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    Minor offered: Business 

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    The major in Business Administration is designed to provide students a breadth of business knowledge in a wide variety of functional business areas. In fact, the curriculum provides a core set of courses covering virtually all functional areas of business. 

    Additionally, the curriculum helps students develop critical workplace and life skills in the areas of critical thinking, presentation, writing, team, technology, and interpersonal communication.

    Finally, when integrated with the Ohio Dominican University liberal arts core curriculum, students develop a greater sensitivity to the possibilities and limitations of the human condition and refine their capacity to make informed and ethical decisions.
    In addition to a broad general business and liberal arts education, students will further select one of the following options:

    1. An Emphasis in Management: A variety of recommended course sequence options within the 9-12 credit hour Management Emphasis allows students to further tailor their curriculum to meet their individual career interests and needs. Course sequences in Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, and Non-Profit Management are available under the Management Emphasis. Course sequence information is available through all business faculty and academic advisors. Students are not permitted to complete both the minor in management and the business administration major with an emphasis in management; they must choose one or the other.
    2. An Emphasis in Marketing: The Marketing Emphasis allows students to select 9-12 credit hours from a variety of marketing courses depending on their individual interests and personal career aspirations.
    3. Five-Year BS/MBA: Students with strong academic performance may, instead of an emphasis, apply for admission to the 4+1 MBA Program. Students accepted into the program will work toward completing both their undergraduate degree in Business Administration as well as an MBA in a total of five academic years.
    4. An approved University Minor (not to include Business Administration).

    Requirements for a B.S. in Business Administration - Traditional Format 

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites                                      

    Credits

       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    Business Core:  
    ACT 210 Acctg. for Financial Decision Making 3*
    ACT 220 Acctg. for Managerial Decision Making 3*
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 3*
    BUS 240 Management and Organizational Behavior 3*
    BUS 318 Business and Society 3*
    BUS 343 Human Resource Management 3*
    BUS 345 Business & Employment Law 3*
    BUS 479 CORE: Strategic Management 3*
    ECN 207 Principles of Micro Economics 3*
    ECN 208 Principles of Macro Economics 3*
    FIN 325 Managerial Finance 3*
     
    Required Correlatives:  
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    PHL 346 Principles of Business Ethics 3
     
    Select one of the following: 3
    CIS 107 Computer Applications OR (if qualified)  
    CIS 234 Database Management Systems   
       
    Total Business Core 42
     
    Select one emphasis and complete 9 credits in that emphasis**: 9*
    Marketing Emphasis:   
    BUS 221 International Marketing  
    BUS 251 Retailing  
    BUS 270 Integrated Marketing and Communication   
    BUS 370 Professional Selling  
    BUS 371 Sales Force Management and Leadership  
    BUS 378 Marketing for Service Industries  
    PRS 340 Internet Strat: Social Media, eCommerce  
       
    Management Emphasis***:    
    BUS 301 Conflict Resolution and Negotiations for Managers  
    BUS 305 Non-Profit Management  
    BUS 312 Employee Training and Development  
    BUS 315 Gender and the Workplace  
    BUS 361 Starting a New Business Venture  
    BUS 362 Building/Operating/Passing On the Family Business  
    BUS 371 Sales Force Management and Leadership  
    BUS 373 Managing the Diverse Workforce  
    BUS 460 Contemporary Issues in Management   
    BUS 496 Advanced Readings and Topics in Management  
    ENV 279A CORE: Applied Sustainability  
       
    Total Credits Required: 51
    *used to calculate the Major GPA

    **Emphasis not required for students admitted to the Five-Year (4+1) MBA Program or those with an approved University minor.
    ***Students are not permitted to complete both the minor in management and the business administration major with an emphasis in management; they must choose one or the other.

    Requirements for a B.S. in Business Administration - Adult & Continuing Education 

     

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites                                      

    Credits

       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    Business Core:  
    ACT 210L Acctg. for Financial Decision Making 4*
    ACT 220L Acctg. for Managerial Decision Making 4*
    BUS 220L Principles of Marketing 4*
    BUS 240L Management and Organizational Behavior 4*
    BUS 318L Business and Society 2*
    BUS 343L Human Resource Management 2*
    BUS 345L Business & Employment Law 2*
    BUS 479L CORE: Strategic Management 4*
    ECN 207L Principles of Microeconomics 4*
    ECN 208L Principles of Macroeconomics 4*
    FIN 325L Managerial Finance 4*
       
    Required Correlatives:  
    CIS 107L Computer Applications 4
    MTH 140L Introduction to Statistics 4
    PHL 346L Principles of Business Ethics 2
     
    Management Emphasis:   12*
    BUS 301L Conflict Resolution and Negotiations for Managers  
    BUS 310L Fundamentals of Leadership  
    BUS 496L Advanced Readings and Topics in Management  
       
    Total Credits Required: 60
    *used to calculate the Major GPA

     

     


    Requirements for a Minor in Business Administration

    The minor in Business Administration is designed for non-business majors interested in acquiring foundational knowledge and skills in five business discipline areas including accounting, finance, marketing, management, and economics. Students majoring in technical, scientific, or artistic fields who envision business applications for their primary major interest will benefit from a business minor. This would include, for example, art majors who envision opening or operating a gallery, healthcare workers who envision operating a clinic, or the information technology worker who aspires to manage the IT function in an organization. 

    The minor in business administration is not available to students working toward a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or International Business.

    Students who complete the minor in business administration are eligible to apply for the 4+1 MBA Program. Depending on the primary major and available elective credits, a student may be able to complete his or her undergraduate degree and a MBA in as few as five years. Some majors will take a little longer.

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites          
    Credits 
       
    ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Makting 3
    ACT 220 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 3
    BUS 240 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
    FIN 325 Managerial Finance
       
    Select one of the following: 3
    ECN 207 Principles of Micro Economics   
    ECN 208 Principles of Macro Economics  
       
    Total Credits Required  18


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    Requirements for an A.S. in Business - Adult & Continuing Education Program ONLY

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites        
    Credits
       
    ENG 101L Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum 4
    ENG 102L Scholarly Adventures: Researched Writing 4
    CORE 179HL CORE: Are you Connected? 4
    ART 279AL CORE: Global Community in Art 4
       
    ACT 100 Survey of Acct or ACT 205 Acct for Decision Making 4*
    BUS 220L Principles of Marketing 4*
    BUS 240L Management and Organizational Behavior 4*
    ECN 207L Principles of Microeconomics 4*
       
    Select 4 credits from the Division of Business: 4*
    Courses in ACT, BUS, ECN, FIN  
       
    Select 16 credits credits distributed from the following divisions: 16
    Theology, Arts and Ideas  
    Literature and Language  
    Social and Behavioral Science  
    Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences  
       
    Select 10 credits from general electives 10
       
    Total Credits Required
    * Used to calculate the Major GPA
    62 

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