Advising Information for Business Majors

Harrison College of Business

Degree/Major/Minor Requirements

Change in Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree Effective Fall 2013
MA139 Applied Calculus is not required effective fall 2013, as students with a catalog year of fall 2013 or later are required to complete Business Statistics I and Business Statistics II (new course) with a grade of 'C' or better.  Students with a catalog year prior to fall 2013 are required to complete Applied Calculus and Business Statistics with a grade of 'C' or better. 

Admission, Graduation, and Retention Requirements

University Studies Checklist for Business Majors
Course Descriptions for all University Studies Courses are in the University Studies Handbook at Select category then select course number to see detailed description with course prerequisites. The following courses are core and support requirements for the BSBA degree and also fulfill university studies categories: SC105 (Oral Expression);  EN140 (Written Expression); MA134 (Logical Systems); and EC215 (Economic Systems). Healthcare administration majors should select HL120 for behavioral systems.

Minors in the Harrison College of Business catalog year 2014-2015

Major Requirements - 4 Year Plans Based on 2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin are at 

Major Requirements - 4 Year Plans Based on 2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin


Business Administration (available as an online degree)

Economics (Business Economics option)

Economics (Financial Economics option)


Healthcare Administration (new major effective fall 2015) (see information below)

International Business

Management (Entrepreneurship Option)

Management (Human Resource Option)

Management (Management Option)

Marketing (Integrated Marketing Communications Option)

Marketing (Marketing Management Option)

Marketing (Sales Management Option)

Prebusiness (students should select a major from above by junior year)

New Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (new degree and major)

Healthcare Services Managers plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services.  They could manage an entire facility, specialize in managing a department or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians.  This degree is outside the BSBA degree program and offers a focus area (option) in either Quality and Patient Safety or Informatics. Managers working in the quality and patient safety area work closely with physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians and other healthcare employees to ensure high quality care standards are being delivered to patients.  Health information managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records.  They must stay current with changes in information technology and regulations related to health information systems. The job outlook for healthcare managers is faster than average at a rate of 22 percent between 2010-2020.  The 2010 median annual wage of health services managers was $84,270. (Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012)

 For updated information and more detail on specific occupations, go to    Please keep in mind starting salaries differ by industry and region and are not the same as “median annual wages” reported by the Dept. of Labor.                          

New Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Healthcare Administration (new major)
The BSBA with a major in Healthcare Administration focuses on the business arena of healthcare.  Focus is placed on how the functional areas of business operate within the complex healthcare environment.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported employment in the medical and health services management category is projected to grow 22 percent between 2010 and 2020 (faster than average).  Many of these jobs do not include hands-on patient care:  for example, marketing, human resources, finance and other administrative positions. Medical and health services managers work in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes and group medical practices.  The Medical Group Management Association reported that in 2010, median compensation for administrators was $86,459 in practices with six or fewer physicians; $115,000 in practices with 7-25 physicians and $150,756 in practices with 26 or more physicians. (Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012) 


Major Checklists for the 2013-2014 undergraduate bulletin:

Accounting  Note:  Effective Fall 2011, accounting majors must complete AC222 with a grade of 'A' or 'B'.

Business Administration (formerly known as Organizational Administration prior to fall 2012)

Economics (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) 
Information on the Bachelor of Science in Economics is available at


International Business



Major Checklists (click here to see a list of requirements by major for catalog years prior to fall 2013)

Minors in the Harrison College of Business catalog year 2013-2014

Minors in the Harrison College of Business catalog year 2012-2013

Graduate Degrees in Business

Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Degree Information

Prerequisite Courses for the MBA Program (checklist for those who have already completed a bachelor's degree)

Master of Science in Management Degree Information