The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree is offered through an educational program in the business and organizational disciplines intended to prepare individuals to make sustained contributions to organizations and society in a global, diverse, and dynamic environment. To achieve this objective the curriculum focuses on developing an individual’s interdisciplinary problem-solving skills, interpersonal and communication skills, ability to adapt to changing technology, spirit of entrepreneurial innovation, and ethical and professional values.
Walton College offers work in the following nine majors for the B.S.B.A. degree. Some majors have concentrations to allow additional specialization.
- Accounting (ACCT)
- Business Economics (BECO)
- Business Economics
- International Economics and Business
- Finance (FINN)
- Energy Finance
- Financial Management/Investment
- Real Estate
- Risk Management
- General Business (GBUS)
- Information Systems (ISYS)
- Blockchain Enterprise Systems
- Business Analytics
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Management (MGMT)
- Human Resource Management
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Organizational Leadership
- Marketing (MKTG)
- Retail (RETL)
- Supply Chain Management (SCMT)
Requirements for B.S.B.A. Degree
Students pursuing a degree in Walton College are classified as pre-business with an intended major until all pre-business requirements are fulfilled. To enroll in upper-division courses, a student must obtain at least a 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) overall grade-point average in addition to the completion of all pre-business core courses (or equivalents), also with a minimum 2.50 GPA. Further, a student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each pre-business core course for admission into the major or for the graduation requirement.
|A. University Core Requirements 4||20|
American History or Government
Laboratory Science (two courses with labs) 2
Social Science (one course)
Fine Arts and Humanities (two courses)
|B. Pre-Business Core Courses||31|
|Accounting Principles 1|
|Accounting Principles II 1|
or MGMT 2053
|Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) 1|
|Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) 1|
|Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) 1|
|Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)|
|Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)|
|Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) 1|
|Freshman Business Connection 1|
|Computer Competency Requirement 1|
or ISYS 1123
|Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation 1|
|C. Business Core||21|
|The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)|
|Business Information Systems|
|Principles of Finance|
|Managing People and Organizations|
|Introduction to Marketing|
|Introduction to Supply Chain Management|
|D. Junior-Senior Business Electives||9-15|
|E. Major Courses and Concentration Hours||21-27|
|F. General Education Electives 3||12|
Pre-Business requirement: These 31 hours must be completed with a GPA of 2.50, an overall GPA of 2.5, and a grade of "C" or better in each course before a student is allowed to take upper-division business courses. Students intending to pursue a major or minor in Accounting or Finance must complete ACCT 2023.
A total of 12 hours of general education electives are required for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.). General education electives should be non-business courses but may include up to six total hours of business courses and no more than three hours of PEAC or DEAC courses. Students may utilize general education electives to complete a minor outside the Walton College. In addition, these electives may fulfill requirements for Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity if not otherwise completed in the University Core. Students majoring in Finance with an Energy Finance Concentration must complete GEOS 4253 as one of their general education elective credits.
The additional 15 hours required for University Core are met with the completion of Pre-Business and Business Core. These courses are denoted in bold within the course list.
In addition to the core courses, each student will complete the required pre-business and business courses, junior- senior-level business electives, and major courses as specified by each major.
Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in each of the following areas: all work completed at this university, all courses specifically designated for the major, and all required Walton College core and economics courses. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each of the pre-business core courses.