Program Overview

The Business Administration major at Centenary provides students with a broad understanding of business and of the larger economic and social environment within which organizations operate. Building on the liberal arts foundation of a Centenary education, the Business Administration curriculum is designed to equip students with the breadth and flexibility of mind to relate the complex interrelationships of business with society as a whole. The Business Administration major prepares students to enter an increasingly global environment and also provides exposure to social, human, cultural, international, political and ethical issues as they relate to Business. Concentrations within the Major provide students a focused course of study in Commerce, Leadership, Investments, Operations Analysis, Economic Policy, International Business or Energy Business. Our ultimate goal is to provide majors with the business acumen, analytical ability and broad perspectives that will prepare them for success in graduate programs, in their business careers, and in society.

Students may be admitted to the Departmental Honors Program if they have attained junior standing and meet the other requirements. For details, consult the Dean of the School of Business.

 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration

Centenary students receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business will complete a common Business core which consists of 6 courses, up to 24 hours. Courses taken for the Business degree cannot be taken Pass/Fail. No more than 21 hours of coursework can be transferred from other institutions to fulfill major degree requirements.

Required courses in the Business core:
  • BUSN 223: Commercial Law
  • BUSN 321W: Principles of Management
  • BUSN 346: Principles of Marketing
  • BUSN 380S: Social Responsibility of Business
  • BUSN 473: Senior Seminar in Policy and Strategy
  • FIN 325: Corporate Finance
 
Total hours of Business core: 24

 

Supportive courses required (cannot be taken Pass/Fail):

  • ACCT 203: Principles of Accounting
  • ECON 204: Statistics
  • ECON 211: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 212: Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Supportive hours: 12

 

Students should normally complete ACCT 203, ECON 211 and ECON 212 before taking any 300- or 400-level courses in business. ECON 204 is used in many upper-level courses. Persons who wish to take a minor or elect an upper-level business course should check with the instructor before enrolling.

 

Business Concentrations:Each major must select a concentration. (4 courses)

Commerce  (select 4 courses from among the following, at least 2 courses must be from BUSN)

  • ACCT 204: Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 311: Income Tax I
  • ACCT 340: International Accounting
  • BUSN 301: Diversity in the Workplace
  • BUSN 328: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • BUSN 335: Human Resource Management
  • BUSN 341: International Management
  • BUSN 350: Entrepreneurship
  • BUSN 395-/396: Selected Topics in Business
  • BUSN 421: Operations Management
  • ECON 305: Energy Economics               
  • ECON 328: Labor Economics
  • ECON 329: Money and Banking
  • ECON 335: Sports Economics
  • ECON 340: International Economics
  • ECON 343: Public Sector Economics   
  • FIN 350: Principles of Risk and Real Estate
  • FIN 426: Investments
  • FIN 460: Advanced Investment Theory and Analysis

 

Leadership (two required courses plus two others) 

  • BUSN 328: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (required)
  • BUSN 335: Human Resource Management (required)
  • BUSN 350: Entrepreneurship
  • PSY/SOC 305: Social Psychology

 

Investments (two required courses plus two others) 

  • FIN 426: Investments (required)
  • FIN 460: Advanced Investment Theory and Analysis (required)
  • FIN 350: Principles of Risk and Real Estate
  • ACCT 311: Income Tax I
  • ECON 329: Money and Banking

 

Operations Analysis (two required courses plus two others) 

  • BUSN 335: Human Resource Management (required)
  • BUSN 421: Operations Management (required)
  • ACCT 204: Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 424: Accounting Information Systems
  • SOC 316: Society and Technology
  • CSC 107: Explorations in Agent-Based Modeling

 

Economic Policy (two required courses plus two others) 

  • ECON 340: International Economics (required)
  • ECON 343: Public Sector Economics (required)
  • ECON 312: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • ACCT 311: Income Tax Accounting
  • PSC 103: Contemporary Issues in Public Policy

 

International Business (three required plus one other)

  • ACCT 340: International Accounting (required)
  • BUSN 341: International Management (required)
  • ECON 340: International Economics (required)
  • FREN 102: Elementary French II, SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish or equivalent
  • PSC 111: Global Politics

 

Energy Business (two required courses plus two others) 

  • ECON 305: Energy Economics (required)
  • ECON 343: Public Sector Economics (required)
  • ACCT 204: Cost Accounting   
  • GEOL 101: The Dynamic Earth
  • GEOL 301: Mineralogy

 

Business Administration Minor

  • ACCT 203: Principles of Accounting
  • BUSN 223: Commercial Law
  • BUSN 321W: Principles of Management
  • BUSN 346: Principles of Marketing
  • ECON 211: Principles of Microeconomics
  • FIN 325: Corporate Finance

  and one course selected from among the following:

  • BUSN 301: Diversity in the Workplace
  • BUSN 328: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • BUSN 335: Human Resource Management  
  • BUSN 341: International Management
  • BUSN 350: Entrepreneurship
  • BUSN 380S: Social Responsibility of Business
  • BUSN 395-/396: Selected Topics in Business
  • BUSN 421: Operations Management