B.S. Business Administration - Interdisciplinary Program of Study (IPS)/M.B.A.

The Program
Students must complete an approved program of study that demonstrates a broad base in business administration, and also demonstrates a significant concentration of study in two or more distinct business concentrations.
 
It is expected that the approved program of study be filed with the Dean of the College of Business as soon as possible but preferably prior to beginning course work as a third year student (> 60 credit hours). In the event that program approval is sought after beginning the third year’s work, an academic program totaling more than 153 credit hours may be required in order to satisfy all requirements.
 
Basic Guidelines
All approved IPS programs leading to the degree of B.S. Business Administration (IPS) will incorporate the following features, including:
1. All required General Education requirements;
2. All general business courses;
3. Business electives as necessary to support the development of at least two (2) areas of concentration totaling 30 credit hours (including at least 15 hours completed at Husson with a 2.0 grade point average or better among these courses), resulting in a comprehensive program of study totaling not less than 123 credit hours;
4. 30 credit hours of graduate business courses.
 
In addition to the program objectives of the B.S. Business Administration degree, this concentration requires students to demonstrate the learning outcomes for the two relative concentrations chosen from the College of Business. Thus, students should refer to the corresponding learning outcomes for those concentrations. Students must also achieve the program objectives of the MBA degree.
 
The following curriculum should be followed by the Advisor and student to ensure that all degree requirements are met.
Required Courses
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 212Macroeconomics3
CM 100Speech3
CM 221Professional Communications3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 211American National Government3
IT 111Introduction to Microsoft Office 3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
MS 232Finite Mathematics3
PY 111General Psychology3
Science Elective3
Global Elective3
Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective3
Fine Arts Elective3
Co-curricular activity and/or community service
General Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AC 211Managerial Accounting 3
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 201Business Law I3
BA 202Business Law II3
BA 245Marketing Fundamentals3
BA 302Business Ethics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
BA 311Human Resource Management3
BA 362Financial Management 3
BA 401Managerial Economics3
BA 411Organizational Behavior3
BA 414Business Strategy3
BA 490International Business3
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
First Concentration (15 credits minimum)15
Second Concentration (15 credits minimum)15
Graduate Business Courses (30 credits minimum)30
Total Hours155
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 Credit may not be required for degree completion.