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Business Administration

BS (45-46 hours plus 6 in pre-co-requisites).

Pre/co-requisitesCredits
BADM 45 Spreadsheet Competency 0
ECON 201 Intro to Economics 2
ECON 210 Principles of Microeconomics 2
ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 2
Total 6
Major Core CoursesCredits
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
3
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting
3
BADM 212 Principles of Management
4
BADM 218 Marketing Principles
4
BADM 213 Business Law I or BADM 214 Business Law II
4
BADM 309 Statistics
3-4
ECON xxx Economics elective
2
BADM 406 Financial Management
4
BADM 421 Internship in Business
2
BADM 481 Business Strategy and Policy (Senior Capstone)
4
Total 33 - 34
Elective Business courses: 12 hours from the courses below.
Credits
Elective hours may be used to develop a focus in any of the following six areas by taking 8 hours in one area.
Economics:
ECON 301 Money, Banking and Financial Markets
3
ECON 310 Intermediate Microeconomics
1
ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics
1
ECON 313 America Economic History I (Colonial Era to 1865)
2
ECON 314 American Economic History II (from 1865 to present)
2
ECON 315 Economics of Organization and Strategy
2
ECON 350 Economic Freedom
2
ECON xxx Economics Elective
2
Management:
BADM 301 Business Communication
2
BADM 303 Entrepreneurship
2
BADM 314 Human Resources Management**
4
BADM 317 Management Information Systems
4
BADM 320 Leadership Development
4
BADM 330 Operations Management
4
BADM 414 Advanced Human Resources Management
1-4
Marketing:
BADM 301 Business Communication
2
BADM 319 Marketing Research
2
BADM 324 Advertising and Public Relations Principles 4
BADM 335 Integrated Marketing Communication 2
BADM 340 eCommerce 2
Finance:
ECON 301 Money, Banking and Financial Markets 3
BADM 302 Investment Management 4
BADM 431 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 1-4
International Business:
IBI 331, 339, 350, 390 International Business Institute 12
ECON 212 International Economics 2
BADM 313 International Business 2
BADM 340 eCommerce 2
an approved cross-cultural experience 2
International Economics:
ECON 212 International Economics 2
ECON 237 Comparative Economics Systems 2
BADM 313 International Business 2
ECON 350 Economic Freedom 2
an approved cross-cultural experience 2
Total 12
**required for focus

Internships are required of all students majoring in business. Practical experience provides an excellent opportunity to link the theory of the classroom with our work and practice. In addition, practical application may provide learning opportunities that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. For this reason all business majors are required to graduate with a minimum of two hours but not more than six hours of internship experience.

Students meet the internship requirement through some type of work done for large or small businesses both for-profit and not-for-profit. These experiences may also occur in conjunction with other coursework taken during the fall or spring semester, during Mayterm or the summer. In all cases the emphasis of the work, which makes it eligible for credit, must be on what is learned through the experience.

All internship experiences must be pre-certified and follow department guidelines to meet the internship requirements. Students wishing to earn credit-hours for internships conducted over the summer will pay normal summer tuition rates. Students may also apply up to four (4) unused credit-hours purchased in the preceding school year. One may apply to have an internship meet the requirement for an internship without earning credit but the experience must still be pre-certified by the department designated internship supervisor and meet all other internship requirements.

Select courses may fulfill the internship requirement if the focus is on practical application of material that has been studied and involves activity similar to that in the workplace. Examples of courses that do this include:

BADM 431 - Security Analysis & Portfolio Management – Students in the course are members of the Student Investment Group and manage an equity portfolio on behalf of Houghton College. The students analyze stocks and make buy/sell decisions under faculty supervision.

ACCT 323 – Tax Practicum – Students prepare tax returns through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program of the Internal Revenue Service.

BADM 410 – Free Enterprise and Value Creation – This select group of students meets once a week in a collaborative workshop growing and managing on-campus businesses under the umbrella of Houghton Student Enterprises.

These courses may be taken multiple semesters to meet the two hour internship minimum.

Other courses may meet the requirement if their primary focus is the practical application. Examples are the ST: Field Audit conducted for SIL/Wycliffe in Ivory Coast, Thailand, and Cameroon. As illustrated by these courses, in order for any course to meet the internship requirement the intent of the course must be service learning through the application of principles learned in the classroom. Courses with a hands-on component or service learning project are encouraged in the curriculum but they do not meet the internship requirement.


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