Business Administration
Mount Saint Mary's College

Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

Weekend College Program

The B.S. in Business Administration, offered in the Weekend College, is designed for adult professionals who wish to advance and solidify their careers in business. Built on the strong liberal arts foundation provided through general education requirements, the business administration major is generalist in scope and covers key functional areas in business - management information systems, organizational behavior, business law, accounting, marketing and finance. Courses emphasize discussion, group projects, and communication exercises. The program has been structured to incorporate workplace experience into the fabric of the classroom.

At least 21 units of the upper division business courses must be completed at Mount St. Mary's College. BUS 192 Business Policy and Strategy must be taken at Mount St. Mary's College

Lower Division Core Requirements:

  • BUS 5 Business Law I (3)
  • BUS 15A Accounting Principles I (3)
  • BUS 15B Accounting Principles II (3)
  • PHI 92 Introduction to Business Ethics (3)
  • ECO I Microeconomics (3)
  • ECO 2 Macroeconomics (3)
  • BUS 28 Mathematical Analysis for Business (3)
  • MTH 38 Elements of Probability & Statistics (3)
  • BUS 13 Computer Applications: Windows and Word (1)**

** Students may test out of computer courses by demonstrating proficiency in course content.

Upper Division Core Requirements:

  • BUS 106 Business Law II (3)
  • or
  • BUS 122 Management Communications (3)
  • BUS 130 Principles of Finance (3)
  • BUS 160 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BUS 177 Management Information Systems (3)
  • BUS 184 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BUS 185 Principles of Management (3)
  • BUS 192 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • PHI 192 Business Ethics and Info Tech Ethics (3)

In addition, eighteen upper division business units are required for the major. Students who wish to pursue a specific business area concentration may do so by completing twelve of these eighteen units as follows:

Marketing Concentration

  • BUS 161 Principles of Advertising (3)
  • BUS 175 Sales Management (3)
  • BUS 195 International Marketing (3)
  • BUS 163 Marketing Research (3)

Management Concentration

  • BUS 157 Human Resources Management (3)
  • BUS 189 International Management (3)
  • BUS 187 Management Seminar (3)

And any one of the following courses:

  • BUS 176 Small Business Management (3)
  • BUS 170 Real Estate (3)
  • BUS 171 Real Estate Law & Management (3)
  • BUS 133 Money, Politics & Business (3)

International Business Concentration

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

And three units from the following:

  • ECO 112 Economic History of Europe (3)
  • BUS 193 Special Studies in Economic Development (1)

(One unit in each of the following areas: China, European Union, Eastern Europe, Mercosur, Africa and the Four Tigers)

  • BUS 193 Managing Diversity (1)

Once enrolled at Mount St. Mary's College, all upper division business courses must be completed at the College.

Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Section One Courses
One of the following is required (Each course is three units)

  • BUS 145 Entrepreneurship
  • BUS 176 Small Business Management

Section Two Courses
Students are required to take 3 courses from Section Two, or 2 courses from Section 2 and three one-unit courses from Section Three.

  • BUS 106* Business Law II
  • BUS 195* International Marketing
  • BUS 157 Human Resources Development
  • BUS 175* Sales Management

Section Three Courses
(Each course is one unit)

  • Accounting and Finance for Small Business
  • Accounting Systems for Small Business
  • Managing Diversity
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Persona Finance

* These courses have a prerequisite