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Business Administration

This program is designed to provide an intensive exposure to the fundamentals of business administration within a liberal arts environment. All students are required to complete the core of 36 semester hours and at least one emphasis. Additional areas of emphasis, while broadening the student’s exposure, may result in hours in excess of the 126 required to graduate. The Professional Accountancy Emphasis is designed to provide accounting students the opportunity for additional course work in accounting and other areas. Students completing this emphasis will meet the 150-hour education requirement for taking the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Tennessee. A minor in Business Administration is available to majors outside the Business Administration area.

Requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration Core Requirements:
BA 201, 202 Principles of Accounting I, II 6 s.h.
CA 218 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
or CA 228 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3 s.h.
BA 221 Legal Environment of Business 3 s.h.
BA 315 Business Communications 3 s.h.
BA 321 Principles of Management 3 s.h.
BA 351 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
BA 410 Business Policy 3 s.h.
BA/EC 251 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
BA/EC 252 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
BA/EC 435 Managerial Finance 3 s.h.
BA/M 300 Business Statistics 3 s.h.
Total: 36 s.h.

Accounting Emphasis:
BA 301, 302 Intermediate Accounting I, II 6 s.h.
BA 309 Managerial Accounting 3 s.h.
BA 380 Auditing 3 s.h.
BA 404 Tax Accounting 3 s.h.
BA 408 Accounting Systems 3 s.h.
BA 440 Advanced Accounting 3 s.h.
Total: 21 s.h.

Professional Accountancy Emphasis:
Complete all the graduation requirements for the Accounting Emphasis above, plus:
CA 228 Advanced Computer Applications 3 s.h.
BA 303 Intermediate Accounting III 3 s.h.
BA 405 Tax Accounting II 3 s.h.
BA 485 Advanced Auditing: External 3 s.h.
BA Electives 300/400 Electives 3 s.h.
Electives Electives 7 s.h.*
*or the number of hours needed to complete 150 hours total.
Total: 22 s.h.

Computer Information Systems Emphasis:
CS 210 Introduction to Programming 3 s.h.
CS 220,320 Computer Programming I, II 6 s.h.
CS 350 Computer Org. and Assembly Language 3 s.h.
CS 450 Control Programs 3 s.h.
CS 470 System Analysis and Design 3 s.h.
Total: 18 s.h.

Finance Emphasis:
BA/EC 361 Money and Banking 3 s.h.
BA 362 Commercial Banking 3 s.h.
BA 365 Principles of Real Estate 3 s.h.
BA 367 Risk and Insurance 3 s.h.
BA/EC 451 International Trade and Finance 3 s.h.
BA/EC 457 Financial Investments 3 s.h.
Total: 18 s.h.

General Management Emphasis:
BA 309 Managerial Accounting 3 s.h.
BA 322 Operations Management 3 s.h.
BA 352 International Management 3 s.h.
BA/PY 355 Concepts of Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
BA 421 Human Resources Management 3 s.h.
BA 425 Entrepreneurship 3 s.h.
Total: 18 s.h.

Healthcare Management Emphasis:
BA 320 Compliance, Ethics, and Healthcare Law 3 s.h.
BA 340 Introduction to Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
BA 350 Marketing for Healthcare Organizations 3 s.h.
BA 415 Health Services for the Elderly 3 s.h.
BA 430 Human Resource Mgmt. for Healthcare Org. 3 s.h.
BA 445 Healthcare Financial Management 3 s.h.
BA 450 Managed Healthcare 3 s.h.
Total: 21 s.h.

Human Resource Management Emphasis:
BA 331 Labor Relations 3 s.h.
BA 345 Business Ethics 3 s.h.
BA 421 Human Resources Management 3 s.h.
BA 431 Training and Development 3 s.h.
BA 470 Personnel Law 3 s.h.
BA 480 Compensation 3 s.h.
Total: 18 s.h.

International Management Emphasis:
BA 352 International Management 3 s.h.
BA/EC 451 International Trade and Finance 3 s.h.
Electives in international business or economics at a study abroad program 3 s.h.*
BA 399r Study Abroad –one semester 3 s.h.**
S 101 and S 102 or F 101 and F 102 6 s.h.
H 107 – strongly encouraged
Total: 18 s.h.***

*The student may take the equivalent of BA 352 and BA/EC 451 abroad and two
other business electives classes for 12 semester hours. The student may take BA 352
and BA/EC 451 at TWC and between 3-9 semester hours abroad.

**If the student has an additional semester abroad, they may earn an additional three
(3) hours credit. A maximum of 6 hours credit will be given.

***It is possible to earn more than 18 hours in this emphasis.

Marketing Emphasis:
BA 341 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 s.h.
BA 343 Buyer Behavior 3 s.h.
BA 371 Sales Marketing 3 s.h.
BA 481 Retail and E-Marketing 3 s.h.
BA 491 Marketing Management 3 s.h.
BA 486 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3 s.h.
Total: 18 s.h.

Requirements for a minor in Business Administration
BA 201, BA/EC 251, BA 321, CA 218, plus 3 s.h. from: BA 202, BA/EC 252, or any
300-400 level BA/CS/EC course.