Our program builds on St. Norbert’s liberal arts tradition, bringing intellectual rigor to the development of your managerial skills.

Business Administration Major Requirements

Residency requirement: In order to earn a B.B.A. degree from St. Norbert College, a student must earn satisfactory credit in at least six required business courses (BUAD) at the college. The Strategic Management course (BUAD 485) must be taken at St. Norbert College.

Independent study: The number of independent studies in the 128 credits required for the B.B.A. degree is limited to three.

Internship: BUAD 494 Internship can be taken only once for credit. This limit does not affect internships not taken for credit.

Assessment: Assessment data is obtained through standardized tests, nationally normed survey instruments and existing college surveys. An assessment during a student’s senior year is required for graduation.

Business Administration Major (14 Courses)

The business administration major is divided into core and advanced requirements.

A. Core Requirements (normally to be taken in the following sequence)
Freshman Year

  • BUAD 142 Computer Applications in Business
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 124 Survey of Calculus or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 1

Sophomore Year

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
  • BUAD 230 Foundations of Management
  • BUAD 270 Marketing Concepts and Issues
  • BUAD 284 Statistics for Business and Economics or MATH 321 Probability and Statistics

Junior Year

  • BUAD 350 Corporate Finance
  • BUAD 390 Business Law

Senior Year

  • BUAD 485 Strategic Management Seminar 

B. Advanced Requirements

Advanced business electives can only be taken in the third and fourth years and there are both minimum and maximum limits. No more than four advanced business administration (BUAD/ACCT) courses, at the 300 level or above (other than core requirements), may be counted to satisfy the 128 credits required for graduation. Students must select either the General Business Advanced area or one of the Concentration Advanced areas.

General Business Advanced Area

(Non-Concentration Option): Select two courses from any business administration (BUAD) or accounting (ACCT) courses at the 200 level or above (other than the core requirements, courses designated for non-majors, or ACCT 315); any economics (ECON) course at the 200 level or above; and selected courses in communications (COME 322), English (ENGL 306), mathematics (MATH 317), philosophy (PHIL 245), psychology (PSYC 221, PSYC 321, PSYC 325 or PSYC 360) and sociology (SOCI 235). These are the advanced business electives.

Finance Concentration

(Four courses)


  • BUAD 351 Investments (fall)
  • BUAD 352 Financial Institutions and Markets (spring)

Two of the following:

  • ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting 1
  • BUAD 355 Advanced Financial Management
  • BUAD 371 Sales Management
  • ECON 390 Monetary Theory and Policy
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Finance)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Finance)

Global Business Concentration


  • One foreign language course at 102 level or higher*
  • BUAD 262 Introduction to IBLAS
  • BUAD 468**/BUAD 469 Senior Seminars in IBLAS 1, IBLAS 2
  • One semester study abroad*

* International students are exempt from these requirements
**BUAD 468 is substituted for BUAD 485

Two of the following:

  • PHIL 245 Business Ethics
  • ECON 375 Growth and Development
  • ECON 376 International Trade
  • ECON 377 International Finance and Monetary Economics
  • ECON 390 Monetary Theory and Policy
  • BUAD 352 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Global Business)
  • BUAD 490 Independent Study (Global Business)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Global Business)

General Management Concentration

(Four courses)


  • BUAD 333 Operations Management (alternate years)
  • BUAD 336 Introduction to Human Resource Management (fall)

Two of the following:

  • BUAD 337 Behavior in Organizations
  • BUAD 338 Organizational Theory and Practice
  • BUAD 345 Business Applications Using Systems Analysis and Design
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Management) BUAD 490 Independent Study (Management)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Management)

Marketing Concentration

(Four courses)


  • BUAD 372 Marketing Research (spring)
  • BUAD 471 Marketing Management and Strategy (fall)

Two of the following:

  • BUAD 262 Introduction to International Business and Language Area Studies
  • BUAD 371 Sales Management
  • BUAD 374 Marketing Promotions
  • BUAD 375 Consumer Behavior
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Marketing)
  • BUAD 490 Independent Study (Marketing)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Marketing)

Human Resource Management Concentration

(Four courses)


  • BUAD 336 Human Resource Management (fall)
  • BUAD 436 Advanced Human Resource Management (alternate years)

Two of the following:

  • BUAD 337 Behavior in Organizations
  • ECON 330 Labor Economics
  • PSYC 221 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Human Resource Management)
  • BUAD 490 Independent Study (Human Resources)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Human Resources)

BUAD 490 Independent Study or BUAD 494 Internship courses require the approval of a faculty member within the area of concentration.