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2007-2008 General/Graduate Catalog - Expired August 2013 
2007-2008 General/Graduate Catalog - Expired August 2013 [Archived Catalog]

Business Administration (BS)

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Affiliation: School of Business
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
Minor Offered: Business Administration



The undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the School of Business are accredited in both Business and Accounting by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  These programs include the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Master of Accountancy.  Truman is one of fewer than 200 schools worldwide holding accreditation in both Business and Accounting.

AACSB is recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, as a specialized accrediting agency for undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration and accounting.



We graduate prospective leaders who are ethical, broadly educated problem-solvers, effective team players, clear writers, and articulate speakers. 
We cultivate a community of learners by emphasizing:

  • A rigorous, broad academic experience;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Highly selective admission of students;
  • Teaching, while valuing applied and instructional scholarship and service.



Students wishing to major in Business Administration must meet the following admission requirements before enrolling in upper division Business courses:

  1. Completion of 40 hours including the following courses with a grade of C or better:
ENG 190 Writing as Critical Thinking
COMM 170 Public Speakingor (if a student tests out of COMM 170) one of the following four courses:
COMM 270 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 272 Speech Activities
COMM 276 Oral Advocacy and Debate
COMM 381 Business and Professional Communication
STAT 190 Basic Statistics OR
STAT 290 Statistics
MATH 192 Essentials of Calculus OR
MATH 198 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
BSAD 157 Information Technology
ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting

  2. An overall cumulative GPA of 2.50

  3. Submit a semester-by-semester planned class schedule that would fulfill graduation requirements.

  4. Students should currently be enrolled in or have completed BSAD 234, ECON 200 or ECON 201, and ACCT 221.

  5. Students should submit a copy of their transcripts from TruView with their application.



  1. A 2.25 GPA in major and concentration requirements
  2. An overall cumulative 2.25 GPA.
  3. 40 hours of 300-400 level courses
  4. Students must complete 24 semester hours of the required business courses at Truman, have a 2.25 GPA in major requirements taken at Truman, and have a 2.0 GPA in all courses taken at Truman.
  5. Complete two semesters in one foreign language (BA and BS).



Liberal Studies Program Requirements: 34-58 Credit Hours

Missouri Statute Requirement: 1-3 Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science Requirements: 6-8 Credit Hours

AND one additional course from the list below:


  • Any Economics (ECON) course numbered 301 or higher
  • Any Computer Science (CS) course numbered 180 or higher

Major Requirements:

The Business Administration Major consists of two (2) parts: Required Support and Major Requirements. Each student must complete both parts.

Part I: Required Support: 24-26 Credit Hours

  • Two additional courses from the list under BS Requirements: 6-8 Credit Hours

Communication Course Options:

one of the following four courses (if a student tests out of COMM 170).

Part II: Major Requirements: 43-44 Credit Hours

  • Select and complete requirements from one area of concentration: 12-13 Credit Hours

Electives to Total: 124 Credit Hours


Students completing requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration must select and complete one concentration as follows:

Concentration: Finance

Required Courses:

And ONE of the following courses:

Concentration: Management

Required Courses:

Concentration: Management/Information Systems

Required Course:

Choose either three courses from Group A, or two courses from Group A and one course from Group B.

Group B:

  •  CS 260 Object-Oriented Programming: 3 Credit Hours



Concentration: Marketing

Required Courses:

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