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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Business Administration, B.S.


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The bachelor of science in business administration is designed to give students a fundamental understanding of the substance and context of business in a world that is highly competitive and dynamic. Students are exposed to a diverse background in the various disciplines necessary for achieving success in the business arena.

Graduates of the bachelor of science in business administration major secure positions in insurance companies, banks, retail businesses, personnel and human resource departments, college or health care administration, government services, and/or manage their own businesses.

Information about the accelerated 4+1 BS, Business Administration/Master of Business Administration degree can be found at the following link:

4+1 Bachelors/MBA Option (Fifth-Year MBA)  

Curriculum for a Major in Business Administration


Total hours required for a major, 48-54 Hours:


Note(s):


Students should complete MATH requirement, ACCT 201 , ACCT 202 BADM 224 , BADM 312 ECON 205 , and ECON 206  during their first two years of study.

Students cannot receive credit for ECON 123  after completing ECON 205  and ECON 206  .

General Business Concentration


The concentration in general business provides students with flexibility in the job market. It prepares generalists who should be able to meet changes in the specific employment needs of the business community.

General business requirements, 18 Hours:


Entrepreneurship Concentration


The concentration in entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to facilitate the creation, development, and operational management of a small business or entrepreneurial venture.

Financial Planning Concentration


The concentration in financial planning prepares a students for a careers as personal financial consultants. Once the requirements of the degree with a concentration in financial planning have been satisfied, students will be eligible to serve internships in the field of financial planning, after which they will be eligible to sit for a certification examination.

Management Concentration


The concentration in management is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in solving both quantitative and behavioral problems associated with the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Management concentration requirements, 15 Hours:


Group I Business/Management Courses


Required course:

Select one of the following courses, 3 hours:

Group II Quantitative Course


Required course:

Group III Economics Courses


Group IV Accounting Courses


Select one of the following courses, 3 hours:

Marketing Concentration, 18 Hours:


The concentration in marketing is designed to prepare students with knowledge and skills to undertake and manage the process of developing customer audiences and moving products and services from producers to customers. It is particularly appropriate for students desiring careers in sales and marketing or promotion.

Required courses:

 

Marketing electives, 12 Hours:


Complete four from the following:

Four-Year Course Progression


Business Administration, All Concentrations
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   ECON 206   Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 205 2 Principles of Macroeconomics (SO-CK) (Req) 3   MATH Core 1 Core Math for Business (MA) (Req) 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-MD with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO with advisor 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BADM 224   Business Statistics 3   BADM 312   Business Law I 3
ACCT 201   Introductory Accounting I 3   ACCT 202   Introductory Accounting II 3
BADM 319   Business Ethics 3   BADM 359   International Business 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3
BADM 345   Business Communications 3   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
FINC 300   Financial Management 3   BADM   Concentration 3
BADM 310   Principles of Management 3   BADM   Concentration 3
BADM 340   Marketing 3   Minor   Minor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-MD or GL with advisor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3       TOTAL 12
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BADM   Culminating Course 3   BADM 407   Business Strategy and Policy 3
BADM   Concentration 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
5/28/2015             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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