Business administration majors can pursue many career paths. Explore your options here!
Business Administration Core Classes
This course focuses on developing essential competencies necessary for business professionals, some of which include critical thinking, decision making, and the use of computer applications for problem-solving. Topics include Case Study Analysis, Project Development, and Application Software.
Principles of Financial Accounting
Students learn the fundamental concepts, standards, and generally accepted principles of financial accounting from transactions through financial statements. Journal entries, special journals, and subsidiary ledgers are also examined.
Students learn and apply macro and micro-economic principles. Topics include theories related to consumer and market behavior, determination of price, profit, output and GDP, supply and demand, fiscal policy, and distribution of income.
Principles of Management
This course will examine the four primary functions of a manager: Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling. Students will study classical and contemporary management theories and principles.
This course will explore human behavior in a variety of organizational contexts. Topics include managing individuals, leadership, motivation and communication, group and team dynamics, organizational diversity and cross-cultural effects, power and politics, conflict management, organizational change, and the history of organizational behavior as a discipline.
This course will explore the theories and practices of written and oral communication in business and professional settings. Students will examine internal and external communication and the use of technology to facilitate the communication process.
This course is a study of the activities and processes used to create value for customers through product, price, place, and promotion decisions.
Students will study business financial management. Emphasis is on financial statement analysis, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, and sources of financing.
Business Analytics & Decision Making
Students learn how to analyze, synthesize, and make decisions using internal and external data and indicators to optimize operational decision making.
Human Resource Management
This course examines the role managers play in the successful administration of the organization’s human resources. Topics include the functions of human resource management, relationships within the organization, policies and procedures, workplace diversity, and the role of human resources in a global economy.
Students learn the ethical and legal environment of business, the impact of legislation and regulations on business activity, and the role of law and ethics in the decision-making process.
Organizational Strategy & Policy
This course provides students with an opportunity to synthesize and integrate the various courses and topics introduced throughout the Business Administration program. Emphasis will be on the development, implementation, and analysis of organization strategies and policies that impact a firm’s survival and success in a progressively competitive global marketplace.
Leadership Development OR BUSN 4333 Internship
This course examines theories of leadership, which include the analysis and application of leadership skills, styles, and behaviors. To improve leadership effectiveness, students will engage in leadership self-assessments to determine their current leadership strengths and weaknesses. The student will prepare an Individual Leadership Development Plan (ILDP) as a tool for continuous improvement.
This course offers students a formal and practical work experience opportunity intended to extend their professional skills beyond the classroom while also providing an opportunity to apply and analyze classroom knowledge and skills appropriate for the workplace. Entrepreneurship Students have the opportunity to implement or take to market an entrepreneurial venture, participate in an entrepreneurial start-up, or participate in an entrepreneurship competition.