Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

With emphases in:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Health Care Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Systemic Change and Communities

Degree Requirements

Completion of requirements for a bachelor’s degree, including general education requirements, 120 credits of acceptable coursework, and at least 42 upper-division credits.

  • A minimum of 120 academic (non-PE) semester hours of credit.
  • At least 42 academic credits must be upper division (300- to 400-level).
  • A cumulative scholastic average of 2.0.
  • General education courses must be completed with an average GPA of at least 2.0.
  • All general education, major, minor, area of concentration, or teacher licensure requirements must be satisfied.
  • All students must demonstrate writing proficiency by the end of the sophomore year.
  • No D grade may apply to a major or minor field.

Completion of the following required courses:

  • BUS 103: Introduction to Business (3 hours)
    (except for Agribusiness Emphasis)
  • BUS 120: Bus Computer Applications I (3 hours)
  • BUS 207: Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)
  • BUS 208: Principles of Accounting II (3 hours)
  • BUS 211: Business Law (3 hours)
  • BUS 265: Business Communications (3 hours)
  • BUS 304: Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUS 318: Business Statistics (3 hours)
  • BUS 361: Principles of Management (3 TO 4 hours)
  • BUS 363: Managerial Finance (3 hours)
  • BUS 430: Production & Operations Mgmt (3 hours)
  • BUS 480: Global Business Strategies (3 hours)
  • ECON 255: Macroeconomics Principles (3 hours)
  • ECON 256: Microeconomics Principles (3 hours)

In addition to required business administration major courses, students in the Bachelor of Science program must complete one of the following emphases:

Accounting Emphasis

  • BUS 305: Intermediate Accounting I (4 hours)
  • BUS 306: Intermediate Accounting II (4 hours)
  • BUS 307: Managerial Cost Accounting I (3 hours)
  • BUS 355: Fundamentals of Income Tax (4 hours)
  • BUS 360: Govt & Institution Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUS 405: Advanced Accounting (4 hours)
  • BUS 407: Auditing I (3 hours)
  • BUS 409: Fraud Examination (3 hours)
  • BUS 455: Advanced Income Taxation (4 hours)
Optional class:
  • BUS 308: Managerial Cost Accounting II (3 hours)
  • BUS 358: Accounting Ethics (3 hours)
  • BUS 371: Payroll Acctg & Taxation (3 hours)
  • BUS 377: Agricultural Taxation (3 hours)
  • BUS 465: Est Gft & Fiduc Tax Law (3 hours)

Agribusiness Emphasis

  • BUS 105: Introduction to Agribusiness (3 hours)
  • BUS 364: Agribusiness Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 378: Commodities/Risk Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 384: Natural Resources/Water Law (3 hours)
  • BUS 398: Farm and Ranch Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 478: Agricultural Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUS 488: Ag Policy and Farm Bill (3 hours)
  • BUS 498: World Food Distribution/Ag Economics (3 hours)
  • Plus 12 upper-level business credits as approved by advisor

Economics Emphasis

  • ECON 360: Natural Resource Economics (3 hours)
  • ECON 365: Political Economy (3 hours)
  • ECON 370: Economics of Crises (3 hours)
  • ECON 425: Economic Policy (3 hours)
  • ECON 433: Managerial Economics (3 hours)
  • BUS 498: World Food Distribution & AG Economics (3 hours)
  • HCA 455: Health Care Economics (3 hours)
A minimum 12 credits from the following:
  • BUS 307: Managerial Cost Accounting I (3 hours)
  • BUS 320: Bus Computer Applications II (3 hours)
  • BUS 355: Individual Income Taxation (4 hours)
  • BUS 373: Investment Analysis (3 hours)
  • BUS 378: Commodities and Risk Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 383: International Financial Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 414: Commercial Banking (3 hours)
  • BUS 416: Business Financial Problems (3 hours)
  • BUS 466: Bus Ethics Decision Making (3 hours)

Entrepreneurship Emphasis

  • BUS 315: Sales and Sales Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 448: Interactive Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUS 362: Human Resource Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 365: Small Bus Management/Entrepreneur (3 hours)
  • BUS 466: Bus Ethics Decision Making (3 hours)
  • BUS 467: Creativity and Innovation (3 hours)
  • BUS 468: New Business Venturing (3 hours)
  • Plus 6 semester hours of 300- to 400-level business or economics courses approved by the student’s advisor.

