Degree: B.S., Business Administration
College of Business
A Business Administration major prepares graduates for a variety of opportunities. In this major students can opt to focus in either Management or Management Information Systems, or can stay a generalist. The largest major in the College of Business, students like its flexibility and appreciate the opportunities it offers. Graduates with the Business Administration major work for nonprofits, governments, Fortune 500 companies, and some have started their own entrepreneurial ventures.
A student who has not declared a Business major is limited to taking no more than 27 hours in business or business related courses defined as those courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BLAW, BUAD, DSCI, FINC, MKTG, MGMT, MIST, BPST, CIST, or LRSP.
Incoming students interested in pursuing a program of study in business will initially be designated as “pre-business.” Normally this designation will be held for no more than the first two years. After admission to the College of Business, a student may declare a business major.
To be admitted to the College of Business, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better after completing at least 27 college credits. Additionally, applicants will have completed the following courses for the College of Business and have earned an average GPA of 2.5 in these five courses:
|ACCT 101||Principles of Accounting I 1||3|
|ACCT 102||Principles of Accounting II 1||3|
|ECON 201B||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 202B||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|STAT 180||Introduction to Statistics ((or equivalents))||3|
In addition to the requirements above, transfer students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in 15 semester hours taken at the University of Mary Washington and have completed 9 semester hours of required College of Business coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be admitted to the College of Business.
The major in Business Administration is a Bachelor of Science degree. Business majors should note the degree requirements for B.S. degrees, found here.
Additional important information is contained in the description of B.A./B.S. General Education Requirements.
Please also note that the section of this Catalog outlining “University Academic Policies and Procedures” applies to students in the College of Business. Students with questions about general academic requirements should consult this part of the Catalog for guidance. All of the “Academic Resources” described in an earlier section of this Catalog are available as needed to students in the College of Business.
|BLAW 201||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|STAT 180||Introduction to Statistics 1||3|
|ECON 201B||Principles of Macroeconomics 2||3|
|ECON 202B||Principles of Microeconomics 2||3|
|Select 18 hours of upper-level electives within the College of Business 3||18|
Required prerequisites for certain courses in the major.
A maximum of three (3) credits of 499 courses may count toward the upper level elective requirement.
The Business Administration Major is one of four majors offered within the College of Business leading to the Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration. All business majors are multi-disciplinary degrees that require students master concepts from across the business disciplines: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Law, Decision Sciences, Finance, Management, Management and Information Systems, and Marketing. All majors share a common core of 30 hours of business classes. This common core consists of:
& ACCT 102
|Principles of Accounting I|
and Principles of Accounting II 1
|MIST 201||Management Information Systems and Applications||3|
|BUAD 350||Business Communication||3|
|DSCI 352||Analytics I: Predictive Models||3|
|DSCI 353||Analytics II: Optimization Models||3|
|FINC 301||Principles of Finance||3|
|MGMT 301||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 490||Strategic Management||3|
|MKTG 301||Principles of Marketing||3|
Upper Level Electives
Students must then complete an additional eighteen (18) credits of classes to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Students may major in Business Administration, Accounting, International Business, or Marketing. Upon completion of the program, student transcripts shall state their degree (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) and their major.
General Education Requirements
The general education requirements for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degrees apply to all students who are seeking to earn an undergraduate B.A. or B.S. degree.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree have a separate set of BLS general education requirements.
Elective courses are those that are not needed to fulfill a general education requirement or major program requirement but are chosen by the student to complete the 120 credits required for graduation with a B.A./B.S. degree or the BLS degree. These courses may be taken graded or pass/fail (or S/U in the case of physical education and 100-level dance). No student in a regular B.A./B.S. program may count more than 60 credits in a single discipline toward the 120 credits required for graduation.
Total Credits Required for the Degree: 120 credits
College of Business Faculty
Lynne D. Richardson, Dean
Kenneth D. Machande, Associate Dean for Faculty
R. Leigh Frackelton, Jr.
Lance C. Gentry
Kenneth D. Machande
Lynne D. Richardson
Christopher J. Garcia
Rachel L. Graefe-Anderson
David L. Henderson, III
Kashef A. Majid
John S. Marsh
Alexandra M. Dunn
Kimberly S. Gower
Eun Jung [Kelly] Yoon
Kimberley L. Kinsley
Smita Jain Oxford
John D. Burrow