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The business administration major provides a broad-based education
in the fundamental theories, principles, and practices of modern
business. The program develops a general management outlook
toward organizations and the changing environment they face.
It teaches standards of professional and ethical behavior along
with the technical expertise and leadership attributes necessary to attain entry-level positions in business. Students who major in
business administration are expected to master a core of courses
in business and economics, and may choose from a concentration
selected from one of the following areas: economics, finance,
information systems, international business, management, and
marketing. All students will take the following common core of
classes described below under General Core.
Requirements for the Major
Students desiring to major in business administration must follow
the application process described above. To be awarded a degree
with a major in business administration, students must meet the
general core requirements and at least 18 credits of upper-division
elective courses within the School of Business and Economics.
Students can choose to pursue a concentration in a specific business
discipline by completing 15 of their 18 elective credits within
that particular discipline. Major requirements are based on those in
effect at the time declaration of the major was made. Also, a minimum
of 45 credit hours in the major must be completed at SPU.
Demonstration of computer competency is required. This is documented
by passing BUS 1700 or by passing a competency exam
covering the equivalent.
*BUS 4690 and BUS 4899 are recommended to be taken during the last
quarter of senior year.
*A minimum of 15 of these credits must be in BUS or ECN courses; a
maximum of 3 credits may be taken in ACCT courses.
Students wishing to pursue a disciplinary concentration must take
15 of their 18 upper-division elective credits from courses in that
discipline as follows:
Information Systems Concentration
International Business Concentration
*Some coursework will normally be taken as part of the study-abroad
**The foreign language requirement can be met by 15 credits in SPU
foreign-language courses numbered 2000 or above, or by demonstrated
fluency in a language other than English.
Requirements for the Minor in Business
*Requires ACCT 2362 as a prerequisite.
The School of Business and Economics offers a business minor for
students who want to complement their major with general business
coursework. Formal declaration of a minor is required. Acceptance
is based upon an application to the School of Business and
Economics with a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.70 in a minimum of 45 quarter credits of coursework. SPU
requires students to earn at least 15 credits of the minor at SPU, 10
credits of which must be upper-division credits. Application to the
minor may be made online at www.spu.edu/depts/sbe.
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