2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 21, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Business Administration, B.A.


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There are five tracks within the BA degree in business administration. Students will select a track when they declare a major in business administration. In cases where students decide to change tracks, they will speak with their advisor and complete appropriate paperwork which will be submitted to the Department Chair. Students in all tracks will take six core foundational courses, a common capstone course, and six track specific requirements. Track requirements vary in accordance with the track focus and may consist of track required courses, primary track electives, and secondary track electives. Any course substitutions or waivers must be approved by the Business and Accounting (BAC) Department Chair. Other courses may be added to the course lists as approved by the BAC Department.

To fulfill major requirements, students must have at least a 2.00 grade point average for courses used to satisfy the major requirements. 

Business Administration, Business Administration Track, B.A.


To fulfill the business administration track requirements, students must complete 7 required courses and 6 business administration track elective courses. 

Business Administration Track Electives (6 courses):


Primary Track Electives


Students must take at least 4 courses from the following list to count as business administration track electives. Students may take all 6 of the business administration track electives from this list:

  • (junior or senior standing, business-related, 4 credits) BUS 503 will be evaluated for elective credit as part of the BUS 503 application and approval process. BUS 503 courses begun prior to September 1, 2023, may not be used to meet an elective requirement.
  • Any ACC or BUS course numbered 230 or higher that is not otherwise unsed to fulfill a major requirement

Business Administration, Business Entrepreneurship Track, B.A.


To fulfill the business entrepreneurship track requirements, students must complete 9 required courses and 4 business entrepreneurship track elective courses.

Business Entrepreneurship Track Electives (4 courses):


Students must take at least 2 courses from the following list to count as business entrepreneurship track electives. Students may take all 4 of the business entrepreneurship track elective courses from this list:

Primary Track Electives


Secondary Track Electives


Students may take up to 2 courses from the following list to count as business entrepreneurship track electives:

Business Administration, Business Finance Track, B.A.


To fulfill the business finance track requirements, students must complete 8 required courses and 5 business finance track elective courses.

Required Business Finance Track Course (1 course):


Business Finance Track Electives (5 courses):


Primary Track Electives


Students must take at least 3 courses from the following list to count as business finance track electives. Students may take all 5 of the business finance track elective courses from this list:

Secondary Track Electives


Students may take up to 2 courses from the following list to count as business finance track electives:

  • Any ACC or BUS course numbered 230 or higher that is not otherwise used to fulfill a major requirement
  • Any MTH course numbered 145 or higher

Business Administration, Business Marketing Track, B.A.


To fulfill the business marketing track requirements, students must complete 7 required courses and 6 business marketing track elective courses.

Business Marketing Track Electives (6 courses):


Primary Track Electives


Students must take at least 4 courses from the following list to count as business marketing track electives. Students may take 5 of the business marketing track elective courses from this list:

Secondary Track Electives


Students may take up to 2 courses from the following list to count as business marketing track electives:

Business Administration, International Business Track, B.A.


To fulfill the international business track requirements, students must complete 8 required courses and 5 international business track elective courses.

Required International Business Track course (1 course):


International Business Track Electives (5 courses):


Primary Track Electives


Students must take a minimum of 8 credits from the following list to count as international business track electives. Students may take all 20 credits for international business track electives from this list:

Required International Business Engagement (0 to 4 credits)


A student may complete this requirement through either:

  1. a semester Study Away program outside of the US,
  2. a MayX outside of the US, or
  3. an international business related internship [0-4 credits].

International Business track majors must have at least one experience in learning about and engaging with another culture and business environment. We strongly recommend International Business majors participate in a Study Away experience outside of the US. Furman supports semester-long Study Away programs, MayX Study Away courses (2 to 3 weeks in May), and international internships. International internships are also promoted in certain Study Away programs, the Freeman Fellowships, and other opportunities through the Office of Internships. We encourage you to speak with your advisors, the Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, and the Internship Office  to learn more about the possibilities.

For those students unable to participate in a Study Away program, the International Business Engagement requirement may be met by completing an internship in the US with a firm or organization involved in international business.

A course used to satisfy the International Business Engagement requirement may also be used to satisfy the International Business Track Elective requirements.

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