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS Upper-Division Core:
BA 352 Leadership & CommunicationMKTG 311 Marketing ManagementFIN 311 Economic Foundations of Competitive AnalysisFIN 316 Financial ManagementMGMT 321 Managing OrganizationsBE 325 Global, Legal, and Social Environment of BusinessDSC 330 Business StatisticsDSC 335 Information Technology and Operations ManagementDSC 340 Business Information SystemsBA 453 Business Strategy and Planning
Business majors are advised to complete the 300-level upper division core prior to taking 300-400 business electives. Majors should begin the upper-division core with BA 352. Students should take BA 453 in their senior year. All upper division business courses must be taken graded and passed with a C- or better.
24 credits from an inter-related set of courses, outside of business, that relate to your career interests. Completion of a minor will automatically fulfill this requirement, as will two years of college-level foreign language. Plans should be submitted to 203 Peterson for approval. Click here for suggestions.Global Context for Business Decisions:
Global Context requires that students take three courses that focus on the culture of a country other than their native countries. All three courses should focus on the same country and be at least three credits each. (Students wishing to study a region should obtain advisor approval.) Foreign language courses must be at least 200-level or higher. Alternatively, students who study abroad or intern for credit in one country for six weeks or more may have the Global Context requirement waived with the approval of an academic advisor. Plans should be submitted to 203 Peterson for approval. Download global context recommendations.Common Substitutions:
EC 311 can substitute for FIN 311 (not advised for honors students)EC 320 and 421 combined can substituted for DSC 330CIT 382 can substitute for DSC 340 (for CIT minors)Math minors and double majors: See an advisor about possible DSC 330 substitutions.
Concentrations: Concentrations are available in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems/Operations Management, Marketing and Sports Business. Read more here. Electives: The Business Administration major requires seven approved upper-division business courses from three different departments in the Lundquist College of Business. It is possible to select coursework in such a way that you earn a concentration in a specific area. Courses with a BA prefix are considered interdisciplinary and therefore are NOT counted as one of your three departments. Courses with the BE and SBUS prefix are considered part of the Marketing department as noted below.
Below is a list of the course offerings that can fulfill the upper division elective requirement. Classes must be taken from at least three departments. A maximum of one course from the “other” list may be applied towards the major requirements. Descriptions of these courses can be found in the class schedule.
*399, 406, 407, 409 and 410 classes must be individually approved and taken for at least 4 credits to be eligible as business electives.