Business Administration BA/BS

The Business Administration major1 is designed to provide an in-depth study of business as a career discipline. This major provides students with the necessary management competencies to enable them to be successful in the business environment. With the electives, students can focus their degree on accounting, management, marketing, economics, or select courses in different areas. Students declared as Business Administration majors are not authorized to pursue a second baccalaureate degree in Business Management.

Business Administration Program Outcomes:

  1. Explain the major concepts in the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, and management.
  2. Evaluate the legal, social, and economic environments of business.
  3. Describe the global environment of business.
  4. Describe and explain the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.
  5. Apply decision-support tools to business decision making.
  6. Construct the present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  7. Apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
ECON-201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3.00
or ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-43.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
AC-231PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3.00
AC-232PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3.00
BUS-101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3.00
BUS-220BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3.00
BUS-221INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS/INFO SYSTEMS3.00
ECON-201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (Take both, one as core)3.00
or ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
ECON/PSYC/SS-300STATISTICAL METHODS3.00
Upper Division Courses
BUS-301FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3.00
BUS-311FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY3.00
BUS-321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3.00
BUS-355INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS3.00
BUS-365BUSINESS LAW I3.00
BUS-370PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3.00
BUS-412HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3.00
BUS-498SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR3.00
or NU-494 INTERNSHIP IN NURSING
Select one of the following:3.00
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Experiential Component
Select one of the following:3.00
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MARKETING RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
Emphasis
Select one of the following emphasis:32.00
Business Administration Emphasis
Business Electives
Select 9 credits of BUS 300/400 level
Electives
Select 23 elective credits
Healthcare Management Emphasis
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
MEDICAL CODING
PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT III: MANAGER/COORDINATOR OF CARE
PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT IV: MEMBER OF THE PROFESSION
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE FOR NURSING
HEALTHCARE POLICY
HEALTHCARE ECONOMICS
Electives
Select 11 elective credits
Total Credits83.00

Students must earn at least a "C" in Math, ECON, and PSYC-101.

Students must earn at least a "C" in all major courses (a C- is not an acceptable grade).  Students must also earn at least a 2.5 grade point average in all business courses combined, including Accounting and Economics.

 Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
BUS-101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREDiversity 3.00
PSYC-101 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Second Year
Fall
AC-231 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
ECON-201 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3.00
Program RequirementBUS-220, COMM-330 or ENGL-203 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
AC-232 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II 3.00
BUS-221 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS/INFO SYSTEMS 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Third Year
Fall
BUS-301 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3.00
BUS-311 FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY 3.00
BUS-321 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3.00
ECON-300 STATISTICAL METHODS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
BUS-355 INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS 3.00
BUS-365 BUSINESS LAW I 3.00
BUS-370 PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3.00
BUSBUS 300/400 Level 3.00
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
 Credits15.00
Fourth Year
Fall
BUSBUS 300/400 Level 3.00
BUS-380 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 5.00
BUSExperiential Component 1 3.00
 Credits14.00
Spring
BUSBUS 300/400 Level 3.00
BUS-412 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3.00
BUS-498 SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
 Total Credits120.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Business Administration go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Administration
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Planning
  • Global Industries
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing and Analytics
  • Sales
  • Statistics