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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.A.

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This program provides the foundations of both business and economics, while developing the communication skills and technical literacy required in today’s business world. On-campus work opportunities, class-based research, internships and extra-curricular activities take students beyond the classroom to become consultants to small businesses, presenters at public hearings, and research assistants for faculty members who are actively engaged in the broader community. Upper level courses in business and economics, and courses in international studies, computer science, recreation management and environmental studies enable students to create programs that prepare them for jobs in the private, public and non-profit sector as well as for graduate study in either business or economics.

Requirements (56 Total Credits)

Major Requirements

Other Requirements (4 Credits)

Concentrations/Electives (20 Credits)

Students may elect to choose their electives from the following concentrations:

Concentration details are below.

Management and Marketing

Students must take the following:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students must take:

Students must take:
Economics and Financial Services

Students must take:
Suggestions include:

Students may count BUS 397 - Independent Study in Business  or BUS 396  for up to 4 credits towards their business electives.


  1. Students must maintain at least a cumulative 2.00 GPA and achieve a C- or higher in any courses that count towards the major.
  2. The Business Economics faculty must give prior approval for any courses that are not specified in current reciprocity agreements that students propose to transfer in to satisfy major requirements. Students must take 400 level economics and business courses at UMF.

World Language Requirement

For specific information about world language requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements  in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

General Education Requirements

For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements  in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

Minimum Total of Credits for The Degree: 128

Learning Goals and Assessment

Learning Goals:

As UMF graduates with a degree in business economics, students will be able to:

  • Understand financial institutions and become financially literate.
  • Understand the functions and operations of domestic and global markets.
  • Understand a business plan with micro and macro implications.
  • Understand and apply real world data to making decisions and/or recommending policy.
  • Critically examine business and economics paradigms.
  • Become autonomous learners, bringing knowledge and skills learned in one area to enhance and integrate complex decision making in related areas.

Assessment Criteria:

In order to assess our success in achieving the goals of our program listed above, we ask our students to produce evidence of this mastery with papers, group presentations, internships, service learning, research papers and projects, case study analysis, engaged discussion in classes and by examination. In the final analysis, it is our graduates’ success in the greater world which we value most highly.

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