2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Curriculum Overview

The undergraduate curriculum for students earning a BS in Business Administration includes three areas of coursework:

  • A foundation in liberal arts and sciences required by the University's 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 125 hours to graduate, with 54 hours at the upper level (300-400). 

Students should consult with their academic advisor in the John D. Mittelstaedt Center for Advising and Business Student Success in addition to tracking their own progress towards degree requirements.

Common Academic Program (CAP) 1
First-Year Humanities Commons 212 cr. hrs.
Introduction to Global Historical Studies
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 3
Second-Year Writing Seminar 40-3 cr. hrs.
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3 cr. hrs.
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3 cr. hrs.
Social Science3 cr. hrs.
Social Science Integrated
Arts3 cr. hrs.
Natural Sciences 57 cr. hrs.
Crossing Boundariesup to 12 cr. hrs.
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry 6
Advanced Study
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 7
Diversity and Social Justice 83 cr. hrs.
Major Capstone 90-6 cr. hrs.
SBA Core Curriculum
ACC 207Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACC 208Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
BIZ 101Business Education Planning1
BIZ 201Introduction to Business3
DSC 210Statistics for Business I3
DSC 211Statistics for Business II3
ECO 203Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 204Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENG 370Report & Proposal Writing3
or ENG 371 Technical Communication
or ENG 372 Business and Professional Writing
FIN 301Introduction to Financial Management3
MGT 201Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 301Organizational Behavior3
MGT 490Managing the Enterprise3
MTH 128Finite Mathematics3
MTH 129Calculus for Business3
MIS 301Information Systems in Organizations3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
OPS 301Survey of Operations & Supply Management3
REL 368Christian Ethics & the Business World3
ECO elective (300/400 level)3
BWISE requirement0

Major Requirements

For 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.