Business Administration,
Bachelor's Degrees in


Admission Requirements

Business Administration (B.A. Program)

Business Administration (B.S. Program)

Business Administration Courses (B A)

Business Administration Minor

Cooperative Education Program

Core Requirements

Elective Requirements

Foundation Requirements

Major Requirements

School Requirements

Admission Requirements

Effective for students admitted Fall 2009 and thereafter admission to the School of Business Administration Undergraduate Program is based upon two criteria: Preprofessional Program Standing and Pro­fessional Program Standing, as defined below.

Preprofessional Program Standing is the classification for entering high school students or transfer students admitted directly to the School of Business Administration through the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Typically, students are admitted at the freshmen or sophomore levels and pursue Business Foundation requirements, entry level Business Core classes and General Education Require­ments. The purpose of the preprofessional coursework is to provide students with business instruction that prepares them for advanced level Business Core courses and business major courses.

Professional Program Standing is the classification for students entering or continuing in the School of Business Administration with the completion of fifty-four semester credits at Wayne State Univer­sity or fifty-four transferable semester credits, and requires a mini­mum 2.50 grade point average as described in the School of Business Administration requirements (consult Undergraduate Stu­dent Services, 200 Prentis Bldg.). Entry into Professional Program Standing grants students approval to enroll in advanced Business Core courses and degree-applicable major courses. Students not meeting the grade point average requirement will NOT be allowed to enroll in either of these course groups until the required grade point average is achieved.

High School Students: Students who meet the University require­ments for regular admission are eligible for admission to the School of Business Administration. (See Admission, Undergraduate.)

Transfer Students: Students must meet University requirements for general admission. (See Admission, Undergraduate.) Students cur­rently in another program at WSU must have a minimum 2.00 g.p.a. to be admitted to the Business School. WSU students with less than a 2.00 g.p.a. will not be considered for admission. Transfer students from outside WSU are required to have a minimum 2.00 g.p.a. from their transfer institution. Transfer students with a 2.0- 2.49 g.p.a. will not be allowed to take any Business School Core Courses beyond MGT 2530 and MKT 2300, at the 3000 level or higher or major courses until a minimum 2.5 WSU g.p.a. is achieved. The maximum number of transfer credits that will be accepted from a junior or com­munity college is ninety-six quarter credits or sixty-four semester credits. Equivalency tables have been developed with area commu­nity colleges which identify lower division community college courses that are equivalent to the lower-division business foundation courses at Wayne State University.

Application for admission and all official collegiate transcripts must be submitted by transfer students to the Undergraduate Admissions Office of Wayne State University. Qualified applicants will then be referred to the School of Business Administration's Office of Under­graduate Student Services.

Admission Appeals: There is no guarantee of admission to the School of Business Administration. Formal written appeals of admis­sion denial may be made to the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Student Services of the School of Business Administration.

Business Administration (B.S. Program)

Admission Requirements: see above.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfactorily complete 122 credits including: General Education Requirements, School Requirements, Business Foundation Curricu­lum, Business Core, Major, and Elective Requirements as outlined below. Within the student's degree program, no more than sixty-four credits in business administration subjects and upper division eco­nomics may be applied toward the degree. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of the University (see Bachelor's Degree Requirements and Academic Regulations, and those of the School, see Academic Regulations, Business Administration.

To be eligible for the degree, students must have earned a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the major requirements and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in all undergraduate course work completed at Wayne State University.

Specific Course Requirements: The courses listed below are required of all business students. No substitute courses are permit­ted except as noted. A minimum grade of ‘C' (2.0 g.p.a.) must be earned in course requirements indicated by an asterisk (*).

School Requirements

Including General Education

Accounting

*ACC 3010 -- Introduction to Financial Accounting: Cr. 3
   Prereq: MAT 1500 or 1800 or equiv;
   (each with a minimum grade of C (2.0))

*ACC 3020 -- Introduction to Managerial Accounting: Cr. 3
   Prereq: ACC 3010; ECO 2010; MAT 1500 or 1800
   (each with a minimum grade of C (2.0)).

