Dec 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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. Each concentration is designed to include quantitative, innovation and problem solving, and specific skills appropriate to become successful in that concentration.

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/M.B.A. Option (Fifth-Year M.B.A.)  

Curriculum for a Major in Business Administration


Total hours required for a major, 60-66 Hours:


Business core requirements, 48 Hours:


Note(s):


To minimize total courses needed to graduate, students should pick courses in the quantitative area above based on their chosen Concentration.

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 concentration requirements, 12 Hours:


Complete four (4) courses with an ACCT, BADM, ECON, or FINC prefix, or other approved course; at least 9 credits must be 300-level or higher.

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 students for a career 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.

Required quantitative course:

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.

Required quantitative course:

Management concentration requirements, 12 Hours:


Group II Quantitative Courses, 3 Hours:


 

  • Complete one additional quantitative course from the Business Core above.

Group III Economics Courses, 3 Hours:


 

Complete one of the following courses:

Group IV Elective, 3 Hours:


 

  • Complete one course, 300-level or higher, with an ACCT, BADM, ECON, or FINC prefix, or approved substitution.

Marketing Concentration


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.

 

Marketing concentration requirements, 12 Hours:


Risk Management and Insurance Concentration


Understanding and analyzing risk - the risk of choosing one project over another, one investment over another, one vendor over another - and then how best to minimize that risk, has become a high demand, high reward skill necessary in today's business world. The concentration in Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) is designed to provide students with both quantitative and behavioral skills that prepare students for the wide variety of careers available in this industry.

Required Quantitative courses, 6 Hours:

Risk Management and Insurance concentration requirements, 15 Hours:


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 2 Principles of Microeconomics (SO-CK) Req. 3
ECON 205 2 Principles of Macroeconomics (SO-GL) (Req) 3   MATH Core 1 Core Math for Business (MA) (Req) 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO* with advisor 3
BADM 150   Introduction to Business 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM* with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Arts 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
ACCT 201   Introductory Accounting I 3   ACCT 202   Introductory Accounting II 3
BADM 224   Business Statistics 3   BADM 312   Business Law I 3
BADM 323   Human Resources and Business Ethics 3   BADM 359   International Business 3
BADM 345   Business Communications 3   Wellness 2 (WE) 3
    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   Innovation 3
BADM 310   Principles of Management 3   BADM   Quantitive 3
BADM 340   Marketing 3   Minor   Minor 3
BADM 338   Business Information Systems 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM* with advisor 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BADM   Quantitative 3   BADM 407   Business Strategy and Policy 3
BADM   Concentration 3   BADM   Concentration 3
BADM   Concentration 3   BADM   Concentration 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3       TOTAL 12
    TOTAL 15          
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
5/31/2018         * At least one of these courses must have the MD attribute.  
         

 

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