Undergraduate

Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration at St. Edward’s prepares you to navigate the interconnected areas of the business industry, such as finance, marketing, economics, accounting and management. This broad overview equips you to understand the latest methods and practices of the 21st century business world.

Under the guidance and instruction of skilled and experienced faculty members with decades of professional experience, you’ll learn about the day-to-day nuances of the workplace. You’ll examine successful business theories and discuss current issues affecting society, such as the automobile industry bailout and the BP oil spill. And you’ll meet business leaders from leading multinational companies, such as Dell, IBM and National Instruments, who regularly serve as guest speakers.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration

Overview:

As a BBA in Business Administration major, you’ll learn the importance of leadership, decision making, problem solving and teamwork. This degree also allows you to tailor your classes to your interests. Working closely with your advisor, you may choose to specialize in areas such as Human Resource Management, Operations Management or Entrepreneurship. When you graduate, you’ll understand the importance of diversity in the workplace and how professionals with different skills come together to run successful businesses.

With a BBA in Business Administration, graduates can work in a wide variety of positions in and outside the traditional business industry. For example, you could become a sales or marketing manager at a major retailer, a credit administrator or loan officer at a bank, or a human resources associate or procurement specialist at a major healthcare facility.

To further increase employment opportunities, many graduates pursue advanced degrees, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at St. Edward's, a long-standing, respected Texas MBA program. This degree is also good preparation for law school. Close interaction with faculty at St. Edward’s — and time spent in classes, advising sessions, program events and a required internship — allows you to be exposed to and gain industry experience and to learn more about options for careers and graduate work.

Degree Plan:

For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin (course catalog).

I. FOUNDATION COURSES (21 CREDIT HOURS):
• Rhetoric and Composition I and II*
• College Mathematics
• Computational Skills
• Oral Communication
• Modern Language

II. CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS (18 CREDIT HOURS):
• Literature and Human Experience
• Understanding and Appreciating Arts
• American Experience
• American Dilemmas*
• History and Evolution of Global Processes
• Contemporary World Issues

III. MISSION COURSES (15 CREDIT HOURS):
• The Human Experience
• Ethics*
• Religious Studies/Philosophy
• Science in Perspective
• Science in Depth

IV. SMB GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 CREDIT HOURS):
• Introduction to Information Systems or Quantitative Applications Software for PCs
• Precalculus

IV. CORE COURSES (39 CREDIT HOURS):
• Principles of Accounting I
• Principles of Accounting II
• Business Statistics
• Global Business Responsability and Ethics
• Legal Environment of Business
• Business Communication
• Strategic Management
• Microeconomic Principles
• Macroeconomic Principles
• Introduction to Finance
• Principles of Management
• Business Responsibility and Ethics in Management
• Operations Management
• Principles of Marketing

V. MAJOR CORE COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS):
• Internship
• International Business
• Strategic Business Analysis and Practice
• Three Upper-division Business Courses
Electives
Choose 6 hours minimum of electives

VI. CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS)

VII. GRADUATION CERTIFICATION:
You must register for this course in your graduating term to be certified for graduation.

* These courses are prerequisites for Capstone.

Opportunities

In addition to an internship that may be required for your degree, St. Edward’s University offers numerous opportunities for optional internships, professional-level research and hands-on creative experiences (writing, art, music, theater and more). These activities enhance your résumé, build your confidence and skills — and give you a distinct advantage in your career and for graduate school.

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