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2019-2020 Academic Catalog | Business Administration (B.S.) – SPS

Business Administration (B.S.)

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

 

Faculty

Ms. Rehva Jones, MBA, Director of Business Programs (program chair)
Mr. V.R. Nemani, Associate Professor of Business Administration*

*Sabbatical

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.

The following tracks of study are available:

  • General Business
  • Entrepreneurship

Course work in the Business Administration major is divided into seven categories: core curriculum requirements, co-requisite, professional skills, functional core, concentration tracks, electives and senior seminar courses.[catalog-courses]

Major Requirements

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

Core Curriculum Courses 26 credits
Co-Requisite Courses (completed as part of the Core Curriculum) 12 credits
Professional Skills Courses 12 credits
Functional Core Courses 30 credits
Concentration Track Courses 21 credits
Elective Courses 16 credits
Senior Seminar 3 credits
Total Course Credits 120 credits

Core Curriculum Courses (26 credits)

Area I:              Skills for Life & Work                                                    16 credits
Area II:             Understanding Self & Society                                       10 credits
Area III:            Ethics & Moral Reasoning                                            see Co-Requisite

Co-Requisite Courses (12 credits)

ALL of the following courses:
COM 290 Public Speaking
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
PHIL 245 Ethics I

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. 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.

Professional Skills Courses (12 credits)

One of the unique features of Trinity's Business Administration 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:
ENGL 209 Business Writing
JAMS 302 Multi-media Storytelling
BADM 251 Management and Leadership Development
BADM 345 Intermediate Computer Applications for Business

Functional Core Courses (30 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 229 Performance Management and Productivity
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 243 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 245 Decision Support Systems
BADM 325 Business Financial Management

Concentration Track Courses (21 credits)

Students complete 15 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. An Entrepreneurial Track prepares students to meet the challenges of launching and growing a new venture community-  whether as founders, investors, policymakers, managers or executives.

General Business Track
ALL of the following courses:
BADM 227 Team Dynamics and Development
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership
BADM 335 Consumer Behavior
BADM 355 Business Plan Development
BADM 363 Human Resources Law and Employee Safety
BADM 375 Introduction to Organizational Development
BADM 451 Project Management

 Entrepreneurship Track
ALL of the following courses:
BADM 252 Entrepreneurship
BADM 335 Consumer Behavior
BADM 337 Advertising and Promotion
BADM 351 Entrepreneurial Finance and Resource Development
BADM 355 Business Plan Development
BADM 375 Introduction to Organizational Development
BADM 451 Project Management

 Electives (16 credits)

Five 3-credit courses and one 1-credit course

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 Senior Seminar

Program Policies

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

CLEP Policy:Credits earned through CLEP examinations may fulfill requirements of the Business Administration program. Students interested in pursuing CLEP examinations should consult with their program chair.

Cross-tallied Courses:Cross-tallied courses are 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 only applies to BADM 491: Internship.

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 an academic advisor are necessary to ensure that the courses taken abroad may be applied toward major credit.

TELL Policy: Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with an academic advisor

Transfer Credits: Credits in courses equivalent to those required for the major from a similar institution may be accepted toward a major. Students majoring in Business Administration must take a minimum of four courses (12 credits) in business administration major courses at Trinity, one of the four courses taken must be BADM 499 Senior Seminar.

Course Descriptions

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 227 Team Dynamics and Development
BADM 229 Performance Management and Productivity
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership
BADM 243 Information Systems in Organizations
BADM 245 Decision Support Systems
BADM 251 Management and Leadership Development
BADM 252 Entrepreneurship
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 335 Consumer Behavior
BADM 335 Consumer Behavior
BADM 337 Advertising and Promotion
BADM 345 Intermediate Computer Applications for Business
BADM 351 Entrepreneurial Finance and Resource Development
BADM 355 Business Plan Development
BADM 355 Business Plan Development
BADM 363 Human Resources Law and Employee Safety
BADM 375 Introduction to Organizational Development
BADM 375 Introduction to Organizational Development
BADM 451 Project Management
BADM 451 Project Management
BADM 499 Senior Seminar
COM 290 Public Speaking
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ENGL 209 Business Writing
JAMS 302 Multi-media Storytelling
PHIL 245 Ethics I

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