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BS in Business Administration



Overview

The bachelor degree in Business Administration gives students the opportunity to learn knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them be work-ready and be positive contributors to their community. The bachelor degree in Business Administration prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of an organization. Courses blend theory and practice to teach students about the management of people and projects, organizational behavior, accounting, finance, quantitative and qualitative analysis methods, distribution channel management, production, marketing, and decision-making processes. Distinctive programs offer students the ability to differentiate themselves through a combination of engaging courses, project-based learning, collaborative team-based learning, student competitions, and internships that allow students to learn and succeed. 

In addition to the general business background obtained from the common core, the BS in Business Administration offers seven specialty options including:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

Whether you dream of starting a business or working in one that’s already established, you'll receive an education that gives you the business skills and knowledge that prepares you for career success.

Continuously accredited since 1972, the College of Business was, once again, successfully reaccredited in Fall 2017. See the AACSB Improvement Review report (PDF).

Mission

The College of Business embraces the residential nature of our campus to create a learning-centered community that instills in our students the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for both immediate success upon graduation and long-term career achievement. We emphasize applied research and are devoted to continuing the tradition of excellence in our academic programs while developing distinctive initiatives to meet the ever-changing needs of our stakeholders.

Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

  • Oral Communication | Students will demonstrate effective oral presentation skills.
  • Written Communication | Students will demonstrate effective business writing skills.
  • Information Technology | Students will demonstrate effective use of IT skills in the areas of information search, word processing, use of spreadsheets, and presentation software.
  • Analytical Thinking & Problem-Solving | Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret information to make reasoned business decisions.
  • Ethics | Students graduating with a BADM degree will be able to identify an ethical dilemma and make an appropriate recommendation to address it.
  • Teamwork| Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate as a team to achieve a common objective.
  • Globalization| Students will demonstrate knowledge of how organizations are affected by globalization.
  • Business Functional Areas | Students will be able to apply basic business concepts of accounting, finance, human resource management, management, marketing, supply chain management, and management information systems in evaluating business issues.