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. in Accounting.
  • Requires:
    • 10 three-credit courses
    • Two one-credit pass/fail career preparation BUS X99 courses
    • The Foundations of Mathematical Thinking requirement of the Liberal Arts core must be fulfilled with MATH 110 (MATH 111, 121 or 122 are also accepted).
  • 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. 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

    • ENT 118 (previously MGT 118): The Vocation of Business
    • MGT 123:  Foundations of Business
    • SRES 101: Markets & Prosperity I
    • ACCT 205: Introductory Accounting
    • FIN 226: Introduction to Finance
    • MKT 345: Marketing Management
    • ECON 223/MGT 265: Statistics for Business and Economics**
    • MGT 301: Business Ethics
    • MGT 475**: Business Strategy - For those admitted Fall 2024 and after
    • BUS 498** (0 credits): Comprehensive Exams - For those admitted Fall 2024 and after
    • BUS 399 and BUS 499 (1 credit each)
    • MATH 110*

    Any of the following pairs:

    • MGT 310: Leadership & Organization and MGT 311: Organizational Behavior
    • MGT 330: Human Resources and MGT 410: Conflict Resolution
    • MGT 432: Technology and Operations Management and MGT 312: Supply Chain Management
    • 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 345: Marriage, Family, and Social Order and
      SRES 470: Free Enterprise, Liberty & the Common Good (or SRES 315: CST & Political Economy, for those admitted before Fall 2024)
    • ENT 372: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and ENT 472: Principled Entrepreneurship

    *Math courses such as MATH 111, 121 and 122 also meet the requirement
    ** For those admitted Fall 2024 and after, MGT 475/BUS 498 replaces the requirement for ECON 223