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Business Administration

  • Major

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 and 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

  • Business Core

    BA 100 – Financial Accounting 1 (freshman year) – 3 credits

    BA 150 – Managerial Accounting (freshman year) – 3 credits

    BA 170 – Organizational Behavior (freshman year) – 3 credits

    BA 220 – Principles of Marketing (freshman year) – 3 credits

    BA 251 – International Business – 3 credits

    BA 265 – Management Information Systems (sophomore year) – 3 credits

    BA 305 – Business Ethics (junior year) – 3 credits

    BA 320 – Corporate Finance (sophomore year) – 3 credits

    BA 340 – Business Law (junior year) – 3 credits

    BA 350/350A – Statistics 1 + Excel Lab (sophomore year) – 4 credits

    BA 351/351A – Statistics II + Excel Lab (sophomore year) – 4 credits

    BA 495 – Business Policy and Strategy – Capstone Class (senior year) – 3 credits

    EC 101 – Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) – 3 credits

    EC 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) – 3 credits

    CORE 1201 – Our American Regime – 3 credits

    MA 109/111 – Calculus I (freshman year) – 4 credits

  • College Core

    Tier I

    CORE 1400 – Listening Seminar – 3 credits

    CORE 1100 – Theological Foundations – 3 credits

    CORE 1200 – History, Culture and Politics – 6 credits

    CORE 1300 – Investigating and Reasoning – 3 credits

    CORE 1500 – Core Writing – 3 credits

    CORE 1510 – Effective and Charitable Communication – 3 credits

    CORE 1600 – Ethics and Service  - 3 credits

    Tier II

    CORE 2400 – Listening Seminar – 3 credits

    CORE 2100 – Theological Foundations – 3 credits

    CORE 2200 – History, Culture and Politics – 3 credits

    CORE 2300 – Investigating and Reasoning – 3 credits

    CORE 2500 – Effective and Charitable Communication – 3 credits

    CORE 2600 – Ethics and Service – 3 credits

     Tier III

    CORE 3400 – Loving Seminar – 3 credits

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing their academic journey, students will:
  • Create comprehensive strategic plans for organizations utilizing all the functional areas of business.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in function areas, including accounting, finance, marketing, management and international business.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making by utilizing ethical frameworks in analyzing business decisions.

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, Management, Marketing and the Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence graduate program. The Economics, 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. 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.

The McKenna School is also a member of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration.

Majors may join Women in Business and the Theta Tau Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, Business Honor Society.