2008–09 Undergraduate Catalog
David L. McKenna Hall
Denise Daniels, Contact Person
FACULTY: Tanya Nicole Boyd, Denise Daniels, Jonathan Charles Deming, Douglas Allan Downing, Albert M Erisman, Randal S Franz, Dan W Hess, Gary L Karns, William Kauppila, Herbert E Kierulff, Ryan Craig LaBrie, Grant LeRoy Learned, Henry L Petersen, Joanna Krystyna Poznanska, James F Rand, Kimberly M Sawers, Regina Pefanis Schlee, Gerhard Steinke, Ross E Stewart, Donald B Summers, Lisa Klein Surdyk, Jeffrey B Van Duzer, Kenman Wong
For a complete overview of degree requirements in the School of Business and Economics, visit the School of Business and Economics page in this Catalog.
The business administration major provides a broad-based education in the fundamental theories, principles, and practices of modern business. The program develops a general management outlook toward organizations and the changing environment they face. It teaches standards of professional and ethical behavior along with the technical expertise and leadership attributes necessary to attain entry-level positions in business.
Students who major in business administration are expected to master a core of courses in business and economics, and may choose from a concentration selected from one of the following areas: economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, and marketing. All students will take the following common core of classes described under general core.
Requirements for the Major
Demonstration of computer competency is required. This is documented by passing CSC 1123, or by passing a competency exam covering the equivalent.
Note: BUS 4690 and BUS 4899 are recommended to be taken during the last quarter of senior year.
Note: A minimum of 15 of the 18 upper-division SBE elective credits must be in BUS or ECN courses; a maximum of 3 credits may be taken in ACCT courses.
Students interested in the international business concentration should meet with the SBE study abroad coordinator to discuss course selection. Students with a concentration in international business need to participate in an approved study abroad program, and they need to complete the equivalent of three quarters of foreign language at the intermediate level. Normally some of the coursework in the concentration will be taken during the study abroad program.
The foreign language requirement can be met by 15 credits in SPU foreign language courses numbered 2000 or above, or by demonstrated fluency in a language other than English.
Signature Experience Requirement
SBE is committed to providing an educational experience that is grounded in Christian faith, ethics, and character. It is also committed to providing a business education that works well "on the ground" in our increasingly global environment. To strengthen these commitments, students graduating with a major in business administration must satisfy the SBE Signature Experience Requirement by completing one of these options:
Note: In most cases, the credits earned while completing the Signature Experience Requirement also meet another requirement of the Business Administration major.
The signature experience requirement applies to students who are admitted to the School of Business and Economics starting with the 2007–08 academic year.
Requirements for the Minor in Business
Need to know when a course is being offered? Check the 2008-09 Time Schedule.