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The BA/BS degrees are awarded to students who complete major requirements as listed below and a minor in a second academic area. (All university degrees require an overall of 62 upper-division hours.)

Admission to the Business major program is required for students seeking this degree. Typically, application for admission is made at the end of the student's sophomore year or the beginning of their junior year by completing a degree plan with the Division of Business and Economics office. Prior to admission to the program, students should have completed the following set of courses.

Prerequisite Courses for the Business Degree

WR 135    College Writing II     4   
COM 111    Principles of Public Speaking    3   
MTH 111*    College Algebra    4   
BA 240*

Quantitative Business Methods or
(MTH 241 Calculus for Social Science)


BA 243

Business Statistics or

(MTH 243 Introduction to Probability & Statistics)

CS 121*    Computer Applications    2   
BA 211    Financial Accounting    4   
BA 213    Managerial Accounting    4   
EC 201    Introduction to Microeconomics    4   
EC 202    Introduction to Macroeconomics    4   

* These courses will go towards fulfilling the 12 hour Mathematics/Computer Science requirement for the BS degree.

Additional information regarding these requirements can be obtained from the division. Limited courses taken at other institutions may be transferred to the program based on the course level and grade obtained.


Business Major

BA 211    Financial Accounting    4   
BA 213    Managerial Accounting    4   
BA 230    Intro to Business Law    3   
BA 243     Business Statistics (or Mth 243)     4   
BA 310    Principles of Marketing    3   
BA 315    Financial Management    3   
EC 318     Money and Banking     4   
BA 325    Portfolio Management    3   
BA 361    Organizational Behavior    3   
BA 362     Business Ethics    3   
BA 367    Regression Analysis    3   
BA 368    Intro to Operations Research    3   
BA 411    Marketing Strategy    3   
BA 490    Operations Management    3   
BA 491     Strategic Management    3   
Upper-division credits in Focus    24   
Total Hours in Major    73   

1. All university degrees require a minimum of 6 hours in courses designated as Writing Intensive.

2. The BS degree also requires 6 hours in courses designated as Diversity intensive. For Business majors, these 6 hours can be from any courses identified with the D designation in the Catalog. Business majors should note that BA 361 and EC 202, which are required for all Business majors, have the D designation. Other Business/Economics courses approved for diversity are BA 284, BA 370, BA 392, BA 484, EC 436, and EC 440.

3. The BA degree requires proficiency in a foreign language through the third term of the second year. Courses taken to fulfill this requirement can be used in a minor or as free electives.

Business Minor

BA 211    Financial Accounting    4   
BA 310    Principles of Marketing    3   
BA 315    Financial Management     3   
BA 361    Organizational Behavior    3   
BA 370    Business and Society    3   
Upper Division (300 or 400 level) Electives in Business,      
Economics, or Entrepreneurship    6   
Total Hours in Minor    22   

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