Majors and Minors 2013-2014

All Business Administration majors must complete the Base Curriculum, which requires a minimum of 18 credits. Each course in the Base Curriculum must be completed with a minimum grade of "C," except the mathematics course requirement which must be completed with a minimum grade of "C-." Students majoring in Business Administration should complete this base curriculum before enrolling in 300- or 400-level BUAD courses. Discuss specific exceptions with your advisor before enrolling in 300- or 400-level BUAD courses.

 Checksheets for major requirements for graduation updates.

Base Curriculum
ACC 201  Introduction to Financial Accounting
 3 cr
ACC 202  Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 cr
ECON 202  Microeconomics 3 cr
One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH 140  College Algebra 3 cr
MATH 141  Precalculus 3 cr
MATH 151  Calculus I 4 cr
One of the following:
BUAD 220  Computer Applications in Business 3 cr
CIS 120  Information Management and Analysis 3 cr
One of the following:
MATH 213  Probability and Statistics 3 cr
ECON 216  Statistics for Business and Economics 3 cr

The 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus forms the core for each of the emphasis areas and also comprises the bulk of the Standard Program. It is important that the student achieve a high level of understanding of the basic fundamental concepts represented by these courses to be successful in the completion of the required upper-level course work and in their business career.  If BUAD 350 Human Resource Management is used to satisfy the requirements of the Business Administration Nucleus, then it cannot be used to satisfy the elective requirement within the major.

Business Administration Nucleus
BUAD 210  Legal Environment of Business
  3 cr
BUAD 270  Principles of Marketing  3 cr
BUAD 309  Business Communication  3 cr
BUAD 360  Managerial Finance  3 cr
One of the following:
BUAD 333  Organizational Behavior 3 cr
BUAD 350  Human Resource Management  3 cr

Business Administration Major: Standard Program

The Standard Program requires a minimum of 45 credits including the 18-credit Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus, BUAD 491 Strategic Management, and nine credits of Business Administration electives. At least six credits of the nine credits must be upper-division Business Administration electives, and no more than three credits may be from: BUAD 100 Business in Society, BUAD 150 Introduction to Hospitality, or BUAD 499 Internship in Business Administration. Electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor. BUAD 397 or BUAD 497 special topics courses are allowed to count toward the nine-credit requirement only with departmental approval.

Business Administration and Environmental Studies Coordinated Double Major: If a student elects to complete a Business Administration Major: Standard Program and the coordinated Environmental Studies Major: Standard Program, the student must complete the nine credits of upper-division Business Administration electives by taking ECON 370 Natural Resource Economics, BUAD 363 Business and the Environment, and BUAD 410 Water and Environmental Law.

Business Administration Major: Comprehensive Programs

Management Emphasis

A minimum of 57 credits is required, including the 18-credit Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus (students must take BUAD 333 in the Nucleus), and the following courses:

BUAD 311  Essential Excel Skills for the Workplace   1 cr
BUAD 312  Advanced Excel Applications     2 cr
BUAD 350  Human Resource Management 3 cr
BUAD 375  Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 3 cr
BUAD 485  Quantitative Decision-making 3 cr
BUAD 491  Strategic Management 3 cr
ECON 201  Macroeconomics 3 cr
Three of the following electives:
BUAD 100  Business in Society 3 cr
BUAD 150  Introduction to Hospitality 3 cr
BUAD 300  Business Ethics 3 cr
BUAD 315  Business Law  3 cr
BUAD 325  Management Information Systems 3 cr
BUAD 329  E-Commerce 3 cr
BUAD 335  Marketing Communications  3 cr
BUAD 337  Hospitality Law and Risk Management 3 cr
BUAD 340  Global Business 3 cr
BUAD 345  Consumer Behavior 3 cr
BUAD 499  Internship in Business Administration 3 cr
ECON 303  International Economics and Globalization 3 cr
No more than three credits from BUAD 100 Business in Society, BUAD 150 Introduction to Hospitality, or BUAD 499 Internship in Business Administration may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

Marketing Emphasis

A minimum of 57 credits is required, including the 18-credit Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus, and the following courses:
BUAD 335  Marketing Communications 3 cr
BUAD 340  Global Business 3 cr
BUAD 345  Consumer Behavior 3 cr
BUAD 425  Marketing Research 3 cr
BUAD 491  Strategic Management 3 cr
Three of the following electives:
BUAD 100  Business in Society 3 cr
BUAD 150  Introduction to Hospitality 3 cr
BUAD 300  Business Ethics 3 cr.
BUAD 311  Essential Excel Skills for the Workplace  1 cr
BUAD 312  Advanced Excel Applications  2 cr
BUAD 315  Business Law 3 cr
BUAD 325  Management Information Systems 3 cr
BUAD 350  Human Resource Management 3 cr
BUAD 499  Internship in Business Administration 3 cr
CIS    160  Introduction to Web Design  3 cr
COTH 372  Issues Management  3 cr
ECON 201  Macroeconomics  3 cr
No more than three credits from BUAD 100 Business in Society, BUAD 150 Introduction to Hospitality, or BUAD 499 Internship in Business Administration may be used to satisfy the elective requirement. 

