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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program combines a liberal arts education with strong professional training in business. The course of study equips students to solve business problems through the application of the basic tools in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and quantitative methods. Students learn to communicate in an understandable and effective manner both orally and in writing. Graduates also develop an awareness of the operation of the institutions of the American economy and how these institutions compare and interact with those of other countries. Additionally, students gain an understanding of the contemporary ethical issues confronting the business sector. They are also exposed to the latest technologies being used by businesses. Students have the option to choose one or more emphases in business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, international business and real estate.

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Business Administration.

Students pursuing the B.S. in Business Administration are required to:

  • Attain at least a 2.500 grade point average in MATH 109 ECON 200 , ECON 201  and ACTG 210  before enrolling in upper-division courses.
  • Maintain at least a 2.000 grade point average in the major.
  • Receive at least a “C-” in each lower-division and upper-division core course, courses counted towards an emphasis and BUS 475 , the capstone course.
  • Complete all courses in the major for a letter grade.
  • Complete a minimum of 27 credit hours of the requirements at Chapman University.
  • Complete 33-36 credits from upper division courses in the major.
  • Complete the capstone requirement BUS 475 .

communications requirement (3 credits)

upper-division electives (15 credits)

Fifteen credits of upper-division courses chosen from the following areas: accounting, business, economics, finance, management, management science, marketing and real estate. Courses taken toward an emphasis may be used toward the required elective credits. Internship and independent study credits do not count toward upper-division elective credits.

international learning experience (0-3 credits)

Students must complete one international learning experience such as an international travel course (minimum three credits), international internship (minimum three credits), one semester study abroad or other activity approved by the Argyros School assistant dean or associate dean. If a student is unable to complete an international experience they may satisfy the international component by taking one upper-division internationally focused course from among the following as one of their upper-division electives***:

upper-division capstone requirement (3 credits)

total credits 61-64

*Students may substitute MATH 110  for MATH 109 .
**Students may substitute MATH 203  for MGSC 209 .
***Students with an emphasis in international business may not substitute an internationally focused course for the international learning experience.


Students may pursue one or more emphases in the business administration major. Each emphasis is satisfied by taking 15 credits from among the upper-division electives listed under the emphases below. Only one course may be counted for more than one emphasis. The emphasis area is noted on the transcript. Internship and individual study credits do not count toward an emphasis.

emphasis in business economics

emphasis in entrepreneurship

emphasis in finance

emphasis in international business

International business emphasis students must complete one international travel course (minimum three credits) or one semester study abroad. Students who elect to apply a 300 level foreign language course to the international business emphasis must complete an additional business elective to satisfy the 15 credit elective requirement.

emphasis in management

emphasis in marketing

emphasis in real estate

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Suggested 4-year Plan


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