Business Administration

Graduates of this degree program will have the analytical skills to identify and solve complex business problems, a highly-valued skill in today’s volatile job market. They will also have the ability to analyze the numbers and make effective business decisions. The department works to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers and the pursuit of additional education.

Requirements for the major in Business Administration (Bachelor of Science)

The Business Administration Major consists of 48 s.h. including*:

Foundation Core:

ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 s.h.
BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics 3 s.h.
ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.

Professional Core:

BUS 3320 Managerial Finance 3 s.h.
BUS 3430 Management & Organization 3 s.h.
BUS 3520 Business Law I 3 s.h.
BUS 4700 Business Policy & Strategy 3 s.h.
MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.

Additional Requirements: (9 s.h. plus 9 s.h. of electives)

BUS 3150 (or BUS/PHI
3200
, or SMA 3400)
Business & Society
 
3 s.h.
 
BUS 4500 Management Science 3 s.h.
BUS 3000 or ECO 3110 Personal Finance or Money & Banking 3 s.h.
Electives: Select 9 s.h. from any 3000 or 4000-level electives within the Reeves School of Business

Note: A required course in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major.

*Academic requirements for this major can be found in the academic catalogue.


Requirements for the major in Business Administration (Bachelor of Applied Science)

Admission to this program requires completion of an A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) in a Business-related field such as Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, Finance, Health Care Administration, or Global Business from an accredited university or community, technical, or junior college.

Additional Requirements

Completion of 62 s.h. above the A.A.S., to include any General Education core requirements and any Reeves School of Business foundation core requirements (listed above under the Bachelor of Science requirements) not met in the A.A.S. degree as well as the following area specific requirements:

  • BUS 2430 Management and Organization* (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3150 Business & Society or BUS 3200 Business Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law (3 s.h.)
  • FIN 3000 Personal Finance or FIN 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3000 Principles of Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing* (3 s.h.)
  • Four additional upper-level courses chosen from Accounting (ACC), Business Administration (BUS), Economics (ECO), Finance (FIN), Health Care Administration (HCA), or Marketing (MKT) (12 s.h.)

Requirements for the minor or A.A. Concentration in Business Administration

18 s.h.—12 s.h. of foundation core courses (ACC 2510, ACC 2530, ECO 2610, and ECO 2620); and 6 s.h. of upper-level accounting, marketing, financial economics, or business courses.

The Business Administration minor and A. A. concentration in Business Administration consists of 18 s.h. including*:

Required Courses: 12 s.h.

ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 s.h.
ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.

Additional Requirements: (6 s.h. of electives)

Select two courses (6 s.h.) from any upper-level accounting, marketing, financial economics, or business courses.

*Academic requirements for this minor and concentration can be found in the academic catalogue.


Internships

Business Administration students within the Reeves School of Business are required to take at least one internship at a participating work site. Academic credit is given for this internship through BUS 3450 and 4160 (Internship). Students can take more than one such program provided they meet the requirements of the course.

See Reeves School of Business Internships and Experiential Learning for more information.


Requirements for the Master in Business Administration

For details on this program, please visit the Professional MBA Program site.

Program Faculty & Staff

Dena Breece, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dena Breece, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA

Associate Dean, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7275
Jen-Hsiang Lin, Professor of Business Administration & Economics

Jen-Hsiang Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration & Economics
(910) 630-7080
Donna Pelham, Director, MBA Program & Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham, J.D., CFE, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business
(910) 630-7423
Kimberly Scruton, Dean of the Reeves School of Business

Kimberly Scruton, Ed.D.

Dean, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7461
Michael Wayland, Associate Professor of Management

Michael Wayland

Associate Professor of Management
(910) 630-7331
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