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Academic Catalog '14-'15 | Business Administration (B.A.) – CAS

Business Administration (B.A.)

This undergraduate program is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Description

The business administration program is intended to prepare students for the study and practice in 21st century organizations through analysis of business organizations, social institutions, and human behavior.  In addition, the degree program provides an overview of current management theories and core functional expertise.  Premised upon the complexity of the current business environment, four themes are emphasized and integrated across the curriculum.  These include a.) globalization, b.) systems thinking, c.) socially responsible behavior, and d.) preparation for a diverse workplace experience.  In keeping with Trinity values, students will be encouraged to assess and develop their own leadership potential.  This curriculum supports both a major and a minor degree.

The business administration program is based on a cumulative four-year program.  In addition to the General Education requirements, students, during their first two years, may begin introductory survey courses in business, management, organizational behavior, leadership, and economic theories.  During years three and four, students will focus on specialized topics including strategy, change, globalization, business/government/society relations, culture, and ethics.  To complete the major/minor, students will select an area of focus in either General or Global Business, choosing electives that, in addition to BADM courses, may be drawn from related disciplines.  This breadth requirement is intended to emphasize the significance of the liberal arts foundation for the study and practice of business.  Given the emphasis on critical thinking, writing, and presentation, this degree is intended to prepare the student for a range of potential career paths, including business, non-profit, and public organizations as well as the pursuit of a graduate degree.

Students who have completed the business administration degree (B.A.) should be prepared to:

a)  Discuss and apply foundational concepts of organization and management theories towards analysis of business and organizational dynamics;

b)  Express understanding of a systemic perspective to the discussion of business organization including a global orientation;

c) Demonstrate critical thinking and writing with conclusions based on the application of theory to empirical observation;

d)  Engage in self-monitoring and reflection as the basis for developing leadership capabilities;

e)  Identify with the growing diversity and complexity that are the hallmarks of organizational life.

In addition, it is highly recommended that students complete a period of study abroad and/or an internship during their junior year.  A minor in economics, political science, international affairs, communication, psychology, or sociology will substantially strengthen the degree program.  Students are strongly advised to continue foreign language studies beyond the minimum two-semester requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses (54 credits):
The business administration program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a major based on completion of the following coursework.

Foundational Courses
Successful completion of all three of these courses is required before advancing to the 200-level courses:

BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 110 Foundations of Management
ECON 100 Principles of Economics (co-curricular)
PHIL 253 Business and Professional Ethics (co-curricular)

Core Courses
Students completing a major in Business must successfully complete all of the following core courses:

BADM 226 Organizational Behavior
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership
BADM 328 Business, Government, and Society or BADM 350 Understanding Global Institutions
BADM 426 Managing Change
BADM 491 Internship
BADM 499 Senior Seminar
PHIL 353 Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility (Pre-requisite: PHIL 253)

Additional Courses
Students majoring in business administration must successfully complete both of the following courses as well:

ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Area Courses
Students choose to focus in one of two areas: General Business or Global Business.  Majors select five courses from one concentration area — with two courses from the BADM course offerings — to demonstrate this focus.  An elective course may be substituted at the equivalent level with the approval of the program chair.

GENERAL BUSINESS COURSES (Choose 5)
BADM 210 Is Globalization Good?
BADM 221 Financial Accounting
BADM 223 Managerial Accounting
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 232 Mastering Management: Interpersonal Effectiveness for the Workplace
BADM 240 People Management
BADM 255 Human Resource Management
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 326 Developing Leadership: Essential Competencies for 21st Century Organizations
BADM 329 Business Practicum
BADM 330 Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
COM 375 Communication and Conflict
COM 385 Organizational Communication
COM 450 Women In Organizations
COM 482 Leadership
ECON 224 Public Finance
ECON 321 Managerial Economics
ECON 351 International Trade
ECON 353 International Finance
HIS 345 Civil Rights Movement in the Twentieth Century
INAF 381 Contemporary Topics in International Affairs
POLS 241 Introduction to International Relations
POLS 341 International Law and Organizations
POLS 403 Political Power: Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Public Policy
PSYC 211 Social Psychology
SOCY 240 Work and Society
SOCY 323 Race and Racism
WST 368 Women and Leadership

