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