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B.S. Business Administration

The Business Administration Major with a sequence allows students to focus on areas such as management, accounting, marketing, management information systems, or financial services. The Business Administration Major with a sequence permits students to freely fashion their study to meet their professional and personal needs. The curriculum contains sufficient flexibility to meet most needs and expectations of the students, both those who intend to go on to graduate school and those who seek immediate entrance into the profession. The Business Administration program is accredited by IACBE.

Courses Required for the Major in Business Administration

Course # Title Course # Title
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting BUS 360 Mgmt of Human Resources
BUS 205 Macroeconomics BUS 371 Business Financial Mgmt.
BUS 206 Microeconomics BUS 415 International Business
BUS 208 Principles of Management MIS 110 Intro to Information Systems
BUS 269 Principles of Marketing  
BUS 300 Quantitative Methods I  
BUS 306 Organizational Behavior  
BUS 352 Business Law  

Select 5 courses (15 credits) from one of the following areas: 

Management Sequence Courses

BUS 307 Management Science 
BUS 350 Money and Banking 
BUS 406 Current Issues & Trends in Business
BUS 420 Small Business Mgmt. 
BUS 465 Special Topics in Business 
BUS 491 Seminar in Business Policies (required)
ACC 311 Managerial Accounting 


Marketing Sequence Courses

BUS 304 Sales and Sales Management
BUS 321 Product/Service Marketing
BUS 340 Advertising and Sales Promotion
BUS 401 Channel Strategies
BUS 402 Pricing Strategies
BUS 403 Strategic Marketing (required)
BUS 450 Marketing Research



MIS Sequence Courses

MIS 101 Programming  I
MIS 121 Programming II
MIS 200 Systems Analysis, Design,& Implementation 
MIS 220 Applied Networking Design 
MIS 231 Intro. To File Processing 
MIS 310 Managerial Applications of OOP I 
MIS 312 Software Engineering
MIS 432 Data Base Mgmt. Systems Design 
MIS 491 Information Tech. Management (required)



Health Care Management Sequence Courses

(all five courses are required for this sequence)

HCM 101   Introduction to Health Systems
HCM 371 Health Care Reimbursement and Finance
HCM 403 Health Care Strategic Management
HCM 406 Current Issues and Trends in Health Care
HCM 452 Health Care Law 



Select Specialization

The select specialization is available only to transfer students with a minimum of 12 completed credit hours (grade of "C-" or better) in a business-related field not offered at Misericordia University. Students with credits in a business-related field not offered at Misericordia University may apply these credits as a sequence in the business administration major.

General Business Specialization

Five non-core 300 and 400 level BUS, ACC and MIS courses (minimum 15 credits) for which the prerequisites have been met.

A review of the student's transcript will determine which courses completed at other institutions are equivalent to the course requirements. In addition to completing the major courses, students will be required to complete additional liberal arts electives as part of the core curriculum.

Total credits for degree completion: 121


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