Program Advisors: Karel Sovak (Chair)
Business Administration majors graduating from the University of Mary's Gary Tharaldson School of Business will be enriched through a curriculum of discovery, development and application to ensure a sound knowledge of the key professional components of business. Students also gain an understanding of how to incorporate servant leadership into their everyday lives as business professionals. In addition to the core competencies of the University, graduates of the business administration program will be able to:
assess the contemporary business environment in terms of societal, legal, and ethical issues on a global basis. apply analytical, critical thinking, decision making skills in business policy formulation and implementation. demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. engage in strategic planning and other key business, economic and marketing processes to solve complex business issues. demonstrate the management concepts of planning, leading, organizing and controlling. utilize finance, accounting, economic, marketing and information systems tools and concepts as they relate to contemporary business administration. conduct a quantitative and qualitative review of an organization within the context of change management. recognize and prepare solutions/recommendations regarding legal and ethical issues; understand the environment of business regulation. incorporate the Benedictine values and the merits of servant leadership into the best practices of academic projects and coursework, community projects, and work effectively in a team environment.
Courses Required for Business Administration Major
All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher. *ACC 101, *102; *BUS 200, 201, *215, 230, 311, 333, 346, 362, 371, 380, 401, 403, 420; BUS 446 or 452, *ECN 203, *204; *ENG 121, *COM 110, *MAT 180, COM 414, *CIS 101 or pass the equivalency exam, Ancillary courses included in the major: COM 204,
Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.
Courses Required for Business Administration Minor
ACC 101, 102; ECN 203; BUS 215, 311; COM 110 and one elective from any 300-400 business course or ECN 204
Note: This minor is for non-business majors only (Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Management, and any other major outside the Gary Tharaldson School of Business.)