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Business Administration Major

The business administration major provides students with a broad education in the core business areas of finance, human resource management, marketing, and operations.This well-rounded degree option is for students wishing to enter the business world and pursue a wider variety of careers.

Students earning a degree in business administration develop strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to make decisions, pay close attention to detail, and analyze and interpret data. This skill set is highly sought after by employers in the business field. Internship opportunities, along with participation and leadership in clubs and organizations as well as study abroad experiences, are available to students through the Huntsman School of Business, giving them an edge in finding careers after graduation.

The business administration program is housed in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, the oldest business school west of the Mississippi. USU has offered business degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.

Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Available at the following Locations:

Logan Main Campus

Regional Campus Centers:

Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Ignacio, Junction, Kanab, Milford, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Panguitch, Park City, Price, Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Salt Lake, Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover

Salt Lake Community College

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Snow College Campus

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With a degree in business administration, students may pursue the following careers:

  • Business manager
  • Business analyst
  • Benefits administrator
  • Account executive
  • Department administrator

Major Requirement Introduction

  • Students must be formally admitted to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
  • Students may complete up to 15 USU Huntsman School of Business required credits numbered 2000 and above including transfer credits prior to formal admittance to the Huntsman School.
  • Students transferring more than 15 acceptable credits must receive Huntsman School admittance prior to completing further Huntsman School required courses.
  • Huntsman School applications are processed every semester. Applications must be received by December 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer, and July 1 for Fall.
  • Minimum grade requirement for MIS 2200 and ENGL 2010 will be applied and based on admission time period.
  • In order to register for 3000-, 4000- and 5000-level courses in the Huntsman School, a 2.67 overall GPA is required.
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 credits numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.50 GPA in core and major courses is required for graduation.
  • For semester availability and prerequisites, see the USU general catalog.
  • All Utah State University graduation requirements must be met. Check USU catalog for more information regarding requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduation applications be completed two semesters prior to graduation.

USU Requirements

Requirements Credits
Total Credits 120
C- or better credits 100
Upper Division 40
USU residency credits 30

University Studies Requirements

Competency Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credits
ENGL 1010 (CL1) Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (or AP English or ACT English ≥29 or CLEP) 3
ENGL 2010* (CL2) Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode 3
MATH 1050 (QL) College Algebra QL (or AP Calculus score of 3 or better or ACT Math ≥ 26 or CLEP or one course in Math or Stats requiring Math 1050 as a prerequisite) 4

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Breadth Requirements

Select at least one approved course from each of the following six categories. (A maximum of 4 CLEP or AP areas may be used.) Approved courses can be found in the USU catalog, the semester schedule book, and online at

Course Name Course Number Credits
American Inst. (BAI) ECN 1500 3
Creative Arts (BCA) Approved Course 3
Humanities (BHU) Approved Course   3
Life Sciences (BLS) Approved Course   3
Physical Sciences (BPS) Approved Course   3
Social Science (BSS) ECN 2010 3
Integrated Studies STAT 2300 (QL)* 4

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Requirements Credits

Required Depth Courses (Two courses outside discipline)

3000+ Level Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Approved Course 2-3
3000+ Level Life and Physical Science (DSC) Approved Course 3

Communications Intensive (Two Courses)

MIS 3200: Business Communication 3
Approved Course 3

Quantitative Intensive (One course which is part of major)

FIN 3400: Corporate Finance 3

Business Administration Major Requirements

It is Huntsman School policy that course grade point averages in 3000 level acumen courses do not exceed 3.0.

Course Number Course Name Credits
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
ECN 1500 Econ Institutions (Macroeconomics (BAI) 3
ECN 2010 Intro to Microeconomics (BSS) 3
FIN 3200 Financial Management 3
FIN 3400 Corporate Finance (QI) 3
MGT 1050 Foundations of Business (Entering Freshman Only) 3
MGT 2050 Business Law 2
MGT 3500** Fundamentals of Marketing 3
MGT 3700** Operations Management 2
MGT 3800 Leadership 2
MGT 3890 System Strategy & Problem Solving 2
MIS 2100 Principles of MIS 3
MIS 3200 Business Communications (CI) 3
MIS 3300 Big Data Analytics (QI) 3
STAT 2300 OR 2000 Business Statistics (QL) 4

Entering Freshmen Fall 2016 must have at least a C grade in all acumen courses.
**These courses must be completed with a B- grade or higher

Required Courses 19 Credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
MGT 3250 Introduction to Human Resources 3
MGT 3820 International Management 2
MGT 4600 Negotiations 2
MGT 4790 Managing Global Value Chains 2
MGT 4890 Strategic Planning and Execution (CI) 3
MGT 5730 Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement 3
Choose two Marketing Research Electives starting Fall 2018 in place of MGT 4530
MGT 4531 Competitive Intelligence data 2
MGT 4532 Data-Driven Decision Making 2
MGT 4533 Big Market Insight - Big Data 2
MGT 4534 Survey Research 2

Elective Courses 8 credits

Choose a minimum of 8 credits from the following:

These electives could go towards earning a minor. (See minor requirement sheets)

Course Number Course Name Credits Minor Options
ECN 3400 Intro Global Economics Environment (DSS) 3 Economics
ECN 5150 Comparative Economics Systems 3 Economics
MGT 3110 Managing Organizations and People 3 Human Resources Management
MGT 3510 New Venture Fundamentals 2 Entrepreneurship  
MGT 3520 New Venture Management 2 Entrepreneurship
MGT 3540 New Venture Financing 2 Entrepreneurship
MGT 3710 Team Management 2 Human Resources Management  
MGT 3810 Employment Law 3 Human Resources Management  
MGT 3900*
Strategic Mktg in Hospitality & Tourism
3 Hospitality and Tourism
MGT 3910*
Rev. & Cost Mgt in Hospitality Management
3 Hospitality and Tourism
MGT 3920*
Hospitality Management & Operations
3 Hospitality and Tourism
MGT 3930*
Tourism & Event Administration
3 Hospitality and Tourism
MGT 4250 Advanced Internship 1-3  
MGT 4510 Consumer Behavior 2 Marketing
MGT 4550 Brand Management 2 Marketing
MGT 4560 Strategic Sales 2 Marketing
MGT 4720 Production Planning & Control 2 Operations Management

*Please note that only 6 credits may be used in Hospitality courses.

Revised 6.23.16 Effective Fall 2016

Advisor Contact Info

Logan Advising

Advisor: Erin Bergeron
Office: EBB 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

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VIVINT (Online)

Advisor: Ruth Harrison
Office: EBB 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

Schedule an Appointment

Regional Campus Advising

Students pursuing a distance education major must contact the advisors at their specific location.

Regional Campus Advisors