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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S. in B.A.)

This degree provides professional preparation for students aspiring to administrative careers in business, industry, and government.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

For information on Admission Requirements to Professional Business Studies, refer to the College of Business Administration section of this bulletin.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

See General Education Requirements.

Other Degree Requirements I (9 hours)

BIS 101WIEssential Business Communication Skills


ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics


ECO 204Principles of Macro- and Global Economics


Other Degree Requirements II (4 hours)

Select one of the following:

MTH 132Calculus I


MTH 217Business Calculus


Other Degree Requirements III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

STA 282QRIntroduction to Statistics


STA 382QRElementary Statistical Analysis


Other Degree Requirements IV (3 hours)

PHL 318Business Ethics


Professional Studies I (15 hours)

ACC 250Introduction to Financial Accounting


ACC 255Managerial Accounting and Decision Making


BIS 255Information Systems


BLR 235Business Law


MGT 258Effective Management of Human Resources in Organizations


Professional Studies II (12 hours)

BUS 301Integrated Business Experience


FIN 302Integrated Financial Analysis


MGT 303/MKT 303Integrated Supply Chain Management


MKT 304Integrated Marketing Management


Specialized Studies (30-42 hours)

Major in one of the following:

Accounting Major

Economics Major

Finance Major

General Business Administration Major: Applied Business Communication Concentration (also offered via CMU Online)

General Management Major

Hospitality Services Administration Major: Hospitality Services Concentration
Human Resource Management Major

Information Systems Major

International Business Major

Law and Economics Major

Logistics Management Major

Marketing Major - General

Marketing Major - Professional Sales Concentration

Personal Financial Planning Major

Purchasing & Supply Management Major

Real Estate: Development and Finance Major

Minor: Optional


The number of elective hours will vary depending upon the requirements for the degree and the major.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 120 hours

  • To graduate from CMU you must complete a minimum of 120 hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. Please note: the combination of some majors and minors may require more than 120 hours for graduation.
  • Not all major/minor combinations are allowed. Please consult with a university advisor to confirm your choice.
  • You should read the Requirements for Graduation in this Bulletin for a complete description.
  • Students interested in this degree should consult Business Student Services (Grawn 113, 989-774-3124) in the College of Business Administration as soon as possible after their initial registration at CMU.