Designed To Be Taken in Conjunction With a Major From Another School Within the University

The Bachelor of Arts in Business

  • Is distinct from the Busch School Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) and Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.A.) degrees because it is designed to be taken only as part of a double major in conjunction with a major from one of the other Schools of the University.
  • Cannot be taken alone. Students who wish to major in business alone must complete the requirements for the B.S.B.A. Students who wish to prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) exam must complete the requirements of the B.S.A. requires 10 three-credit courses, four one-credit pass/fail career preparation BUS X99 courses, and the Foundations of Mathematical Thinking requirement of the Liberal Arts core must be fulfilled with MATH 110 or 111.
  • Is compatible with any major with 14 courses or fewer (although some overlap with the Liberal Arts core will be required in order to make the double-major work, and students needing introductory language courses may have to take summer courses).

The degree is open to students from any School, including Arts & Sciences, Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, and Music, Drama, & Art, although the degree requirements in the Schools of Nursing, Engineering, and Architecture are presumed to be too many to admit of the possibility of this double-major. Course sequences would be set up in collaboration with each of the schools that choose to make the double major available to its students.

As part of a double major, it satisfies the Focus requirement of the Liberal Arts Core.

  • Curriculum

    • MGT 118: The Vocation of Business
    • MGT 123:  Foundations of Business
    • SRES 101: Foundations of Economic Thought I
    • ACCT 205: Introductory Accounting
    • FIN 226: Introduction to Finance
    • MKT 345: Marketing Management
    • ECON 223: Statistics for Business and Economics
    • MGT 301: Business Ethics

    Any of the following pairs:

    • MGT 310: Leadership & Organization and MGT 311: Organizational Behavior
    • MGT 432: Technology and Operations Management and MGT 312: Supply Chain Management1
    • MKT 346: Market Research and MKT 348: Consumer Behavior
    • MKT 349: Personal Selling and MKT 435: Sales Leadership
    • FIN 334: Corporate Finance and FIN 332: Investment Analysis
    • ACCT 310: Intermediate Accounting I and ACCT 311: Intermediate Accounting II
    • SRES 251: Family & Society and SRES 315: CST & Political Economy
    • ENT 372: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and ENT 472: Principled Entrepreneurship
    • As well as the four BUS X99 courses and MATH 110 or 111 (taken to fulfill the Foundations of Mathematical Thinking Liberal Arts requirement).