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Business Administration

BA Degree

Linda McKinley-Grider, MPS, Chair, Division of Business & CIS
Center for Entrepreneurship
(270) 384-7385   griderl@lindsey.edu

Program Coordinator:  TBA

Full-time program faculty:  Lisa Crowe, MPA; Katie M. Curry, MAcc; Tim Curry, MS; Al Eferstein, MPA; Richard P. Hagan, MS; John Howery, MBA; Linda McKinley-Grider, MPS; Trudy Morlino, PhD; Mohammad Pourheydarian, PhD; Michael Starr, MBA; Thomas Taylor, PhD 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Business & CIS division is to prepare students for employment in business, accounting, and computer information systems; to pursue career paths of increasing professional and managerial responsibility; to apply to graduate programs in business, accounting or other professional schools; and to sit for various professional certifications.  Consistent with the historical mission of Lindsey Wilson College as a teaching institution, the Business & CIS division is committed to the growth and development of students through classroom instruction and through the fostering of an appreciation for lifelong learning.

In addition to the College's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, our well-balanced and academically sound programs in business are fully accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).  The Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation, Tourism & Sport Management is not accredited by IACBE.

The bachelor's degree in Business Administration offers students a common core of coursework and a choice of three emphasis areas:  Accounting, Computer Information Systems, and Management.  The Management emphasis allows students to choose among concentrations in general management, entrepreneurial management, human resources, and lean systems.


Graduation Requirements

Some courses taken for the major will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.

Students should note that the entrepreneurial and lean systems concentrations within the Management emphasis provide fewer than the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level coursework, therefore students will need to complete additional 3000-4000 level coursework to meet this requirement.

 

 

Program Requirements: 72-78 hours

Along with the general education program, students must complete the major's prerequisite and core requirements, must select one of its three emphasis areas (Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Management), and must complete the requirements for that area.

A.  Prerequisite:  3 hours

  • Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023) is a prerequisite for BUSI 2303 -- 3 hours

B.  Core Requirements:  45-48 hours

  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for ACCT 2113, ECON 2033, ECON 2043, and ECON 2203 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2113) -- 3 hours
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Business Communication (BUSI 2303) -- 3 hours
  • Business Law (BUSI 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Management (BUSI 2903) -- 3 hours
  • Business Computer Applications (BUSI 3503) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Finance (BUSI 3533) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Marketing (BUSI 3933) -- 3 hours
  • Business Ethics & Values (BUSI 4783) -- 3 hours
  • Business Policy (BUSI 4793) -- 3 hours
  • Computer Concepts & Applications (CIS 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Microeconomics (ECON 2033) -- 3 hours
  • Macroeconomics (ECON 2043) -- 3 hours
  • Statistics for Business & Economics I (ECON 3203) -- 3 hours
  • Statistics for Business & Economics II (ECON 3203) -- 3 hours

C.  Emphasis Area (select one of the following areas):  24-27 hours

1 -- Accounting Emphasis Requirements:  27 hours

  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 3113) -- 3 hours
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT 3123) -- 3 hours
  • Cost Accounting (ACCT 3303) -- 3 hours
  • Taxation I: Taxation of Individuals (ACCT 3453) -- 3 hours
  • Auditing (ACCT 4353) -- 3 hours
  • Taxation II: Taxation of Business Entities (ACCT 4453) -- 3 hours
  • Advanced Accounting (ACCT 4553) -- 3 hours
  • Quantitative Business Research Methods --or-- Production Management (BUSI 4763) -- 3 hours

Note:  The Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Accountancy (and most other states) requires Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) examination candidates to have completed a bachelor's degree from a recognized and accredited college or university.  The Lindsey Wilson College Business Administration-Accounting emphasis program provides the required hours in accounting and business to sit for the CPA/CMA exams.  To qualify for CPA certification, students must also complete additional undergraduate hours to accumulate at least 150 college credit hours.  Students who intend to pursue a CPA or CMA designation should keep the Board's requirements in mind.

2 -- Computer Information Systems Emphasis Requirements:  27 hours

  • Visual Basic Programming (CIS 2703) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Computational Science (CIS/MATH/PHYS 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Web Design (CIS 3003) -- 3 hours
  • Web Applications I (CIS 3013) -- 3 hours
  • Database Applications I (CIS 3023) -- 3 hours
  • Web Applications II (CIS 4013) -- 3 hours
  • Database Applications II (CIS 4023) -- 3 hours
  • Capstone Project (CIS 4033) -- 3 hours
  • Management Information Systems (BUSI 3973) -- 3 hours

3 -- Management Emphasis Requirements (select one of the following concentrations):  24 hours

3a -- General Management

  • Small Business Management (BUSI 2933) -- 3 hours
  • Personnel Management (BUSI 3953) -- 3 hours
  • Management Information Systems (BUSI 3973) -- 3 hours
  • International Business Operations (BUSI 3993) -- 3 hours
  • Quantitative Business Research Methods (BUSI 4623) -- 3 hours
  • Production Management (BUSI 4763) -- 3 hours
  • Human Relations in Business (BUSI 4773) -- 3 hours
  • 3000-4000 level elective (ACCT, BUSI, CIS, ECON) -- 3 hours

3b -- Entrepreneurial Management

  • Entrepreneurship (BUSI 2203) -- 3 hours
  • Entrepreneurship Project (BUSI 2216) --or-- Entrepreneurship Internship (BUSI PN06) -- 6 hours
  • Small Business Management (BUSI 2933) -- 3 hours
  • Personnel Management (BUSI 3953) --or-- Human Relations in Business (BUSI 4773) -- 3 hours  
  • Management Information Systems (BUSI 3973) -- 3 hours
  • Quantitative Business Research Methods (BUSI 4623) --or-- Production Management (BUSI 4763) -- 3 hours
  • 3000-4000 level elective (ACCT, BUSI, CIS, ECON) -- 3 hours

3c -- Human Resources Management

  • Employee & Labor Relations (BUSI 3603) -- 3 hours
  • Personnel Management (BUSI 3953) -- 3 hours
  • Management Information Systems (BUSI 3973) -- 3 hours
  • Acquiring & Developing Talent (Workforce Planning) (BUSI 3983) -- 3 hours
  • International Business Operations (BUSI 3993) -- 3 hours
  • Compensation & Benefits (BUSI 4603) -- 3 hours
  • Quantitative Business Research Methods (BUSI 4623) --or-- Production Management (BUSI 4763) -- 3 hours
  • Human Relations in Business (BUSI 4773) -- 3 hours 

3d -- Lean Systems Management

  • Lean Systems (BUSI 2106) -- 6 hours
  • Lean Leadership (BUSI 2206) -- 6 hours
  • Personnel Management (BUSI 3953) -- 3 hours
  • Management Information Systems (BUSI 3973) -- 3 hours
  • Quantitative Business Research Methods (BUSI 4623) -- 3 hours
  • 3000-4000 level elective (ACCT, BUSI, CIS, ECON) -- 3 hours


Exit Assessment

All business administration majors are required to take the ETS Major Fields Test in Business during the final semester of their senior year.  Examinees pay a fee of approximately $25.

 

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