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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM

The business administration program is designed to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and responsibility in the business community. The program develops Christian ethical values, provides a broad exposure to the liberal arts and equips students with the analytical, interpersonal and communication skills needed for success in business.

The program provides the student the option to earn a B.A. major in business administration, or a B.S. major in business administration, accountancy, marketing, management information systems, or business communication. The business administration majors are excellent preparation for graduate work in a business discipline or for a wide range of positions in both the profit-seeking and not-for-profit sectors. The larger B.S. major provides more depth, whereas the smaller B.A. major allows students to pursue another liberal arts major or minor, or to more easily complete requirements for other programs. The accountancy major equips individuals for professional accounting careers or for advanced study in public accounting and other related fields. The marketing major prepares students for careers in fields such as advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales management. The management information systems major is a balanced program of business and computer science courses that prepares individuals for computer-related jobs within a business environment. The business communication major is designed for students who are interested in careers in business writing, media relations and management, advertising, and organizational interaction.

Students in the B.S. in Accountancy, B.S. in Business Administration, or B.S. in Management Information Systems degree programs who meet the university's bachelor's to master's program criteria and are approved by the business department are allowed to take Master of Business Administration courses that count toward their undergraduate major while earning credit toward an MBA degree. Students must work with an advisor to create and maintain a bachelor's to master's program plan of completion.

All business students are encouraged to include Soc 101, Psy 101, CS 121, and CTA 211 in their program of studies.

All degrees require the completion of the general education curriculum, supplemental requirements and if necessary additional electives or coursework to total 120 or more hours. 

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science 

Majors

  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration
  • Business Communications
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing 

Minors

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Marketing 

Accountancy (B.S.)

Total Hours: 72

Accounting (Minor)

  • Bus 121 Financial Accounting 3
  • Bus 122 Managerial Accounting 3
  • Bus 221 Intermediate Accounting I 4
  • Bus 222 Intermediate Accounting II 4
  • Two courses from: 6
Bus 321 Cost Accounting (3)
Bus 322 Advanced Accounting (3)
Bus 421 Tax Accounting (3)
Bus 422 Auditing (3)

Total Hours: 20

Business Administration (B.A.)

Business Core (45 hrs)

Business Internship (3 hrs)

Total Hours: 48

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business Core (45 hrs) - see B.A.

Business Administration (6 hrs)

*Bus 345 not required for Agribusiness concentration

Business Concentration (12-16 hrs)

Students may complete more than one concentration after consultation with a business advisor. Students completing the B.S. degree with the Business Administration major and the Accountancy major must complete a concentration other than accounting.

 Accounting Concentration (13-14 hrs)

  • Bus 221 Intermediate Accounting I 4
  • Bus 322 Advanced Accounting 3
  • Two courses from: 6-7

Bus 222 Intermediate Accounting II (4)
Bus 321 Cost Accounting (3)
Bus 421 Tax Accounting (3)
Bus 422 Auditing (3)

Agribusiness Concentration (16 hrs)*

  • AECN 201 Farm & Ranch Management 4
  • AECN 316 Agribusiness Management 3
  • AECN 325 Marketing Agricultural Commodities 3
  • Two courses from: 6

AECN 225 Ag./Food Product Marketing (3)
AECN 301 Farm Records/Tax Management (3)
AECN 416 International Food /Ag. Trade (3)
AECN 452 Agricultural Finance (3)
AECN 453 Agricultural Property Appraisal (3)

*AECN courses taken through consortium agreement at UNL.

 Communication Concentration (12 hrs)

  • CTA 203 Communication Theory 3
  • CTA 301 Public Relations 3
  • Two courses from: 6

Bus/CTA 309 Small Group Theory (3)
CTA 241 Media: Impacts/Influences (3)
CTA 306 Interpersonal Communication (3)

Finance Concentration (12-13 hrs)

  • Bus 333 Corporate Finance 3
  • Three courses from: 9-10

Bus 222 Intermediate Accounting II (4)
Bus 335 Investments (3)
Bus 336 Insurance (3)
Bus 337 Banking (3)

Marketing Concentration (12 hrs)

  • Bus/CTA 362 Advertising/Integrated Market. Com. 3
  • Bus 363 Sales and Sales Management 3
  • Two courses from: 6

Bus 364 Consumer Behavior (3)
Bus 366 Marketing Research (3)
Bus 368 Internet Business Models (3)
CTA 203 Communication Theory (3)
CTA 285 Social Media (3)
CTA 301 Public Relations (3)

Total Hours: 63-67

Business (Minor)

Bus 343 Operations Management (3)
Bus 345 Management Science (3)
Bus 351 Human Resources Management (3)
Bus 443 Organizational Behavior (3)

*Bus 331 has Econ 101 as prerequisite, which may be applied toward General Education social science requirements. 

Total Hours: 18

Business Communication (B.S.)

Total Hours: 60

Marketing (B.S.)

*Art 190 has a prerequisite of Art 103.

Note: Bus 300 Business Law is a recommended supplement to the Marketing major. A minor in business or graphic design would also be very desirable.

Total Hours: 63

Marketing (Minor)

  • Bus 261 Marketing 3
  • Bus 362 Advertising & Integrat. Market. Comm. 3
  • CTA 301 Public Relations 3
  • Three marketing electives from: 9

Bus 363 Sales & Sales Management (3)
Bus 364 Consumer Behavior (3)
Bus 366 Marketing Research (3)
Bus 368 Internet Business Models (3)
CTA 285 Social Media (3)

Total Hours: 18

Management Information Systems (B.S.)

  • CS 131 Computer Programming I 3
  • CS 141 Computer Programming II 3
  • CS 231 Intro to Computer Systems 3
  • CS 241 Intro Computer Organization 3
  • CS 251 Introduction to File Processing 3
  • CS 261 Operating Systems/Comp. Architecture 3
  • CS 344 Data Structures/Algorithm Analysis 3
  • CS 351 Database Design & Management 3
  • CS 361 Operating Systems/Comp. Archit. II 3 or CS 39x Seminar Computer Science
  • CS 391 Computer Science Senior Project 3
  • Bus 121 Financial Accounting 3
  • Bus 281 Business Communication 3
  • Bus 331 Finance 3
  • Bus 343 Operations Management 3
  • Bus 345 Management Science 3
  • Bus 371 Information Systems 3
  • Bus 399 Internship 3
  • Bus 400 Business Ethics 3
  • Bus 442 Info. System Design & Development 3
  • Bus 443 Organizational Behavior 3 or Bus 351 Human Resource Management
  • Bus 446 Strategic Management 3
  • Math 122 Introduction to Statistics 3

 Total Hours: 66

 Note: CS 334 Organization of Programming Languages, Econ 101 Macroeconomics and Econ 102 Microeconomics are also recommended.

See also: Please check the course catalog for other information about programs in which you are interested.