Business Administration
Mount Saint Mary's College

Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts: Traditional Day Program

The Bachelor of Arts program in Business Administration prepares students for professional careers by stimulating rigorous, imaginative, analytical, and inquisitive attitudes. An emphasis on teamwork, and problem solving is evident at all levels of education in the business administration major. The department offers five areas of emphases. Each emphases is described below:

  1. Accounting. The emphasis in Accounting qualifies students to enter private, public and governmental accounting. Students are prepared in the practical areas of tax accounting, cost accounting and auditing as well as the application of computer techniques to corporate accounting systems. Graduates will be qualified for professional employment in corporate accounting departments, public accounting firms, and governmental agencies.
  2. International Business. The emphasis in International Business prepares the students for the many opportunities available in the fields of international management, international finance and government service. The International Business emphasis is designed for individuals with an interest in business on a global scale. The program concentrates on the social, political, and economic aspects of the international marketplace.
  3. Management. The emphasis in Management offers a curriculum based on practical, applied courses that qualify students to enter administrative positions immediately after graduation. Courses cover the broad spectrum of business activity and allow students to choose from a variety of possible career opportunities in large, midsize and small organizations.
  4. Marketing. The emphasis in Marketing provides students with a "strategic orientation'' in the areas of advertising, public relations, designs, sales, research and marketing management. The program is designed to prepare students for marketing related careers in the public and private sectors.
The B.A. Degree in Business Administration

Lower Division Core Requirements:


BUS 4 Business Foundations & Analysis (3)**
BUS5 Business Law I(3)
BUS 15A Accounting Principles I (3)
BUS 15B Accounting Principles I (3)
ECO 1 Microeconomics (3)
ECO 2 Macroeconomics (3)
BUS 28 Mathematical Analysis for Business (3)
MTH 38 Elements of Probability & Statistics (3)
SPE 12 Business & Professional Communications (1)
SPE 18 Career Planning Seminar (1)
CIS 1 Computer Processes and Applications (3)

Upper Division Core Requirements:

PHI 192 Business and Info Tech Ethics(3)
BUS 122 Management Communications (3)
BUS 130 Principles of Finance (3)
BUS 160 Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 177 Management Information Systems (3)
BUS 185 Principles of Management (3)
BUS 192 Business Policy and Strategy (3)
BUS 190 Business Administration Internship (3)

1. Accounting Emphasis

BUS 137 Intermediate Accounting I (4)
BUS 138 Intermediate Accounting II (4)
BUS 131 Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 186 Tax Accounting (3)
BUS 188 Auditing (3)
BUS 198 Advanced Accounting (3)

Total: 41 upper division units

2. International Business Emphasis

BUS 189 International Management (3)
BUS 195 International Marketing (3)
ECO 195 International Economics (3)

(Plus three courses from the following:)

ECO 112 Economic History of Europe (3)
SOC 125 Comparative Social Structures (3)
POL 125 Foreign Relations of the United States (3)
OR
POL 135 Selected Problems in International Organization (3)
POL 138 International Law (3)
BUS 183 Management Seminar (3)

Total: 39 upper division units

3. Management Emphasis

BUS 106 Business Law II (3)
BUS 170 Real Estate (3)
OR
BUS 171 Real Estate Law and Management (3)
BUS 157 Human Resources Development (3)
BUS 176 Small Business Management (3)
BUS 184 Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS 183 Management Seminar (3)

Total: 39 upper division units

4. Marketing Emphasis

BUS 163 Marketing Research (3)
BUS 161 Principles of Advertising (3)
BUS 175 Sales Management (3)
BUS 194 Consumer Behavior (3)
BUS 195 International Marketing (3)
BUS 183 Management Seminar(3)

Total: 39 upper division units

**This may be waived for transfer students entering with significant business course work. See Department Chair.

Once enrolled at Mount St. Mary's College, all upper division business courses must be completed at the College.
Suggested Sequence of Courses
Bachelor of Arts


The following is a model for completing the business administration major in four years. Only business administration courses are listed.

FRESHMAN YEAR


Fall Semester


BUS 4 Business Foundations & Analysis (3)
BUS 15A Accounting Principles I (3)
CIS 1Computer Process and Applications (3)
BUS 28 Mathematical Analysis for Business (3)

Spring Semester

BUS 15B Accounting Principle II (3)
MTH 38Elements of Probability & Statistics (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR


Fall Semester


ECO 2 Macroeconomics (3)
SPE 12 Business and Professional Communication (1)
SPR 18 Career Planning (1)

Spring Semester

ECO 1 Microeconomics (3)
BUS 5 Business Law I (3)

JUNIOR YEAR


Fall Semester


BUS 160 Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 122 Management Communications (3)
Upper Division Emphasis Course (3)

Spring Semester

BUS 185 Principles of Management (3)
BUS 177 Management Information Systems (3)
PHI 168C Ethics of Business and Information Technology (3)
Upper Division Emphasis Course (3)

SENIOR YEAR


Fall Semester

BUS 130 Principles of Finance (3)
BUS 190 Business Administration Internship (3)
Upper Division Emphasis Course (3)
Upper Division Emphasis Course (3)

Spring Semester

BUS 192 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
Upper Division Emphasis Course (3)
Upper Division Emphasis Course (3)