University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Curriculum Overview

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 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3


 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 207Intro-Financial Acc3
ACC 208Intro-Managerial Acc3
BAI 150Bus Educ Planning1
BAI 103LBus Computing Lab1
BAI 151Bus Integratn Exp1
DSC 210Stats For Bus I3
DSC 211Stats For Bus II3
ECO 203Prin of Microecon (Satisfies CAP Social Science)3
ECO 204Prin of Macroecon3
ENG 370Rprt&Proposal Wrtng (Satisfies CAP Inquiry)3
or ENG 371 Technical Commnicatn
or ENG 372 Business Commicatn
FIN 301Intro to Financial Mgt3
MGT 201Legal Envirnmt-Bus3
MGT 301Organiztnl Behavior3
MGT 490Managing the Entrpse (Satisfies CAP Integrative)3
MTH 128Finite Math3
MTH 129Calc for Business (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
MIS 301Info Sys in Org3
MKT 301Prin of Marketing3
OPS 301Survy-Oper&Supply Mgt3
PHL 313Business 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

Major Requirements

Courses required for the major. (Visit program descriptions in Programs of Study.)

General Electives

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.