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CATALOG • 2010-2011

Business Administration - Major/Minor

For information, contact Gaetan T. Giannini, MBA.

The mission of the major is to provide an educational experience that allows the graduate to engage the world with passion and skill as a business leader and strong human being, and the focus to discover where her talents meet the needs of the community. This program is a unique blend of a liberal arts education and professional training that incorporates modern thinking in creativity, communication, leadership, relationships, and analysis, with the fundamental rigor of functional skills necessary to lead and grow organizations.  To maximize their professional development, students are encouraged to study other fields. They may minor in Economics, or may study a field complimentary to business such as Psychology, Communications, the Sciences, the Arts or Computer Technology.  A Business Administration major may not minor in Marketing.  

Whether students envision themselves in an entrepreneurial enterprise, a multinational corporation, or a non-profit organization, our education prepares students with the knowledge and passion to connect with success in the business world.

Program Requirements for the Business Administration Major

To be certified for graduation, a student majoring in business administration must take a minimum of 33 credits of course work in the Department of Business, Management, and Economics at Cedar Crest College.  

All courses within the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better.  A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.25 and a minimum average in the major of 2.5 must be achieved.  

All students must complete the Department Core Courses, the Business Administration Requirements, and the requirements of at least one concentration.

Course Requirements for the Business Administration Major

Students majoring in the Department of Business, Management, and Economics are required to take the following core courses, in addition to courses required for their specific major:

Core Courses
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUA 110 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUA 221 Business Law 3 credits
BUA 250 Principles of Finance 3 credits
BUA 281 Business Ethics 4 credits
BUA 300 Writing for Management 3 credits
BUA 345 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 credits
BUA 351 Applied Strategic Management I 3 credits
BUA 352 Applied Strategic Management II 3 credits
CIS 215 Advanced Business Computing 3 credits
ECO 101 Principles of Economics: Macro 3 credits
ECO 102 Principles of Economics: Micro 3 credits
MAT 105 Mathematics for Business or MAT 141 Calculus I 3 credits
MAT 110 Probability & Statistics 3 credits
MRK 230 Principles of Marketing 3 credits

Business Administration Courses   
BUA 240 International Business or ECO 315 International Economics or MRK 336 Global Marketing 3 credits
BUA 329 Organizational Behavior 3 credits


Economics Concentration
A student may not declare both a minor and a concentration in Economics.

Choose four of the following:
ECO 201 Government, Business, and Society 3 Credits
ECO 222 Economic Geography 3 Credits
ECO 302 Labor Economics 3 Credits
ECO 304 Money and Banking 3 Credits
ECO 315 International Economics 3 Credits
PSC 211 Globalization and International Law 3 Credits


Healthcare Management Concentration
BUA 211 Introduction to Healthcare Systems 3 Credits
BUA 258 Healthcare Management 3 Credits
BUA 340 Healthcare Finance 3 Credits
MRK 331 Service Marketing or MRK 240 Public Relations 3 Credits


Human Resources Concentration 
Choose four of the following:
*BUA 220 Human Resources Management 3 credits 
BUA 239 Employment Law 3 credits 
BUA 320 Attracting, Selecting, and Retaining Talent 3 credits 
BUA 325 Compensation Management 3 credits 
BUA 328 Power, Influence, and Negotiation 3 credits 
ECO 302 Labor Economics 3 credits 
PSY 227 Principles of Helping Relationships or PSY 230 Team Building and Group Dynamics 3 credits 
* Required

 

Management Concentration
Choose four of the following (two courses must have a BUA designation):
ACC 203 Cost Accounting 3 credits
ACC 205 Accounting Information Systems 3 credits
BUA 216 Investments 3 credits
BUA 220 Human Resources Management 3 credits
BUA 239 Employment Law 3 credits
BUA 320 Attracting, Selecting, and Retaining Talent 3 credits
BUA 325 Compensation Management 3 credits
BUA 328 Power, Influence, and Negotiation 3 credits
BUA 335 Retail Management 3 credits
BUA 350 Leadership 3 credits
ECO 201 Government, Business, and Society 3 credits
ECO 302 Labor Economics 3 credits
ECO 304 Money and Banking 3 credits
MRK 332 Sales Management 3 credits
MRK 335 B-to-B Marketing 3 credit
PSY 224 Women in the Workplace 3 credits
PSY 227 Principles of Helping Relationships 3 credits
PSY 230 Team Building and Group Dynamics 3 credits

Marketing Concentration
Choose four of the following*, two of which must have a MRK prefix:
BUA 328 Power, Influence, and Negotiation 3 credits
BUA 335 Retail Management 3 credits
MRK 240 Applied Public Relations 3 credits
MRK 250 Consumer Behavior 3 credits
MRK 320 Marketing Research 3 credits
MRK 330 Branding 3 credits
MRK 331 Service Marketing 3 credits
MRK 332 Sales Management 3 credits
MRK 334 Applied Advertising 3 credits
MRK 335 B-to-B Marketing 3 credits
MRK 336 Global Marketing 3 credits
CST 170 Introduction to Mass Communications or CST 216 The Crestiad: Staff

*An approved internship within a specified field may count toward concentration requirements. 

 

Liberal Arts Curriculum Requirements fulfilled within the Major

The student fulfills the Technology, Oral Presentation, and Information Literacy requirements by successfully completing the following courses embedded within the business administration major:

Technology:  CIS 215 Advanced Business Computing

Oral Presentation:  BUA 300 Writing for Management, BUA 352 Applied Strategic Management II

Information Literacy:  BUA 351 Applied Strategic Management I

 

Program Requirements for the Business Administration Minor

Students throughout the college are encouraged to minor in business administration to maximize professional opportunities after graduation. This minor introduces the basics of running an organization, and helps to highlight career choices that are available within the student’s major program. Students may not major in accounting or marketing and minor in business administration.

Required Courses for the Business Administration Minor

ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3 credits
BUA 110 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUA 300 Writing for Management 3 credits
MRK 230 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
ECO 101 Principles of Economics: Macro or ECO 102 Principles of Economics: Micro 3 credits

Plus one of the following:
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUA 220 Human Resource Management 3 credits
BUA 250 Principles of Finance 3 credits
BUA 329 Organizational Behavior 3 credits
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