Department of Business Administration
The Department of Business Administration offers students the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (BSBA). In addition to the general education courses, Business Administration majors take their own business core subjects which help them gain general business knowledge. All Business Administration majors must select an area of concentration: Management, Marketing, Management Information System, Economics and Finance, or Entrepreneurship. The department also offers a Minor in Business Administration to students who are pursuing majors in other schools.
The BSBA degree provides basic professional preparation for careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations, with specific focus on administration. The curriculum is designed to help students develop the ability to evaluate and make business decisions against changing competitive, economic, legal, political, social/cultural, and technological environments; familiarize themselves with the dynamics of the internal organization and operations of business firms; develop skills in identifying problems, issues, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats confronting business firms; acquire tools, methods, and techniques for analyzing and solving business problems and opportunities; and the ability to develop and implement strategies.
The major objectives of the department are to help students succeed at each of the following:
- Demonstrate oral communication skills
- Demonstrate written communication skills
- Demonstrate receptive communication skills
- Use problem solving process
- Use quantitative reasoning skills
- Use qualitative reasoning skills
- Use decision-support systems
- Participate in volunteer activities
- Demonstrate ethical decision-making
- Understand the political, legal and socio-economic environments
- Perform satisfactorily on standards established by the Davis School Faculty
- Perform satisfactorily on standards established by national benchmarks