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Business Programs

The Department of Business and Economics offers a major and minor in business with three possible concentrations: finance, marketing and management. Those interested in the study of business may also look into the following disciplines offered at Baker University’s Baldwin City undergraduate campus:

Accounting | Economics | Education – Secondary Business | International Business

Major in Business

All students majoring in accounting, business or international business must complete a common core of classes emphasizing fundamental concepts in business and economics.

The following common core courses are required:

  • AC 141 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • AC 142 Managerial Accounting I
  • BS 141 Introduction to Business
  • BS 230 Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economics I
  • BS 251 Business Law I
  • BS 271 Principles of Marketing
  • BS 330 Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economics II
  • BS 331 Business Information Systems
  • BS 353 Fundamentals of Management
  • BS 381 Corporate Finance
  • BS 456 Business Policy
  • EC 242 Principles of Economics: Micro
  • EC 243 Principles of Economics: Macro
  • At least 3 semester hours of credit in AC/BS 390 Business Internship with a faculty sponsor from among the department faculty.

Students majoring in business must complete the common core business courses listed above and a concentration in finance, management or marketing. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below:

Concentration in Finance

  • BS 382 Investments
  • BS 383 Corporate Finance II
  • EC 344 Money and Financial Institutions

One of the following courses is also required:

  • BS 463 International Finance
  • EC 464 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Concentration in Marketing

  • BS 474 Marketing Research
  • EC 346 Managerial Economics

Two of the following courses are also required:

  • BS 356 Quantitative Methods
  • BS 462 International Marketing
  • CO 260 Introduction to Public Relations
  • MM 325 Mass Media Advertising
  • SA 385 Sports Marketing

Concentration in Management

  • BS 355 Human Resource Management
  • 3 semester hours of upper-college elective credit in economics

Two of the following courses are also required:

  • BS 252 Business Law II
  • BS 356 Quantitative Methods
  • BS 361 International Management
  • BS 370 Ethics in Business

A student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher may substitute an appropriately designed independent study for one of the elective courses listed above, subject to prior approval by the department chair.

Incoming students who have completed at least 9 hours of business or economics classes are not required to enroll in BS 141.

Bachelor of Arts degree candidates must complete demonstrate proficiency in a world language sufficient to satisfy the requirements for the B.A. degree.

Minor in Business

The following courses are required:

  • AC 141 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BS 141 Introduction to Business
  • EC 242 Principles of Economics: Micro

Two of the following courses are also required:

  • BS 251 Business Law
  • BS 271 Principles of Marketing
  • BS 353 Fundamentals of Management
  • BS 355 Human Resource Management
  • BS 381 Corporate Finance

This program information has been taken from the current College of Arts and Sciences catalog. This information is subject to change and is updated with each academic year.