GLOBAL BUSINESS COURSES (Choose 5)
BADM 210 Is Globalization Good?
BADM 307 International Business
BADM 320 International Management Global Leadership
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 326 Developing Leadership: Essential Competencies for 21st Century Organizations
BADM 329 Business Practicum
BADM 330 Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
BADM 332 Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
BADM 350 Understanding Global Institutions
BADM 352 Managing a Diverse Workfore
BADM 423 International Accounting
COM 225 Intercultural Communication
COM 335 International Communication
ECON 223 Women in the Economy
ECON 253 Issues in Economic Development
ECON 351 International Trade
ECON 353 International Finance
HIS 255 Contemporary History of the Third World
HIS 358 The Modern Middle East
INAF 382 Oil and International Affairs
INAF 385 Politics and Policy in International Trade
POLS 231 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 342 International Conflict & Cooperation
PSYC 385 Ethnic & Cross Cultural Psychology
RST 245 Religion and Economics
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SOCY 333 Women and Third World Development

Minor Requirements

Required Courses (18 credits):

Students wishing to minor in business administration should take the following courses.

Choose one of the following:

BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 110 Foundations of Management

Complete all of these courses:

ECON 100 Principles of Economics
BADM 226 Organizational Behavior
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership

Choose any two additional 200-level or higher BADM courses.

  • PHIL 353 can count for this requirement.

Other elective courses may be substituted at the equivalent level with the approval of the program chair.

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Advanced Placement scores of 4 or 5 will be accepted for credit by the business administration program to satisfy ECON 101 and ECON 102.

CLEP Policy:
Students wishing to receive credit for CLEP examinations should contact the academic advising staff.

TELL Policy:
The business administration program encourages students with substantial experiential learning to apply for TELL credits in business administration although a maximum of 15 business administration elective credits will be allowed.

Transfer Credits:
No more than 12 credits in courses equivalent to those required for the major may be accepted towards the major in business administration. No more than six transfer credits may be accepted towards the minor in business administration.

Grades in Major Courses:
Majors must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in their major.  Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major and the minor.

Senior Seminar:
Students must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in the senior seminar in order to graduate with a major in business administration.

Pass/No Pass:
With the exception of internships, courses fulfilling a major requirement may not be taken pass/no pass.

Course Descriptions

BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 110 Foundations of Management
BADM 210 Is Globalization Good?
BADM 221 Financial Accounting
BADM 223 Managerial Accounting
BADM 226 Organizational Behavior
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 232 Mastering Management: Interpersonal Effectiveness for the Workplace
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership
BADM 240 People Management
BADM 255 Human Resource Management
BADM 307 International Business
BADM 320 International Management Global Leadership
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 326 Developing Leadership: Essential Competencies for 21st Century Organizations
BADM 328 Business, Government, and Society
BADM 329 Business Practicum
BADM 330 Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
BADM 332 Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
BADM 350 Understanding Global Institutions
BADM 352 Managing a Diverse Workfore
BADM 423 International Accounting
BADM 426 Managing Change
BADM 491 Internship
BADM 499 Senior Seminar
COM 225 Intercultural Communication
COM 335 International Communication
COM 375 Communication and Conflict
COM 385 Organizational Communication
COM 450 Women In Organizations
COM 482 Leadership
ECON 100 Principles of Economics
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 223 Women in the Economy
ECON 224 Public Finance
ECON 253 Issues in Economic Development
ECON 321 Managerial Economics
ECON 351 International Trade
ECON 353 International Finance
HIS 255 Contemporary History of the Third World
HIS 345 Civil Rights Movement in the Twentieth Century
HIS 358 The Modern Middle East
INAF 381 Contemporary Topics in International Affairs
INAF 382 Oil and International Affairs
INAF 385 Politics and Policy in International Trade
PHIL 253 Business and Professional Ethics
PHIL 353 Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility
POLS 231 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 241 Introduction to International Relations
POLS 341 International Law and Organizations
POLS 342 International Conflict & Cooperation
POLS 403 Political Power: Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Public Policy
PSYC 211 Social Psychology
PSYC 385 Ethnic & Cross Cultural Psychology
RST 245 Religion and Economics
SOCY 240 Work and Society
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SOCY 323 Race and Racism
SOCY 333 Women and Third World Development
WST 368 Women and Leadership

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