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Business Administration (BA)

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Affiliation: School of Business


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 requirements before enrolling in upper division business courses:

1. Completion of 40 credits including the following courses with a grade of C or better:

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 the following courses with a grade of C or better:


  1. A 2.25 GPA in major and concentration requirements
  2. An overall cumulative 2.25 GPA
  3. 40 credits of 300-400 level courses
  4. Students must complete 24 semester credits 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.


Liberal Studies Program Requirements: 31-57 Credits

Missouri Statute Requirement: 1-3 Credits

Bachelor of Arts Requirement: 0-6 Credits

  • Intermediate proficiency in ONE foreign language


Please note that courses are not allowed to double count within any of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Required Support, Major Requirements, or Areas of Concentration.

Electives to Total: 120 Credits


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:

Concentration: International Business

Six credits must be completed at the Truman State University campus. This concentration is offered only within the Business Administration (BA) degree, and it requires intermediate proficiency in a foreign language.


  • An international (outside of home country) internship or study abroad (for credit). For international internships, at least 1 credit must be earned by the completion of School of Business internship credit. (International students typically fulfill the study abroad requirement through their enrollment at Truman State University.)
  • A minimum of twelve credits of coursework must be completed for the concentration as detailed below:

Concentration: Marketing

Required Courses:

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