The Department of Business Administration prepares Shawnee State
students for productive and satisfying professional careers in business.
The Department seeks to develop in students a continuing intellectual
curiosity, an awareness of individual and cultural diversity, and a high
degree of professional competence.
The Department encourages an integrated general education in the arts and
sciences, provides a body of knowledge common to all areas of business,
and provides a systematic body of specialized knowledge and skills
applicable to specific business disciplines.
To meet the diverse needs of students and businesses, the Department offers
programs at the associate level, stressing applied entry-level skills,
and at the baccalaureate level, stressing the broader theoretical
concepts and leadership skills applicable to more complex organizational
Special Notes for all Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration.
Please read carefully. Consult your advisor if you do not fully understand.
- Quantitative Reasoning Requirement, General Education
Program If you select MATH 1500 or MATH 1700 to fulfill
your quantitative reasoning requirement in the General Education
Program, you must meet the minimum degree requirement of 124 total
- BUAI 1010 Computer Applications Students who
test out of BUAI 1010 will not receive credit hours for the class,
but must meet the minimum number of hours required to complete their
- Calculus Most graduate programs in business
require calculus as a prerequisite. Students considering a
future masters degree in business should take MATH 1900 as one of
their elective courses.
- Nonbusiness Electives Two hours of nonbusiness
courses may be in physical education (SSPE).
- Mathematics/English Sequence Placement in
beginning English and mathematics courses is determined by the
mathematics and English placement tests. The minimum mathematics
course in the business core is MATH 1700. Any nondevelopmental
mathematics courses (1010 or higher) taken to meet the prerequisite
for MATH 1700 may be credited as nonbusiness electives toward the
- Transfer Credit A minimum of 16 hours of the
business core must be completed at Shawnee State University. Twelve
hours of upper division elective courses required for the general
business concentration must be completed at Shawnee State.
- Special Topics in Business Courses (2999, 3999, and
4999) A formal review and a subsequent written approval by
the business department review committee is mandatory before credit
is given for any special topics course. This review committee is
made up of one member from each of the instructional areas, and this
approval applies to all students. You can accumulate a total of nine
credit hours in the business department using special topics
courses. These courses apply for credit toward electives only and
not toward required courses or the 12 hours of upper division
business electives. Faculty members are not required to teach a
special topics course; classes and subject matter are at the faculty
- Upper-Level/Lower-Level Course Credit Any
student having earned credit for an upper-level course cannot
subsequently earn credit for a lower sequence course and apply it
toward graduation. Example: If you earned credit for BUMG 3100, you
could not later take the lower-level course BUMG 2100 and apply the
credits toward graduation. This notice applies, but is not limited
to, BUFI 2450, 2500, BUMG 1010, 2100, 2350, and BUMK 2100.
Upper-Level/Lower-Level Course Credit
Any student having earned credit for an upper-level course cannot
subsequently earn credit for a lower sequence course and apply it toward
graduation. Example: If you earned credit for BUMG 3100, you could not
later take the lower-level courses and apply their credits toward
graduation. This notice applies, but is not limited to, BUFI 2450 and
2500, BUMG 1010, 2100, and 2350.