Business Administration Major – Degree Requirements

Business Admin. Major – (BS) Degree Requirements

Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning course schedule.

Related Course Requirements Credits
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 205 Information Management 3
MAT 216 Statistical Data Analysis 3
ECO 215 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
Total 12
Related Business Requirements Credits
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting 3
ACC 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 201 Principles of Management 3
BUS 225 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 245 Business Finance 3
BUS 250 Business Law I 3
BUS 260 Operations Management 3
Total 21
Common Business Core Requirements Credits
BUS 301 Business Ethics 3
BUS 351 Advanced Business Concepts & Entrepreneurial Applications 3
BUS 431 Management Policy and Strategy 3
BUS 490 Internship in Business Administration 3 or 6
Total 12-15
Business Electives Credits
BUS any 300 and 400 level business courses 9
Students who take nine or more unique credits of their electives in one field earn a concentration in that field. Concentrations are available in Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, and International Business. (See the Business Administration Major – Concentrations and Electives Advisement Worksheet for a detail listing of courses approved for the various concentrations.) For descriptions of the business concentrations and related jobs see Business Administration Concentrations
Total 9
International Perspectives Credits
International Perspectives 6
This requirement can be fulfilled by choosing one of the following options:

  • two international business courses. (This is in addition to the 12 credits of business electives.)
  • an additional year of a foreign language beyond the basic university requirement. (taking an additional year of the same foreign language)
  • an international minor (e.g., Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish, French.)
  • one semester of study abroad
  • four years of the same foreign language in high school. (Permission of department chair must be obtained.)
  • two or more years of one foreign language in high school with one additional year at the college 200 level or higher of the same foreign language.
  • be an international student either being: A) in the United States on an F-1, J-1, H1-B or related Visa classification or B) another category of international student with the department chair’s permission obtained.


  • Students can NOT use the same business course to serve as both an upper level business elective (12 credits required) and as an International Perspectives coures.
  • To obtain an International Buiness concentration a minimum of 9 credits of international business prospective courses are required. If a student takes an International Perspectives course to partially fulfill the International Perspectives Requirement, the student may NOT use the same course(s) for both the International Perspective Requirement and International Business concentration.
  • Competing successfully in today’s global environment is crucial, Eastern’s Business Administration International Perspective requirment is flexibly designed to enable students to acquire the International exposure appropriate to their career goals.
Total 6
MAT 216 – Statistical Data Analysis

Multidisciplinary, data-driven course in applied statistics. Topics selected from exploratory data analysis (tables, graphs, central tendency and variation), correlation and regression, probability and statistical inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing). Emphasis placed on interpretation and analysis of real-data sets. Use of statistical computing software is integral to the course.

Prerequisite: LAC student with T1M or GER student with IIIA or SAT 550+

ECO 200 – Principles of Macroeconomics

Study of the principles of economics designed to acquaint the student with the organization and function of the American economic system. Discussion of money and banking, national income, public finance and an analysis of income determination, and the use of monetary and fiscal measures of stabilizing the economy.

ECO 201 – Principles of Microeconomics

Study of individuals and firms as economic decision-makers, the social institutions that influence choice, and introduces economic way of thinking. Course emphasizes the use of microeconomic theory to analyze its role and applications in our daily lives including current issues such as the distribution of income, labor issues, international trade, the role of government, welfare economics, and the environment.

Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

ECO 215 – Statistics for Business and Economics

A practical course in statistics with applications to economics, business and science. Emphasis placed on probability, probability distributions, statistical inference, correlation and regression.

Prerequisite: LAC student with T1M course or GER student

ACC 201 – Principles of Accounting

An introduction to the fundamental accounting concepts and generally accepted accounting principles. Emphasis is placed on understanding accounting as it is applied in serving the needs of business and society, the evolution of accounting, the basic accounting structure, and the preparation and interpretation of financial statements.

ACC 202 – Principles of Managerial Accounting

An introduction to the principles and concepts needed to generate information for managers. Emphasis is placed on managerial accounting principles, cost systems and strategic decision making.

Prerequisite: ACC 201

BUS 201 – Principles of Management

This course provides and introduction to the foundations of management. Instruction emphasizes the history of management; the practical use of theories, frameworks and models; integrating functional areas of business; and other special topics including: corporate culture, ethics, social responsibility, entrepreneurship; and international, public, and nonprofit management.

Prerequisite: ENG 100, 100P, 200, or HON 200

BUS 205 – Information Management

The course introduces the use of information technology for ethical problem solving and decision-making across all major functions of organizations. Particular attention is given to the critical analysis, organization, communication and presentation of information for organizational planning and control, with critical reflection on project work.

Prerequisite: LAC student with T1M course or GER student

BUS 225 – Principles of Marketing

An introduction to the field of marketing. This course is designed to expose students to the elements of the marketing mix and processes involved in market planning and control. Concepts associated with buyer behavior, marketing information systems and product planning are discussed.

Prerequisite: ENG 100, 100P, 200, or HON 200

BUS 245 – Business Finance

Basic financial concepts of risk and return, time value of money, criteria for investment decisions, financial markets and securities, financing decisions, forecasting, asset management and dividend policy.

Prerequisite: ACC 201 and MAT 101 or Equivalent

BUS 250 – Business Law I

A study of the American legal system including a study of the history and development of law in general, a specific study of constitutional law as it applies to the business environment, the law of torts and crimes, dispute resolution methods, and the law of contracts and agency.

BUS 260 – Operations Management

Fundamentals of production planning and control, quality control and facilities management. Focuses on management systems for greater competitiveness in manufacturing and the service sector.

Prerequisite: MAT 216 Or Equivalent Statistical Course

BUS 301 – Business Ethics

In this course, students who are already familiar with the core areas of business administration and the ethical issues faced in those areas will engage in writing intensive examination of classical and modern approaches to business ethics and exploration of their own moral values.

Prerequisite: ACC 202, BUS 225, BUS 201, BUS 245, BUS 260, and LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

BUS 351 – Advanced Business Concepts & Entrepreneurial Applications

This course provides the fundamental concepts, principles and practices of the functions underlying a successful business enterprise. The relationship among disciplines is emphasized to provide a holistic picture of the business venture. In addition, the students will develop and present a business plan in order to further integrate the material previously taught. The course is taught by a team of faculty, each of who has expertise in one of the major disciplines, as well as an understanding of business administration.

Prerequisite: MAT 216 Or Equivalent Statistical Course

BUS 431 – Management Policy and Strategy

Capstone course in management open only to seniors. Focuses on the entrepreneurial and administrative tasks of a general manager who must formulate and implement strategy. Includes strategies for new enterprises. Satisfies requirements in Finance, Management and Marketing specializations.

Prerequisite: BUS 351 & Complet’n of Competency Exam

BUS 490 – Internship in Business Administration

Intensive field work experience in economics and business administration. Assignments in private, nonprofit and public institutions in areas such as manufacturing, retailing, finance, accounting, personnel or government services. Student should schedule a minimum of two full days per week.

Prerequisite: Open Only to Seniors by Application

* Students interested in graduate school can substitute an BUS/BIS 480 Independent Study in research for the internship requirement. Calculus is a prerequisite for the Independent Study in research. Students completing a minor related to Business Information Systems, may subsitute a BIS 490 Internship for BUS 490 Internship for 3 credits.

Transfer Policy

The Department of Business Administration extends a warm welcome to transfer students from within Connecticut, from other states, and from other countries. Check with one of our advisors on all transfer questions related to the major. Our departmental residency requirement is 24 credits.

Only one transferred course can be used to meet the Business elective requirement for 3 credits.