The School of Business programs provide tomorrow’s leaders with knowledge and skills necessary to become lifelong learners, successful members of the workforce and engaged citizens.

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Theory and practice come together in the curriculum, which uses real-world challenges to develop an understanding of the societal, organizational and individual impacts of business decisions. In addition to basic business principles and practices, the program emphasizes and integrates technological innovation, ethics and social responsibility, and internationalization.

SBA Bachelor of Business Administration Concentrations

Accounting

The BBA with a concentration in accounting prepares graduates for productive careers in accounting or related business fields. Students who are interested in business, financial reporting and auditing, taxes or management may consider this area. The broad yet balanced curriculum offers intensive study of accounting theory combined with analytical and technical skills. Fields of accounting include cost, financial, managerial, forensic, fund and tax.

Economics

The BBA with a concentration in economics will introduce students to skills necessary to “think like an economist.” Economic training prepares students for flexible and rigorous thinking, suitable for high-performance professional careers as well as graduate study. The field emphasizes thinking on the margin, understanding human responses to incentives, recognizing the significance of market structures and failures, and interpreting societies’ allocation and distribution of limited resources – all using a set of analytical and empirical tools.

Finance

The finance concentration of the BBA degree gives students a strong foundation to prepare them for the fast paced, problem-solving world of finance. Students will study financial management, international finance, investment and stocks, which along with the core business courses, will expose students to in-depth theory and practical application. Professionals in the finance industry are key players in growing businesses by creating and maintaining value for the company. This is achieved by expertly managing cash flow, raising capital, investing profitably and overseeing or recommending acquisitions. Possible career choices are budget analyst, financial analyst, stockbroker, investment banker and personal financial planner.

International business

The BBA with a concentration in international business prepares graduates to compete effectively in a global economy. In-depth study of international business principles ensures graduates are ready for a variety of business careers in today’s multicultural business environment. Quality classroom experiences, combined with opportunities for real-life exposure, bring the various facets of international business to life. Those concentrating in international business have domestic and overseas career opportunities in management, marketing, economics, government, etc., where their international expertise helps them gain positions of responsibility.

Management

The BBA with a concentration in management aims to develop management, leadership, teamwork and communication skills, which research has deemed essential for success in the business world. The concentration provides many occasions to strengthen one’s ability to exercise leadership through service, to speak and write persuasively, and to work collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals. The content of the concentration was based upon feedback from various stakeholders to include employers, alumni, students and faculty.

Management information systems

The BBA with a concentration in management information systems (MIS) is a great choice for students who want to combine business and technology to effectively manage the information processes of today’s businesses. The MIS concentration focuses on both the business and technical aspects of information systems development and also on how decision-support tools and intelligent systems technology can be applied to the effective management of information technology both domestically and globally. Topics include: the global IT environment, project and operations management, IT planning and management, data management, application systems design and development, social networking and cross-cultural issues.

Marketing

The BBA with a concentration in marketing is a great choice for students who want to combine business acumen with creativity. Brand managers, public relation professionals, product managers, event coordinators and marketing directors are all career options with this degree. The rigorous curriculum includes a strong business base along with courses in consumer behavior, market research and international marketing. Students will have exposure to fundamentals such as customer service and expectations, pricing structure, branding, advertising and market analysis.

Supply chain management

The BBA with a concentration supply chain management (SCM) focuses on the management of resources and activities that produce and deliver the goods and services for customers. SCM plays a critical role in enhancing a company’s competitive position. SCM concentration graduates help meet the growing regional need for jobs requiring skills in inventory planning and control, purchasing, traffic and transportation management, and warehouse management.

Minors, Certificates, Certifications

Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

African American studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

Anthropology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

Biology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

Business administration minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

Business intelligence certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

Chemistry minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

Creative writing minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

Criminal justice / criminology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

Cybersecurity certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

English minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

Film minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

Gender studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

Geography minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

Gerontology certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

Global studies certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

History minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

Information Technology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

Latin American studies certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

Mathematics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

Paralegal certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

Physics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

Political science minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

Professional studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

Religious studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

Sociology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

TESOL certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

ROTC

The School also sponsors the military science leadership courses offered through the Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) program.

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