Business Administration

The Business Administration concentration prepares students for administrative careers in enterprises, governments, and non-profit organizations, and also prepares students for post-graduate studies such as an MBA. The aim is to teach students the knowledge and skills of running an organization and its departments and divisions. A variety of skills for career success are offered, such as business planning and organizing, ethical decision-making, marketing and communication, human relations and conflict management, international business and cross-cultural negotiation, e-business and entrepreneurship, etc. In addition to the core business and concentration courses, students are encouraged to select business electives to fit their personal career goals.

Course Requirements

Core Courses (19 hours for Women’s College; 15 hours for Evening College):

  • BUS 261. Principles of Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 262. Principles of Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 311. Business Law and Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 371. Business Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 470I. Internship (4 s.h.; Women’s College only)
  • GB    401. Global Business Enterprise (3 s.h.)

Concentration Courses (15 hours):

  • BUS 202. Principles of Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 203. Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 310. e-Business (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 444. Business Strategy (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 455. Research Methods (3 s.h.)

Electives (9 hours selected from):

  • BUS 325. Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 340. Organizational Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 380. Principles of Retailing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 471. Human Resource Management (3 s.h.)
  • GB 405.   International Business Negotiation (3 s.h.)

At least 12 hours (or 9 hours for the Evening College) of the core courses and 15 hours of the concentration and elective courses must be taken at Columbia College.

Other requirements in General Education:

Women’s College – Mathematics 107 or Mathematics 160 must be taken to satisfy the quantitative reasoning requirement. Business 350 must be taken to satisfy the information technology literacy requirement. Writing 305 must be taken to satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement. Economics 201, 202, and Mathematics 140 must be taken as restricted electives.

Evening College – The above courses (Mathematics 107, 140; Economics 201, 202; Business 350; Writing 305) must be taken as restricted electives.


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