Business Administration B.S.BA.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Interdisciplinary Themes of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business
  • Sustainable Business

And, Concentrations of:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Basic Business Core Requirements

Thirty-six to thirty-seven credits (twelve courses). The Basic Business Core classes should be completed by the end of the sophomore year as they serve as the prerequisite requirements for upper-level Business Field, Theme, and Concentration requirements. All Basic Business Core classes must be completed with a grade-point average of at least 2.25 and no single course grade lower than C-.

BSAD 010The Business Enterprise I3
BSAD 015Business Communications3
BSAD 020The Business Enterprise II3
BSAD 025Sustainable Bus Strategies3
BSAD 030Decision Analysis3
BSAD 040Information Technology3
BSAD 060Financial Accounting3
BSAD 061Managerial Accounting3
EC 011Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 012Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 019QR: Fundamentals of Calculus I3-4
or MATH 021 QR: Calculus I
STAT 141QR:Basic Statistical Methods 13

Business Field Requirements

Twelve credits (four courses). In general, students must successfully complete the Basic Business Core before enrolling in Business Field courses. The Business Field Courses must be completed with an overall grade-point average of at least a 2.00.  Two of the four Business Field courses must be completed at UVM.

BSAD 120Leadership & Org Behavior3
BSAD 150Marketing Management3
BSAD 173Operations Management3
BSAD 180Managerial Finance3

Business Interdisciplinary Theme Requirements

All students must complete twelve credits (four courses) within their chosen theme, including one interdisciplinary “capstone” BSAD 290 course in their senior year. Students are required to earn an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these four courses. One course can double-dip between the interdisciplinary theme and the concentration. Students who select a second interdisciplinary theme can double-dip one applicable course between the two themes. Students enrolled in BSAD 299 Honors Thesis can petition the Undergraduate Studies Committee to apply three thesis credits to their interdisciplinary theme. Two of the four interdisciplinary theme courses must be completed at UVM (some exceptions may apply to the Global Business Theme with respect to the applicability of study abroad credits). Students must select one of the following interdisciplinary themes by the end of their sophomore year:

Entrepreneurship Interdisciplinary Theme

Required Senior Capstone:
BSAD 290Strategic Theme Capstone 13
Select three courses from the following list:9
Business Law I
Business Law II
Real Estate Law
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Database Management
Product Management
Intermediate Financial Mgmt
Business Process Improvement
Special Topics (Digital Marketing)
Special Topics (Business Driv Decis Making)
Human Resource Management
Tech, Entr & Commercialization
Entrepreneurial Family Firms
Marketing Research
Retail Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Accounting Information Systems
Adv Topics in Management Acctg
Quant Anyl for Managerial Dec
Current Topics Fin Reporting
Special Topics (Investment Banking AND/OR Taxation of Social Enterprises)

Global Business Interdisciplinary Theme

Required Senior Capstone:
BSAD 290Strategic Theme Capstone 13
Select three courses from the following list:9
D2: International Management
Doing Business Internationally
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Communications
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
International Finance Mgmt
Financial Institutions&Markets
D2: Intn'l Market Analysis
Corporation Taxation
Supply Chain Management
Security Val & Portfolio Mgmt
Special Topics (Investment Banking)

Sustainable Business Interdisciplinary Theme

Required Senior Capstone:
BSAD 290Strategic Theme Capstone 13
Select three courses from the following list:9
Green IT & Virtualization
Individual Taxation
Business Process Improvement
Special Topics (Ethics & Social Resp. in Mgt.)
SU:Environmntl & Social Rprtng
Auditing
Gov't and NFP Accounting
Options and Futures
Real Estate Finance
Special Topics (Taxation of Social Enterprises)

Business Concentration Requirements

Fifteen credits (five courses) for Accounting, Business Analytics, and Marketing concentrations. The Finance concentration is sixteen credits which includes completion of BSAD 280, one credit Green Mountain Investment Fund. Students are required to earn an overall grade-point average of at least a 2.00 in their concentration courses. One course can double-dip between the interdisciplinary theme and the concentration. Students who select a second concentration can double-dip one applicable course between the two concentrations. Three of the five concentration courses must be completed at UVM. Students must select one of the following concentrations by the end of their sophomore year:

Accounting Concentration

Required:
BSAD 161Intermediate Accounting I3
BSAD 162Intermediate Accounting II3
Select three courses from the following list:9
Individual Taxation
SU:Environmntl & Social Rprtng
Corporation Taxation
Accounting Information Systems
Auditing
Adv Topics in Management Acctg
Gov't and NFP Accounting
Current Topics Fin Reporting
Special Topics (Taxation of Social Enterprises)

Students who plan to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) may complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an Accounting concentration plus the Master of Accountancy (MAcc). The MAcc curriculum fulfills the 150 credit requirement of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (see the Graduate Catalogue for additional information on the MAcc). The specific requirements to sit for the CPA examination vary among states. Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam are advised to contact the Board of Accountancy for the state in which they plan to work.

