May 29, 2020  
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Business Administration, General Business, B.A./B.S.

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Business Administration

The business administration major is designed to prepare students for careers in business management. The major provides broad coverage of the technical, interpersonal, conceptual, and analytical skills necessary to specialize in a particular area of interest such as entrepreneurship/ \small business, international business, or general business.

The USI undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for first-line supervisory positions in profit or not-for-profit organizations, private sector, or public sector. Graduates typically will take positions in financial management, marketing management, operations management, or general management. The business world is constantly changing; the business program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the face of this challenge.

Core Requirements for All Business Majors (31 hours)

The following required core courses provide breadth in a college education for business and a foundation for specialization in a major:


(1) Required of marketing majors

(2) Required of accounting and professional services, business administration, business education, computer information systems, finance, and management majors

Business Major Requirements (24-33 hours)

Specific upper-division course requirements for the various business major programs are listed in the following sections. These upper-level major course requirements should be completed during the junior and senior years.

Major (55 hours)

(24 hours in major plus 31 hours in Business Core)

Required Courses (24 hours)

Electives (13-16 hours)

At least six hours must be in non-business courses.

Business Areas of Interest

A minimum of 12 credit hours of work must be taken in 300-or 400-level business or economics courses in one of the following areas of interest:

General Business

Choose from the following list of disciplines, six hours from each of two disciplines and three hours from a third discipline:

  • accounting,
  • computer information systems,
  • economics,
  • finance,
  • management and
  • marketing

(All courses must be 300-level or higher.)

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