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Bachelor of Arts, Business Major (B.A.)

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a business major are a minimum of 36 credit hours in BUS/ACC and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See the GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Related Discipline Requirements
6 hours in computer-related courses
ECN 200     Introductory Macroeconomics
ECN 203     Introductory Microeconomics
ECN 305     Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

C. Required Business Core Courses
BUS 173     Introduction to Business
ACC 224     Principles of Accounting I
ACC 234     Principles of Accounting II
BUS 266     Principles of Organization and Management
BUS 302     Principles of Marketing
BUS 304     Business Law I
BUS 307     Finance
BUS 308     Business and Professional Writing
BUS 314     Business Law II

Choose either one of the following courses. The course selected should be taken in the senior year:

BUS 496A   Senior Research Seminar: Current Issues
BUS 496B   Senior Research Seminar: Diversity in Management

D. Area of Concentration
Students completing a business major may concen­trate in a specific area by selecting at least nine hours from one of the following areas. If you elect not to concentrate in one area, you may pursue an approved individualized program in general business while completing the 36 credit hour business major require­ments.

Accounting
ACC 324     Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 334     Managerial Accounting
ACC 344     Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 354     Federal Income Tax Accounting
ACC 444     Accounting Information Systems
ACC 451     Auditing

Students seeking certification as a public accountant must qualify under the criteria adopted by the State Board of Accountancy. The criteria are available in the business department.

General Business
BUS 310     Financial Investment Strategy
BUS 320     Ecommerce
BUS 322     Consumer Behavior
BUS 333     Entrepreneurship

Financial Planning
ACC 354     Federal Income Tax Accounting
BUS 310     Financial Investment Strategy
BUS 312     Insurance and Risk Management
BUS 384     Consumer Money Management

Management
BUS 323     Human Resource Management
BUS 368     Quality Management Principles
BUS 423     Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
BUS 496B   Senior Research Seminar: Diversity in Management

Marketing
BUS 322     Consumer Behavior
BUS 332     Sales Management Strategies
BUS 342     International Marketing

E. Electives
BUS 382     Business and Professional Ethics
BUS 384     Consumer Money Management
BUS 385     Business Applications Using Excel
BUS 388     Cooperative Field Experience
BUS 488     Cooperative Field Experience
BUS 491     Independent Study
BUS 492     Special Topics

F. Actual Work Experience
As a business major, you are strongly encouraged to have an actual work experience prior to graduation. This requirement may be satisfied by prior work experience upon approval of your advisor. You can also complete BUS 388 or 488 – Cooperative Field Experience. No more than 3 credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted toward a business major.