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 010SU:The 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.  At least 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 with a declared Global Business or Sustainable Business theme who are graduating at the end of the summer or fall semesters should plan to complete the capstone course in the preceding spring semester due to the course generally only being offered in the spring semester; for students with a declared Entrepreneurship theme, the capstone course is generally offered both fall and spring semesters). 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. At least 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). The interdisciplinary "capstone" BSAD 290 course must be completed at UVM and will not be considered as degree applicable through transfer or study abroad credit. 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
Bus. Driven Decision Making
Product Management
Intermediate Financial Mgmt
Business Process Improvement
Special Topics (As Approved)
Special Topics (As Approved)
Human Resource Management
Tech, Entr & Commercialization
Entrepreneurial Family Firms
Taxation of Social Enterprises
Marketing Research
Digital Marketing
Retail Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Accounting Information Systems
Adv Topics in Management Acctg
Quant Anyl for Managerial Dec
Current Topics Fin Reporting
Special Topics (As Approved)

Global Business Interdisciplinary Theme

Required Senior Capstone:
BSAD 290Strategic Theme Capstone 13
Select three courses from the following list:9
D2: International Management
Political Envir of Business
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Communications
Corporate Financial Reporting1
Corporate Financial Reporting2
International Finance Mgmt
Free Markets & Free Enterprise
Special Topics (As Approved)
Special Topics (As Approved)
D2: Intn'l Market Analysis
Financial Statement Analysis
Corporation Taxation
Advanced Accounting
Supply Chain Management
Fixed Income Security Analysis
Security Val & Portfolio Mgmt
Special Topics (As Approved)

Sustainable Business Interdisciplinary Theme

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

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. At least three of the five (3-credit) 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 161Corporate Financial Reporting13
BSAD 162Corporate Financial Reporting23
Select three courses from the following list:9
Individual Taxation
Special Topics (As Approved)
Special Topics (As Approved)
Taxation of Social Enterprises
Financial Statement Analysis
SU:Environmntl & Social Rprtng
Corporation Taxation
Accounting Information Systems
Advanced Accounting
Auditing
Adv Topics in Management Acctg
Gov't and NFP Accounting
Current Topics Fin Reporting
Special Topics (As Approved)

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 I (or equivalent computer language programming course)3
Select one Information Systems course: BSAD 144, BSAD 147, BSAD 148, BSAD 265, Any CS 100+ course3
Select one Quantitative Tools course: BSAD 270, BSAD 273, EC 2003
Select one Areas of Applications course: BSAD 148, BSAD 192, BSAD 251, BSAD 273, STAT 2243
Select one other course from any of the three categories of Information Systems, Quantitative Tools, Areas of Applications. BSAD 195/BSAD 196/BSAD 295 Special Topics As Approved.3
Besides CS 021, only one other non-BSAD course (by approval) 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
Free Markets & Free Enterprise
Special Topics (As Approved)
Special Topics (As Approved)
Financial Statement Analysis
Corporate Financial Reporting1
Fixed Income Security Analysis
Options and Futures
Wall Street Seminar (by invitation only)
Real Estate Finance
Special Topics (As Approved)

Marketing Concentration

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

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)

Grossman School of Business 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
FW: Written Expression: Theme
FW:Honors Coll 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 Science, GEOG 0403-5
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, Humanities, 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).

Credit Hours Outside of the Grossman School of Business

Students need to take at least 40 credits outside of the Grossman School of Business. 

Optional Undergraduate Minor or Undergraduate Certificate

A student may complete an undergraduate minor in a discipline outside the Grossman School of Business, or an undergraduate certificate outside the Grossman School of Business to help fulfill the required 40 outside credits.  The requirements for each undergraduate minor or undergraduate certificate are specified by the department or program supervising those programs. Up to two minor courses or two certificate courses may apply to Business Core/Field/Theme/Concentration requirements. Please consult with an advisor in the Grossman School of Business to select an appropriate undergraduate minor or undergraduate certificate.

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.

University of Vermont Degree Requirements for Undergraduates

In addition to the requirements for the Major, all undergraduate students must successfully complete the University of Vermont Requirements for Undergraduates.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

Electives

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 more than six credits of internship can apply to the degree. This includes all internship related course offerings from any UVM School or College.
  3. 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 168 and BSAD 150.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 127 and BSAD 153.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both  CDAE 128 and BSAD 155.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 167 and BSAD 180.
    • Students cannot earn credit for CDAE 266.