Business Administration

We are not bounded by the conventional ideals of a classroom model, and you shouldn’t be either. Through close, working relationships with peers, instructors and mentors, we extend a spectrum of unprecedented circumstances for you to develop proficiency in interpersonal communication as well as business intelligence. This philosophy encompasses each aspect of our educational approach, from the information engagement stage to our dynamic internship program, nationally recognized service-learning programs, and the Hogan entrepreneurial program that mentors students into successful business leaders. The depth of personal interaction that you will engage in is a distinctive characteristic of the Chaminade business program.

Learn from the Best

We have united an assembly of some of the nation’s preeminent intellects within their respective fields and given you direct access. Chaminade’s student-to-faculty ratio is centrifugal around our commitment to you of providing an optimal environment for the engaged development of knowledge.

Engaging Experiences

Distinguished hands-on learning experiences available to undergraduates include:

Service-learning: Service-learning projects are an intrinsic part of the business curriculum, from freshman though senior year. These projects present you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge you’ve amassed in a wide variety of community settings. For example, our award-winning Tax Clinics allow accounting students to get work experience with actual clients, and at the same time assist homeless, low-income or immigrant families.

Our successful senior team field project was designed for students to engage in vital business issues with real organizations, and apply business models and knowledge learned in class. We develop our undergraduate senior capstone projects around a real-world problem, often with a non-profit organization, that can be directly utilized to help the less fortunate.

The Hogan Entrepreneurial Program pairs students with entrepreneurial business leaders in a mentor-mentee relationship. Regular weekly meetings afford students the opportunity to develop up close and personal experiences with established entrepreneurs. Note: The Hogan Entrepreneurial Program is available to all majors.

Curriculum

B.A. Curriculum

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Common to the Majors in Business Administration and Accounting

In completing one of the business majors, a graduating student will have demonstrated the following competencies:

  1. Written and oral communication abilities appropriate to business-related tasks;
  2. The ability to select and use appropriate quantitative tools, including statistics and management science, for decision-making;
  3. An understanding of tasks associated with career selection, entry, and management;
  4. An understanding of the functional areas of business, including central theories, modes of analysis, tasks, and strategies;
  5. The ability to use integrative and reflective thinking to assess and create business strategy appropriate for organizations in specified business environments;
  6. An understanding of legal obligations of organizations and the ethical dilemmas faced by businesses, along with appropriate frameworks for addressing these dilemmas;
  7. An understanding of information technology as it influences organizational processes and system tasks. Demonstrate the ability to use information technology to address functional business tasks;
  8. An understanding of domestic and global economic environments and their influence on firm-level organizational decision-making and operations;
  9. An understanding of individual and group dynamics in organizations;
  10. An understanding of the connections between academic work and real-life situations as a result of the Service-Learning experiences.

Additional Program Learning Outcomes for Business Administration Majors:

  1. An understanding of the management of business operations, including product and process design, facilities layout, supply chain management, and quality control and
  2. An understanding of the distinctive features and challenges of conducting business internationally.
Degree Requirements

Pre-Major Requirements

In order to advance to coursework in Business Administration leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), students are required to complete pre-major coursework. This coursework should be taken during students’ first and second years in their undergraduate program.

  • BU 200 Introduction to Business
  • BU 224 Applied Business Statistics
  • AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics *EC 201 will satisfy the Social Science general education requirement.
  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics

Major Requirements

  • FIN 301 Principles of Finance
  • MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 305 Management of Information Resources
  • MGT 306 Management of Human Resources
  • BU 308 Professional Writing and Presentation
  • BU 324 Quantitative Methods in Business
  • BU 362 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
  • BU 402 International Business
  • MGT 407 Operations Management
  • BU 416 Career Development
  • BU 469 Business Strategy
  • BU 470 Senior Field Project

Pre-minor Requirements

  • BU 200 Introduction to Business
  • AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics

Minor Requirements

  • MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
  • FIN 301 Principles of Finance
  • MGT 305 Management of Information Resources
  • BU 362 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

Other 300 or 400-level business courses may be substituted with business faculty advisor approval

A.A. Curriculum

Learning Outcomes

Chaminade business programs have several distinguishing features that make them an attractive choice for students looking to start their careers. The programs are practice-oriented, focused on providing knowledge and skills essential for working in real-world organizations. Opportunities for hands-on learning are provided through “living” case studies, internships, community-based service projects, and involvement with professional associations. Additionally, the business programs augment students’ technical knowledge with the professional abilities needed for standout job performance and career advancement. Business coursework builds on the liberal arts core curriculum to further students’ skills in critical thinking, using theory for taking action, and communicating with clarity and impact. The programs actively engage Marianist values to prepare students to lead with integrity and make important contributions to their organizations and communities.

The Associate of Arts degree program with an emphasis in Business Administration is offered for students who need to acquire a basic knowledge of business processes to enhance their career options.

Degree Requirements
  • BU 200 Introduction to Business
  • AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • BU 224 Applied Business Statistics
  • EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics

PACE B.A. Curriculum

Learning Outcomes

The major in Business Administration leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree prepares graduates to have a broad understanding of business operations; the technical skills, environmental awareness, and ethical perspectives for functional analysis and effective decision-making regarding business situations; and the professional readiness to initiate and advance their careers.

Required Coursework
Students working toward a Bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework, which includes general education requirements, electives, pre-major requirements (if applicable) and major requirements.

Degree Requirements

Pre-Major Requirements

  • BU 200 Introduction to Business
  • BU 224 Applied Business Statistics
  • AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics *EC 201 will satisfy the Social Science general education requirement.

Major Requirements

  • FIN 301 Principles of Finance
  • MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 305 Management of Information Resources
  • MGT 306 Management of Human Resources
  • BU 308 Professional Writing and Presentation
  • BU 324 Quantitative Methods in Business
  • BU 362 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
  • BU 402 International Business
  • MGT 407 Operations Management
  • BU 416 Career Development
  • BU 469 Business Strategy
  • BU 470 Senior Field Project

PACE A.A. Curriculum

Learning Outcomes

The Associate of Arts degree program with an emphasis in Business Administration is offered for students who need to acquire a basic knowledge of business processes to enhance their career options.

Graduation Requirements
Students working toward an Associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of coursework, which includes general education requirements, major requirements and electives.

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours of coursework.
  • Completion of general education courses required for all Associate degrees.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (for all work completed at Chaminade).
  • Minimum 15 credit hours of coursework much be completed at Chaminade.
  • Minimum of 12 credit hours in student’s selected concentration must be taken at Chaminade.

Students who intend to go on to the baccalaureate degree program should select electives, which fulfill pre-major and general education requirements that prepare the student to satisfy the additional requirements for the higher degree.

 

Degree Requirements

Required Coursework

General Education Requirements

Major Requirements

  • BU 200 Introduction to Business
  • AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • BU 224 Applied Business Statistics
  • EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics