Department of Business Administration

Curriculum

Degree Requirements for Business Administration Majors
A business major's program of study consists of three components--the college-wide core curriculum (53 semester hours), the major (60 semester hours), and free electives (7 semester hours). All business majors must satisfactorily complete the following designated core curriculum courses: MAT 100 and MAT 154 (a student who places into a higher level of math should consult his advisor); ECO 201 and any three-semester-hour PSC (e.g., 251), PSY (e.g., 101), or SOC (e.g., 201) course for which the student satisfies prerequisites; and PHI 302. All business majors must also satisfactorily complete the following business core courses (39 semester hours): ECO 202, BUS 211, BUS 212, ECO 221, BUS 225, BUS 250 BUS 321, BUS 322, BUS 324, BUS 328, BUS 330, BUS 360, and BUS 422. Finally, all business majors must satisfactorily complete the following advanced skills courses: ENG 351 and MAT 250. Course requirements for the functional area concentrations in business are listed below.

For a concentration in Accounting, the student must satisfactorily complete 15 semester hours consisting of the following courses: BUS 311, BUS 312, BUS 410, BUS 411, and BUS 412. Students interested in careers in public accounting should consult with the coordinator of the accounting program.

For a concentration in Finance, the student must satisfactorily complete 15 semester hours consisting of the following courses: BUS 430, BUS 431, BUS 432, BUS 433, and one of the following electives designated for the finance concentration--BUS 311, BUS 345, BUS 434, BUS 442, BUS 470, BUS 471, ECO 302, ECO 304, or ECO 405. Students interested in careers in actuarial science, insurance, or real estate should consult with the coordinator of the finance program.

For a concentration in Management, the student must satisfactorily complete 15 semester hours consisting of the following courses: BUS 450 and at least (1) course from (Group A and Group B). Group A: BUS 410, BUS 451, ECO 301, or ECO 403. Group B: BUS 452, BUS 453, BUS 454, BUS 455, BUS 456 or PSY 303.

For a concentration in Marketing, the student must satisfactorily complete 15 semester hours consisting of the following courses: BUS 461, BUS 462, BUS 463, and any two of the following electives designated for the marketing concentration—BUS 453, BUS 464 BUS 466, or PSY 303.

All business majors are also subject to the following Departmental policies:

   1. A grade of "C" or higher is required for majors to "satisfactorily complete" all business core courses, concentration courses, electives designated for the concentration, and designated core curriculum courses.

   2. Students who enroll in BUS or ECO courses, the prerequisites for which they fail to meet, are subject to disenrollement by the Department regardless of performance or time lapsed.

   3. Business majors are not permitted to take more than 57 semester hours of BUS courses.

   4. Not more than four business courses taken at other institutions will be accepted for credit toward the B.A. in Business Administration at Morehouse.