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2012 - 2013 College Catalog 
2012 - 2013 College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Business Administration (B.S.)

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Administration major, allows students to obtain a business degree that is supported by core courses in accounting, business law, economics, management, information technology, marketing, finance, and business policy within the context of a liberal arts education. Mount Ida’s Business Administration Program emphasizes an integrated, applied approach incorporating real-world business applications and academics.  Students have the option of selecting a concentration area consisting of four courses and may take up to twelve credits of internships.

Career and Graduate Study Options

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Administration major can work in entry-level positions in all areas of business management. Students can also pursue a graduate degree in management or business administration. Mount Ida College also offers related programs in Equine Management, Hospitality Management, and Sport Management.  Students also have the option to apply to Mount Ida’s 4 + 1 Accelerated Masters Program and earn both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Science in Management degree in 5 years.

Learning Objectives

In addition to the All College Curriculum skills and perspective, students who successfully complete this program will:

  • Develop career and lifelong professional development options and gain real work experience and professional preparation;
  • Apply core business and organizational principles and processes in real situations;
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively by presenting business information and defending recommendations using strong oral and written skills;
  • Recognize and apply evolving business technologies to further organizational objectives;
  • Synthesize information from multiple sources to identify alternatives and make recommendations to achieve competitive advantage and organizational goals;
  • Apply a variety of quantitative and qualitative tools to contemporary business challenges and develop recommendations;
  • Function effectively in the global workplace and society and demonstrate sensitivity to cross-cultural issues and diversity;
  • Advocate ethical behavior and social responsibility;
  • Show initiative and take responsibility to set and achieve goals and standards of excellence. 

Policies, Conditions, and/or Fees

A minimum grade of C- or higher is required for all program-specific required courses (courses with the designation of BA) in this major.


II. Other Required Courses: (39 credits)

  • Interdisciplinary Seminar 3 credits
    (“W” Course)
  • History Elective 3 Credits
    (Historical Understanding)
  • Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits
    (Humanities or Fine Arts)
  • Literature Elective 3 Credits
  • Science Elective 3 Credits
    (Scientific Understanding)

III. Concentrations (18 credits)

Management Concentration

  • Concentration Elective 3 Credits
  • Concentration Elective 3 Credits
  • Concentration Elective 3 Credits

Entrepreneurship Concentration

  • Concentration Elective 3 Credits
  • Concentration Elective 3 Credits
  • Concentration Elective 3 Credits
  • Open Elective 3 Credits
  • Open Elective 3 Credits

Marketing Concentration

  • Concentration Elective 3 Credits
  • Concentration Elective 3 Credits

IV Open Electives (15 Credits)

Total Credits: (120)


All College Curriculum:
Students must satisfy Oral and Written Communication Requirements of the All College Curriculum. These are courses inside or outside the program/major that have been identified as meeting the requirements for writing-intensive (“W”) or oral communication (“O”) courses. Students must include the following among their course selections:

Written: Three (3) courses beyond EN 102 must be writing-intensive (“W”) courses (the Interdisciplinary Seminar and two other “W” courses).
Oral: Two (2) courses must be oral communication (“O”) courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:

(Prerequisites of program-specific courses are listed in parentheses; prerequisites of all courses can be found in the Course Descriptions.)

Second Year: (30 credits)

  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 credits
  • History Elective 3 credits 
  • Open Elective 3 credits 

Third Year: (30 credits)

  • Interdisciplinary Seminar (“W” course) 3 credits
  • Science Elective 3 credits
  • Three (3) Concentration courses (Management, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship) 9 credits 

Fourth Year: (30 credits)

  • Three (3) Concentration courses (Management, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship) 9 credits 
  • Three (3) Open Electives 9 credits
  • Literature Elective 3 credits

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