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Business Administration (BA)

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Affiliation: School of Business
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science, 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 Speaking or the successful test out of COMM 170
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 or ECON 205, 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.


Liberal Studies Program Requirements: 31-57 Credit Hours

Missouri Statute Requirement: 1-3 Credit Hours

Bachelor of Arts Requirement: 0-6 Credit Hours

  • Intermediate proficiency in ONE foreign language

Required Support: 18-22 Credit Hours

Take two courses from the following list:

  • Any Economics (ECON) course numbered 301 or higher
  • Any Computer Science (CS) course numbered 170 or higher

Required Courses:


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

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 42-43 Credit Hours

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

Electives to Total: 120 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:

Concentration: International Business

Six credit hours 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.


To fulfill the requirements of the International Business Concentration, students must complete three credit hours of an international internship or a study abroad course. If a study abroad course is used to fulfill the requirement, the student must identify the course being used to do so.

International students (those who are not permanent U.S. residents) must complete 12 hours in the concentration. For international students, the three hours designated as the study abroad or international internship may include credit-bearing courses or internships completed in the United States.

The study abroad course or international internship used to fulfill the concentration requirement may not also be used to fulfill the business administration required support, core business, or additional business administration concentration requirements. The designated study abroad course or international internship may be used to fulfill LSP requirements.

Two courses from the following list:

Concentration: Management

Required Courses:

Concentration: Marketing

Required Courses:

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