Business Administration


Business Administration Program Description

The business administration major is designed to give graduates the knowledge, skills, critical thinking ability, and technological competence essential to be successful in business, such as conducting research, analyzing information, and communicating effectively. The business administration major provides a strong foundation in business functions and includes courses in management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, information systems, international business, and business law. Additionally, students select electives from the disciplines above to develop a greater degree of specialization according to their individual interests and career goals. The business administration curriculum also provides graduates with an excellent background to continue their education by pursuing a graduate degree in business or a business-related field.


Business Administration Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe and explain business functions and technology affecting the conduct and structure of business organizations.
  2. Analyze and explain business problems and propose solutions, both independently and in teams.
  3. Communicate business information in both oral and written expression.
  4. Identify, analyze, and evaluate ethical issues, principles, and practices that affect business in domestic and global environments.
  5. Pursue contemporary business careers.


Business Administration Program Policies

Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major. Furthermore, the lowest acceptable grade is a “C” in all major courses. No student, regardless of major, will be permitted to advance to the next major course without earning a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite course(s). When a grade below a “C” is earned in a major course, the student must repeat that course. The lowest acceptable grade in Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE) courses is a “D,” with the exception of ENG 151 and ENG 152, for which the lowest acceptable grade is a “C.” If a SEE course is required for the major the lowest acceptable grade is a “C.”

A course may be repeated once without special permission. Business administration majors must apply in writing to the Associate Dean for Stevenson University Online's Business Programs requesting permission to repeat a course for a second time. Those who do not successfully complete a major course with a grade of “C” or better after a third attempt will not be allowed to continue in the business administration program.


The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in business administration. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements:

GPS 200Adult Learning Theory & Practice

3 credits

ACC 140Financial Accounting

3 credits

ACC 141Managerial Accounting

3 credits

EC 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

EC 202Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

FIN 300Principles of Finance

3 credits

INBUSAny International Business Course

3 credits

IS 135MS Office Applications

3 credits

IS 201Management Information Systems

3 credits

LAW 208Business Law

3 credits

MKT 206Principles of Marketing

3 credits

MATH 136Introduction to Statistics

4 credits

MGT 204Principles of Management

3 credits

MGT 210Business Writing

3 credits

MGT 308Business Ethics

3 credits

MGT 310Organizational Behavior

3 credits

MGT 313Operations Management

3 credits

MGT 422Strategic Management

3 credits

MGT 430Business Capstone Seminar

3 credits

Five focused electives (15 credits):

See advisor for list of focused electives.

Minor in Business Administration

A minor in business administration is not available; however, students majoring in other fields who have an interest in business may consider completing a minor in management or marketing. Please see a Student Success Coach for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

Other Options

Bachelor's to Master's Option: The bachelor's to master's option is available for students majoring in business administration who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a master’s degree in one of Stevenson’s graduate programs. Students choosing this option may earn their master's degree in as little as one year after their bachelor's degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into a bachelor's to master's option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors. For more information on this program, see the Admissions section of this catalog.