Business Administration Majors and Minors 2016-17

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
Energy Management Emphasis

Admission to the program: All students wishing to major in the Energy Management (EM) emphasis in Business Administration must be formally admitted to the program. Students who have already completed a BA/BS in Business or Accounting will be considered to have completed the Energy Management Base Curriculum and Energy Management Nucleus. 

A minimum of 83 credits is required, including the 21-credit Energy Management Base Curriculum, the 19 to 20- credit Energy Management Nucleus, and the following emphasis courses: 

Energy Management Base Curriculum

ACC 201  Introduction to Financial Accounting  3 cr
ACC 202  Introduction to Managerial Accounting  3 cr
ECON 201  Macroeconomics  3 cr
ECON 202  Microeconomics  3 cr
ECON 216  Statistics for Business and Economics  3 cr
MATH 232  Applied Calculus for the Managerial and Social Sciences  3 cr
BUAD 311  Essential Excel Skills for the Workplace  1 cr
BUAD 312  Advanced Excel Applications  2 cr

Energy Management Nucleus

BUAD 210  Legal Environment of Business  3 cr
BUAD 240  Strategic Negotiations  3 cr
BUAD 270  Principles of Marketing  3 cr
BUAD 309  Business Communications  3 cr
BUAD 333  Organizational Behavior  3 cr
BUAD 360  Managerial Finance  3 cr
At least one of the following:
BUAD 202  EM Professional Development I  1 cr
BUAD 302  EM Professional Development II  1 cr

Energy Management Emphasis 

BUAD 230  Evolution of the Oil and Gas Economy  3 cr
BUAD 305  Applied Energy Seminar  3 cr
BUAD 320  Petroleum Land Management  3 cr
BUAD 321  Oil and Gas Agreements  3 cr
BUAD 370  Introduction to Exploration and Production Processes  3 cr
BUAD 410  Water and Environmental Law  3 cr
BUAD 420  Oil and Gas Law  3 cr
BUAD 495  Prospect Economics and Evaluation  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
GEOG 101  Physical Geology  3 cr
GEOG 105  Physical Geology Lab  1 cr
GEOG 240  Introduction to Petroleum and Mining Geology  3 cr
One of the following elective courses:
COM 274  Public Relations Communication  3 cr
COM 372  Issues Management  3 cr 

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to continue in and graduate from Energy Management Program. Students may take both BUAD 202 and BUAD 302 depending on when they enter Western and Energy Management. Take these in consultation with your Energy Management advisor. 

INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPHASIS (ICE) 

Admission to the program: All students who wish to major in the ICE emphasis in Business Administration must be formally admitted to the program. For admission, a student must complete and submit an application for admission. 

A minimum of 60 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 275  Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship: Mindset  3 cr
BUAD 315  Business Law  3 cr
BUAD 375  Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship: Toolkit  3 cr
BUAD 494  Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship: Launch (ICE: Launch)  3 cr
One of the following:
BUAD 335  Marketing Communications  3 cr
BUAD 345  Consumer Behavior  3 cr
Nine credits 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. ​

FINANCE EMPHASIS

A minimum of 57 credits is required, including the 18-credit Business Administration Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus, and the following courses: 
BUAD 315 Business Law 3 cr
BUAD 322 Financial Planning 3 cr
BUAD 401 Derivatives 3 cr
BUAD 412 Financial Risk Management 3 cr
BUAD 461 Investments 3 cr
BUAD 491 Strategic Management 3 cr
ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3 cr
ECON 361 Money, Banking, and Financial Markets 3 cr

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. 

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

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).