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OVU Business Administration Degree

Business Administration

Consistent with the concept of a broad-based curriculum, the business administration major is designed for the individual who desires a broad spectrum of business courses that combine several fields of study. Those completing their degree in business administration may choose to pursue graduate or professional education, begin their careers in entry-level management training positions, or initiate an entrepreneurial enterprise. The coursework included in the general business administration major may also be combined with a minor or a planned sequence of electives from outside the business curriculum in order to meet the student’s specific objectives.

All graduates receiving a bachelor of science with a major in business administration must meet the following requirements:

  1. Satisfy the General Institutional Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Satisfy the requirements of the General Education program, which includes the following:
    • General Education Course Requirements
    • Bible Course Requirement
    • Writing Competency Requirements
    • Diversity Requirement
  3. Receive formal admission to the Gene and Joyce Wharton School of Information Technology and Business. Admission should occur either toward the end of the sophomore year or near the beginning of the junior year; the application is part of BUS 299. If a junior or senior transfers into the program, formal admission must occur before the student registers for his or her second semester of coursework.
  4. Meet the following grade requirements:
    • Earn at least a 2.5 GPA on all business-related coursework.
    • Earn no more than six credit hours of D on business-related coursework.
    • Complete Business Policy Seminar (BUS 451), the capstone course, with a minimum grade of C.
  5. Complete a portfolio of work that is satisfactory to the chair of the Gene and Joyce Wharton School of Information Technology and Business; the portfolio will include work from general education courses and business courses.
  6. Complete the Peregrine Comprehensive Exam in Business. Ordinarily, students must complete this test twice: while taking Introduction to Business (BUS 121) and while taking Business Policy Seminar (BUS 451).
  7. Enroll in BUS 298, Business Competitions, once for every two semesters registered in a business degree program. This course may be taken for 1 credit per year and up to 4 total credits while pursuing a degree from the College of Business. This course may also be taken for 0 credits.
  8. Complete 59 credit hours distributed as follows:
    • Complete 22 credit hours of courses that can be used to fulfill Bible or general education requirements:
      • BUS 371    Business Ethics (3 credit hours)
      • CIT 151    Microsoft Word (2 credit hours)
      • CIT 152    Microsoft PowerPoint (2 credit hours)
      • ECO 236    Principles of Economics (3 credit hours)
      • FIN 233    Personal Finance (3 credit hours)
      • MAT 151    College Algebra (3 credit hours)
      • MAT 229    Introduction to Statistics (3 credit hours)
    • Complete 25 credit hours of business course courses:
      • ACC 221     Principles of Accounting I (3 credit hours)
      • BUS 121    Introduction to Business (2 credit hours)
      • BUS 298    Business Competitions (0-1 credit hours)
      • BUS 299    Business Program Admission (0 credit hours)
      • BUS 310     Business Communications (3 credit hours)
      • BUS 431    Business Law I (3 credit hours)
      • BUS 433    International Business (3 credit hours)
      • BUS 451    Business Policy Seminar (3 credit hours)
      • CIT 153    Microsoft Excel (2 credit hours)
      • ECO 237    Principles of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
      • MGT 230     Principles of Management (3 credit hours)
    • Complete 15 credit hours of major core courses:
      • ACC 335    Managerial Accounting (3 credit hours)
      • BUS 332     Quantitative Business Analysis (3 credit hours)
      • FIN 333    Principles of Finance (3 credit hours)
      • MGT 331    Management Information Systems (3 credit hours)
      • MKT 230     Principles of Marketing (3 credit hours)
  9. Complete 18 credit hours of upper-level coursework (i.e., 300- and 400-level courses) in the following disciplines (courses chosen must be approved by the dean of the College of Business): Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Computer Information Technology (CIT), Economics (ECO), Finance (FIN), Marketing (MKT), and/or Management (MGT)