Business Administration (B.A.)
This undergraduate program is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Faculty

Dr. Diana Watts, Associate Professor of Business Administration (program chair)
Dr. Lynda Jackson, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Dr. A. Cristina Parsons, Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Steven Gable, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Description

The business administration program prepares students for 21st century organizations. The traditional role of business is changing with a growing interest in assuming environmental and social responsibility as well as managing new technologies. This means that the role of managers is changing too!

The business administration degree program prepares students to take on these roles dealing with leadership in multi-cultural and diverse organizations, environmental justice as well as day-to-day business operations.  In addition, the program provides an overview of current management trends and core functional expertise.

The business administration program is a cumulative four-year program that supports both a major and minor degree.  During their first two years, students may begin introductory survey courses in business, management, data analytics, organizational behavior, ethics, and economic theories.  During years three and four, students will focus on specialized topics including strategy, global markets, interpersonal skills, and data visualization. Students are acquainted with current trends through guest speakers, role play and specialized workshops.

To complete the major, students will select an area of concentration from the following:

1) General Business Operations and Analytics

2) Global Business and Sustainability

3) Business Finance and Accounting

Each concentration includes both BADM electives and general elective courses drawn from related disciplines. This interdisciplinary breadth requirement is intended to emphasize the significance of a broad liberal arts foundation for the study and practice of business. In keeping with Trinity values to empower women to lead, students will be encouraged to reflect, assess, and develop their own leadership potential based on individualized reflection and feedback throughout the program.

Career Pathway

Potential career pathways include business operations analyst, human resource manager, data analyst, E-commerce manager, entrepreneur, and management consultant.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the business administration degree (B.A.) should be prepared to:

a)  Discuss and apply foundational concepts of business/ management theories

b)  Develop insight into issues of (individual/corporate) social responsibility and ethical behavior

c)  Participate in defining policies of diversity, equity and inclusion that are hallmarks of 21st century organizational life

d) Understand the significance of analysis to inform evidence-based management

Minor Recommendations

In addition, students are encouraged to pursue a minor in data analytics, environmental justice, economics, philosophy, political science, global affairs, communication, or sociology.  Given the importance of communication for all business activities, students are advised to continue foreign language studies beyond the minimum two-semester requirement as well.

Major Requirements

Required Courses (45 credits):
The business administration program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a major based on completion of the following coursework.

Foundational Courses
Successful completion of these foundational courses is required before advancing to the 200-level courses:

BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 110 Foundations of Management
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
ITEC 100 Introduction to Data Analytics

Choose one of the following:

PHIL 253 Business and Professional Ethics
PHIL 281 The Ethics of Data Analytics
PHIL XXX- Environmental Ethics

Core Courses
Students completing a major in Business must successfully complete all of the following core courses:

BADM 226 Organizational Behavior
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership
BADM 328 Business, Government, and Society or PHIL 353 Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility
SSC 350 Interdisciplinary Research Methods
BADM 426 Managing Change
BADM 491 Internship
BADM 499 Senior Seminar

Additional Courses
Students majoring in business administration must successfully complete the following courses as well:

ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
MATH 215 Prob & Stats with Applications or SSC 255 Statistics for the Social Sciences

Area Concentration Courses
Students choose to focus in one of three areas: General Business Operations and Analytics, Global Business and Sustainability, and Business Finance and Accounting.  Majors select five courses from one concentration area — with two courses from the BADM course offerings and three general electives — to demonstrate this focus.  An elective course may be substituted at the equivalent level with the approval of the program chair.

General Business Operations and Analytics – Concentration  (Choose 2)
BADM 215 Social Media and Entrepreneurship
BADM 221 Financial Accounting
BADM 223 Managerial Accounting
BADM 231 Theory and Practice of Marketing
BADM 232 Mastering Management: Interpersonal Effectiveness for the Workplace
BADM 240 People Management
BADM 255 Human Resource Management
BADM 325 Business Financial Management
BADM 326 Developing Leadership: Essential Competencies for 21st Century Organizations
BADM 329 Business Practicum
BADM 330 Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