Entrepreneurship Emphasis

A minimum of 57 credits is required, including the 18-credit Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus, and the following:
ACC 350  Income Tax 3 cr
BUAD 315  Business Law 3 cr
BUAD 375  Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 3 cr
BUAD 494  Entrepreneurial Analysis and Consulting 3 cr
One of the following:
BUAD 335  Marketing Communications 3 cr
BUAD 345  Consumer Behavior 3 cr
Three of the following electives:
BUAD 100  Business in Society 3 cr
BUAD 150  Introduction to Hospitality 3 cr
BUAD 300  Business Ethics 3 cr
BUAD 311 Essential Excel Skills for the Workplace   1 cr
BUAD 312 Advanced Excel Applications   2 cr
BUAD 340  Global Business 3 cr
BUAD 350  Human Resource Management 3 cr
BUAD 425  Marketing Research 3 cr
BUAD 491  Strategic Management 3 cr
BUAD 499  Internship in Business Administration 3 cr
ECON 201  Macroeconomics 3 cr
ECON 302  Intermediate Microeconomics 3 cr
No more than three credits from BUAD 100 Business in Society, BUAD 150 Introduction to Hospitality, or BUAD 499 Internship in Business Administration and no more than one economics course, ECON 201 Macroeconomics or ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics, may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

Latin American Business Emphasis

A minimum of 60 credits is required including the 18-credit Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus, and the following courses:
BUAD 340  Global Business  3 cr
BUAD 491  Strategic Management 3 cr
ECON 201  Macroeconomics  3 cr
ECON 303  International Economics and Globalization 3 cr
HIST 260  Latin American History (or another appropriate History course) 3 cr
Three of the following:
BUAD 311  Essential Excel Skills for the Workplace  1 cr
BUAD 312  Advanced Excel Application  2 cr
BUAD 335  Marketing Communications 3 cr
BUAD 345  Consumer Behavior 3 cr
BUAD 350  Human Resource Management 3 cr
BUAD 485  Quantitative Decision Making 3 cr
Three of the following, based on proficiency:
SPAN 101  Elementary Spanish I 3 cr
SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II 3 cr
SPAN 254  Intermediate Spanish I 3 cr
SPAN 255  Intermediate Spanish II 3 cr
SPAN 341  Latin American Civilization and Culture 3 cr
SPAN 342  Mexican Civilization and Culture 3 cr

Professional Land and Resource Management Emphasis

Admission to the program:  All students who wish to major in the Professional Land and Resource Management (PLRM) emphasis in Business Administration must be formally admitted to the program. For admission, a student must complete and submit an application for admission and meet the following requirements:

1. completion of the 18-credit Base Curriculum and BUAD 210, BUAD 270, and BUAD 309; and

2. possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students who started their academic studies at Western must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students who are transfer students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for all credits taken at Western (12 credits minimum).
 

A minimum of 70 credits is required, including the 18-credit Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus, and the following courses:
BUAD 305  Fundamentals of Professional Land and Resource Management 3 cr
BUAD 320  Petroleum Land Management 3 cr
BUAD 330  Mining Land Management 3 cr
BUAD 410  Water and Environmental Law 3 cr
BUAD 420  Oil and Gas Law and Contracts 3 cr
BUAD 491  Strategic Management 3 cr
BUAD 499  Internship 3 cr
ECON 370  Natural Resource Economics 3 cr
ENVS 350  U.S. and Western Environmental Politics 3 cr
GEOG 340  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 cr
GEOL 101  Physical Geology 3 cr
GEOL 105  Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr
GEOL 240  Introduction to Petroleum and Mining Geology 3 cr
A  grade of “C” or above must be attained in all PLRM emphasis area courses.

Resort Management Emphasis

A minimum of 60 credits is required, including the 18-credit Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus, and the following 27 credits:
BUAD 150  Introduction to Hospitality 3 cr
BUAD 331  Food & Beverage Management  3 cr
BUAD 332  Rental & Retail Management 3 cr
BUAD 334  Lodging Operations 3 cr
BUAD 337  Hospitality Law and Risk Management 3 cr
BUAD 363  Business and the Environment 3 cr
BUAD 482  Hospitality Operations Management 3 cr
BUAD 491  Strategic Management 3 cr
One of the following:
BUAD 345  Consumer Behavior   3 cr
BUAD 329  E-Commerce 3 cr
BUAD 350  Human Resource Management  3 cr
BUAD 499  Internship in Business Administration  3 cr
ROE   398  Program Planning  3 cr

Business Administration Minor

A minimum of 18 credits is required, including one upper-division Business Administration elective and the following:
ACC   201  Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 cr
BUAD 210  Legal Environment of Business 3 cr
BUAD 270  Principles of Marketing 3 cr
BUAD 309  Business Communication 3 cr
One of the following:
BUAD 100 Business in Society 3 cr
BUAD 150 Introduction to Hospitality 3 cr

Capstone Course Requirement. The following courses in the Business Administration Major fulfill the capstone course requirement: BUAD 491 Strategic Management (Standard Major or Management, Marketing, Latin American Emphases) or BUAD 494 (Entrepreneurial Analysis and Consulting (Entrepreneurship Emphasis).