Undergraduate Programs: Department, Programs, and Program Requirements
The department of business administration offers a bachelor of science degree in business administration at the undergraduate level in the traditional format on the Clayton campus and at the DaimlerChrysler assembly plant site in Fenton, Missouri. The department also offers a bachelor of business administration degree in an accelerated format for working adults through the OPTIONS program at the Clayton campus and at the Kennerly South County site. Program information follows under the headings of Clayton Campus, DaimlerChrysler Site, and OPTIONS.
The department also offers graduate degree programs in the traditional and accelerated formats. A master of business administration (MBA) degree and a master of science in taxation (MST) degree are offered on the Clayton campus. Graduate certificates in business tax and individual tax are also offered. A master of business administration (MBA) degree is offered at the DaimlerChrysler site. A master of business administration (MBA) and a master of management (MM) degree are offered in the accelerated format in the OPTIONS program. See the graduate program section in this catalog for additional information on the graduate programs.
The department of business administration supports the life-long learning goals of Fontbonne University and attempts to insure that each student graduates with the ability to think critically, act ethically and assume responsibility as citizens and leaders. The department also works to provide students with facts, theories and practical skills to hold responsible managerial and administrative positions in general business, industry and nonprofit organizations. The department accomplishes this by offering an undergraduate major leading to the bachelor of science degree. Those students majoring in business administration who are seeking intensive exposure to accounting, finance, management or marketing can obtain a concentration in these areas. In addition, the faculty in the department of business administration encourage business students to consider minors outside the department. Students outside the department can earn an undergraduate minor in business administration.
The undergraduate major in business administration is ideally suited for the traditional college student seeking a day or evening program. This program is also appropriate for adults seeking a variety of course offerings in a day or evening format. In addition to classroom study, students are required to participate in a practicum or internship during their junior or senior year.
Co-Operative Education (CO-OP)
Many cooperative education experiences are available for students working toward an undergraduate degree in the department of business administration. Such experiences allow the student to earn money and receive college credit for academically related work experience.
Robert Butler,, associate professor of business administration
William D. Foster, assistant professor of business administration, director of co-operative education and assistant to the dean
Hans Helbling, assistant professor of business administration
Linda D. Maurer, assistant professor of business administration and chairperson of the department of business administration
Donald W. Moriarty, associate professor of business administration
Donald Shifter, instructor of business administration
Gregory F. Taylor, dean of business administration
William M. Friedman
All business administration majors must complete the requirements of seven core areas:
Credit hour requirements for the business administration major are:
Required for major:
45 (includes a capstone experience)
General education hours required for major:
Religion course required for graduation
Required for a concentration:
Additional hours required for general education and free electives:
Required for B.S. degree:
*Without a concentration, 18 hours of additional electives should be added to the 20 additional credit hours required for general education and free electives.
Regulations for the business administration major:
1. Only a grade of C- or better qualifies for courses in the major.
2. Only a grade of C- or better qualifies for courses in a concentration.
3. A maximum of 72 credit hours may be transferred from a two-year community college. (In fall of 2003 this will be reduced to 64.)
4. A minimum of 32 credit hours (with a minimum of 50% of major requirements) must be earned at Fontbonne.
5. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required to declare a concentration.
6. The departmental course requirements for a concentration must be completed at Fontbonne University. If a student, prior to transferring, has already completed a course that is required in the concentration by Fontbonne, to earn the concentration the student must still complete a minimum of eighteen credit hours of upper division course work in that concentration at Fontbonne.
7. A maximum of two concentrations are allowed.
8. A final minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required to graduate.
Business Administration Major with Food Management Minor
This major/minor combination is ideal for students who are interested in a career in food management, marketing and/or retailing. For detailed information regarding the food management minor see the department of human environmental sciences (HES) in the undergraduate section in this catalog.
Business Administration Major with Information Systems Minor
This major/minor combination is ideal for students interested in careers in accounting and finance. For detailed information regarding this minor see the department of mathematics and computer sciences in the undergraduate section in this catalog.
Minors are available in other departments. Students wishing to pursue minors in other departments should consult their advisor.
Required courses: 21 credit hours
BUS 202 Principles of Macro Economics
BUS 205 Financial Accounting
BUS 230 Management Principles
BUS 233 Marketing Principles
BUS 343 Managerial Finance I
CIS 110 Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets
MTH 115 Introduction to Statistics