Winthrop University: Majors and More - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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College of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program or enrolled in business classes may not enroll in courses numbered above 299 unless they have at least a 2.0 grade-point average, completed 54 hours, and a grade of C- or better in HMXP 102.

Transfer students must complete HMXP 102 prior to taking upper-level courses in the College of Business Administration. Students who transfer in 54 or more semester hours must complete this course within their first semester. If, during this time, such students do not earn a C- or better in HMXP 102, they will not be permitted to take additional courses above 299 until this general education requirement is met.

Business Requirements and Core

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication Met in major with MGMT 365 0
    Technology Met in major with CSCI 101 and labs 0
    Intensive Writing Met in major with MGMT 365 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list;

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list;

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in major with ECON 215

3

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 6-8
    Quantitative Skills See approved list; 3 hours met in major with MATH (0-4)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  [If 2 courses taken, must be in two different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth]

(3-8)

Subtotal   32-43
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
 
Business Administration Program Requirements 

72-88

    Foundation Courses (C- or better required for each course) 27-28
    BADM 180 Contemporary Business Issues 3
    CSCI 101, 101B, 101C & 101D        OR
    101 and 101E
Intro to Comp & Info Processing, Excel, Access, Adv Excel

Intro to Comp & Info Processing and Microsoft Excel and Computer Programming
3
    MATH 105, 151 or 201 Applied Calculus, Applied College Algebra, Calculus I 3-4
    QMTH 205 Business Statistics 3
    QMTH 210 Business Analytics 3
    ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    ACCT 280 Introduction to Financial Accounting

3

    ACCT 281 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

3

 
Core Courses (C- or better required in each course)

21

    BADM 250 or ACCT 551+ Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Business Law and Ethics
3
    FINC 311 Principles of Finance 3
   MGMT 220 Business Information Systems 3
    MGMT 321  Management and Leadership  3
    MGMT 365 Business Communication and Professional Development

3

    MGMT 480 Business Policy

3

    MKTG 380  Principles of Marketing  3
 
Applied Quantitative Skills-Choose one of the following:  (C- or better required in each course) 

3

    BADM 571  Applied Analytics and Data Visualization  3
    ACCT 304 Accounting Analytics  3
    CSCI 250 Programming for Business 3
    ECON 306 Econometrics 3
High Impact Practice Experience-Choose one of the following: (C- or better required in each course) 

3

Internship    
    ACCT 491  Internship in Accounting  3
    BADM 491, 492 Internship in General Business, International Business
    CSCI 491, 492 Software Development Internship, Information Systems Internship
    ECON 491 Internship in Economics 
    ENTR 491 Internship in Entrepreneurship 
    FINC 491 Internship in Finance 
    MGMT 491 Internship in Management 
    MKTG 491 Internship in Marketing 
Study Abroad    
    BADM 200, 400 International Field Experience 
Business Research    
    ACCT 495 Accounting Research and Communication 3
    BADM 391 Business Research Seminar
    BADM 595 Research in Business Administration
    CSCI 471 Research in Computer Science 3
    ECON 495 Research in Economics 
    MCNR 300 McNair Researcvh Experience 
Service Learning    
    BADM 381 Service Learning and Leadership 
Business Acumen Credits
Students will participate in non-credit activites related to business, career and professional development, leadership, guest speakers/panel events, and club and organization leadership hosted by the College of Business. Each CBA-approved non-credit activity earns one point. Students are required to earn 8 points if entering Winthrop as a freshman or 6 points if entering as a transfer.
 
Business Concentration Requirement; Choose one of the following: (C- or better required in each course) 

18-27

Accounting 
Computer Information Systems 
Economics 
Entrepreneurship 
Finance 
Health Care Management 
Human Resource Management 
International Business 
Management  
Marketing
 
Electives (Number varies depending on hours required for option.)

0-16

Total   

120

+Recommended for Accounting Concentration

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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Accounting Option

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and
High Impact Practice Experience Courses 
(above)
 

54-55

Accounting Option   

24

 
ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting I                                                   

3

ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACCT 309 Cost Accounting

3

ACCT 401 Introduction to Tax

3

ACCT 407 Advanced Topics in Financial Accounting  
ACCT 509 Auditing Principles and Procedures

3

ACCT 521 Fraud and Forensics

3

One High Impact Practice Course:
  ACCT 491, 495, 515, or 525
  3
Electives   

0-10

Total   

120

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Computer Information Systems

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Computer Information Systems

General Education

 