Introduction to Business

B A 2020 -- Introduction to Business: Cr. 3

Business Communication

COM 3300 - Business and Professional Presentation: Cr. 3
   Prereq: Completion of Intermediate composition (IC) with grade of C
    or above, and COM 1010   

Business Law

BLW 2510 -- Business Law I: Cr. 3 (formerly ACC 2510)
   Prereq: B A 2020

Economics

*ECO 2010 -- (SS) Principles of Microeconomics: Cr. 4

*ECO 2020 -- (SS) Principles of Macroeconomics: Cr. 4
   Note: Either ECO 2010 or 2020 will satisfy the Basic
   Social Science Group Requirement.

English

*ENG 1020 -- (BC) Introductory College Writing: Cr. 3
   Prereq: placement through ACT score or English Qualifying
   Examination or passing grade in ENG 1010.
ENG 3010 -- (IC) Intermediate Writing: Cr. 3
   Prereq: grade of C or above in ENG 1020 or equiv.

Mathematics

Courses Equivalent to or at a higher level than:

*MAT 1500 -- College Algebra for the Social and Management Sciences: Cr. 3
   MAT 1500 (MC) must be completed before the completion of 30
   credits.(Prereq: one of following within previous two semesters
   satisfactory score on mathematics placement exam; or at least C-minus
   in MAT 1050 taken at WSU; or successful completion of MAT 0995 taken
    at WSU.

Psychology

PSY 1010 -- (LS) Intro to Psychology: Cr. 0-4

Statistics

*B A 2300 -- Quantitative Methods I: Probability and Statistical Inference: Cr. 3
   Prereq: MAT 1500 or higher or equiv. (with a minimum grade of C (2.0)).

General Education Requirements

Students must also satisfy University General Education Compe­tency and Group Requirements (see General Education Program) as part of the Business Administration curriculum.

Foundation Requirements

In the following curricula all courses satisfying General Education Requirements are cited with their appropriate title-prefix codes. Some courses MUST be completed with a grade of C or better and are so indicated as marked with an asterisk (*). Students should con­sult the Schedule of Classes for all prerequisites.

*ACC 3010 -- Introduction to Financial Accounting: Cr. 3
*ACC 3020 -- Introduction to Managerial Accounting: Cr. 3
*B A 2020 -- Introduction to Business: Cr. 3
*B A 2300 -- Quantitative Methods I: Probability and Statistical Inference: Cr. 3
BLW 2510 -- Business Law: Cr. 3
*ECO 2010 -- (SS) Principles of Microeconomics: Cr. 3-4
*ECO 2020 -- (SS) Principles of Macroeconomics: Cr. 3-4
*ENG 1020 -- (BC) Introductory College Writing: Cr. 3
*ENG 3010 -- (IC) Intermediate Writing: Cr. 3
*MAT 1500 -- (MC) College Algebra for the Social and Management Sciences:
Cr. 3
PHI 1120 -- (PL) Professional Ethics. Cr. 3
PSY 1010 or PSY 1020
    -- (LS) Introduction to Psychology: Cr. 4
    -- (LS) Elements of Psychology: Cr. 3
COM 3300 -- (WI) Business and Professional Presentations: Cr. 3

Core Requirements

All students must complete the following core courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

B A 3400 -- Quantitative Methods II: Statistical Methods: Cr. 3
FIN 3290 -- Business Finance: Cr. 3
GSC 3600 -- Operations and Supply Chain Management: Cr. 3
ISM 3630 -- Business Information Systems: Cr. 3
MGT 2530 -- Management of Organizational Behavior: Cr. 3
MGT 6890 -- Strategic Management and Business Policy: Cr. 3
   (To be taken as one of the last five courses toward bachelor's degree
   and after completion of all other core courses.)
MKT 2300 -- Marketing Management: Cr. 3.

Major Requirements

Majors and specializations are offered through four academic depart­ments: Accounting, Finance, Management and Information Systems, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Majors in Account­ing, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Information Sys­tems Management, Management, and Marketing require six courses (eighteen credits). Students also have the option to double major. Each of the undergraduate majors employs a capstone course as a vehicle to assess a student's knowledge of the discipline. Students in all of the majors also complete the capstone course for the under­graduate program: MGT 6890, Strategic Management and Business Policy.