General Electives (Choose 3)
COM 201 Interpersonal Communication
COM 290 Public Speaking
COM 385 Organizational Communication
COM 450 Women In Organizations
ECON 224 Public Finance
ECON 241 Money and Banking
ECON 321 Managerial Economics
HIS 344A African American Women's History
HIS 345 Civil Rights Movement in the Twentieth Century
ITEC 105 Foundations of Cloud Computing
ITEC 210 Data Visualization and Communication
PHIL 227 Truth, Information, and (Dis)Information
POLS 301 Congress and Policy Making
POLS 305 Public Policy
PSYC 211 Social Psychology
SOCY 241 Work and Occupations
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SOCY 323 Race and Racism in Society
SSC 207 Writing for the Social Sciences
WST 368 Women and Leadership

Global Business and Sustainability – Concentration (Choose 2)
BADM 210 Is Globalization Good?
BADM 307 International Business
BADM 320 International Management Global Leadership
BADM 329 Business Practicum
BADM 330 Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
BADM 332 Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
BADM 350 HON:Understanding Global Institutions
BADM 352 Managing a Diverse Workforce
BADM 423 International Accounting

General Electives (choose 3)
COM 225 Intercultural Communication
COM 335 International Communication
COM 482 Leadership and Communication
ECON 223 Women in the Economy
ECON 252 Comparative Capitalist Systems
ECON 253 Issues in Economic Development
ECON 351 International Trade
ECON 353 International Finance
ENVS XXX- Environmental Pollution
HIS 251 The Western World in Crisis
HIS 255 Contemporary History of the Third World
HIS 338 United States Comes of Age, 1865-1941
ITEC 210 Data Visualization and Communication
PHIL 231 Current Issues in Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 251 Bioethics
POLS 241 Introduction to International Relations
POLS 343 United States Foreign Policy I
POLS 345 Environmental Politics
PSYC 385 Ethnic & Cross Cultural-Psychology
RST 230 Religion & Politics: Citizen and Believer
SOCY 231 International Migration
SOCY 320 Sociology of Health and Illness (Medical Sociology)
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SOCY 361 The Black Family
SPAN 301 Reading and Writing for Advanced or Native Speakers
SSC 207 Writing for the Social Sciences
WST 369 Women and Community Change

Business Finance and Accounting – Concentration 

ALL of the following foundational courses:
BADM 221 Financial Accounting
BADM 223 Managerial Accounting
BADM 325 Business Financial Management

Choose one from the following:
BADM 307 International Business
ECON 353 International Finance
BADM 423 International Accounting

Choose one from the following:
ECON 224 Public Finance
ECON 241 Money and Banking
ECON 321 Managerial Economics

Minor Requirements

Required Courses (18 credits):

Students completing a minor in Business must successfully complete all of the following courses:

Foundational Courses

Choose one of the following:

ITEC 100 Introduction to Data Analytics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Choose one of the following:

BADM 101 Introduction to Business
BADM 110 Foundations of Management

Choose one of the following:

BADM 226 Organizational Behavior
BADM 236 Theories of Leadership

Choose any three of the following:

BADM 210 Is Globalization Good?
BADM 240 People Management
BADM 307 International Business
BADM 326 Developing Leadership: Essential Competencies for 21st Century Organizations
BADM 330 Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
BADM 332 Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
BADM 352 Managing a Diverse Workforce
PHIL 353 Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility
ITEC 210 Data Visualization and Communication
ECON 252 Comparative Capitalist Systems
POLS 345 Environmental Politics
WST 369 Women and Community Change

*Elective courses may be substituted at the equivalent level with the approval of the program chair.

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Advanced Placement scores of 4 or 5 will be accepted for credit by the business administration program to satisfy ECON 101 and ECON 102.

CLEP Policy:

A satisfactory score on the CLEP exam in business will be accepted in lieu of BADM 101 or 110.

TELL Policy:
The business administration program encourages students with substantial experiential learning to apply for TELL credits in business administration although a maximum of 12 business administration elective credits will be allowed.

Transfer Credits:
No more than 12 credits in courses equivalent to those required for the major may be accepted towards the major in business administration. No more than six transfer credits may be accepted towards the minor in business administration.

Grades in Major Courses:
Majors must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in their major.  Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major and the minor.

Senior Seminar:
Students must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in the senior seminar in order to graduate with a major in business administration.

Pass/No Pass:
Courses fulfilling a major/minor requirement may not be taken as pass/no pass.