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2018-2019 Academic Catalog | Business Administration (B.S.) – SPS

Business Administration (B.S.)

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




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
ECON 102
PHIL 253

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
BADM 205
BADM 213
BADM 221
BADM 223
BADM 231
BADM 243
BADM 325
BADM 373

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
COM 290
ENGL 209
BADM 251

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

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
BADM 351
BADM 353

International Business Track

ALL of the following courses:

BADM 307
ECON 351
ECON 353

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
BADM 101
BADM 145
BADM 211
BADM 213
BADM 221
BADM 223
BADM 226
BADM 230
BADM 231
BADM 236
BADM 241
BADM 243
BADM 245
BADM 250
BADM 251
BADM 252
BADM 253
BADM 255
BADM 260
BADM 275
BADM 307
BADM 320
BADM 321
BADM 325
BADM 328
BADM 335
BADM 337
BADM 341
BADM 343
BADM 351
BADM 353
BADM 355
BADM 357
BADM 371
BADM 373
BADM 375
BADM 423
BADM 425
BADM 451
BADM 491
BADM 499

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