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B.A. in Business Administration: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

120 Total Credits Required

To receive a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, all undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements. The online bachelor’s degree in business administration also requires 40 credit hours of coursework covering business fundamentals, and culminating with a capstone experience.

The program core can be completed in five semesters, although your transfer credits and general education coursework will vary the time it takes you to finish.

Required Courses

Students study the basic principles of management while examining the effects of human behavior on teams and organizations. Students learn foundational theories of motivation, leadership, team building, and change management using classroom activities and case studies.

Learn what it means to be an entrepreneur while exploring foundational concepts in management, marketing, economics, and finance/accounting. Create a full business plan for a small business in class, making daily decisions about the business in a dynamic environment.

This course examines the administrative and common law regulation of business. Constitutional Law, Title VII and product liability are covered. Students also examine contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code provisions on sales and secured transactions.

Explore the fundamental concepts of accounting and finance within an organizational context, including terminology, financial statements, ratio analysis, budgeting, time value of money, along with ethical and global considerations. Apply standard financial and accounting tools to make business assessments and financial decisions important for managers in any organization.

This course provides an introduction to the study of marketing in business and other organizations. Topics that will be addressed in this course include the marketing environment, marketing ethics, information gathering, product development, pricing strategies, distribution strategies, the promotional mix, decision making, nonprofit marketing, social marketing and international marketing. (Prerequisite: junior standing)

Learn to analyze data and make predictions using tools like probability analysis, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, linear programming and tools for financial analysis. Structured and unstructured data will be examined through data mining, web mining, text mining and sentiment analysis.

Learn how excellent leaders use social intelligence to increase their effectiveness. Explore social intelligence theory and abilities and the interconnected role they play in diverse personal, cultural, political, and business contexts. Gain an understanding of how social intelligence competencies offer practical ways to enhance leadership capacity. (Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 380)

Learn to analyze an organization’s raw data to help make organizational decisions. Gain skills with mathematical and statistical tools and concepts to extract actionable and novel knowledge from business data to achieve strategic goals. Explore uses of probability analysis and hypothesis testing, data mining, text mining, business intelligence architecture, data reporting systems, and data visualization tools. (Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 380 and BUS 388)

Explore financial management topics that include capital markets; the cash budget, pro forma statements, analysis of financial statements, forecasting, and ROI for the growth of the business. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in ACC 384 or ACC 201)

Examine business strategy theories and practical principles to advance innovation and organizational growth. Learn to ethically apply core business and entrepreneurial skills through research, business plan analysis, and field work to solve real world challenges. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in MKM 386, BUS 415, and BUS 425 or BUS 420, and ACC 201 or ACC 384)

Synthesize and apply program concepts to create and present a multifaceted research project which serves as the professional capstone project for the program. Students must hold senior standing and have successfully completed all other program course requirements before registering for this course. (Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 490)

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