Business Administration Major

The Business Administration Major is designed to offer students a broad perspective on business. The core curriculum of the major provides students insights into consumer and buyer behavior; tools to be an effective leader; and an understanding of various financial markets, interest rates, and monetary theory. Students have the flexibility to expand on this foundation of marketing, leadership, and finance to tailor the remainder of their curriculum based on their career aspirations and interests. You may only double major or minor in a college/school other than the Haub School of Business if you declare a Business Administration major.

Students completing this major will:

BA SLO 1: Students will learn how consumer and business needs and wants are converted into satisfactions emphasizing the core processes of customer decision making.

BA SLO 2: Students will learn theories, skills, and tools to understand effective leadership.

BA SLO 3: Students will learn the role and working of various markets and interest rate theory, along with the foundations of monetary theory and policy.

The traditional undergraduate programs includes a minimum of 120 credits distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas1:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive
  3. Writing Intensive, and
  4. Diversity

Overlay requirements are part of the 120 credit requirements

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses:

ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro3
Select two from the following areas:6
International Trade
International Macroeconomics
Economics of Labor
Industrial Organization
Game Theory
Economic Development
Environmental Economics
The Economics of Healthcare
Chinese Economics
Econ of Poverty & Income Dist
Public Speaking & Presentation
Writing for Organizations
Negotiations, Writing&Conflict
Nature & Environmental Writing
Philosophy of Sports
Political Science
Intro to American Politics
Intro to Comparative Politics
Intro to Global Politics
Intro to Political Thought
Law and Social Change
Advising and Advocacy
Constitutional Politics
Const Law:Rights & Civil Lib
Public Policy
Women and American Politics
Race & Ethnic Politics in U.S.
Protesting Inequality
Latin American Politics
Asian Democ at the Crossroads
Russian Politics
Ethics in Internation Affairs
Women, Gender & World Politics
Introductory Psychology
Psychology of Men and Women
Behavioral Economics
Industrial/Organizational Psyc
Personality Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of the Self
Psychology of Gender
Intro to Sociology
Social Problems
Ethnic & Minority Relations
Sociology of Gender
Classical Sociological Theory
Race and Social Justice
White Collar Crime
Fair Trade Coffee: Study Tour
Classes and Power in US
Law and Social Policy
Poverty Ethics & Social Policy
Race Relations in Philadelphia
Total Hours9

Business Foundation 

Ten courses, including:

ACC 101Concepts of Financial Acct3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
DSS 100Excel Competency1
DSS 200Intro to Information Systems3
DSS 210Business Statistics3
DSS 220Business Analytics3
FIN 200Intro to Finance3
or FIN 225 Fund of Quantitative Finance
MGT 110Essent'ls of Organzational Beh3
or MGT 120 Essentials of Management
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 201Principles of Marketing3
BUS 495Business Strategy 13
or ACC 423 Accounting Control Systems
Total Hours31

Accounting Majors can choose between ACC 423 and BUS BUS 495


MKT 302Consumer & Buyer Behavior3
MGT 211Perspectives on Leadership3
FIN 201Markets and Institutions3
Three upper-division courses from two or more different departments, choosing among the subjects of: ACC, DSS, FIN, RMI, FMK, HAD, PMK, IBU, MGT, MKT 19
Total Hours18

These courses must be in addition to any course that is part of the Business core and must be in at least two different departments, not majors (e.g., IBU and MGT classes are both in the Management Department). Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this degree, students majoring in Business Administration can NOT double major or minor within the Haub School of Business. A double major or minor in any other college/school would be permitted, with appropriate permissions from the program's department.

Free Electives

6 courses