Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

General Education Program

All degree programs require completion of the General Education Curriculum. A complete description of the gen ed and its requirements are available in the General Education Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses that satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

1. Major: 50 CREDITS

    • The following courses require C or better:
    • ACC225 Financial Accounting (3)
    • ACC226 Managerial Accounting (3)
    • BA101 Introduction to Business Administration (1)
    • BA201 Introduction to International Business (3)
    • BA211 Effective Business Communications (3)
    • BA303 Business Professional and Personal Horizons (1)
    • BA350 Business Law I (3)
    • BA443 Proseminar (3)
    • FIN325 Corporate Finance (3)
    • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • MGT208 Principles of Management (3)
    • MGT321 Organizational Behavior & Theory (3)
    • MIS280 Computer Studies and Problem Solving (3)
    • MKT209 Principles of Marketing (3)
    • Business Electives: 6 credits
    • CMP101 Composition I (3)

2. Specialization: 15 CREDITS

  • The following courses require C or better:

Select one from the following specializations:


      • 15 credits in business electives or any Paralegal Studies courses (with the exception of PAR-460 Paralegal Senior Project, which is not allowed to count in the General Business specialization) selected with advisor’s approval.

      • BA220 Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management (3)
      • MGT302 Labor Relations (3)
      • MGT312 Human Resource Management (3)
      • MGT410 Seminar in Human Resource Management (3)
      • Business Elective (3) – advisor-approved

      • BA201 Introduction to International Business (3)
      • BA220 Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management (3)
      • ECO343 Global Economic Geography (3)
      • MKT210  E-Commerce (3)
      • MKT310 Foreign Markets of International Business (3)

      • MKT302 Physical Distribution Management (3)
      • Select either:  MKT310 Foreign Markets of International Business (3) OR MKT313 Customer Relations (3) *
      • MKT312 Promotional Strategies (3)
      • MKT335 Market Research (3)
      • MKT420 Marketing Planning & Strategy (3)
      • * Another appropriate course may be substituted with the authorization of the Business Administration Chair.

      • ACC 315 Cost Accounting (3)
      • MKT302 Physical Distribution Management (3)
      • MGQ310 Project Management (3)
      • MGQ360 Production and Operations Management (3)*
      • MGQ427 Managerial Decision Making (3)*
      • MGT312  Human Resource Management (3)
      • NOTE: *MGQ360 and MGQ427 Managerial Decision Making (3) should be taken as the Business Math requirement and the opposite course will be taken as the specialization elective. Only three of these credits will fall under the specialization.

      • BA/HPR352 Grant Writing (3)
      • BA/SUST344 Sustainable Business Practices (3)
      • ENTR201 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3)
      • IND412 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
      • MGT/HPR 311 Non-Profit Management (3)

      • BA405 Legal Issues in Sport Management (3)
      • MGT260 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
      • MGT302 Labor Relations (3)
      • MGT312 Human Resource Management (3)
      • MKT402 Sport Marketing (3) 
      • NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students in the Sport Management specialization complete  3 credits in MGT261 & MGT361 as their practicum I & practicum II as part of their Career Field Experience.

3. Additional Requirements of the Major: 7 CREDITS

    • BA202 Professional Branding and Sustainability (1) (requires C or better)
    • BA340 Internship Facilitation (1)
    • Internship: 2 credits in an upper- level Career Field Experience is required of all Business Administration majors.  Students must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, and complete BA202 to enroll in an internship.  Students must enroll in BA340 & CFE301 or CFE401 in the same semester.  Students may petition the Department Chair to waive the Career Field Experience requirement if they have comparable work experience, but will have to complete another 3 credit hour course as a substitute. 
    • Select one:
      • MGQ360 Production & Operations Management (3)
      • MGQ427 Managerial Decision Making (3)
      • MTH131 Calculus & Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences (3)
        NOTE: If MTH131 is taken, it will count as part of the 45 CORE credits, thereby INCREASING required Free Electives from 9 to 12 credits.

4. General Education Curriculum: 36 CREDITS

    • First Year Seminar (3)
    • Learning Communities (6)
    • Depth – Discovery (9)
    • Breadth – Exploration:  
      • Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
        • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3)
        • Choose one course from: Math, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, and Computer Science. (3)
      • Social Sciences: 
        • Choose two courses from: Anthropology, Economics, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Science, and Sociology. (6) ECO213 recommended.
      • Humanities: 
        • PHI216 Ethics (3) 
        • Choose one course from: Art, English, Language (French or Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater. (3) ENTR201 recommended.

5. Free Electives: 12 CREDITS

  • 9 credits must be in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the following subjects: Anthropology, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Composition, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science, French, Geography, History, Linguistics, Literature, Math, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, and Theater. CA125, ART103, ENTR301, ENTR401 recommended. 3 credits must be in Service Learning.


Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum grades of C must be achieved in the following: ACC225; ACC226; BA101; BA201; BA202; BA211; BA303; BA350; BA443;  CMP101; ECO201; ECO202;  FIN325; MGT208; MGT321, MIS280; MKT209 AND all courses in the specialization.
  2. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BS, Business Administration, from the Accounting and Business Administration Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.