Where hard work and ethics meet versatility and resourcefulness.

With a business administration degree, your options are limitless. You can apply the knowledge and skills you gain from a business administration degree in any industry. From seeing a need and creating a vision to fill it, to communicating effectively, to project management, you’ll learn the principles and processes behind successfully running an organization—or building one from the ground up. That includes everything from developing a high-level business plan and financial strategy to leading teams and managing day-to-day operations. Graduate ready to help innovative companies grow, thrive, and benefit the world around us. At Cumberlands, we mean business. 

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

* The credit hours listed on this page only reference the specific program requirements and is not reflective of the total hours necessary to receive your degree. Cumberlands requires all students obtain a minimum of 60 hours for an associate’s degree and a total of 120 hours for a bachelor’s degree. Transfer and prior learning credits may be counted toward those totals.

To learn more about our General Education Requirements, please visit the page referenced below or explore our Academic Catalog

General Education Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

There’s a reason business administration is a popular and respected major: it can help you build the skills employers look for and unlock opportunities that pay off. A bachelor’s in business administration degree teaches the fundamentals of business management, from ethics to accounting to marketing. Whether you're looking to sell the next groundbreaking product or service, or you’re simply hoping to work a stable job in the business world, the bachelor’s degree program at Cumberlands has everything you need to accomplish your goals.

Course Requirements

BACC131 Principles of Accounting I

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II

BADM 133 Introduction to Business 

BADM 136 Microeconomics

BADM 137 Macroeconomics

BADM 300 Business Statistics

BADM 330 Legal Environment of Business

BADM 331 Principles of Management

BADM 333 Business Analytics

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing

BADM 335 Financial Management 

BADM 438 Business Policy and Strategy  

BADM 450 Business Ethics

Three hours of upper division electives from accounting, and/or business administration, and/or ITSM 334 Management Information Systems.

No required accounting course will be deemed to be an elective for business administration.

A Bachelor of Arts requires all the same courses as a Bachelor of Science with the addition of four classes (12 hours) in a foreign language.

Choose one foreign language sequence:

FREN 131        Elementary French I

FREN 132        Elementary French II

FREN 231        Intermediate French I

FREN 232        Intermediate French II

 

SPAN 131        Elementary Spanish I

SPAN 132        Elementary Spanish II

SPAN 231        Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 232        Intermediate Spanish II

Bachelor's in Business Administration with a Concentration

There are a few great options to boost your résumé before you graduate: good grades, extracurriculars, internships, and academic concentrations. By choosing a concentration, you'll gain deeper knowledge and experience in a specific area of business. In other words, you'll be more marketable to future employers who are seeking to hire someone with a good understanding in that area.

Course Requirements

Credit hours listed are total hours required from the core classes for a bachelor's degree in addition to the given concentration.

BACC 131 Principles of Accounting I

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II

BADM 133 Introduction to Business 

BADM 136 Microeconomics

BADM 137 Macroeconomics

BADM 300 Business Statistics

BADM 330 Legal Environment of Business

BADM 331 Principles of Management

BADM 333 Business Analytics 

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing

BADM 335 Financial Management 

BADM 438 Business Policy and Strategy  

BADM 450 Business Ethics

Plus 18 hours of upper division electives from accounting, and/or business administration, and/or ITSM 334 Management Information Systems. No required accounting course will be deemed to be an elective for Business Administration. 

Required Courses:

BACC 131 Principles of Accounting I

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II

BADM 133 Introduction to Business 

BADM 136 Microeconomics

BADM 137 Macroeconomics

BADM 300 Business Statistics

BADM 330 Legal Environment of Business

BADM 331 Principles of Management

BADM 333 Business Analytics 

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing

BADM 335 Financial Management 

BADM 438 Business Policy and Strategy  

BADM 450 Business Ethics

Plus 18 hours of upper division electives from the following Finance related courses:

BACC 331 Intermediate Accounting I

BACC 332 Intermediate Accounting II

BADM 336 Money, Banking, and Credit

BADM 337 Investments

BADM 452 Advanced Financial Management

Choose three (3) hours from the following course options:

BADM 454 Advanced Spreadsheet Analysis

BADM 490 Special Projects in Business and Related Subjects

Required Courses:

BACC 131 Principles of Accounting I

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II

BADM 133 Introduction to Business 

BADM 136 Microeconomics

BADM 137 Macroeconomics

BADM 300 Business Statistics

BADM 330 Legal Environment of Business

BADM 331 Principles of Management

BADM 333 Business Analytics 

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing

BADM 335 Financial Management 

BADM 438 Business Policy and Strategy  

BADM 450 Business Ethics

Plus 18 hours of upper division electives from the following Finance related courses:

BADM 430        Advertising

BADM 433        Services Marketing

BADM 435        Consumer Behavior

BADM 455        Market Research

IDC 330            21st Century Communication Social Media

Choose three (3) hours from the following course options:

BADM 254        Customer Service

BADM 434        Sports Marketing

BADM 451        Marketing Communications and Public Relations

IDC 331            Creative Strategy In Advertising

BADM 490        Special Projects in Business and Related Subjects

Business Administration Courses (18 hours):

BACC 131 Principles of Accounting I

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II

BADM 136 Microeconomics

BADM 137 Macroeconomics

BADM 330 Legal Environment of Business

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing

Retailing Courses (33 hours)

BADM 251        Retail Management      

BADM 252        Retail IMC

BADM 253        Merchandise Planning

BADM 254        Customer Service

BADM 255        Retail Pricing

BADM 258        Emerging Trends in Retailing

BADM 259        Retailing Practicum

BADM 430        Advertising

BADM 451        Marketing Communications and Public Relations

BADM 490        Special Topics and Projects in Business and Related Subjects

INTR 401          Corporate Internship

Minor in Business Administration

Every major can benefit from a minor in business administration. After all, no matter what career you pursue, it's either connected to a business or is a business on its own. If you want to pursue another passion as your full major but would like some insight into how the business world works, this minor in business administration is for you. 

