The undergraduate program typically occupies the three final undergraduate years and leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business degree. This professional degree has extensive arts, science and humanities content. The Bachelor of Science in Business degree is awarded when a student has successfully completed (1) a core of general education courses, (2) a core of prescribed business courses, (3) a group of courses in a concentration, and (4) elective courses to meet distributional and total credit hour requirements. Courses are available to meet the general education core, the business core, elective requirements, and the requirements of two concentrations: accounting/financial information systems and business administration.
The undergraduate curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Business degree features two concentrations:
The Bachelor of Science in Business degree program with a concentration in Business Administration is designed to provide the most complete and sophisticated training available in team leadership, team management, communication skills, and technology. It prepares students to compete effectively in the world of e-commerce and business-to-business interchange. The curriculum provides students with a thorough understanding of organizational processes and process management. This concentration places a greater emphasis on the development of sophisticated communication skills that are critical to effective management.
For more information, check out the Business Administration Departmental Information Sheet or visit the School of Business and Economics online bulletin.
Students pursuing the Business Administration concentration have the option of earning one of the following business minors as a part of the concentration requirements:
Requirements: BUS Z440; BUS M450; two 3 credit 300-400 level-business courses in Marketing (such as BUS M303; BUS M401; or BUS M419); and one 3 credit 300-400 level-business or economics course.
Human Resources/Management Minor
Requirements: BUS Z440; BUS M450; two 3 credit 300-400 level business course in Human Resources/ Management (such as BUS X405 – Special Topics in HR; BUS Z441; or BUS W480); and one 3 credit 300-400 level business or economics course.
Business Economics Minor
Requirements: BUS Z440; BUS M450; two 3 credit 300-400 level business course in Economics or Finance; and one 3 credit 300-400 level business or economics course.
Accounting/Financial Information Systems
The Bachelor of Science in Business degree program with a concentration in Accounting/Financial Information Systems is designed to provide undergraduate students proficiency and knowledge in the fields of accounting and finance. The program focuses on the development of skills in the application and use of financial information. Additionally, it encourages the development of other professional skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, and technology.
The Accounting/Financial Information Systems concentration is designed for individuals who want to pursue the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation and for students who are interested in the Certified Financial Management (CFM) or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.
For more information, check out the Accounting/Financial Information Systems Departmental Information Sheet or visit the School of Business and Economics online bulletin.