Business Professor pointing to a whiteboard

Studying Business Administration at Regis

The College of Business and Economics offers a traditional degree in Business Administration, with several specializations. This makes it different from schools of business at large universities, where students spend most of their college careers taking business courses. At Regis, we believe that good business leaders need to know more than just the basics of business.
Classroom

B.S. in Business Administration (Traditional)

Degree Overview

Business Administration is a very wide field that embraces the field of managing organizations in both the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors of the economy. It includes everything from starting up a new firm, to managing giant corporations, to running government offices and agencies.

The College of Business and Economics believes that good business leaders need to know more than just the basics of business. They should also have an awareness of history, philosophy and ethics, the arts, the natural sciences, and foreign cultures. Students studying to become business leaders should hone their skills with oral presentations and written work. For this reason, the traditional Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree puts emphasis on not only business, but also a broad liberal education.

The traditional Business Administration program in the College of Business and Economics begins with courses that teach the basic tools of business. These courses, usually taken in the freshman and sophomore years, include courses in accounting, economics, computer applications, statistics, and an introduction to business. During the last two years, students take more advanced general business courses, as well as more focused courses in their chosen areas of specialization. The general business courses are essential for all business people: management, marketing, finance, business law, and business policy. Since Regis has a strong commitment to ethics, as part of its Jesuit Tradition, a course in Business Ethics is required of all traditional business majors.

Finance

Finance is closely related to accounting, in that it analyzes financial statements that have been prepared by accountants. It is also related to economics, since finance experts must try to anticipate the effects of changes in the larger economy on firms and individuals. Some experts in finance may work for large and small firms to help them evaluate the financial wisdom of new investments, and to discover the best way to raise funds for new investments. Others in the field of finance serve as stock brokers or investment advisors, or work in the banking industry. Some work as Investment Bankers, who help firms to sell new stock or bond issues to investors and lenders. Still others work for governments at all levels to help governments manage their budgets and plan for future expenditures. Some finance experts form their own firms to act as consultants, either to other business firms, or to individuals who need advice in money management and retirement planning.

General Business

The general business specialization is for students who want to design their own emphasis by selecting a mix of elective courses that suit their own career plans. Through a combination of a solid liberal arts education and a focused degree in business, graduates are poised to enter the world of business organizations ready to demonstrate excellence in both their levels of competence, and the ethical dimensions of their decisions and their actions.

Human Resource Management

The human resource management specialization provides students an understanding of the fluctuating landscape of corporate culture, the impact of economic trends on hiring and personnel management practices and how organizational behavior plays into a company’s code of ethics.

International Business

The emphasis in international business allows students to explore the international aspects of business through specialized courses in international management, international marketing, international finance, and international economics. Since we are entering the global economy, those with a sound understanding of the international dimensions of business will be in special demand in the future.

Management

The management specialization helps students develop skills they will need as managers of large and small groups of people. Students learn about how organizations function and how they can be made more effective; how the human resources of firms can be organized to be most effective and efficient; how management techniques must be altered in international settings; how to leader others while adapting successfully to diversity in the work force. Students also learn how to start their own businesses. Specialists in management find career opportunities in fields such as banking and financial services, retail management, personnel work, human resources management, operations management, and conflict resolution. Some management experts act as consultants to other firms that need advice on addressing special management problems.

Marketing

The field of marketing involves selling goods and services after they have been produced, and trying to discover new markets for goods that are not yet being produced. Marketing specialists are involved in advertising, in studying the behavior of consumers to anticipate their reactions to new and existing products, in managing large sales forces and advertising campaigns, and in reaching new markets through international marketing. The world of the Internet has opened new opportunities for marketing specialists, who are needed by firms of all sizes throughout the country and the world.

Project Management

Successful projects are run by leaders who understand how to manage deadlines, stick to budgets and mitigate risk. The project management specialization readies you with the skills to thrive as a project manager, supported by a solid foundation of business fundamentals.

Program Requirements

Traditional students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Core Studies in the traditional classroom format can be found on the Regis College website.

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the traditional B.S. in Business Administration. Prospective students, please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact an Admissions Counselor at 800.944.7667. Current students, contact an Academic Advisor in the College of Business and Economics.

Lower Division Requirements  (33 credit hours)
AC 320A Principles of Accounting I
AC 320B Principles of Accounting II
BA 250 Introduction to Business
BA 282 (CIS 282) Introduction to Information Systems Concepts or CIS 382 Introduction to Information Systems
BA 311 Business & Professional Communication
BA 420 Marketing or MKT 325 Marketing Principles
BA 461 Management or BA 366 Management Essentials
EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics or EC 320C Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics
MT 270 Introduction to Statistics
MT 360 Calculus I or MT 330 Business Calculus
Upper Division Requirements (27 credit hours)
BA 430 Business Finance or FIN 400 Business Finance
BA 454 (PY 456) Organizational Behavior
BA 458 Project Management or MKT 465 Value Chain Management
BA 475 Business Policy & Strategy or BUS 493 Capstone: Applied Project
BA 481A Business Law I
BA 495E Ethical Decision Making in Business
Plus 9 upper division credit hours in an area of specialization selected from the following - Finance, General Business, Human Resources, International Business, Management, Marketing, Project Management
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 120 credit hours

How to Apply

Take the next step to receiving a values-based education at Regis.

Apply Now by completing your online application.