Sep 22, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, BA

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Major Requirements

Each major in Business Administration must complete the core requirements: 8 credits in economics, 4 credits in statistics, and 34 credits of BA courses including the senior capstone. Each student works with an academic advisor in the College to design a customized selection of elective courses that best fit the interests of the student. Students must select electives to achieve a specific area of concentration, for example in accounting, finance, marketing, international business, actuarial science and risk management, or integrated business.

A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required in all business and economics courses; only grades of C- or above (or “Pass”) may be used to satisfy College requirements. The business capstone, BA 490, must be completed in residence at Pacific. Students who are planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to take a year of calculus. Students planning a career as a Certified Public Accountant must complete 150 semester credits of college course work, which is the equivalent of five years of college, prior to taking the CPA exam.

Total: 60 Credits

Areas of Concentration

While completing the BA electives requirement, a student must complete coursework that satisfies a specific area of concentration within Business Administration as outlined below.

Management Concentration: 16 Credits

Finance Concentration: 16 Credits

Marketing Concentration: 16 Credits

International Business Concentration: 12 Credits

Eight Credits From:

Actuarial Science & Risk Management Concentration: 20 Credits

Twelve Credits From:

Four Credits From:

Senior Capstone

Students majoring in business administration are required to complete the BA 490 - Senior Seminar  as their capstone. It may take one of several possible forms:

  • an internship with an off-campus organization (profit, not-for-profit, or government agency), or
  • an applied project with an on- or off-campus organization (profit, not-for-profit, or government agency), or
  • a research paper addressing an approved business administration topic, or
  • extensive experiential work connected with BA 405 .

Students should register for BA 490  during the same semester in which they register for BA 405 - Business Strategy . All students will participate in experiential business exercises or experiences and will give one or more professional presentations.

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