Business Administration Major
The curriculum in Business Administration is designed for students who desire a general rather than a specialized program in business. BUAD advisors are located in the COB Academic Advising Center. Students are encouraged to make appointments with advisors, as they are not always available on a walk-in basis.
Business Administration majors must complete 12 hours from one major area and 6 hours from two additional major areas selected from the list below, for a total of 24 hours.
- Real Estate
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Legal Environ of Business
- Supply Chain Management
General Education Requirements
|EN 1103||English Composition I||3|
|or EN 1163||Accelerated Composition I|
|EN 1113||English Composition II||3|
|or EN 1173||Accelerated Composition II|
|MA 1313||College Algebra||3|
|MA 1613||Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I||3|
|BQA 2113||Business Statistical Methods I||3|
|2 Lab Sciences from General Education courses||6|
|See General Education courses||6|
|See General Education courses||3|
|PS 1113||American Government||3|
|Choose from General Education courses excluding: AEC and EC||3|
|BQA 3123||Business Statistical Methods II||3|
|ACC 2013||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACC 2023||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|EC 2113||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|EC 2123||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|BL 2413||The Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BIS 3233||Management Information Systems||3|
|FIN 3113||Financial Systems||3|
|FIN 3123||Financial Management||3|
|MKT 3013||Principles of Marketing||3|
|MGT 3114||Principles of Management and Production||4|
|BUS 4853||Business Policy||3|
|Oral Communication Requirement|
|CO 1003||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|or CO 1013||Introduction to Communication|
|Computer Literacy Requirement|
|BIS 1012||Introduction to Business Information Systems||2|
|MGT 3213||Organizational Communications||3|
|International Elective (see advisor for options)||3|
|Select three areas of concentration from the following prefixes: 1|
ACC, BIS, BL, EC, FIN, IB, INS, MGT, MKT, REF
1st Major Area (12 hours)
2nd Major Area (6 hours)
3rd Major Area (6 hours)
Courses must be 3000-level or higher
Business Administration Minor
A minor in Business Administration will help non-business students prepare for entrance into the world of business. Students will become familiar with basic concepts and techniques necessary for analyzing business environments, making sound business decisions and planning one's career. Academic advising is available in the Academic Advising Center, 106 McCool Hall.
A minimum of 21 hours must be taken to obtain a BUAD minor. A minimum of 12 hours must be taken at MSU to receive the BUAD minor. Note that some choices require others as prerequisites.
|Choose seven of the following:||21|
|The Legal Environment of Business|
|Principles of Financial Accounting|
|Principles of Managerial Accounting|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Principles of Management and Production|
|Management Information Systems|
|Business Statistical Methods I|
|Business Statistical Methods II|
In partnership with the MSU Entrepreneurship Center, the College of Business offers a minor in Entrepreneurship to help students prepare for launching and growing new business ventures. This minor offers interdisciplinary coursework in management, marketing/branding, entrepreneurial finance, and the legal aspects of entrepreneurship. Each course in the minor goes beyond traditional business courses by focusing on entrepreneurial applications. The entrepreneurship minor is available to any MSU student, regardless of major. The minor in entrepreneurship is designed to complement the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate program by allowing engineering majors to benefit from more advanced coursework in entrepreneurship. Upon completion of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate, a student will have the prerequisites for the Entrepreneurship minor.
The minor is comprised of 16 hours listed below:
|MGT 3333||Field Studies in Entrepreneurship||3|
|BL 4243||Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship||3|
|FIN 4323||Entrepreneurial Finance||3|
|MKT 4423||Strategic Brand Management||3|
|GE 3011||Engineering Entrepreneurship Seminar||1|
Students interested in the Entrepreneurship Minor should contact the MSU E-center in 101 McCool Hall.
BUS 1111 Freshman Business Plan: 1 hour.
One hour lecture. This course is designed to help entering freshman business majors succeed in their degree program and begin preparation for their business career after graduation
BUS 2990 Special Topics in Business: 1-9 hours.
Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)
BUS 3011 Academic Peer Advising I: 1 hour.
(Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor, for Business majors only). One hour lecture. Study of the role, benefits, objectives, and practice of academic peer advising
BUS 3021 Academic Peer Advising II: 1 hour.
(Prerequisites: BUS 3011 and consent of Instructor, for Business majors only). One hour lab. Laboratory application of academic peer advising
BUS 3031 Academic Peer Advising III: 1 hour.
BUS 4000 Directed Individual Study in Business: 1-6 hours.
Hours and credits to be arranged
BUS 4203 Business Internship: 3 hours.
(Prerequisites:Approval of Associate Dean prior to internship). A minimum of ten weeks consisting of forty hours per week of business or public service experience
BUS 4853 Business Policy: 3 hours.
(Prerequisite: Graduating senior and BIS 3233 and FIN 3123 and MGT 3114 and MKT 3013.) Three hours lecture. Administrative process under conditions of uncertainty. Emphasis in integrating knowledge acquired in the functional areas of business administration in formulating administrative policies
BUS 4990 Special Topics in Business: 1-9 hours.
BUS 6990 Special Topics in Business: 1-9 hours.
BUS 7000 Directed Individual Study in Business: 1-6 hours.
Hours and credits to be arranged
BUS 8990 Special Topics in Business: 1-9 hours.
BUS 9113 Preparing Future Business Faculty: 3 hours.
Three hours lecture. An examination of teaching, research, and service expectations for business academicians. Selected topics include institutional support, instructional technologies, journal submission, and job market