Finance Emphasis

  • BUS 367: Financial Analysis (3 hours)
  • BUS 368: Financial Institutions (3 hours)
  • BUS 373: Investment Analysis (3 hours)
  • BUS 383: Int’l Financial Mgmt (3 hours)
  • BUS 414: Commercial Banking (3 hours)
  • BUS 416: Business Financial Problems (3 hours)
  • BUS 426: Money & Capital Markets (3 hours)
Electives (6 semester hours) from the following:
  • BUS 312: Web Design I (3 hours)
  • BUS 315: Sales and Sales Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 320: Bus Computer Applications II (3 hours)
  • BUS 355: Fundamentals of Income Tax (4 hours)
  • BUS 365: Small Bus Management/Entrepreneur (3 hours)
  • BUS 378: Commodities/Risk Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 381: Business Internship I (1 TO 3 hours)
  • BUS 427: Financial Risk Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 428: Portfolio Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 429: Honor Seminar in Finance (3 hours)
  • BUS 441: International Marketing (3 hours)
  • HCA 363: Health Care Finance (3 hours)
  • ECON 425: Economic Policy (3 hours)
  • ECON 433: Managerial Economics (3 hours)

General Business Emphasis

  • 30 semester hours from 300- to 400-level business, economics or health care administration courses.

Health Care Administration Emphasis

  • BUS 362: Human Resource Management (3 hours)
  • HCA 303: Trends & Issues in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HCA 305: Health Care Marketing (3 hours)
  • HCA 311: Health Care Law & Ethics (3 hours)
  • HCA 312: Health Care Medical Terminology (3 hours)
  • HCA 325: Health Care Informatics (3 hours)
  • HCA 363: Health Care Finance (3 hours) OR 300 Finance Class
  • HCA 402: Public & Population Health (3 hours)
  • HCA 455: Health Care Economics (3 hours)
  • HCA 462: Quality Management in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HCA 480: Health Care Policy (3 hours)

Management Emphasis

  • BUS 362: Human Resource Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 365: Small Bus Management/Entrepreneur (3 hours)
  • BUS 401: Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUS 418: Leadership Strategies (3 hours)
  • BUS 419: Organizational Change/Develop (3 hours)
  • BUS 466: Bus Ethics Decision Making (3 hours)
Plus 3 hours from the following:
  • ECON 425: Economic Policy (3 hours)
  • ECON 433: Managerial Economics (3 hours)
Plus 6 semester hours of 300- to 400-level business or economics courses approved by the student’s advisor.

Marketing Emphasis

  • BUS 315: Sales and Sales Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 335: Consumer Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUS 345: Advertising (3 hours)
  • BUS 448: Interactive Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUS 454: Market Research & Information (3 hours)
  • BUS 460: Marketing Management (3 hours)
Plus 3 courses of any of the following:
  • BUS 356: Retailing (3 hours)
  • BUS 385: Sports Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUS 441: International Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUS 449: Marketing in the 21st Century (3 hours)
  • HCA 305: Health Care Marketing (3 hours)

Systemic Change and Communities Emphasis

  • BUS 316: Public & Nonprofit Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 363: Agribusiness Management (3 hours)
  • BUS 419: Organizational Change & Development (3 hours)
  • BUS 488: Ag Policy and Farm Bill (3 hours)
  • BUS 498: World Food Distribution & Ag Economics (3 hours)
  • ECON 360: Natural Resource Economics (3 hours)
  • ECON 365: Political Economy (3 hours)
  • ECON 370: Economics of Crises (3 hours)
  • ECON 425: Economic Policy (3 hours)
  • HCA 402: Epidemiology (3 hours)
  • HCA 455: Healthcare Economics (3 hours)
  • HCA 462: Quality Improvement in Healthcare (3 hours)

Students may choose from the following list as fits their interests and career goals (24 hours).