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Business Administration

BA Degree

Lisa Crowe, MPA, Chair, Business & CIS Division
J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 109
(270) 384-8124 crowel@lindsey.edu 

C. Rose Garvey, MPA, Program Coordinator
J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 104C
(270) 384-8063 garveyr@lindsey.edu 

Full-time program faculty:  Lisa Crowe, MPA; Al Eferstein, MPA; Rose Garvey, MPA; John Howery, MBA; Linda McKinley-Grider, MPA; Trudy Morlino, PhD; Mohammad Pourheydarian, 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 business programs are fully accredited by the International Assembly of College Business Education (IACBE).  The Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management and the Associate of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems are not accredited by IACBE.

The bachelor's degree in Business Administration offers students a common core of course work and a choice of three emphasis areas:  Accounting, Human Resources Management, and Management. 


Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 120 or 128 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.

Students should note that the Management and Human Resources Management emphasis areas provide fewer than the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level course work.


Program Requirements:  63-75 hours

In addition to the appropriate general education program, students must complete the major's prerequisites and core requirements, must select one of its three emphasis areas (Accounting, Management, Human Resources Management), and must complete the requirements for that area.

A.  Prerequisites:  9 hours

  • Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023) is a prerequisite for BUSI 2303 -- 3 hours
  • Computer Concepts & Applications (CIS 1003) is a prerequisite for BUSI 3503 -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Statistics (MATH 2203) is a prerequisite for ECON 3203 -- 3 hours

B.  Core Requirements:  30 hours

  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) is a prerequisite for ACCT 2113, BUSI 2503, ECON 2033 and ECON 2043 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours
  • Microeconomics (ECON 2033) -- 3 hours
  • Macroeconomics (ECON 2043) -- 3 hours
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2113) -- 3 hours
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Business Law I (BUSI 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Management (BUSI 2903) -- 3 hours
  • Statistics for Business & Economics (ECON 3203) -- 3 hours
  • Business Computer Applications (BUSI 3503) or Management Information Systems (BUSI 3973) -- 3 hours
  • Business Policy (BUSI 4793) --3 hours

C.  Emphasis Area (select one of the following areas):  24-36 hours

1 -- Accounting Emphasis Requirements:  36 hours

  • Business Communication (BUSI 2303) -- 3 hours
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 3113) -- 3 hours
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT 3123) -- 3 hours
  • Cost Accounting (ACCT 3303) -- 3 hours
  • Taxation I (ACCT 3453) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Finance (BUSI 3533) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Marketing (BUSI 3933) -- 3 hours
  • Auditing (ACCT 4353) -- 3 hours
  • Taxation II (ACCT 4453) -- 3 hours
  • Advanced Accounting (ACCT 4553) -- 3 hours
  • Not-for-Profit Accounting (ACCT 4653) -- 3 hours 
  • Production Management (BUSI 4763) -- 3 hours

Note:  The Commonwealth of Kentucky CPA Board (and most other states) requires CPA examination candidates to accumulate 150 undergraduate hours or possess a master's degree in accountancy.  The 150 hours must include a recognized and accredited bachelor's degree.  The additional hours (beyond those required to earn one's degree) may be in any discipline.  The Lindsey Wilson College Business Administration degree, Accounting Emphasis, provides the required hours in accounting to sit for the CPA exam.  Students who intend to pursue a CPA or CMA should keep the Board's requirements in mind.

2 -- Management Emphasis Requirements:  24 hours

  • Business Mathematics (BUSI 2503) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Finance (BUSI 3533) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Marketing (BUSI 3933) -- 3 hours
  • Personnel Management (BUSI 3953) -- 3 hours
  • International Business Operations (BUSI 3993) -- 3 hours
  • Production Management (BUSI 4763) -- 3 hours
  • Human Relations in Business (BUSI 4773) -- 3 hours
  • Business Ethics & Values (BUSI 4783) -- 3 hours

3 -- Human Resources Management Emphasis Requirements:  30 hours

  • Business Communication (BUSI 2303) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Finance (BUSI 3533) -- 3 hours
  • Employee & Labor Relations (BUSI 3603) -- 3 hours
  • Acquiring Talent (Workforce Planning) (BUSI 3613) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Marketing (BUSI 3933) -- 3 hours
  • International Business Operations (BUSI 3993) -- 3 hours
  • Compensation & Benefits (BUSI 4603) -- 3 hours
  • Developing Talent (BUSI 4613) -- 3 hours
  • Quantitative Techniques/Management Science (BUSI 4623) -- 3 hours
  • Business Ethics & Values (BUSI 4783) -- 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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