2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Business Administration, B.S.

The Business Administration major is a general business major designed to maximize the student’s flexibility. This major is ideal for the student who is interested in a major that surveys the field of business and complements a technical, or non-business, secondary concentration; or for the student who is looking for a general business degree to prepare for a specialist graduate degree.

The BS in Business Administration is accredited by the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).

Program Outcomes

A graduate of Maryville University with a major in business administration should be able to:

  • Identify appropriate leadership competencies to address or resolve complex management challenges.
  • Describe strategies to steer organizational change and explain factors that impact organizational performance.
  • Explain how competitive forces and the macro environment impact business operations and decision-making.
  • Discuss implications of ethics and sustainability in business operations and decision-making.

General Education Requirements

(39-42 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Five Humanities electives

Social Science

(2 courses)

  • Social Science electives

Natural Science/Quantitative Reasoning

(1 course)

  • Science elective

General Education Required for Major

(2 courses)

Business Administration Elective Courses

(18 credits)

Choose 6 courses from at least 2 different areas of business, maximum of 4 in one area (two courses at 200 level, remaining at 300 level or above): ACCT, BUS, selected COMM cousework, ECON, FIN, ISYS, MGMT, MKT, SPTM, HRMG or internships .

General Electives

(29-32 credits)

 A minor from any university area is highly encouraged.

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution 

Business Early Access Information

Many of our undergraduate programs offer the ability for students to pursue Early Access credits that can be applied to certain graduate programs.
If you’re a qualified undergraduate student and you have not yet completed your elective requirements, we invite you to connect with an advisor and explore the possibility of utilizing our Early Access program. Click here for more information.