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Business Administration

Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Science

Build a foundation for a career in business.

The business administration program is a generalist business program that gives students an opportunity to pursue other interests in addition to business. With a requirement of only 51 credits, students will be encouraged to enroll in in courses in other areas of interest in the College’s Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and minor or double major in a discipline outside of the Business Department.

Program Design

The 51-credit bachelor of science program in Business Administration is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of organizations (business, non-profit and government) by giving them the flexibility to customize their educational experience.

The business administration major encompasses a comprehensive business curriculum. Required courses will cover such subjects as accounting, marketing, management information systems, economics, corporate finance, statistics, politics, business ethics, business law and international business.

Curriculum Requirements

  • Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

    Business CORE Requirements (45 Credits)

    BA 100 Financial Accounting I - 3 credits
    BA 170 Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
    BA 220 Principles of Marketing - 3 credits
    BA 265 Management Information Systems - 3 credits
    BA 305 Business Ethics - 3 credits
    BA 320 Corporate Finance - 3 credits
    BA 340 Business Law - 3 credits
    BA 350 Statistics I and BA 350A Excel Lab - 4 credits
    BA 351 Statistics II and BA 351A Excel Lab - 4 credits
    BA 495 Business Policy and Strategy - 3 credits
    EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits
    EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credits
    PS 100 Principles of American Politics - 3 credits
    MA 109/111 Calculus I - 4 credits
    BA 00P ePortfolio Requirement - 0 credits


    BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits
    BA 250 Global Business Management - 3 credits
    OR BA 251 International Business - 3 credits

Job Placements and Careers

  • Careers

    Business Analyst
    Business Consultant
    Business Manager
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chief Financial Officer
    Chief Operating Officer
    Data Analyst
    Director of Operations
    Financial Analyst
    Health Services Administrator
    Human Resource Specialist
    Logistics Manager
    Management Consultant
    Market Research Analyst
    Marketing Manager
    Marketing Specialist
    Office Manager
    Project Manager
    Sales Manager
    Senior Business Analyst

Accreditations and Affiliations

The McKenna School of Business has seven undergraduate programs and one graduate program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). They are: Accounting, Business Education Information Technology, Business Economics, Finance, International Business, Economics, Management, Marketing and the Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence graduate program. Three programs in Business Data Analytics (launched Fall 2020), Sports Management (launched Fall 2021) and Business Administration (launched Fall 2021) are in candidacy for accreditation. ACBSP Accreditation

With a requirement for faculty professional development (e.g., publications and research) and courses primarily taught by faculty holding doctorates, the ACBSP is the leading business accreditation program devoted to teaching excellence and service to students. Attributable to our ACBSP accreditation, students receive in depth knowledge in 12 business core competency areas: Accounting, Management, Business Ethics, Marketing, Information Systems, Business Finance, the Legal Environment of Business, Statistics, Business Policies, Economics, Quantitative Skills and Global Dimensions in Business.  

The McKenna School is also a member of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration. The Politics and Criminal Justice programs are not accredited through the ACBSP; however, all programs in the McKenna School have regional accreditation through the Middle States Association. The ACBSP is one of the two premier accrediting agencies for business schools worldwide.


Jeffrey Godwin, Ph.D.
Professor, Business Administration
Thomas Cline, Ph.D.
Professor, Business Administration
Fr. Bonaventure Curtis, O.S.B.
Assistant Professor, Business Law
Zachary Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Economics
Robert DePasquale, Ph.D.
Professor, Business Administration
Martha Fusco
Instructor, Accounting
Andrew Herr, Ph.D.
Professor, Economics
Rev. Dr. William Hisker, Ph.D.
Professor, Business Administration
Thomas Holowaty
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Matthias Hühn, Ph.D.
Mary S. Carey Chair in Ethics and Catholic Social Thought
Mr. Robert Markley, Jr.
Instructor, Business Administration
Justin Petrovich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Nicholas Racculia, Ph.D.
Professor, Business Administration
Terrance Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Management
Michael Urick, Ph.D.
Dean, McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government
Professor, Business Administration