Required Courses (24 hours)

Core Courses for Minor (15 hours)

BACC131 Principles of Accounting I

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II

BADM 133 Introduction to Business 

BADM 136 Microeconomics

BADM 137 Macroeconomics

 
In addition to nine (9) credit hours chosen from the following courses: 

BADM 300 Business Statistics

BADM 330 Legal Environment of Business

BADM 331 Principles of Management

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing

BADM 335 Financial Management 

Associate of Science

Maybe you already have some business administration know-how but want a degree to help prove it. Or maybe you’re a business rookie who’s itching to get out there and work in the business world, but you don’t want to wait for years before you start. Whatever your reason, our two-year associate degree programs in business administration or retail marketing will cover the foundational knowledge and skills you need to succeed in business. 

Required Courses

BACC131 Principles of Accounting I

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II

BACC 331 Principles of Management

BADM 136 Microeconomics

BADM 137 Macroeconomics

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing

Business Administration Courses (18 hours):

BACC131 Principles of Accounting I

BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II

BADM 136 Microeconomics

BADM 137 Macroeconomics

BADM 330 Legal Environment of Business

BADM 334 Principles of Marketing

Retailing Courses (21 hours):

BADM 251        Retail Management      

BADM 252        Retail IMC

BADM 253        Merchandise Planning

BADM 254        Customer Service

BADM 255        Retail Pricing

BADM 258        Emerging Trends in Retailing

BADM 259        Retailing Practicum

*This degree is for students transferring in from the Retail Learning Institute, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Students must transfer in 12 of the 21 required Retailing courses in order to be admitted.

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Mission & Goals

The mission of the Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands is to foster academic excellence and student achievement and to provide students with a strong academic foundation that will prepare them to succeed in the business world.

Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts in the functional areas of accounting, finance, marketing, and management.
Examine the ethical obligations and responsibilities of the business decision-maker and the business.
Demonstrate analytical and critical-thinking skills in the context of organizational decision-making.
Evaluate the global, legal, social, and economic environments of business.
Apply decision-support tools and resources for problem-solving and business decision-making.
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Business Administration Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Advertising Manager: $133,380

Advertising Manager: $133,380

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services.

Market Research Analyst: $63,920

Market Research Analyst: $63,920

Market research analysts study consumer preferences, business conditions, and other factors to assess potential sales of a product or service.

Development Manager: $120,130

Development Manager: $120,130

Training and development managers plan, coordinate, and direct skills- and knowledge-enhancement programs for an organization’s staff.

Financial Analyst: $95,570

Financial Analyst: $95,570

Financial analysts guide businesses and individuals in decisions about expending money to attain profit.

Top Executive: $98,980

Top Executive: $98,980

Top executives plan strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals.

Chief Executive: $189,520

Chief Executive: $189,520

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

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Common Questions

As a business major, you’ll take more business courses and build a stronger foundation in business that will prepare you for career paths that call for comprehensive knowledge. A minor in business administration, on the other hand, requires fewer credits, which frees you up to choose a focus area that aligns with other goals you may have.

With a business administration degree, you can pursue management and leadership roles across diverse industries. Fast-growing jobs that may call for a business degree include administrative services and facilities managers, financial managers, training and development managers. No matter what career you decide, the knowledge and skills you gain from a business administration degree will benefit you, as everyone’s lives are connected with the business world in one way or another. 

A degree in business administration opens up a world of opportunities in the growing business industry, as well as opportunities for higher salaries and more versatility and flexibility! 

Some necessary skills in the field of business administration include being organized, detail-oriented, flexible, and self-initiating, as well as having strong communication and collaborative skills.

In short, yes! A broad understanding of economics and business principles will be advantageous for you, no matter what career you pursue. From strategic networking, to giving bold presentations in front of your peers, to thinking outside the box, a degree in business administration will help you succeed in all facets of life. 

Yes! If you want to pursue a business administration bachelor's degree entirely online, we've got you covered. You'll get the same high-quality education you need while having the flexibility to live off campus, work, and fit in your coursework as you have time.

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Faculty Experts in Business

You call it learning about your future professors. We call it networking.

Dr. Beryl Prescott

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Beryl Prescott

Contact Information

beryl.prescott [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Neelam Dwivedi

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Neelam Dwivedi

Contact Information

neelam.dwivedi [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Scott Dell

Dr. Scott Dell

Assistant Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Scott Dell

Contact Information

scott.dell [at] ucumberlands.edu
Remote

Program Accreditation

The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

Please review our Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

 

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