The Bachelor’s of Business Administration give you the practical tools and understanding to make your mark on the business aspects of your community. You will learn:
This degree enables you to lead organizations to success in a wide number of industries.
To earn this degree, you will complete General Education courses plus 54 credit hours specific to your Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree:
BBA Tool Courses (30 hrs.)
Introduces the student to the role of accounting in a global society. Principles and concepts of financial accounting. Analysis of accounting statements. Accounting cycles and procedures: receivables, inventories and fixed assets.
Prerequisite: DAY-ACCT 209, MGMT 170. CCPS- ACCT 209, GSTU 210 or GSTU 211.
This course provides an introduction to concepts essential to managerial decision- making as well as the tools and techniques of financial statement analysis with an emphasis on the use of financial statements for external and internal decision-making. Among the topics covered are profitability and ratio analysis, cash flows analysis, present value, inventory costing, cost-volume- profit analysis, variance calculation, and budgeting.
Topics considered in this course include basic principles of effective oral and written communication, a brief survey of standard English grammar and usage, and the forms and styles of business correspondence.
An introduction to the theory of markets. The course will examine the determination of product and resource prices; the theory of the firm, the role of competition, the impact of monopoly, externalities and government regulation; international economic relations.
An introduction to the theories that explain the performance of the overall economy. The course will explore the determination of the level of employment, output and the price level; the monetary and banking systems; problems and policies of economic instability, inflation and growth and principles of economic development; other economic systems.
Prerequisite: MATH 109. Topics from finite mathematics and calculus with applications in the social sciences.
It is strongly recommended that students have completed one year of high school algebra in order to be successful in this course. A course to acquaint the student with the basic ideas and language of statistics including such topics such as descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic experimental design, elementary probability, binomial and normal distributions, estimation and test of hypotheses, and analysis of variance.
An introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of business enterprise and economics. Introduction to the functions of a business organization. Basic research methods, written and oral reports, discussion of current business, and economic developments. Global business awareness.
Prerequisites: GSTU 210, MATH 227. Study of common techniques for quantitative analysis, and decision making including probability distributions, forecasting models, multivariate correlation and regression, linear programming, queuing analysis and simulation. Team and individual research and problem solving, report writing, and oral presentations. Critical evaluation of assumptions in decision making including qualitative considerations.
An introduction to the study of the design and application of management information systems in business.
BBA Major Courses (24 hrs.)
Prerequisites: ACCT 210, MGMT 228 and admission to Breech School of Business.
This course is an investigation of the study of corporate finance and its implications. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, cash flow, taxes, the financial environment, interest rates, risk and return, time value of money, and the valuation of stocks, bonds and firms. The course emphasizes that financial managers must deal with various models, assumptions and cultures and are often called upon to make decisions based on qualitative as well as quantitative factors.
This course focuses on the use of advanced software applications using the latest Microsoft Office software. Students will produce comprehensive, real-world solutions to solve business related problems. Students will utilize Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications and Internet resources. Meets BBA degree technology requirement.
Prerequisite: ACCT 210 and admission to Breech School of Business.
Introduction to management of organizations, including strategy, leadership and organizational design. Projects in leadership development and evaluation. The project will include a paper and presentation as part of the deliverables.
Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. This course is an overview of laws and regulations as they pertain to the business atmosphere. Topical areas include procedural laws and the court system; alternative means of dispute resolution; constitutional law, torts/products liability, business crimes, contracts, sales, forms of business organizations; and employment regulation. Case analysis and ethical implications are discussed in each area.
Day School Prerequisite: ECON 311 or ECON 312 (as required for your major), MGMT 301, MKTG 337, and admission to Breech School of Business. Continuing Studies Prerequisite: MGMT 301, MKTG 337 and admission to Breech School of Business. Senior seminar course for students majoring in accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management or marketing. Study of the roles, responsibilities and challenges of business in modern global society. Case analyses and research discussed in seminar format. Emphasis upon critical thinking, effective communication and development of socially responsible business leadership.
Prerequisites: Admission to Breech School of Business. Senior standing. It is recommended this course be taken concurrently with MGMT 422 and/or final semester prior to graduation. The Business Simulation Workshop offers students the opportunity to learn about, and engage in, a competitive business environment via the CapSim business simulator. Students will partner in close teams to develop a deep understanding of general business strategies and tactics, and they will apply this theoretical understanding by managing various functional areas of a simulated manufacturing firm. By the end of the course, students will understand the basic principles of strategic business management, as well as the decisions that managers make in pursuit of their strategic goals and objectives. Business professionalism constitutes an essential component to the course, as it represents a key success variable in communicating and substantiating business decisions to external business constituents. For this reason, students will make multiple presentations in the course of the semester, to one another, as well as visitors from the business community whenever possible.
Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. This course examines the role that political, economic, technological, and sociocultural factors play in today's globalized business environment. To this end students will develop an understanding of organizational and competitive issues and challenges which characterize global business. Through case study, students will explore recent efforts by multinational organizations to effectively address these issues and challenges.
Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. Introduction to effective marketing concepts, strategies, and practices. An analytical approach to recognition of alternative strategic paradigms and their effect on a firm’s marketing. Ethical and social responsibilities of effective domestic and global marketing. Individual and team projects with operating sponsors.
Preparation Program for Master in Business Administration
Business Essentials (8 hrs.)
This intensive five-week course is designed to provide students with a foundation of basic Economic, Finance, Marketing, Statistic, Accounting and Management skills. The course will meet four nights a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) from July through August. Students completing PMBA 501 will receive 8 credit hours of elective credit to apply toward an undergraduate degree from Drury University. Additionally, this course will satisfy all business class prerequisites for entry into the Drury M.B.A. program. S/U Grading.
Careers in management occupations are projected to grow 6.9% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $104,240. The median wage for management occupations in Missouri specifically is $92,710.
A Bachelor’s of Business Administration will prepare you for a broad range of careers, including:
Note: Some careers require additional industry-specific testing and licensing.