Business – Evening

Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Science

Overview

The Business Program is committed to preparing students for careers in business, government, and industry and to provide them with strong fundamentals that would allow them to pursue graduate studies. In the Business Program, students receive exceptional training in business and leadership, combined with a broad liberal arts education. This valuable combination places our business graduates very marketable.

The Business program offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration. Students pursuing the B.S. in Business Administration can also complete a “4 + 1” program to earn a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master in Business Administration in five years.  In addition, the Business program offers a minor in Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Our faculty members are skilled experts in areas such as management, accounting, marketing, economics, small business, international business, and information systems. A dedicated Advisory Board consisting of business leaders provides guidance to the program. Our classes routinely feature guest business lecturers who are CEOs, corporate officers, and presidents of regional, national, and international firms.

Highlights

Graduates from the business program have secured positions in Fortune 500 companies and major industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Many business graduates go on to pursue their Masters degrees at some of the nation’s finest business schools, a task made easier by the training and education gained during their undergraduate years at Columbia College.

Our students benefit from the B.E.A. Club, a student organization that brings students together for business education and social activities. Students also benefit from the Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence at Columbia College, a nationally-recognized program noted for its innovative approach to the promotion of leadership skills in young women.

Our strengths include:

  • Focus on individual student learning
  • Dedicated faculty
  • Cross-cultural interaction between faculty and students
  • Experiential learning through internship placements, classroom exercises, and site visits.

B.A. in Business

Major Courses (27 semester hours):

  • BUS 202 Principles of Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 203 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 224 Accounting Fundamentals (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 311 Business Law and Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 350 Computer Applications in Business (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 324 Business Financing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 455 Business Research (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 224 Survey of Economics (3 s.h.)
  • GB 205 Business Negotiation (3 s.h.)

Major electives:  

Students will choose 15 semester hours of Business or Global Business courses numbered 300 or higher.

Specified Electives:

(These courses may be used to satisfy general education requirements, or requirements for a minor or a second major.)

  • MATH 140 Elementary Statistics (3 s.h.)

B.S. in Business Administration

Major Courses (31 semester hours):

  • BUS 202 Principles of Management (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 203 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • 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 350 Computer Applications in Business (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 371 Business Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 455 Research Methods in Business (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 470I Internship in Business (4 s.h.)
  • GB 301 Global Business Enterprise (3 s.h.)

Elective major Courses (15 semester hours):

Students will choose 15 sh of Business or Global Business courses numbered 300 or higher.

Specified Electives:

(These courses may be used to satisfy general education requirements, or requirements for a minor or a second major.)

  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics I, Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECON 202 Principles of Economics II, Microeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 107 Business Calculus (3 s.h.)
  • MATH 140 Elementary Statistics (3 s.h.)

 

 

Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Science