May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration Major

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Study in the field of Business Administration opens the door to opportunities for success in a wide variety of fields. Through the core requirements, the major provides a sound foundation in finance, marketing, accounting, data analytics, communication skills, business strategy. Beyond the core foundation, each student major completes a minimum of one area of specialization from among entrepreneurship, finance, international business, leadership and management, or marketing. Many students majoring in Business Administration choose to add a minor in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, or sports management. Double majors with Accounting or Economics are also popular. Most students majoring in Business Administration take advantage of our extensive internship program. The Business Administration major provides the background needed for pursuing graduate study or a successful career in finance, international business, marketing, and management, as well as the ability to pursue one’s own entrepreneurial interests.

Other Educational Options in Business Administration: Many students complete a double major with Economics or Accounting.  Thus, gaining understanding of the domestic and international economic environment in which the firm operates, as well as applied skills in areas such as accounting, management, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship.


Core (44 credits):

Area of Specialization (12 credits): Select three courses from one of the following:

Completion of one of the following Areas of Specialization is required. Completion of additional Areas of Specialization is permissible, however, requires the completion of an additional three distinct courses.

1. Entrepreneurship

2. Finance

3. International Business

4. Leadership and Management

5. Marketing

International Business:

Total Program Hours: 60


Successful completion of MAT-1100 or placement at MAT-1106/1107 or higher is required before a student may register for any Accounting or Statistics course.

Requirements for Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are recognized at graduation and are recorded on the students’ permanent record. To receive departmental honors, students must:

  • Have a grade point average of 3.50 in all courses taken in the major.
  • Be recommended by the department.

BA/MS Pathway Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration offers an Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Pathway Program  for academically qualified McDaniel students.

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