Business Analytics Concentration

Required:
CS 021QR: Computer Programming I3
Select one Information Systems course: BSAD 144, BSAD 147, BSAD 196 Business Driv Decis Making, Any CS 100+ course3
Select one Quantitative Tools course: BSAD 270, BSAD 273, EC 2003
Select one Areas of Applications course: BSAD 192, BSAD 196 Business Driv Decis Making, BSAD 251, BSAD 273, STAT 2243
Select one other course from any of the three categories of Information Systems, Quantiative Tools, Areas of Applications3
Besides CS 021, only one other non-BSAD course may be applied to the BA concentration.

Finance Concentration

Required:
BSAD 181Intermediate Financial Mgmt3
BSAD 280Green Mountain Investment Fund1
BSAD 282Security Val & Portfolio Mgmt3
Select three courses from the following list:9
International Finance Mgmt
Financial Institutions&Markets
Financial Statement Analysis
Fixed Income Security Analysis
Options and Futures
Wall Street Seminar (by invitation only)
Real Estate Finance
Special Topics (Investment Banking)

Marketing Concentration

Required:
BSAD 251Marketing Research3
Select four courses from the following list:12
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Communications
Product Management
Special Topics (Digital Marketing)
Retail Management
D2: Intn'l Market Analysis
Sustainable Marketing

Professional Development Series

Students are required to complete three credits of Professional Development Series:

  • Professional Development Series I, generally completed in the first year (BSAD 002)
  • Professional Development Series II, generally completed in the second year (BSAD 102)
  • Professional Development Series III, generally completed in the third year (BSAD 202)

Basic General Education Core

At least twelve credits (four courses). A course cannot count for more than one General Education Core requirement. Each requirement must be filled with a course worth at least three credits. One from each of the following:

English course that emphasizes practice in writing from:3
FW: Written Expression
Honors College First Year Sem
Social Science: select from Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychological Science, Sociology, and Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies; COMU 001, EDSS 0553-4
Natural Science (lab optional): select from Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, BioCore, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Plant Biology, Physics, Plant & Soil Science3-5
Humanities: select from Art History, Art Studio, American Sign Language, Classics, Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, Dance, English Literature, Foreign Language, Film & Television Studies, Global & Regional Studies, Holocaust Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre, World Literature; ESOL 095, ESOL 0963-4

Note: Cross-listed courses may count for only one Basic General Education Core requirement. Any course which meets a business requirement cannot also meet a Basic General Education Core requirement (for example: EC 011 or EC 012 do not satisfy the Social Science Core).

Required Minor

A student must complete a minor in a discipline outside the Grossman School of Business by fulfilling the requirements specified by the department or program supervising the minor. Most minors average eighteen credit hours (six courses). A student must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in the courses used to complete the minor and half of these courses must be completed at UVM. Up to two minor courses may apply to Business Core/Field/Theme/Concentration requirements. Please consult with your faculty advisor or Student Services to select an appropriate minor.

The student must contact the appropriate department to obtain more specific information. To declare a minor, students submit a major-minor request online through their myUVM portal. Some minors are not available to declare as they require an application and permission from the supervising department. The minors in Business Administration and Accounting are only open to majors outside of the Grossman School of Business. However, Business majors are permitted to minor in Sports Management. The following minors through Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) are restricted: Consumer and Advertising, Consumer Affairs, Community Entrepreneurship, and Pubic Communications.

Diversity Course Requirement

All undergraduate students must successfully complete the University Approved Diversity courses (D1 and D2): one three-credit course from Category One (Race and Racism in the U.S.) and a second three-credit course from either Category One or Category Two (the Diversity of Human Experience). Courses that meet the University Diversity Requirement may also be applied to the Business and/or general education requirements. (See the diversity course list in this catalogue under Academic Offerings/Courses for the approved courses.)

Foundational Writing and Information Literacy Requirement

All undergraduate students are required to successfully complete a three-credit course which provides instruction and practice with foundational writing and information literacy. Any of the three following courses will satisfy this requirement: ENGS 001HCOL 085, and TAP seminars in the College of Arts and Sciences. Courses that meet the University Foundational Writing and Information Literacy Requirement can double-dip the English General Education Core Requirement.

Sustainability Requirement

All undergraduate students must successfully complete the University Approved Sustainability requirement (SU). To meet this requirement, students must complete a course, curriculum, or co-curricular module prior to graduation that has been approved by the Faculty Senate's Sustainability Curriculum Review Committee. (See the sustainability course list in this catalogue under Academic Offerings/Courses for the approved courses.) Courses that meet the University Sustainability Requirement can double-dip the Business and/or general education requirements.

Electives

Students need to take at least 30 credits outside of the Grossman School of Business. The rest of their electives can be taken from either inside or outside of the School. Students often need elective credits to bridge the gap between the required courses and the 120 total credit hours needed to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Restrictions on Electives

  1. Up to three credits of PEAC (physical education activity courses) can apply as elective credit towards the Bachelor of Science Business degree.  This includes PEAC courses, and credit granted for intramural, club and varsity sports.
  2. No credit will be granted for a course that substantially duplicates material in courses offered in the Grossman School of Business or in other previously completed courses. 
    • Students cannot receive credit for a course that is prerequisite knowledge for a course already completed, for example FREN 001 after FREN 002.
    • Students cannot receive credit for a course offered in another department that substantially duplicates material in courses offered by the Grossman School of Business.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both EC 170 and STAT 141.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 167 and BSAD 180.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 168 and BSAD 150.
    • Students cannot earn credit for CDAE 169 or CDAE 266.