Academics

Business Administration Major/Minor Requirements

Note: Business Administration passed a new curriculum as of 2010-11.
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The business administration major/minor at Wisconsin Lutheran College is nested in the liberal arts and is firmly founded in Christ. Students begin with general education requirements and introductory business courses. Once admitted to the program, students chose an emphasis in accounting, finance, management, marketing, international business, or general business.

The faculty members in the business administration program strive to develop students with skills in critical thinking, negotiating, analyzing, ethical decision making, and communicating; all of which are critical to a student's future success as a Christian leader. Students are prepared to make an immediate contribution to an organization upon graduation.Business administration professors combine theoretical knowledge and research with real world examples. Students can expect an active learning environment that consists of the analysis of real-life case studies, skills development, personal interaction with professors who have years of work experience outside academia, along with various possibilities for internships.

The business administration major also contains the necessary coursework for admission to most MBA programs.

Major Requirements – 39 Credits
(45 Credits for Accounting)

A. Common Core for Business Administration Major – 27 credits:

  • BUS 181 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUS 182 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BUS 210 – Financial Accounting
  • BUS 220 – Intro to Finance and Investments
  • BUS 240 – Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 250 – Principles of Management
  • BUS 301 – Business Ethics
  • BUS 303 – Business Law
  • BUS 480 – Business Strategy Capstone

B. Emphasis Area

A student must take at least 12 credits from one of the following six areas of emphasis:

  1. General Business – Choose at least one 300-level or above business class in each of finance, accounting, marketing and management.
  2. Marketing – Choose at least 12 credits with no more than three credits from COM.
    • BUS 342 – Marketing Research
    • BUS 343 – Advertising
    • BUS 347 – Consumer Behavior
    • BUS 372 – Global Marketing
    • BUS 302/402 – Any topics course in Marketing
    • BUS 490 - Internship
    • COM 315 – Persuasive Communication
    • COM 331 – Principles of Public Relations
    • COM 332 – The Practice of Public Relations
  3. Management – Choose at least 12 credits with no more than three credits from COM:
    • BUS 350 - Human Resources Management
    • BUS 352 - Organizational Behavior
    • BUS 359 - Small Business Management
    • BUS 371 - Cross Cultural Management
    • BUS 381 – Managerial Economics
    • BUS 302/402 – Any topics course in Management
    • BUS 490 - Internship
    • COM 333 – Leadership and Communication
    • COM 360 – Communication and Conflic
  4. International Business – Choose at least 12 credits from:
    • BUS 371 – Cross Cultural Management
    • BUS 372 – Global Marketing
    • BUS 386 – International Economics
    • BUS 302/402 – Any topics course in International Business
    • BUS 420 – International Finance
    • BUS 490 – Internship
    • ANT 320 - Globalization
    • COM 309 - Intercultural Communication
  5. Finance – Choose at least 12 credits from:
    • BUS 320 – Intermediate Investments
    • BUS 322 – Intermediate Finance
    • BUS 325 – Financial Markets and Institutions
    • BUS 326 – Money and Banking
    • BUS 381 – Managerial Economics
    • BUS 302/402 – Any topics course in Finance
    • BUS 420 – International Finance
    • BUS 490 - Internship
  6. Accounting – The following 18 additional credits are required:
    • BUS 231 – Managerial Accounting
    • BUS 332 – Intermediate Accounting I
    • BUS 333 – Intermediate Accounting II
    • BUS 334 – Auditing
    • BUS 336 – Income Taxation
    • BUS 431 - Cost Accounting
    • BUS 433 – Advanced Accounting
    • BUS 436 - Advanced Taxation
    • Optional:
      • BUS 302/402 – Any topics course in Accounting
      • BUS 490 - Internship
    • Note: Students that would like to sit for the CPA exam and follow a career in the area of public accounting, or other areas requiring a CPA, need to complete a 150 credit state required program. Students should work with their advisor to plan out a program of study.

C. BUS Major Collateral Requirements

  • COM 201 – Foundations of Professional Communication
  • COM 211 – Small Group Communication
  • COM 301 – Professional Communication
  • PHI 102 – Logic
  • MAT 117 – Elementary Statistics (or MAT 351 & MAT 352)
  • MAT 210 – Survey of Calculus (or MAT 221)

 

Business Administration Minor Requirements – 27 Credits

A. BUS Administration Minor Required Courses – 21 Credits

  • BUS 181 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUS 182 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BUS 210 – Financial Accounting
  • BUS 220 – Intro to Finance and Investments
  • BUS 240 – Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 250 – Principles of Management
  • BUS 480 – Business Strategy Capstone

B. BUS Administration Minor Electives – 6 Credits

  • Students choose six credits from any 300- or 400-level BUS courses.

C. BUS Minor Collateral Requirements

  • MAT 117 – Elementary Statistics (or MAT 351 & MAT 352)
  • MAT 210 – Survey of Calculus (or MAT 221)