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Business Administration Major

The Huntsman School is no longer admitting new students to the Business Administration Major.  Students who are already declared Business Administration Majors will be able to complete their degree program.

Business Administration Major IconThe Business Administration major enables students to acquire a foundation of key concepts and skills that are applicable to organizations in both the private and public sectors, coupled with the technical skills needed to support particular career paths. This degree is designed for students wishing to enter the business world and pursue a wider variety of careers. Through the hands-on teaching provided at the Huntsman School of Business, you will gain strong analytical, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills.

Career Paths:

Students with a degree in business administration often pursue the following career paths:

  • Compensation Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Services Coordinator
  • Account Executive
  • Outside Sales Representative
  • Owner
  • Department Administrator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Sales Representative
  • Retail Manager
  • Commercial Loan Officer
  • Operations Associate
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Marketing Event Coordinator

Companies that have Hired Huntsman Business Administration Students

General Mills


Intermountain Health

Qualtrics

Wells Fargo

Student Organizations and Opportunities

The following are Huntsman Clubs and Opportunities designed for Business Administration Major Students

Huntsman Clubs

Career Development

At the Huntsman School, we believe in empowering our students to own their education and their careers. Career development opportunities start from the first day at the Huntsman School and continue throughout one's professional life.

Our professional career coaches are equipped with all the tools necessary to help you with interview prep, professional networking, job searching, and so much more!

Career Development Services

Career Coach with Specialization in Business Administration

Maren Stromberg

maren.stromberg@usu.edu

Maren Stromberg

Schedule an Appointment

Major Requirement Introduction

Degree Options

  • 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.

Admission Requirements

To complete a degree in Business Administration, students must first meet the admission requirements for the degree and be admitted into the degree program. Admission Requirements and Policies

Major Requirements (Curriculum)

Students will then complete the major requirements which consist of the following:

  1. University Studies Requirements (General Education and Depth Requirements)A group of “general” courses required for each student to fulfill in order to graduate. These courses teach a broad range of skills, knowledge, and values that prepare students for success in their majors and in their personal and professional lives after graduation. Most students complete their University Studies requirements by their junior year.
  2. Huntsman Core Requirements (Business Acumen): a group of entry level courses required for every Huntsman major. These courses ensure that each Huntsman student begins their business career with an understanding of fundamental business principles.
  3.  Business Administration Major Requirements: A group of upper-level courses required to fulfill a respective major. These courses teach skills specific to the area of study in order for students to become specialized in their chosen field.

Major Requirement Sheets

When you declare a major and are admitted into a program, your major requirements are set and protected from changes. The date you are admitted into a program determines your catalog year and your set of requirements. The Major Requirement Sheets listed below match up with the requirements for each catalog year.  Begin by selecting the requirement sheet that matches the catalog year you declared (or plan to declare) your major.

Requirement Sheets

Requirement Sheet (Effective Spring 2018)
Requirement Sheet (Effective Fall 2017)

Requirement Sheet (Effective Fall 2016)
Requirement Sheet (Effective Fall 2015)

Sample 4-Year Plan

The sample four-year plan below is designed to help students plan a course of study to complete their degree program in four years.  The sample plan is subject to changed and will vary based on catalog year and course work already completed by each student (placement tests, AP/CELP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc.).

The plan is an example of how students may plan their own course of study by taking 15 credits per semester, and interweaving of their General Education requirements with their major requirements, to finish in four years. It is important to remember that some GE and Major requirements overlap. If a course can be counted for both GE and the major, then students can take more electives to fulfill their overall degree credit requirements.

Four Year Plan - Catalog Year 2018-19

Sample 4-Year Plan - Effective Spring 2019

Academic experience are individualized, work with your academic advisor to create a personalized plan.

Printable SAMPLE 4-year plan

Freshman Fall
ENG 1010
Intro to Writing (CL1)
3
ECN 1500
Intro to Economics (BAI)
3
MATH 1050
College Algebra (QL)
4
MGT/ECN 1050
Foundations of Business
3
USU 1010
University Connections
1-3
Total Credits 16
Sophomore Fall
ACCT 2010
Financial Accounting Principles
3
MGT 2050
Business Law
2
MIS 2100
Principles of MIS
3
Breadth Humanities (BHU) 3
Breadth Physical Science (BPS) 3
Elective 1
Total Credits 15
Junior Fall
FIN 3200
Financial Management
3
MGT 3250
Intro to HR Management
3
MGT 3700
Operations Management
3
* MSLE/MGT 3800
Leadership
3
* MSLE/MGT Research: Choose Two - MSLE/MGT 4531, 4532, 4533, 4534 4
Elective 1
Total Credits 15
Senior Fall
MGT 4790
Managing Global Value Chains
2
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) 2-3
BA Elective 2-3
BA Elective 2-3
Electives 4-7
Total Credits 18
Freshman Spring
ENG 2010
Intro to Writing (CL1)
3
ECN 2010
Intro to Microeconomics (BSS)
3

STAT 2300 
Business Statistics (QL)

4
MIS 2100
Principles of MIS
3
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) 3
Total Credits 16
Sophomore Spring
ACCT 2020
Managerial Accounting Principles
3
* MSLE/MGT 3500
Fundamentals of Marketing
3
MIS 3200
Business Communications (CI)
3
MIS 3300
Big Data Analytics (CI)
3
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) 3
Total Credits 15
Junior Spring
FIN 3400
Corporate Finance (QI)
3
* MSLE/MGT 3820
International Management
2
MGT 4600
Negotiations
2
BA Elective 2-3
Electives 2-3
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) 3
Total Credits 16
Senior Spring
* MSLE/MGT 3890
System Strategy
2
* MSLE/MGT 4890
Strategic Planning and Execution
3
MGT 5730
Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement
3
Electives 4-5
BA Elective 2-3
Total Credits 16

* Select MGT courses have been updated to MSLE effective Spring 2019. Students who completed courses under the MGT course prefix do not need to complete the course again under the MSLE prefix.

Advisor Contact Info

Logan Advising

Erin Bergeron

Erin Bergeron

Office: EBB 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272
Email: erin.bergeron@usu.edu

Schedule an Appointment

Regional Campus Advising

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

Regional Campus Advisors

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

The Business Administration Major is available at the Salt Lake Regional Campus Center and at Snow College.

Learn More about Campus Availability at: https://regionalcampuses.usu.edu

Snow College Campus

Dare Mighty Things TogetherThe Huntsman School of Business and Snow College have partnered to offer the Huntsman School Entrepreneurship Minor at the Snow College Campus. To learn more about this opportunity 
https://www.snow.edu/academics/bat/business/Partnership/index.html.