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Studying Business Administration at Regis

Regis College offers a degree in Business Administration, with several specialized emphases, within the larger liberal arts education of the College. 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.

B.S. in Business Administration

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.

At Regis, we believe 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 Regis Business Administration degree puts emphasis on not only business, but also a broad liberal education.

The Regis College Business Administration program 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 specialized courses in their chosen areas of emphasis. 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 business majors.

Major Emphases


Emphasis in Management

The management emphasis 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.

Emphasis in 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.

Emphasis in 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.

Emphasis in 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.

Emphasis in Management Information Systems

This emphasis is of special interest to students who are interested in computers and their application to business. The demand for people who can use computers to manage the data of organizations is rapidly increasing.

Emphasis in General Business

For students who want to design their own emphasis by selecting a mix of elective courses that suit their own career plans, the College offers an emphasis in General Business. Through a combination of a solid liberal arts education and a focused degree in business, Regis 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.

Program Requirements

Regis College 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 Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Business Administration. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (24-25 credit hours)
AC 320A Principles of Accounting I (3 ch)
AC 320B Principles of Accounting II (3 ch)
EC 320/EC 320C Principles of Macroeconomics (3 ch)
EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics (3 ch)
BA 250 Introduction to Business (3 ch)
MT 270/MT 270C Introduction to Statistics (3 ch)
BA 282 Introduction to Information Systems Concepts (3 ch)
MT 270/ MT 270C Introduction to Statistics (3 ch)
MT 360A
MT 330
Calculus 1 (3 ch)

Business Calculus (3-4 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (27 credit hours)
18 upper division Business Administration courses which must include:
BA 420 Marketing (3 ch)
BA 430 Business Finance (3 ch)
BA 461 Management (3 ch)
BA 475 Business Policy and Strategy (3 ch)
BA 481A Business Law I (3 ch)
BA 495E Ethical Decision Making in Business (3 ch)
Plus 9 upper division credit hours in an area of specialization selected from the following:
International Business
Management Information Systems: upper division business administration and computer science courses selected in consultation with the major advisor.
General Business: upper division business administration courses selected in consultation with the major advisor.

How to Apply

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