The undergraduate curriculum for students earning a BS in Business Administration includes three areas of coursework:
- A foundation in the liberal arts (which includes the University Common Academic Program)
- A firm grounding in the common body of business knowledge (core business requirements)
- Specialization in a business major
All business students follow essentially the same curriculum during their first and second years, regardless of major. This curriculum consists of a common set of liberal arts and core business requirements with the first year mostly devoted to liberal arts requirements.
In the third and fourth years, all business students also take a common set of upper level liberal arts and core business requirements in addition to courses to complete their chosen major.
For information on majors and minors offered by the School of Business Administration and their requirements, visit the Programs of Study link.
Each major requires several hours of general electives, typically 0-12 hours depending upon the major and choice of courses in the Common Academic Program. Students often use these general electives to support an additional major or minor.
Students need 124 hours to graduate, with 54 hours at the upper level (300-400). At least 75 percent of the required courses in business disciplines must be taken at the University of Dayton.
Students should consult with their academic advisor in the SBA Center for Academic Success in addition to tracking their own progress towards degree requirements.
|Common Academic Program (CAP)|
|*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected|
|First-Year Humanities Commons 1||12|
|The West & the World|
|Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies|
|Introduction to Philosophy|
|Writing Seminar I 2|
|Second-Year Writing Seminar 3||0-3|
|Writing Seminar II|
|Principles of Oral Communication|
|Crossing Boundaries||variable credit|
Practical Ethical Action
|Advanced Study||variable credit|
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
|Diversity and Social Justice||3|
Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.
Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.
Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.
|SBA Core Curriculum|
|ACC 207||Intro-Financial Acc||3|
|ACC 208||Intro-Managerial Acc||3|
|BAI 150||Bus Educ Planning||1|
|BAI 103L||Bus Computing Lab||1|
|BAI 151||Bus Integratn Exp||1|
|DSC 210||Stats For Bus I||3|
|DSC 211||Stats For Bus II||3|
|ECO 203||Prin of Microecon (Satisfies CAP Social Science)||3|
|ECO 204||Prin of Macroecon||3|
|ENG 370||Rprt&Proposal Wrtng (Satisfies CAP Inquiry)||3|
|or ENG 371||Technical Commnicatn|
|or ENG 372||Business Commicatn|
|FIN 301||Intro to Financial Mgt||3|
|MGT 201||Legal Envirnmt-Bus||3|
|MGT 301||Organiztnl Behavior||3|
|MGT 490||Managing the Entrpse (Satisfies CAP Integrative)||3|
|MTH 128||Finite Math||3|
|MTH 129||Calc for Business (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)||3|
|MIS 301||Info Sys in Org||3|
|MKT 301||Prin of Marketing||3|
|OPS 301||Survy-Oper&Supply Mgt||3|
|PHL 313||Business Ethics (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action and Adv Studies in PHL/REL)||3|
|or REL 368||Practical wisdom in the business world|
|ECO elective (300/400 level)||3|
|Social Science elective (ANT, POL, PSY, SOC)||3|
Courses required for the major. (Visit program descriptions in Programs of Study.)
Majors have 0-12 hours of general electives depending upon the major and choice of courses in the Common Academic Program. Many students use the general elective hours to support an additional major or minor.