B.S. Degree with a Major in Business Administration
The B.S. in Business Administration is designed to prepare students for a professional career in business or for graduate study. Emphasis in management, accounting, finance, or marketing is based on a selection of elective courses developed jointly by the student and Academic Advisor.
Requirements for the Major
A major in Business Administration is achieved by completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:
Required Core Courses
BUS 120, 130, 240, 315, 363, and 366
Required Capstone Course
Required Concentration Courses
CChoose one (1) of the following four (4) areas of concentration and complete course work, as indicated:
BUS 323, 324, 326, 327 (also see the Public Accounting Options)
ECO 332; BUS 346 and 368; and either one (1) ECO or BUS course at the 200-level or above, or CSC/BUS 114
BUS 345 and 364, either one (1) ECO or BUS course at the 200-level or above, or CSC/BUS 114; and one of the following—BUS 324, COM 302, PSY 210, SOC 348, or TAD 455, and other courses subject to program approval.
BUS 257 and 367; one (1) ECO or BUS course at the 200-level or above; and one of the following—COM 312, 315, ENG 280A, TEC 180, and other courses subject to program approval.
Required Collateral Courses
ECO 101 (or 301, if 101 waived), 102 (or 302, if 102 waived), 250, and MAT 115 (OR MAT 125, if MAT 115 waived; or MAT 135, if 125 waived).
Exploring the Major
Students considering Business Administration as a major should begin exploring the discipline through these courses: BUS 120, ECO 101, and 102.
Admission to the Major
To be admitted to the Business Administration major (all concentrations), students must: 1) waive or complete MAT 115 with a grade of C or higher; and 2) complete three of the following four courses with a grade of C or higher: BUS 120, 130, ECO 101, and 102.
Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms)
Students planning to major in Business Administration need to complete satisfactorily these courses during their first four terms, if possible—MAT 115 or MAT 125 (if MAT 115 waived); or MAT 135 (if MAT 125 waived); BUS 120, 130, ECO 101, and 102. The ECO 101 and 102 are not sequential. However, the Accounting courses are sequential—BUS 120 must be taken before BUS 130. We strongly recommend that a student take 130 in the term immediately following satisfactory completion (with a grade of C or higher) of BUS 120. Other core courses, which are not required for admission to the major but are degree requirements for all concentrations, also may be taken during the student's first two years. These include ECO 250 (after MAT 115, or with permission of instructor), BUS 240 (second year), BUS 315 (after taking prerequisite BUS 120 or ECO 102), and BUS 363 (second year). Internships may count toward the concentration elective courses. Students may enroll in up to two BUS/ECON internship experiences for a maximum of three credits. However, no more than one credit from Internships may be counted toward a single concentration. Students choosing the Public Accounting Option are not eligible for BUS 475 until the final regular term of attendance. Taking this course earlier might jeopardize any possibility of qualifying for a one- or two-term extension, if needed.
Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Major
The Program requires that a majority of courses taken to satisfy major and minor degree requirements must be taken at Berea. Students also must meet the minimum requirements for graduation.
Other Considerations and Recommendations
Students preparing for graduate school should take MAT 135 (or waiver).
Notice and Disclaimer
This online publication is the official text of the Berea College Catalog & Student Handbook. Berea College reserves the right to amend, revise, or modify content within this publication at any time.Posted: 8-8-2012
Updated by Wanda Burch