BACHELOR OF ARTS
We don’t just teach students to be strong managers, but also effective leaders. Since managers influence all aspects of modern organizational life, we prepare students with a well-rounded curriculum comprised of a broad overview of management strategy and specifics about management’s role, tasks and practices within an organization. We teach aspiring managers how to guide a business toward its goals, manage people, and appropriate resources efficiently. In order to be successful managers, students must also learn how to cohesively integrate vision, skill, experience and leadership into their management style. Graduates of this program may find careers in a wide-range of industries, including banking, consulting or health care. Others find that they are well prepared to pursue an MBA program or enroll in our organizational leadership graduate program.
In recent years, two of the highest performing students from the Entrepreneurship class were chosen as business plan consulting interns with TC LogiQ, a firm based out of Colorado Springs that specializes in background checks and employment screening, by the CEO of the company.
The minor in business administration is open to non-business majors only. This minor includes eight courses (24 credits) designed to prepare students with general knowledge of the world of business, along with the communication skills and decision-making tools needed to succeed in business.
No minor course may be taken on a pass-fail basis, and students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the required business courses to meet minor program requirements.
- ACCT 101: Principles of Accounting I/Financial
- ACCT 102: Principles of Accounting II/Managerial
- BADM 310: Business Law I
- ECON 105: Macroeconomics
- ECON 106: Microeconomics
- FIN 280: Financial Management
- MGMT 120: Principles of Management
- MKTG 162: Principles of Integrated Marketing
- BADM 275: Operations Management (3 credits)
- HRMG 206: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
- MGMT 120: Principles of Management (3 credits)
- MGMT 226: Human Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)
- MGMT 405: Quality Leadership (3 credits)
- STAT 135: Business Statistics (3 credits)
Business Core CurriculumThe defining element of a Mercyhurst business degree is a series of core courses that all business majors take, which provide a curriculum designed to foster well-rounded business leaders through hands-on learning in a variety of disciplines. Business students will build a foundation in six different areas of study, which prepares our graduates to be adaptable, collaborative leaders that are ready for today’s market. Adding a double major or a minor in another area can only also add marketability for any chosen industry!
Kris Gossett, Ph.D.
Program Director, Management
Office: Preston 305