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Business Administration (BA)

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Affiliation: School of Business


Truman State University and the School of Business are accredited by AACSB-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Programs included in the scope of accreditation include the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Master of Accountancy. The accounting programs hold specialized accounting accreditation from AACSB International. Truman is among fewer than 185 institutions worldwide holding both business and accounting accreditation from AACSB.


The School of Business graduates ethically-aware prospective business and civic leaders who are articulate communicators, effective team members, and skilled critical thinkers and problem solvers.
The School of Business cultivates a community of learners by emphasizing:

  • A rigorous, liberal arts and sciences education foundation;
  • Highly selective admission of students;
  • Civic engagement;
  • Leadership development; and,
  • Experiential and applied learning activities to enhance student learning.


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:

5. Pass Excel Competency Test.
6. Submit current resume.


  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.


Dialogues Requirements: 42-61 Credits

Missouri Statute (1-4 credits)

Bachelor of Arts Requirement: 0-8 Credits

  • Intermediate proficiency in ONE foreign language

Required Support: 15-19 Credits

Take two courses from the following list:


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:

And ONE of the following courses:

Concentration: Management

Required Courses:

Concentration: Marketing

Required Courses:

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