Students should refer to the respective departmental section of this bulletin for specific majors and specializations. After selecting a major, students must consult the Office of Undergraduate Student Services of the School of Business Administration to obtain an official Academic Plan. All courses must be taken in accordance with an approved Academic Plan and all course prerequisites and limitations must be observed.

Elective Requirements

Electives form an integral part of an education in business adminis­tration. A student's selection of elective courses should be guided in part by his or her career objectives. These elective courses constitute study in addition to the business foundation, core, and major require­ments listed on the student's Academic Plan. 

Free Electives

Free electives are courses offered by the School of Business Admin­istration or by other Schools and Colleges of the University. The major or specialization may contain recommendations for electives. After a student has completed fifty-six credits, all remaining free elec­tives must be taken at the 3000 level (junior-senior) or higher.

Non-Business Electives

In order to graduate, all business administration students, regardless of major, must satisfactorily complete a total of fifty-six semester credits of non-business course work, including any business founda­tion requirements that are considered non-business. Non-business electives must be taken from courses offered outside the School of Business Administration. After a student has completed fifty-six semester credits, all remaining non-business electives must be taken at the 3000 level (junior-senior) or higher in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, with the following excep­tions:

1. Computer Science courses below the 3000 level, except CSC 1000, may be used to satisfy non-business elective course require­ments;

2. Upper-division courses in the Department of Economics (3000 level or higher) and Physical Education may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Language Electives

Students who are preparing for careers in the global economy or employment opportunities overseas or with multinational corpora­tions should consider electing foreign language courses. In addition, students who wish to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree may utilize their electives toward the satisfying of the Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirements (see below). For more information, contact the department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in which the language is taught.

Business Administration (B.A. Program)

Admission Requirements: see Admission Requirements.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS are the same as for the Bachelor of Sci­ence, cited above, with the additional requirement that a student must attain a level of proficiency in a single foreign language equiva­lent to the completion of eleven credits through university-level course work or placement by examination administered by the Uni­versity's Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Litera­tures and Cultures. In some instances, completion of the Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirements may result in course work beyond the 122 credit minimum. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of the University (see Bache­lor's Degree Requirements and Academic Regulations, and those of the School, see Academic Regulations, Business Administration.

Business Administration Minor

The School of Business Administration offers a minor in business administration for undergraduate students majoring in other disci­plines. The Business Minor consists of six courses, totaling eighteen credits. Students must also complete prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of ‘C' (2.0 g.p.a.) for each course. The minor pro­vides an excellent opportunity for non-business majors to broaden their knowledge of the business disciplines. In addition, the program enhances career prospects and establishes a solid business base for pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree. To be eligible to apply for the Business Minor, students must have a minimum over­all grade point average of 2.5.

PREREQUISITE COURSES

ECO 2010 -- (SS) Principles of Microeconomics: Cr. 4
ECO 2020 -- (SS) Principles of Macroeconomics: Cr. 4
MAT 1500 -- College Algebra for the Social and Management Sciences: Cr. 3
   (or course(s) equivalent to or higher than MAT 1500)

REQUIRED COURSES

ACC 3010 -- Introduction to Financial Accounting: Cr. 3
FIN 3290 -- Business Finance: Cr. 3
MGT 2530 -- Management of Organizational Behavior: Cr. 3
MKT 2300 -- Marketing Management: Cr. 3
Plus two electives from School of Business Administration courses.

Cooperative Education Program

The School of Business Administration actively participates in the University Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program in which stu­dents' alternate semesters of work and academic study. Eligibility begins in the junior year or upon having earned more than the mini­mum fifty-four semester credits. Students interested in this program should contact the Cooperative Education Coordinator, Career Ser­vices, 1001 Faculty Administration Building; 577-3390.

Students admitted to the program with minimum junior standing should recognize that an additional calendar year may be needed to fulfill the requirements for the bachelor's degree. No academic credit is granted for participation in the Co-op Program; Satisfactory/Unsat­isfactory (‘S/U') grades are given, however, and are entered on the official University transcript.