Business and Professional Studies

The undergraduate Business and Professional Studies major, leading to a B.S. degree, is designed for students who have completed an A.S. or A.A.S. degree at a Community College and concentrated on an area other than business. Various technology related degrees, such as automotive, building or welding can be evaluated for transfer credits into this program of study to allow for students to expand their knowledge for opening a business or working in their field of choice that has interaction with the business world. 

In implementing this 2+2 program, the University has developed a specific articulation agreement with each institution. Where such an agreement does not exist, each student transcript will be evaluated individually to compensate for variations in academic programs. The curriculum objective is to ensure that every student has a minimum of 42 credits in general studies, a good foundation in business, and some depth of study in two or more business disciplines.

Requirements for Major

All Business and Professional Studies majors must earn an overall 2.0 cumulative grade-point average as well as a 2.0 in their BA prefix courses. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in BA courses at Husson.

Program Prerequisites - 3 credits each

_____Algebra (or higher level)                                                        _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____Composition                                                                           _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____History Elective                                                                      _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____Intro to Microcomputing                                                         _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____Professional Communications                                               _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____Psychology Elective                                                               _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____Science Elective                                                                     _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____Speech or Composition II                                                      _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____Communications Elective                                                      _____Tech/Professional Elective

_____Communications Elective                                                      _____Tech/Professional Elective

B.S. in Business and Professional Studies (Husson Courses)

General Education Courses
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 212Macroeconomics3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
Select one of the following3
Probability and Statistics
Finite Mathematics
Foreign Culture and Conversation3
Co-curricular activity and/or community service
Fine Arts Elective
Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AC 211Managerial Accounting 3
BA 201Business Law I3
BA 202Business Law II3
Select one of the following:3
Business Ethics
Ethics Elective
BA 245Marketing Fundamentals3
BA 310Organization and Management3
BA 311Human Resource Management3
BA 362Financial Management 3
BA 401Managerial Economics3
BA 411Organizational Behavior3
BA 414Business Strategy3
Select one of the following:3
International Business
Global Elective
BA 351Internship3
Total Hours57

A student who has completed one or more of the Husson requirements during an associate program will select substitutes from any of the following: risk management, operations management, or any upper (300 or 400) level business related elective.

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 semester hours maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 overall in their major courses. Transfer students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours at Husson University. At least fifteen (15) credits must be earned in Husson Business courses.