Business Administration

Business Administration

The Division of Business Administration and Economics is proud to be an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited institution. Only achieved by about five percent of business schools worldwide, the AACSB Certification is awarded to institutions that demonstrate a commitment to the highest caliber academic experiences. Our business administration degree is available in four concentrations—accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

Accounting Concentration

Accounting is the language of business. A student choosing the accounting concentration is choosing to prepare himself for any field of business by having a deep and thorough understanding of the foundation of businesses. Many of our alumni from accounting go on to work in the top four public accounting firms but just as many or more move into other fields, like banking, consulting, or technology. Accounting concentration students learn not only how to maintain the financial records of an organization but also how leaders use accounting information to make decisions. Students are also expected to recognize the high ethical standards required of the accounting profession. A graduate of the accounting concentration at Morehouse has a solid foundation to pursue the CPA designation and is encouraged to do so. Many of our alumni earned the CPA title.

Outcomes

Business majors demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of the role, structure, and regulation of the accounting profession
  • Knowledge of the importance of reliable financial statements, and the use of financial reporting for internal and external decision-making
  • The role of accounting and the structure of the entities involved in the regulation of the accounting profession
  • The ability to locate, organize, report, and present in writing, information related to learning outcome as a way of demonstrating the ability to communicate in writing effectively
  • Knowledge of accounting processes through completion of the accounting cycle
  • Knowledge of basic analysis of financial statements, the importance of reliable financial statements, and the use of the for decision-making
Major course of study requirements

The program consists of three components: core curriculum (36 semester hours), the major (60 semester hours), and free electives (24 semester hours). All business majors must complete the following designated core curriculum courses: HMTH 105 and HMTH 115 (a student who places into a higher level of math should consult his adviser); HECO 201 and any three-semester-hour HPSC (e.g., 251), HPSY (e.g., 101) or HSOC (e.g., 201) course for which the student satisfies the prerequisites; and HPHI 302. All business majors must also satisfactorily complete the business core courses. All business majors must complete the following advanced skills courses: HCOM 351 and HMTH 160. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and the completion of HMTH 115 with a grade of C or higher are required to enroll in HBA 211.

Finance Concentration

The finance concentration is designed to prepare students for the exciting and lucrative field of financial services. Many of our alumni go on to work in banks, private equity, hedge funds, corporate finance and wealth management. The concentration requires 15 hours of finance courses beyond the business and general education core requirements. Finance concentration students take Advanced Corporate Finance to learn more about finance in corporations, Management of Financial Institutions to learn more about banking, and Investments to learn more about the various securities markets.

Outcomes

Business majors demonstrate the following:

  • Understanding of the role of corporations, shareholder goals, agency theory, and financial management within the firm
  • Understanding of international finance issues
  • Ability to calculate and interpret financial statements and ratios
  • Conceptual and mechanical understanding of time value of money, stock and bond valuation
  • Understanding of the relationship between risk and return
  • Understanding of the cost of capital calculation and effect of financial leverage on the firm
  • Understanding the use of capital budgeting evaluation techniques, net present value, internal rate of return, and payback
Major Course of Study Requirements

A business major’s program of study consists of three components: the college-wide core curriculum (36 semester hours), the major (60 semester hours), and free electives (24 semester hours). All business majors must satisfactorily complete the following designated core curriculum courses: HMTH 105 and HMTH 115 (a student who places into a higher level of math should consult his adviser); HECO 201 and any three-semester-hour HPSC (e.g., 251), HPSY (e.g., 101) or HSOC (e.g., 201) course for which the student satisfies the prerequisites; and HPHI 302. All business majors must also satisfactorily complete the business core courses. Finally, all business majors must satisfactorily complete the following advanced skills courses: HCOM 351 and HMTH 160. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and the completion of HMTH 115 with a grade of C or higher are required to enroll in HBA 211.

Management Concentration

The management concentration is designed to provide students with a strong general foundation for the business community. Management students often choose to follow the paths of human resources, operations, or entrepreneurship. The concentration requires 15 hours of management courses beyond the business and general education core requirements. Two courses are required, and students are given the option to choose three electives from a list of designated electives. The large number of electives represents the generalist approach of the concentration.

Outcomes

Management students will: ƒ

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the functional areas of business
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively
  • Think critically to analyze business problems and to define logical solutions
  • Be able to describe the impact of technology on business and identify, evaluate, and use information technology to enhance personal and organizational productivity
  • Demonstrate an awareness of global issues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Be able to apply the principles of leadership, demonstrate professional behavior, and effectively engage in a community project
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in achieving team goals and objectives
  • Be able to organize and synthesize information
  • Gain exposure to various career alternatives and graduate education options
Major Course of Study Requirements

A business major’s program of study consists of three components: the college-wide core curriculum (36 semester hours), the major (60 semester hours), and free electives (24 semester hours). All business majors must complete the following designated core curriculum courses: HMTH 105 and HMTH 115 (a student who places into a higher level of math should consult his adviser); HECO 201 and any three-semester-hour HPSC (e.g., 251), HPSY (e.g., 101) or HSOC (e.g., 201) course for which the student satisfies the prerequisites; and HPHI 302. All business majors must also complete business core courses. Finally, all business majors must complete the following advanced skills courses: HCOM 351 and HMTH 160. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all prerequisites with a C or higher in HMTH 115 is required to enroll in HBA 211.

We offer our business administration with a management concentration in an online format.

Marketing Concentration

We designed the marketing concentration to educate students about marketing and sales through coursework and experiential opportunities. The concentration requires 15 hours of marketing courses beyond the business and general education core requirements. Marketing concentration students participate in experiential research projects in their Marketing Research class. They participate in national sales competitions in their Principles of Professional Selling class and have won competitions such as the Partnering for Progress competition at Tuskegee University. And they visit businesses in their Buyer Behavior class to analyze their marketing and management processes and suggest changes to make the businesses better.

Outcomes
  • Understand consumers’ impact on the formulation of business’ marketing strategy
  • Understand internal and external determinants of buyer behavior and how marketers can impact the consumer decision process
  • Understand how products, services, and consumption activities contribute to the broader social world
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of ethical and socially responsible behavior in marketing
  • Improve analytical and critical thinking skills
Major Course of Study Requirements

A business major’s program of study consists of three components: the college-wide core curriculum (36 semester hours), the major (60 semester hours), and free electives (23 semester hours). All business majors must complete the following designated core curriculum courses: HMTH 105 and HMTH 115 (a student who places into a higher level of math should consult his adviser); HECO 201 and any three-semester-hour HPSC (e.g., 251), HPSY (e.g., 101) or HSOC (e.g., 201) course for which the student satisfies the prerequisites; and HPHI 302. All business majors must also complete the business core courses. Finally, all business majors must complete the following advanced skills courses: HCOM 351 and HMTH 160. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and the completion of MTH 115 with a grade of C or higher are required to enroll in HBA 211.