32-40

Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

Computer Information Systems Option   

27

CSCI 207 & 208
Intro to Computer Science I & II

8

CSCI 293, 295, 297, or 392 C#; Visual Basic; Scripting; Java languages

1

CSCI 355 Database Processing

3

CSCI 475 Software Engineering I

3

CSCI 476 or 491 Software Engineering II, Internship in Computer Science

3

MATH 261 or QMTH 310 Foundations Discrete Mathematics, Intro to Data Mining

3

Two of:     
ACCT 303 Accounting Information Systems

3

CSCI 365 Information Security

3

CSCI 441 Web Application Design 3
CSCI 451 Mobile Application Development 3
CSCI 466 Network Processing

3

CSCI 521 Software Project Management 3
Electives   

0-7

Total   

120

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Economics Option

Economics option

General Education

 

32-40

Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
          

54-55

Economics Option   

18

ECON 315 Microeconomic Theory                                                      

3

ECON 316 Macroeconomic Theory

3

ECON 335 Money and Banking

3

Three of any ECON above 299  

9

Electives   

16-16

Total   

120

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Entrepreneurship Option

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Option

General Education

  32-43
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55 

Entrepreneurship Option   

18

ENTR 373 Intro to Entrepreneurship                                                     

3

ENTR 374 Strategic Entrepreneurial Growth

3

ENTR 473 Entrepreneurial Finance

3

ENTR 579 Business Plan Development

3

Two of:     
BADM 561 Electronic Commerce for Mgrs

3

MGMT 322 Intro to Talent Management

3

MKTG 385 Marketing Research

3

MKTG 387 Promotion Management & Digital Marketing

3

MKTG 485 Services Marketing

3

ENTR 491 Internship in Entrepreneurship

3

MKTG 581 Marketing for Global Competitiveness

3

Electives   

6-18

Total   

120

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Finance Option

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

Take one of two tracks:     
Finance Option - Corporate Finance Track    21
FINC 312 Intermediate Corp Financial Mgmt                                         

3

FINC 498 Adv Corporate Financial Mgmt

3

FINC 512 Investments

  3

FINC 513 Banking and Financial Services Mgmt

3

FINC 514 International Financial Mgmt 3
ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting I

3

One of:
ECON 335 Money and Banking

3

FINC 491 Internship in Finance

3

 
Electives   

4-13

Total   

120

 
Finance Option - Financial Planning Track     21
ACCT 401 Introduction to Tax

3

BADM 501 Estate Planning

3

FINC 315 Princ of Financial Planning

3

FINC 512 Investments

3

FINC 515 Insurance and Risk Management

3

FINC 516 Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning

3

FINC 420 Financial Plan Development

3

Electives   

4-13

Total   

120

Note: Anyone completing any combination of 15 hours of FINC from the above lists plus 3 hours of ACCT, BADM or ECON from the above lists would qualify for the Finance option, general track.

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Health Care Management Option

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Health Care Management Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

Health Care Management Option   

21

HCMT 200 Intro to Health Care Management                                           

3

HCMT 300 The Health Care Manager

3

HCMT 302 Health Care Planning and Mktg

3

HCMT 303 Health Care Organizations and Legal Environment

3

HCMT 491 Health Care Mgmt Internship

3

HCMT 492 Health Care Economics and FINC

3

HCMT 493 Seminar in Health Care Mgmt

3

Required internship to be taken summer between Jr & Sr year.
Electives   

4-13

Total   

120

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Human Resource Management Option

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

Human Resource Management Option   

18

MGMT 322 Intro to Talent Management                                                      

3

MGMT 323 Acquiring Talent

3

MGMT 325 Organizational Theory and Behavior

3

MGMT 522 Growing and Developing Talent

3

MGMT 524 Employment Law

3

MGMT 526 Talent Management Seminar

3

Electives   

6-18

Total   

120

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Human Resource Management Option (Accelerated)^

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

Human Resource Management Option   

18

MGMT 322 Intro to Talent Management                                                      

3

MGMT 323 Acquiring Talent

3

MGMT 491 Management Internship

3

MGMT 522 Growing and Developing Talent

3

MGMT 524* Employment Law

3

MGMT 526* Talent Management Seminar

3

Electives   

6-18

Total   

120

 *Must earn a B or better to receive both graduate and undergraduate credit for the course.

