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Business Administration Major Requirements

This curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. Students can elect a general business program or one of five available concentrations within this major.

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 St. Norbert 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. 

Business Administration Major

(60 credits)

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

Freshman Year

  • BUAD 142 Business Applications of Information Technology
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 128 Introductory Statistics for Business

Sophomore Year

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
  • BUAD 210 Business Ethics (2 cr)
  • BUAD 231 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (2 cr)
  • BUAD 232 Introduction to Human Resource Management (2 cr)
  • BUAD 233 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (2 cr)
  • 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 Business Electives

Advanced business electives are normally taken in the third and fourth years. All business majors are required to take a minimum of two courses that are approved as advanced business electives. These include: any Business Administration (BUAD) course or Accounting (ACCT) course at the 200 level or above (other than Business core requirements, courses designated for non-majors or ACCT 315); any Economics (ECON) course at the 200 level or above; and selected courses from other disciplines, including Communications (COME 322), English (ENGL 306), Psychology (PSYC 221, PSYC 321, PSYC 325 or PSYC 360).

C. Concentrations

Students wishing to emphasize a particular area of business can choose one of the following concentrations. These concentrations include the relevant core required course along with selected advanced business electives. Students completing a concentration will have satisfied the requirement for advanced business electives.

Finance Concentration

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 350 Corporate Finance
  • BUAD 351 Investments (fall)
  • BUAD 352 Financial Institutions and Markets or ECON 390 Money and Banking (spring)

One of the following:

  • ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting 1
  • BUAD 355 Advanced Financial Management
  • BUAD 356 Risk Management and Insurance
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Finance)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Finance)
  • ECON 377 International Finance and Monetary Economics
Global Business Concentration

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 231 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • BUAD 232 Introduction to Human Resource Management (2 credits)
  • BUAD 262 Introduction to International Business
  • BUAD 468*/BUAD 469 Sr. Seminars in IBLAS 1, IBLAS 2 
  • One semester study abroad**

* Global business concentration students take BUAD 468 as strategy/capstone instead of BUAD 485.
** International students are exempt from this requirement.

One of the following:

  • ECON 375 Growth and Development
  • ECON 376 International Trade
  • ECON 377 International Finance and Monetary Economics
  • ECON 390 Money and Banking
  • 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

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 231 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • BUAD 232 Introduction to Human Resource Management (2 credits)
  • BUAD 334 Supply Chain Management
  • BUAD 337 Behavior in Organizations

One of the following:

  • BUAD 262 Introduction to International Business
  • BUAD 333 Operations Management
  • BUAD 336 Human Resource Management (fall)
  • 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

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 270 Marketing Concepts and Issues
  • BUAD 374 Marketing Promotions
  • BUAD 471 Marketing Management and Strategy

One of the following:

  • BUAD 262 Introduction to International Business
  • BUAD 371 Sales Management
  • BUAD 372 Marketing Research
  • BUAD 375 Consumer Behavior
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Marketing)
  • BUAD 490 Independent Study (Marketing)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Marketing)

Human Resource Management Concentration

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 231 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • BUAD 232 Introduction to Human Resource Management (2 credits)
  • BUAD 336 Human Resource Management (fall)
  • BUAD 436 Advanced Human Resource Management (alternate years)

One of the following:

  • BUAD 337 Behavior in Organizations
  • BUAD 437 Compensation Management
  • BUAD 438 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Seminar
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Human Resource Management)
  • BUAD 490 Independent Study (Human Resources)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Human Resources)
  • ECON 330 Labor Economics
  • PSYC 221 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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