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Business Administration

Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

B.A. in Business Administration

Career-Long Success


The Business Administration Bachelor of Arts degree program at Mount Saint Mary’s University prepares students with needed technical skills for the jobs of today, but also prepares them for career-long success through professional development.

Students in the Business Administration degree program are encouraged to join and participate in business-oriented organizations and activities. Students are able to gain a global perspective through travel-study opportunities.

 

Choose Your Degree Program Emphasis

As educators, Mount faculty in Business Administration are highly skilled at developing ethical leaders and promoting inclusiveness and diversity. Our focus on high-touch, high-impact, value-added education has transformed the lives and career paths of so many of our students.

Choose the degree program emphasis that’s right for your personal career objectives:

Accounting Emphasis

Students choose to emphasize Accounting when they wish to enter private, public and governmental accounting as a career path. Mount degree program students are prepared in the practical areas of tax accounting, cost accounting and auditing as well as the application of computer techniques to corporate accounting systems. Graduates will be qualified for professional employment in corporate accounting departments, public accounting firms, and governmental agencies.

International Business Emphasis

An emphasis in International Business prepares students for international management, finance and government service. Designed for individuals with an interest in business on a global scale, the Mount’s program concentrates on the social, political, and economic aspects of the international marketplace.

Management Emphasis

The Management emphasis offers a curriculum based on practical, applied courses that qualify students to enter administrative positions immediately after graduation. Courses prepare students in the practical areas of human resources, real estate, and business law. Graduates will be prepared for a variety of possible career opportunities in large, midsize and small organizations.

Marketing Emphasis

The emphasis in Marketing provides students with a strategic orientation in the areas of advertising, public relations, design, sales, research and marketing management. The program is designed to prepare students for marketing-related careers in the public and private sectors.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Lower Division Core Requirements

  • BUS 4: Business Foundations & Analysis (3 units)**
  • BUS 5: Business Law I (3 units)
  • BUS 15A: Accounting Principles I (3 units)
  • BUS 15B: Accounting Principles I (3 units)
  • BUS 21: The Essentials of Business Writing & Presentation (3 units)

  • ECO 1: Microeconomics (3 units)
  • ECO 2: Macroeconomics (3 units)
  • MTH 28: Mathematical Analysis for Business (3 units)
  • MTH 38: Elements of Probability & Statistics (3 units)
  • BUS 18: Professional Development and Presentations (3 units)

Upper Division Core Requirements

  • BUS 122: Management Communications (3 units)
    OR
    BUS 106: Business Law II (3 units)
  • BUS 130: Principles of Finance (3 units)
  • BUS 131: Managerial Accounting (3 units)
  • BUS 160: Principles of Marketing (3 units)
  • BUS 177: Management Information Systems (3 units)
  • BUS 185: Principles of Management (3 units)
  • BUS 190: Business Administration Internship (3 units)
  • BUS 191: Senior Seminar (3 units)
  • BUS 192: Business Policy and Strategy (3 units)

*BUS 169 and PHI 192 are required as part of the upper division LACE Integrative Scholarship requirements.
Once enrolled at Mount Saint Mary’s University, all upper division business courses must be completed at the University.

Suggested Sequence of Courses

The following is a model for completing the business administration major in four years. Only business administration courses are listed. Remember, this is a GUIDE – your own path may vary from this planning document. Discuss with your advisor if you have any questions.

First Year

Fall Semester

  • BUS 4: Business Foundations & Analysis (3 units)
  • BUS 15A: Accounting Principles I (3 units)
  • MTH 28: Mathematical Analysis for Business (3 units)

Spring Semester

  • BUS 15B: Accounting Principle II (3 units)
  • BUS 21: The Essentials of Business Writing and Presentation (3 units)
  • MTH 38: Elements of Probability & Statistics (3 units)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ECO 2: Macroeconomics (3 units)
  • BUS 18: Professional Development and Presentations (3 units)

Spring Semester

  • ECO 1: Microeconomics (3 units)
  • BUS 5: Business Law I (3 units)

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • BUS 160: Principles of Marketing (3 units)
  • BUS 169: Issues of Corporate Responsibility & Ethics (3 units)
  • BUS 185: Principles of Management (3 units)
  • Upper Division Emphasis Course (3 units)

Spring Semester

  • BUS 122: Managerial Communications (3 units)
  • BUS 177: Management Information Systems (3 units)
  • PHI 192: Business Ethics (3 units)
  • Upper Division Emphasis Course (3 units)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • BUS 130: Principles of Finance (3 units)
  • BUS 190: Business Administration Internship (3 units)
  • BUS 191: Senior Seminar (3 units)
  • Upper Division Emphasis Course (3 units)
  • Upper Division Emphasis Course (3 units)

Spring Semester

  • BUS 192: Business Policy & Strategy (3 units)
  • Upper Division Emphasis Course (3 units)
  • Upper Division Emphasis Course (3 units)