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The Department of Business Administration prepares Shawnee State students for productive and satisfying professional careers in business. The Department seeks to develop in students a continuing intellectual curiosity, an awareness of individual and cultural diversity, and a high degree of professional competence.
The Department encourages an integrated general education in the arts and sciences, provides a body of knowledge common to all areas of business, and provides a systematic body of specialized knowledge and skills applicable to specific business disciplines.
To meet the diverse needs of students and businesses, the Department offers programs at the associate level, stressing applied entry-level skills, and at the baccalaureate level, stressing the broader theoretical concepts and leadership skills applicable to more complex organizational problems.
The Department of Business Administration provides the opportunity, resources, and experiences necessary for students to acquire the business knowledge and skills to be personally and professionally successful.
Special Notes for all Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration
Quantitative Reasoning Requirement, General Education Program. If you select MATH 1500 or MATH 1700 to fulfill your quantitative reasoning requirement in the General Education Program, you must meet the minimum degree requirement of 124 total credit hours.
Mathematics/English Sequence. Placement in beginning English and mathematics courses is determined by the mathematics and English placement tests. The minimum mathematics course in the business core is MATH 1700. Any nondevelopmental mathematics courses (1010 or higher) taken to meet the prerequisite for MATH 1700 may be credited as nonbusiness electives toward the BSBA degree.
Transfer Credits. A maximum of 36 hours may be accepted as transfer credit to fulfill the credit hours required in the business core. Sixteen hours of upper division elective courses required for the general business concentration must be completed at Shawnee State University.
Special Topics in Business Courses (2999, 3999, and 4999) A formal review and a subsequent written approval by the business department review committee is mandatory before credit is given for any special topics course. This review committee is made up of one member from each of the instructional areas, and this approval applies to all students. You can accumulate a total of 8 credit hours in the business department using special topics courses. These courses apply for credit toward electives only and not toward required courses or the 12 hours of upper division business electives. Faculty members do not have to teach a special topics course; it is the faculty member’s option.
Upper-Level/Lower-Level Course Credit
Any student having earned credit for an upper-level course cannot
subsequently earn credit for a lower sequence course and apply it toward
graduation. Example: If you earned credit for BUMG 3100, you could not
later take the lower-level courses and apply their credits toward
graduation. This notice applies, but is not limited to, BUFI 2450 and
2500, BUMG 1010, 2100, and 2350.