Business Administration

Student presents at the annual CRC Symposium

Graduates of this degree program will have the analytical skills to identify and solve complex business problems, a highly valued skill in today’s volatile job market. They will also have the ability to analyze the numbers and make effective business decisions. The department works to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers and the pursuit of additional education.


Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), Associate of Arts (A.A.)


Major Requirements: Bachelor of Science

The Business Administration major consists of 48 s.h. distributed as follows:

Reeves School of Business Foundation Core Requirements

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Reeves School of Business Professional Core Requirements

  • BUS 2430 Management & Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4700 Business Policy & Strategy (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

Required Business Administration Courses

  • BUS 3150 Business & Society (or BUS/PHI 3200 Business Ethics or SMA 3400) (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4500 Management Science (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3000 Personal Finance or ECO 3110 Money & Banking (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select 9 s.h. from any 3000- or 4000-level electives in business, financial economics, accounting, marketing, or any concentration that may be attached to the major in Business Administration, including Health Care Administration, Professional Golf Management (PGM 3040, PGM 4020, and BUS 3750 only), Professional Tennis Management (PTM 3300 only), Resort and Club Management, and Sport Management. Note that English 3200 Business Writing and LSS 3000 Principles of Leadership can be counted as Business Administration electives. A required course in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major.


Available Concentrations for Business Administration Majors


Major Requirements: Bachelor of Applied Science

Admission to this program requires completion of an A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) in a Business-related field such as Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, Finance, Health Care Administration, or Global Business from an accredited university or community, technical, or junior college.

Additional Requirements

Completion of 62 s.h. above the A.A.S., to include any General Education core requirements and any Reeves School of Business foundation core requirements (listed above under the Bachelor of Science requirements) not met in the A.A.S. degree as well as the following area specific requirements:

  • BUS 2430 Management and Organization* (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3150 Business & Society or BUS 3200 Business Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law (3 s.h.)
  • FIN 3000 Personal Finance or FIN 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • LSS 3000 Principles of Leadership (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing* (3 s.h.)
  • Four additional upper-level courses chosen from Accounting (ACC), Business Administration (BUS), Economics (ECO), Finance (FIN), Health Care Administration (HCA), or Marketing (MKT) (12 s.h.)

* This course may already be included in the student’s A.A.S. degree.


Minor Requirements

The Business Administration minor consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select two courses (6 s.h.) from any upper-level accounting, marketing, financial economics, or business courses.


Associate of Arts Concentration Requirements

The Business Administration A.A. concentration consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Electives

Select two courses (6 s.h.) from any upper-level accounting, marketing, financial economics, or business courses.


Accreditation

ACBSP Accredited SealThe Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Beginning in the fall 2019, the University offers the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting degree, as well as, the Bachelors of Applied Science in Business degree. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these two degree programs.

Contact the Business Administration Program

Dr. Mary Kirchner

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting
(910) 630-7048
Clark 116
Dr. Mary Kirchner
Mary Kirchner, Ph.D., CPA

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management; Professor of Accounting

B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Iowa; M.Acc., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; CPA.

Teaching Philosophy:

I honestly believe that every student can learn and use accounting. I love to teach. Different styles of teaching are integrated into my courses to meet the needs of my students. If a student puts forth a reasonable effort, I want that effort to pay off in spades. Learning accounting is an individual accomplishment but requires a team effort.

Research:

Her primary research interest is strategic behavior by individuals in response to social change.

Personal Interests:

Die-hard sports fan, avid cook, swimmer, camper, and international traveler. Leads annual study abroad trip to Guatemala over Spring Break.

(910) 630-7048
Clark 116