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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Governors State University Academic Catalog

Business Administration, B.A.


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Today's complex fast paced business environment required professionals with a wide scope of knowledge and skills beneficial to the workplace. The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program, offered through the College of Business , provides a solid foundation in administrative skills and knowledge leading to a successful entry or mid-level business career. The real-world curriculum offers a set of core courses with a choice of concentrations: entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, management information systems, management, marketing, or operations and supply chain management.

5-Year MBA Option

Students enrolling in the Business Administration, BA program, with the long term goal of completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA), may consider enrolling in the 5-Year MBA track. Special Admission requirements for that track are listed in the Business Administration, M.B.A.  page of this catalog.

Degree Requirements (for all concentrations)


Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor's degree.

Students must meet the collegial degree requirement listed at the beginning of this section and choice of concentration section below.

General Education Requirements (37-38 Hours)


See the Catalog Bachelor's Degree Requirements  for detailed information about the General Education Courses  for transfer and students admitted as freshmen.

Mathematics (3 credit hours):

Communications (9 credit hours):

  • Two courses in written communications (6)
  • One course in oral communications (3)

Physical and Life Sciences (7 or 8 credit hours), including at least one laboratory course:

  • One course from Life Sciences (3-4)
  • One course from Physical Sciences (3-4)

Humanities (9 credit hours):

  • Including at least one course from humanities and at least one course from fine arts

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours):

In addition to the degree requirements above, students must also complete one concentration from the options listed below (choose one):


Entrepreneurship Concentration


The undergraduate major in Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship concentration is designed for students who are pursuing a career in business but hope one day to have their own business. The concentration provides students with the knowledge to start and operate a business. Students learn what it takes to face the personal challenges that accompany entrepreneurship and how to identify, evaluate, and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities.

Finance Concentration


The undergraduate major in Business Administration with a finance concentration prepares students for positions of leadership in business, government, and industry. Students are prepared for the challenges of professional life through the study of the functional area of finance.

Human Resource Management Concentration


The undergraduate major in Business Administration with a human resource management concentration prepares students for positions of leadership in business, government, and industry. Students are prepared for the challenges of professional life through the study of the functional area of the management of human resources.

Management Concentration


The undergraduate major in Business Administration with a management concentration prepares students for positions of leadership in business, government, and industry. Students are prepared for the challenges of professional life through the study of the functional areas of business management.

Management Information Systems Concentration


The undergraduate major in Business Administration with a Management Information Systems concentration prepares students for positions of leadership in business, government, and industry. Students are prepared for the challenges of professional life through the study of the functional area of management information systems.

Electives (15-17 Hours)


Total - 120 Hours


Marketing Concentration


The undergraduate major in Business Administration with a marketing concentration prepares students for positions of leadership in business, government, and industry. Students are prepared for the challenges of professional life through the study of the functional area of marketing.

Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration


The undergraduate major in Business Administration with an operations management concentration prepares students for positions of leadership in business, government, and industry. Students are prepared for the challenges of professional life through the study of the functional area of production management.

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