Business Administration Major Information

A major in Business Administration offers preparation for general business careers for students who do not wish to choose a specific area of study in business. These students take a major that combines courses in management, marketing, economics, finance, and business law.

Typical career positions for students who choose Business Administration as a major include owners of small businesses, administrative employees in banks/financial institutions, retail managers, and sales representatives.

Additional Courses or Qualities of Benefit for Majors:

Additional skills that are important for business administration majors include: computer skills, communication skills, ability to think creatively, ability to work well with people. Some courses that may help students to strengthen these skills include: INFS 2200, PSY 1410, SOC 1010, PHIL 2110, SOC 3950, BMOM 4510, COMM 2200, and BUAD 4000.

Business Administration Major Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog) (24 hours):

1. Financial Analysis (Choose one course):

  • ACTG 3020 Managerial Accounting
  • ACTG 3110 Intermediate Accounting

2. Management (Six hours are required with 3 hours from Group 1 and 3 hours from Group 2)

Group 1 MGMT courses include:

  • MGMT 3630 Organization Theory
  • MGMT 3810 Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 4680 Organization Behavior

Group 2 MGMT courses include:

  • MGMT 3640 Management Science
  • MGMT 3710 Management of Quality
  • MGMT 3730 Management of Technology
  • MGMT 3750 Materials Management Systems
  • MGMT 3770 Operations Simulation
  • MGMT 4610 Advanced Operations Management
  • MGMT 4700 Problems in Operations Management

3. Marketing (Choose two Electives)

  • MKT 3830 Retailing
  • MKT 3840 Personal Selling
  • MKT 3850 Promotion
  • MKT 3855 Product Management
  • MKT 3870 Principles of Transportation
  • MKT 3880 Credit and Price Management
  • MKT 3900 Direct Marketing and Electronic Commerce
  • MKT 3920 Entertainment Marketing
  • MKT 3910 Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 3950 Business-to-Business Marketing
  • MKT 3960 Marketing Channels Management
  • MKT 4170 Applied Promotional Strategy
  • MKT 4800 Sales Management
  • MKT 4810 Physical Distribution Analysis
  • MKT 4850 Advanced Selling
  • MKT 4860 Problems in Retail Management
  • MKT 4870 Services Marketing

4. Business Environment (Choose one course from each group)

Group 1

  • BLAW 3430 Commercial Law
  • BLAW 3450 Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection
  • BLAW 3460 Insurance Law
  • BLAW 3480 Legal Aspects of Banking and Finance
  • BLAW 4490 Industrial Relations Legislation
  • BLAW 4500 Employment Discrimination Law

Group 2

  • MGT/MKT 4710 International Business
  • ECON 4440 International Economics

Group 3

  • MKT 3930 Marketing Research
  • MGMT 3890 Management Decision Making

NOTE: *BUAD Majors must also take ECON 4570 Managerial Economics and FIN 3810 Investments or FIN 4110 Managerial Finanace to fulfill the required Minor in Economics and Finance.

For the required program including general studies requirements, please see the Department of Management and Marketing section of the MTSU Undergraduate Catalog.*

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