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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. Accounting majors who choose to double major in BUAD must select a concentration in BUAD.

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 Seminar (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
BAUD 494 Intership [Instructor Permission Only] may be taken twice for up to eight credits. Only four credits of BAUD 494 may be used to satisfy requirements in the major. All business administration students are encouraged to puruse internships. 

Assessment
Assessment data is obtained through the Major Field Test, nationally normed survey instruments, college surveys, and in-class assignments. 

Business Administration

(60 credits)

Core Requirements Suggested Sequence

First Year

  • BUAD 142 Computer Applications in Business
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 128 Introductory Statistics for Business or AP Statistics or SSCI 224 Basic Statistics

Sophomore Year

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
  • BUAD 210 Business Ethics (2 credits)
  • BUAD 228 Advanced Statistics for Business and Economics or MATH 221 Statistics in the Sciences
  • BUAD 231 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • BUAD 232 Introduction to Human Resource Management (2 credits)
  • BUAD 233 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (2 credits)
  • BUAD 270 Marketing Concepts and Issues

Junior Year

  • BUAD 350 Corporate Finance
  • BUAD 390 Business Law

Senior Year

  • BUAD 485 Strategic Management Seminar or BUAD 469 Senior Seminar in International Business and Language Area Studies (fall semester) (students concentrating in Global Business or majorining in IBLAS must take BUAS 485 and BUAD 469)

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. For students pursuing a Business Administration degree (with no concentration), the two advanced business electives must total eight credits. 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) and psychology (PSYC 221, PSYC 321, PSYC 325 or PSYC 360).

Concentrations
Students wishing to emphasize a particular area of business may select (only) one of the following concentrations. These concentrations include the relevant core required courses along with selected advanced business electives. Students completing a concentration will have satisfied the requirement for advanced business electives.

Finance

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 350 Corporate Finance
  • BUAD 351 Investments (fall)
  • BUAD 352 Financial Institutions and Markets (spring)

One of the following:

  • ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting 1 (fall)
  • BUAD 355 Advanced Financial Management
  • BUAD 356 Risk Management and Insurance
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Finance)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Finance) [Instructor Permission Only]
  • ECON 377 International Finance and Monetary Economics
  • ECON 390 Money and Banking 
Global Business

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 215 Entrepreneurship (fall)
  • BUAD 231 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • BUAD 232 Introduction to Human Resource Management (2 credits)
  • BUAD 262 Introduction to International Business (spring)
  • BUAD 469 Senior Seminar in IBLAS
  • A study abroad experience

Management

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 231 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • BUAD 232 Introduction to Human Resource Management (2 credits)
  • BUAD 337 Advanced Organizational Behavior

Eight credits from the following:

  • BUAD 215 Entrepreneurship (fall)
  • BUAD 262 Introduction to International Business (spring)
  • BUAD 333 Advanced Operations and Suplly Chain Management (2 credits)
  • BUAD 334 Supply Chain Management
  • BUAD 336 Intermediate Human Resource Management (fall) 
  • BUAD 338 Organizational Theory and Practice
  • BUAD 340 Leadership Lessons: WWI & WWII
  • BUAD 386 Leading Through Adversity: Historical Case Studies
  • BUAD 387 Aviation Disaster Exploration: Decision Making Errors
  • BUAD 388 International Management
  • BUAD 400 Case Studies: Leaders in Film
  • BUAD 477 Knowledge Management and Society
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Management)
  • BUAD 490 Independent Study (Management)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Management) [Instructor Permission Only]

Marketing

(16 credits)

Required:

  • BUAD 270 Marketing Concepts and Issues
  • BUAD 374 Marketing Promotions (fall)
  • BUAD 471 Marketing Management and Strategy (spring)

One of the following:

  • BUAD 372 Marketing Research (fall, odd years)
  • BUAD 375 Consumer Behavior (fall, even years)
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Marketing)
  • BUAD 490 Independent Study (Marketing)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Marketing) [Instructor Permission Only]

Human Resource Management

(16 credits)

Required:

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

Four credits from the following:

  • BUAD 337 Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • BUAD 438 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Seminar (summer) 
  • BUAD 489 Special Topics (Human Resources)
  • BUAD 490 Independent Study (Human Resources) (2 or 4 credits)
  • BUAD 494 Internship (Human Resources) [Instructor Permission Only]
  • COME 325 Trends in the Modern Workplace
  • DATA 256 People Analytics (2 credits) (spring, even years)
  • ECON 330 Labor Economics
  • PSYC 221 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (spring, alternate years)

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

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