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Academic Catalog '14-'15 | Business Administration (B.S.) – SPS

Business Administration

This undergraduate program is offered by the School of Professional Studies.

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Description

The Business Administration Program offers students in the School of Professional Studies an undergraduate major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Business Administration.

The business administration curriculum immerses students in an intellectually challenging field of study that develops the conceptual, analytical, functional, interpersonal, and communication skills that are essential for success in an increasingly complex and global business environment. Students develop the ability to assess and analyze complex situations, determine the relative importance of internal and external variables affecting organizational objectives, make effective and ethical decisions, and confidently implement ensuing strategies. A variety of teaching methods are employed - including case studies, lectures, class discussions, group projects, and experiential exercises - to assist students in developing a comprehensive, holistic understanding of the issues and challenges involved in organizations and their management.

Students tailor the curriculum to address their particular academic and career goals. The following tracks of study are available:

  • General Business
  • International Business
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Course work in the Business Administration major is divided into five categories: co-requisite, functional core, professional skills, capstone, and concentration track courses.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the B.S. in Business Administration, students must successfully complete required coursework in the following areas:

Co-Requisite Courses (completed as part of the Core Curriculum) 9 credits
Functional Core Course 27 credits
Professional Skills Courses 12 credits
Senior Seminar 3 credits
Concentration Track Courses 9 credits

Co-Requisite Courses (9 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
PHIL 253 Business and Professional Ethics

Co-requisite courses are taken as part of the School of Professional Studies Core Curriculum. The required economics courses fulfill 6 of the 9-credit Social Sciences requirement; PHIL 253 fulfills the 3-credit Philosophy requirement. If courses other than these are used to meet Core Curriculum requirements, students must take these three courses as part of their Electives; they may not be taken as Business Electives.

Functional Core Courses (27 credits)

These courses cover the functional areas of business administration, providing the student with exposure to the knowledge, concepts, and practices that are central to most business operations.

ALL of the following courses:

BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 205 Legal Aspects of Business
BADM 213 Quantitative Methods of Business
BADM 221 Financial Accounting
BADM 223 Managerial Accounting
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 243 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 373 Organizational Behavior

Professional Skills Courses (12 credits)

One of the unique features of Trinity's business program is the inclusion of a professional skills component. This series of courses develops personal and professional skills that help contribute to success in the workplace.

ALL of the following courses:

BADM 241 Introduction to Computer Applications for Business
COM 290 Public Speaking
ENGL 209 Business Writing
BADM 251 Management and Leadership Development

Senior Seminar (3 credits)

This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize the information, concepts, and skills acquired throughout the Business Administration Program. It is taken at the end of one's course of study.

BADM 499 Senior Seminar

Concentration Track Courses (9 credits)

Students complete 9 credits in one of the following tracks, each of which is geared toward a particular career objective. A General Business track is offered for those wanting to add additional breadth to their program of study.

General Business Track

NINE additional credits in Business Administration at the 200-level or above

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Track

ALL of the following courses:

BADM 252 Entrepreneurship
BADM 351 Entrepreneurial Finance and Resource Development
BADM 353 Small Business Development, Management, and Finance

International Business Track

ALL of the following courses:

BADM 307 International Business
ECON 351 International Trade
ECON 353 International Finance

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Credit earned through AP exams may not be applied toward the major.

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

Cross-tallied Courses:
Courses that are cross-tallied represent identical courses offered with a different program prefix. Students may not enroll in or receive credit for more than one iteration of a cross-tallied course even in different semesters.

Grades in Major Courses:
Students are required to earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major.

Pass/No Pass:
The pass/no pass grading option is not accepted in courses to be applied for the major.

Senior Assessment:
All majors are required to take BADM 499 Senior Seminar at Trinity.

Study Abroad:
Students are encouraged to plan their studies to allow for the possibility of study abroad to obtain a greater understanding of how global economic, political, environmental, social, and cultural issues influence domestic and multinational organizations. Prior discussions with the program director are necessary to ensure that the courses taken abroad may be applied toward major credit.

TELL Policy:
The Business Administration Program encourages students with substantial experiential learning to apply for TELL credits in business administration.

Transfer Credits:
Students may apply transfer credit toward the major if the transferred courses parallel those required for the major. Transfer students who elect a business administration major must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in business administration major courses at Trinity, of which three must be in BADM 499 Senior Seminar.

Course Descriptions

BADM 100 Fundamentals of Business
BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 145 Internet Research
BADM 211 Business Mathematics
BADM 213 Quantitative Methods of Business
BADM 221 Financial Accounting
BADM 223 Managerial Accounting
BADM 226 Organizational Behavior
BADM 230 Marketing Theory and Practice
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership
BADM 241 Introduction to Computer Applications for Business
BADM 243 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 245 Decision Support Systems
BADM 250 Principles of Management & Leadership
BADM 251 Management and Leadership Development
BADM 252 Entrepreneurship
BADM 253 Social Entrepreneurship
BADM 255 Human Resource Management
BADM 260 Theories of Leadership
BADM 275 Organizational Behavior
BADM 307 International Business
BADM 320 International Management Global Leadership
BADM 321 Intermediate Accounting
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 328 Business, Government, and Society
BADM 335 Consumer Behavior
BADM 337 Advertising and Promotion
BADM 341 Electronic Business
BADM 343 Information Systems Theory with Management Applications
BADM 351 Entrepreneurial Finance and Resource Development
BADM 353 Small Business Development, Management, and Finance
BADM 355 Business Plan Development
BADM 357 Venture Capitalism
BADM 371 Human Resource Management
BADM 373 Organizational Behavior
BADM 375 Introduction to Organizational Development
BADM 423 International Accounting
BADM 425 Tax Accounting
BADM 451 Project Management
BADM 491 Internship
BADM 499 Senior Seminar


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