Jul 13, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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

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52-55 hours (31 hours of Business Core + 21-24 hours of business coursework)

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.

Romain College of Business Degree Requirements

Students seeking a bachelor's degree with a major from the Romain College of Business must satisfy all business degree requirements and University Core Curriculum requirements  listed in the Romain College of Business section of the bulletin.

Business Core 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 (21-33 hours)

Specific upper-division course requirements for the various business majors are listed under each program. These upper-level major course requirements should be completed during the junior and senior years.

Business Administration Major Required Courses (9 hours)

Business Administration Area of Interest (15 hours)

Complete one of the following areas of interest:

Entrepreneurship/Small Business (15 hours)

International Business (15 hours)

General Business (15 hours)

Complete fifteen (15) hours of upper-level electives, chosen from the following list of disciplines.
Select six (6) hours from each of two disciplines, and three (3) hours from a third discipline:

Accounting (ACCT) Finance (FIN)
Computer Information Systems (CIS) Management (MNGT)
Decision Sciences (DSCI) Marketing (MKTG)
Economics (ECON)  


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