Business Administration Major

Requirements for a Major in Business Administration

48 credits in Business Administration, of which a minimum of 25 must be completed at Worcester State University.

Ancillary Courses(15-16 credits)
EC-110Introduction to Microeconomics3
EC-120Introduction to Macroeconomics3
EN-253Business Communications3
MA-150Statistics I3
or EC-150 Statistics
MA-202Business Calculus3-4
or EC-202 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
Common Business Core(36 credits)
Lower Division
BA-200Principles of Management3
BA-210Financial Accounting I3
BA-220Financial Accounting II3
BA-230Managerial Accounting3
BA-250Analytical Techniques in Business3
Upper Division
BA-305Organizational Behavior3
BA-312Operations Management I3
BA-316Financial Management3
BA-318Principles of Marketing3
BA-350Business Information Systems and Applications3
BA-320Business Law I3
or BA-480 The Legal Environment of Business
BA-490Business Strategy and Policy3
BA Electives(12 credits)
Other Upper Division (300-level or above) Business Administration courses12
Total Credits63-64

Note: A student may apply any two of the following EC courses towards the BA major as either part of the BA electives or as courses within either the Finance or International Business concentration or within the BA minor.

EC-205Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy (Finance Concentration)3
EC-301Economic Development (International Business Concentration)3
EC-307International Finance (Finance or International Business Concentration)3
EC-308International Trade (International Concentration)3

Once LASC requirements are satisfied, students may select general requirements.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Business Administration

(For all students entering in Fall 2012 or later.  LASC courses may be taken in a different sequence than shown below, pending course availability and student preferences.)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
EN-101 College Writing I (WR) 3
BA-200 Principles of Management 3
EC-150
Statistics (QR) 1
or Statistics I
3
EC-120
Introduction to Macroeconomics (HBS)
or Introduction to Microeconomics
3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II (WR) 3
EC-120
Introduction to Macroeconomics (HBS)
or Introduction to Microeconomics
3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
LASCLASC Elective 3
BA-2XX+200+ Major Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
EC-202
Introduction to Mathematical Economics
or Business Calculus
3-4
EN-253 Business Communications 3
BA-210 Financial Accounting I 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
 Credits15-16
Semester Four
BA-220 Financial Accounting II 3
BA-250 Analytical Techniques in Business 3
BA-318 Principles of Marketing 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 4
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Semester Five
BA-305 Organizational Behavior 3
BA-230
Managerial Accounting
or Cost Accounting
3
BA-316 Financial Management 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3-4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15-16
Semester Six
BA-312 Operations Management I 3
BA-350 Business Information Systems and Applications 3
BA-320
Business Law I
or The Legal Environment of Business
3
SELECTBA Concentration Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
BA-490 Business Strategy and Policy 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
SELECTBA Concentration Elective 3
SELECTBA Concentration Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121-123

Once LASC requirements are satisfied, students may select general requirements. Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.