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2018-2019 Academic Catalog | 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 prepares students for the study and practice in 21st century organizations through an understanding of business, society, and the role of managers. In addition, the degree program provides an overview of current management theories and core functional expertise.  Given the complexity of the current business environment, four themes are emphasized and integrated across the curriculum. These include a.) sustainability and globalization, b.) diversity and inclusion, c.)  ethical decision making, and d.) systems thinking.  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 concentration from the following: General Business, Global Business, or Finance and Accounting. The concentration includes both BADM electives and other elective courses 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 management theories towards analysis of business and organizations;

b)  Express understanding of a global business perspective;

c) Demonstrate critical thinking and writing with analysis 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 (45 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 these foundational courses is required before advancing to the 200-level courses:

BADM 101
BADM 110
ECON 100
MATH 110
PHIL 253

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

BADM 226
BADM 236
BADM 328 or ECON 252
BADM 426
BADM 491
PHIL 353
BADM 499

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

ECON 101
ECON 102
MATH 210

Area Concentration Courses
Students choose to focus in one of three areas: General Business, Global Business or Finance and Accounting.  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 2 BADM and 3 Electives from this list)
BADM 215
BADM 221
BADM 223
BADM 231
BADM 232
BADM 240
BADM 255
BADM 325
BADM 326
BADM 329
BADM 330
COM 375
COM 385
COM 450
COM 482
ECON 224
ECON 321
ECON 353
HIS 345
INAF 381
POLS 241
POLS 341
POLS 403
PSYC 211
SOCY 240
SOCY 323
WST 368

GLOBAL BUSINESS COURSES (Choose 2 BADM and 3 Electives from this list)
BADM 210
BADM 307
BADM 320
BADM 329
BADM 330
BADM 332
BADM 350
BADM 352
BADM 423
CHEM 310
COM 225
COM 335
ECON 223
ECON 253
ECON 351
ECON 353
HIS 255
HIS 358
INAF 382
INAF 385
MATH 299H
POLS 231
POLS 342
PSYC 385
RST 245
SOCY 321
SOCY 333

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

ALL of the following foundational courses:
BADM 221
BADM 223
BADM 325

Choose one from the following:
BADM 307
ECON 353
BADM 423

Choose one from the following:
ECON 224
ECON 241
ECON 321

Minor Requirements

Required Courses (18 credits):

Students completing a minor in Business must successfully complete all of the following courses:

Foundational Courses

ECON 100

Choose one of the following:

BADM 101
BADM 110

Choose one of the following:

BADM 226
BADM 236

Choose any three of the following:

BADM 210
BADM 255
BADM 307
BADM 320
BADM 332
BADM 352
BADM 330
PHIL 353
ECON 252
INAF 385[/catalog-courses]

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:

A satisfactory score on the CLEP exam in business will be accepted in lieu of BADM 101 or 110.

TELL Policy:
The business administration program encourages students with substantial experiential learning to apply for TELL credits in business administration although a maximum of 12 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:
Courses fulfilling a major requirement may not be taken as pass/no pass.

Course Descriptions

BADM 101
BADM 110
BADM 210
BADM 215
BADM 221
BADM 223
BADM 226
BADM 231
BADM 232
BADM 236
BADM 240
BADM 255
BADM 307
BADM 320
BADM 325
BADM 326
BADM 328
BADM 329
BADM 330
BADM 332
BADM 350
BADM 352
BADM 423
BADM 426
BADM 491
BADM 499
CHEM 310
COM 225
COM 335
COM 375
COM 385
COM 450
COM 482
ECON 100
ECON 101
ECON 102
ECON 223
ECON 224
ECON 241
ECON 252
ECON 253
ECON 321
ECON 351
ECON 353
HIS 255
HIS 345
HIS 358
INAF 381
INAF 382
INAF 385
MATH 110
MATH 210
MATH 299H
PHIL 253
PHIL 353
POLS 231
POLS 241
POLS 341
POLS 342
POLS 403
PSYC 211
PSYC 385
RST 245
SOCY 240
SOCY 321
SOCY 323
SOCY 333
WST 368

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