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International Business Option

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - International Business Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

International Business Option   

21

ECON 521 International Trade & Investment                                                

3

FINC 514 International Financial Mgmt

3

MGMT 200 Introduction to International Business

3

MGMT 529 International Management

3

MKTG 581 Marketing for Global Competitiveness

3

One of:     
BADM 492 Internship in Intl Business

3

BADM 400 International Field Experience

3

BADM 401 Business and Study Abroad

3

Choose 3 Hours from     
ANTH 301 Cross-Cultural Persp Human Exp

3

ANTH 321 Cultures of Latin America

3

FREN 302 French Civiliztn and Culture II

3

GEOG 303 Geography of Africa

3

GEOG 306 Geo of Latin Amer and Caribbean

3

GERM 301 German Civilization and Culture

3

HIST 334 Modern China
HIST 345 European History Since 1914

3

HIST 351 Latin American History

3

HIST 547 History of Modern Russia

3

HIST 548 History of Modern Germany

3

HIST 560 History of Mexico, Central America

3

HIST 561 History of the Caribbean

3

MCOM 302 International Communication

3

PLSC 332 Government and Politics of Asia

3

PLSC 335 Gov and Politics Latin America

3

PLSC 338 Government and Politics of Africa

3

RELG 300 Intro to World Religions

3

SPAN 421 Hispanic Civ and Cultre-Latin Am

3

SPAN 422 Hispanic Civ and Culture - Spain

3

Courses that support the concentration   0-6
Foreign language (non-native speakers of English must obtain permission from the department)  
Electives   

0-13

Total   

120


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Management Option

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

Management Track  

18

MGMT 475 Leadership Theory and Development

3

MGMT 575 or PHIL 575 Business Ethics

3

Two of:   

 

ENTR 373 Intro to Entrepreneurship

3

BADM 561 Electronic Commerce for Mgrs

3

MGMT 322 Intro to Talent Management 3
MGMT 325 Organizational Theory,Behavior 3
MGMT 330 Sustainable Business Practices 3
MGMT 491 Internship in Management

3

MGMT 529 International Management

3

Two courses over 299 from the following designators:  ACCT, BADM, CSCI, ECON, ENTR, FINC, HCMT, MGMT, MKTG, QMTH 6
Hotel and Hospitality Management Track    
 MGMT 475  Leadership Theory and Development
 MGMT 575 or PHIL 575  Business Ethics
 MGMT 360 Hotel Management 
 MGMT 460 Hospitality Management Strategies 
 MGMT 493 Internship in Hospitality Management
MGMT 322 or MKTG 485 Intro to Talent Mgmt, Services Marketing 3
Electives   

7-16

Total   

120

At least 9 hours (including MGMT 475 and MGMT 575/PHIL 575 must be courses numbered over 399. Only one internship,
regardless of designator, may be counted toward the required concentration credit hours.
 

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Management Option (Accelerated)^

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

Management Option   

18

MGMT 475 Leadership Theory and Development

3

MGMT 575* or PHIL 575* Business Ethics

3

MGMT 491 Internship in Management 3
One of the following:   

 

ENTR 373 Intro to Entrepreneurship

3

MGMT 322 Intro to Talent Management 3
MGMT 330 Sustainable Business Practices 3
One of the following:  

3

BADM 561* Electronic Commerce for Mgrs 3
BADM 571* Business Analytics 3
MGMT 522* Growing and Developing Talent 3
MGMT 529* International Management

3

One additional over 299 from the following designators:  ACCT, BADM, CSCI, ECON, ENTR, FINC HCMT, MGMT, MKTG, QMTH 3
Electives   

6-18

Total   

120

*Must earn a B or better to receive both graduate and undergraduate credit for the course.

 

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Marketing Option

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing Option

General Education

  32-40
Foundation, Core , Applied Quantitative, and 
High Impact Practice Experience Courses  
(above)
 

54-55

Marketing Option   

18

MKTG 381 Consumer Behavior

3

MKTG 387 Promotion Management& Digital Marketing                                                   

3

MKTG 385 Marketing Research

3

MKTG 489 Marketing Strategy

3

Choose two from the following:    6
BADM 571 Business Analytics 3
MKTG 483 Sales and Relationship Mktg 3
MKTG 485 Services Marketing 3
MKTG 491 Internship in Marketing 3
MKTG 581 Marketing for Global Competitiveness 3
Electives   

7-16

Total   

120

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^These concentrations have opportunities for students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in five years with a total of 150 hours: 120 undergraduate hours and 36 graduate where the programs would share six 500-level hours. The combined program includes increased rigor, when compared to the undergraduate program, while allowing certain classes to overlap between the B.S. and M.B.A.

Students must complete an Intent to Pursue a Combined Program form prior taking any of the 500-level courses for graduate credit as an undergraduate student; must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA at the time of completion of the Intent to Pursue a Combined Program form and prior to taking each of the 500-level courses for graduate credit; and are limited to a maximum load of 16 credit hours when taking the 500-level courses for graduate credit.

Last Updated: 7/3/19