Jun 06, 2023
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The School of Business provides students with professional knowledge and basic skills necessary to assume positions of administrative responsibility in a wide variety of areas. This is undertaken with an orientation toward the moral aspects and the consequences of one’s actions. The School of Business seeks to provide mechanisms and reinforcement for students to engage actively in meaningful experiences beyond the classroom setting. The majors offered for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
The School of Business expects double majors to complete 6 three credit hours courses in each major.
The candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree must fulfill the requirements listed below. Prior to formal admission to the School of Business, students should seek advice from their academic advisor.
Completion of at least 120 semester hours of academic work with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 and no more than 77 hours School of Business courses. Business courses that are cross-listed are counted against the 77 hour limit regardless of the division designation under which credit is granted.
Achievement of a minimum grade of “C” in all courses specifically required for the degree. Majors who have attained 95 semester hours and have not successfully completed all 100 and 200 level courses may not enroll in further business courses until those courses have been completed with a “C” or better. (Students required to take MA 090 or MA 091 may be delayed in completing 200-level Business Core classes. Please consult your advisor if you will be taking either or both classes.)
Completion of at least 12 hours of upper-division courses in the major at Avila University.
Avila students who wish to take upper-division courses off campus to satisfy the requirements of any of the majors in the School of Business will have prior approval and must take them at a four-year school. Courses transferred at the time of admission to Avila will be evaluated for upper-division credit. At admission, business law may be transferred from a two-year school to satisfy BL 305 - Legal Aspects of Business I (3) .
Completion of the final 30 hours at the university.
Successful completion of the ETS Field Test in Business is required.
The candidate must fulfill all the University Core Curriculum requirements as stated earlier in this catalog. The School of Business specifically requires that the following core classes be included within each candidate’s core curriculum:
Completion of the following Business Core requirements: 39 semester hours.
Only one repeat of a required Computer Science or School of Business course will be permitted.
A student intending to major in a Business field must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or better before taking any 300 or 400 level courses: EN 111, EN 112, MA 120, AC 201, EC 202, EC 240.
These courses are typically taken in the first or second year of study. For transfer students an advisor in business will help plan a course schedule so these will be completed on time. (BL 305 - Legal Aspects of Business I (3) is the only exception to this.)
In addition to the University Core Curriculum requirements and the Business Core requirements, students must satisfy requirements of the major.
Business Administration Major Requirements
The major is for students who are undecided about majoring in one of the areas of business listed below. It is also for those who wish a broader education in Business.
The requirements are: Twenty-one (21) hours of electives chosen from three of the areas of Finance and Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Management. No fewer than six (6) nor more than nine (9) hours may be taken from the courses in any one area. The areas and courses are:
The School of Business has outcomes expected of students graduating with the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in any business major.
Be able to use deductive and inductive reasoning to solve business problems.
Be able to effectively research a subject and present the findings both orally and in writing.
Student has demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Be able to apply knowledge about the economic, legal, and interpersonal environment in the creation and management of the organization.
Business Administration Outcomes
In addition to the outcomes listed above for all students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree, the Business Administration major has these additional outcomes.
Distinguish between ethical and unethical business behavior. (MG 323 , BL 346 , MG 321 )
Demonstrate an understanding of the functional areas of business: management, marketing, finance, economics, and accounting. (BU 499 , EC 202 )
Use computer-based technologies to analyze data and related business information. (EC 202 , EC 240 )
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