Business Administration Major

Major in Business Administration
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Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is awarded to students achieving proficiency in the University’s general education requirements and the Department’s integrated and advanced course requirements. Students successfully completing the program will be well prepared to assume careers in today’s competitive business environment, to start their own business, or to continue on to graduate school.

Students majoring in business will be well grounded in the liberal arts so they may develop their creative skills and have an understanding of the environment around them. In addition, students will acquire proficiency in basic skills such as computers, economics, mathematics, and communications as well as an international perspective. Through this unique business program, Eastern students will develop both a theoretical and pragmatic understanding of how businesses operate as successful competitive organizations. Through completion of appropriate advanced courses, majors can earn a concentration in one of the following fields: Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, or International Business.

Overall, the Business Administration major combines a thorough grounding in business concepts and applications with a liberal arts foundation.

Requirements and Resources

Program Admission

Program Coordinator

Dr. Ronald Lowey
(860) 465-5254

Minimum GPA

The minimum GPA Required to declare a major in Business Administration is 2.7. If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.7 for two consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the program.

Major Capstone Course

The Capstone Course within the Business Administration Major is BUS 431 – Management Policy and Strategy. Before enrolling in BUS 431, all students are required to successfully complete the Business Administration Competency Exam (See Webb 423 to Make an Appointment) and the LAC Tier-3 course, BUS 351 – Advanced Business Concepts and Entrepreneurial Applications.

Major Declaration

Students can apply for admission to the Business Administration major at anytime by completing the Change of Major Form.

Transfer Students

The Department of Business Administration extends a warm welcome to transfer students from within Connecticut, from other states, and from other countries. Check with one of our Business Adminstration faculty advisors on all transfer questions related to this major. Students must take 24 credits of courses to earn a degree in Business Administration at ECSU.