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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program develops in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop proficiency and confidence in the functional areas of business. In addition to providing the technical skills required for a professional level business position, the ethical considerations of business are emphasized.

This program offers students a broad background in Business Administration, with the added benefit of concentrating studies in a specific area of interest, such as Accounting, General Business, Finance, Management, Project Management, Marketing, Social Marketing, and Information Systems

Students who successfully complete the BSBA degree program will:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication and employment skills in their chosen business concentration.
  3. Demonstrate competencies in qualitative and quantitative analysis in business decision making.
  4. Synthesize an understanding of business ethics, legal requirements, and the social responsibility of business.
  5. Articulate an international perspective on the exchange of goods and services.
  6. Utilize and evaluate information technology for business decisions.

Major Requirements

1.  Completion of 46 semester hours of UIW Core Curriculum

2.  Completion of Business Administration Core

A. 15 semester hours of required lower division business core courses
These courses serve as prerequisites for required upper division business core courses.

ACC 2311 Financial Accounting
ACC 2312 Managerial Accounting
BIS 2321 Management of Information Systems
ECN 2301 Macroeconomics
ECN 2302 Microeconomics

B. 21 semester hours of required upper division business core courses

BLW 3317 Legal Aspects of Business
FIN 3321 Business Finance
GLB 3331 Analysis of Global Business Opportunities
MGT 3340 Concepts and Functions of Management
MKT 3331 Introductory Marketing Concepts and Strategies
MSC 3370 Statistical Analysis of Business
MSC 3371 Models of Management Science

C. A Capstone course:  3 semester hours

MGT 4375 Business Policy and Strategy

3. Selection of one of the following concentrations:

4. Free Elective Module

Hours as needed to meet the 120 total credits.

Total with requirements must equal at least 120 credit hours to be eligible for graduation.

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in the division of Extended Academic Programs at the University of the Incarnate Word is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


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