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Webster University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS) gives students the foundation to excel in a global business environment. Faculty are experts in their field, engaging students with a balance of hands-on and theoretical instruction. This major is ideally suited to new or transfer upper-division business students or for students interested in concurrently pursuing another area of study offered by Webster University such as accounting, finance, or international business.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the BS in Business Administration degree program, students will be able to:

  • Use information, analytical tools, and problem-solving skills to make well-reasoned business decisions, considering both quantitative and qualitative factors.
  • Develop strategies addressing the legal, ethical, economic, and global environment in which the enterprise operates.
  • Have a working knowledge in a set of analytical business tools related to: math, statistics, accounting, economics, marketing, finance, and behavioral science.
  • Apply business core concepts, principles, and analytical skills across functional lines.
  • Access, develop, and use information to analyze business problems and propose feasible solutions.

ACBSP Accreditation for The Walker School of Business & Technology

The Walker School of Business & Technology is proud to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the BS in Business Administration. ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world.

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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

  • 45 required credit hours (core curriculum)
  • 3 upper-level 3000-4000 level School of Business & Technology courses (9 credit hours)
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours, with accommodations for the business administration BS
    Requirements are modified to allow MATH 1430 to satisfy both a requirement of the major and also the GCP 'Quantitative Literacy' requirement.
  • Electives

Recommended 4-Year Course Sequence

Core Curriculum

  • BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets (1 hour)
  • MATH 1430 College Algebra (3 hours)
  • WSBT 2000 Career Exploration (1 hour)
  • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics (3 hours)
  • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practice (3 hours)
  • ECON 2000 Survey of Economics (3 hours)
  • WSBT 2300 Personal Branding (1 hour)
  • FINC 3210 Principles of Finance (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3280 Introduction to Business Law (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3450 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUSN 3500 Business and Global Issues (1 hour)
  • MNGT 2500 Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUSN 3850 Enterprise Systems (3 hours)
  • WSBT 2700 Career Management Strategies (1 hour)
  • BUSN 4110 Operations Management (3 hours)
  • BUSN 4500 Ethical Issues in Business (1 hour)
  • MNGT 4900 Managerial Policies and Strategies (3 hours)

In addition to the business core curriculum, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration students will choose any three upper-level 3000-4000 courses (9 hours) from the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

The emphasis in Economics provides students with a solid understanding of the macroeconomic forces that shape and move markets, the structure and behavior of industries within markets and the philosophical underpinnings of the market economy. The study of economics complements the BS in Business Administration by developing an underlying paradigm that the decision maker can use to more fully understand the market forces impacting the business environment and to predict the potential impact of their decisions on the firm.

Emphasis-Specific Learning Outcomes

  • The student will demonstrate familiarity with the primary measures of economic performance (GDP, Price Level, Unemployment). 
  • The student will demonstrate proficiency in the use of the primary economic models (ISLM, Mundell-Fleming, Solow, Consumer Choice Theory, Price Optimization, Cournot Reaction Functions, Edgeworth Box and Game Theory).

Emphasis-Specific Required Courses

In addition to the business core curriculum, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics students have additional required courses specific to economics.

  • ECON 3000 Basic Economic Modelling (3 hours
  • ECON 3020 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • Two 3000-level or 4000-level ECON electives (6 hours)
  • ECON 4000 Assessment Exam (0 hours)

The emphasis in Sports and Entertainment Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to succeed in the business-side of sports and entertainment. The administration of academic and professional sports and athletic franchises is a large and growing business in the United States and around the world. Sometimes overlooked but also important is the use of professional sports venues to host live entertainment events (concerts, ice events, children's shows). Recognizing the importance of both sports and entertainment, this program provides an inclusive approach providing graduates the skills necessary to be successful in both areas of business. 

Emphasis-Specific Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Formulate business operational, managerial and marketing plans central to professional sports team and entertainment organizations.
  • Quantify the economic impact that entertainment events and venues bring to communities.
  • Apply critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills to the management of the sports and entertainment business sectors. 
  • Analyze the trends, opportunities and challenges to compete successfully in a rapidly changing sports and entertainment global environment. 

Emphasis-Specific Required Courses

In addition to the business core curriculum, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports and Entertainment Management students have additional required courses specific to sports and entertainment topics.

  • BUSN 2037 Introduction to Sports and Entertainment Management (3 hours)
  • BUSN 3457 Sports and Entertainment Marketing (3 hours)
  • BUSN 4717 Sports Finance (3 hours)
  • BUSN 4747 Sports Operations and Logistics (3 hours)
  • BUSN 4757 Live Entertainment Management (3 hours)
  • BUSN 4827 Sports and Entertainment Internship (3 hours)

The minor in Business is designed to give students from all academic disciplines within the University an opportunity to explore the basic principles, theory and practice of business.

  • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting (3 hours)
  • ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics (3 hours)
  • ECON 2000 Survey of Economics (3 hours)
  • FINC 3210 Principles of Finance (3 hours)
  • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices (3 hours)
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