Business administration

Business Administration

Producing ethical, inspired business leaders.

To succeed in today’s globally competitive, digitally connected business environment, it takes more than just depth of knowledge. It takes focus and perspective. It takes creativity and hands-on experience. It takes a breadth of training. These are just a few of the things that characterize Marian’s business administration program.

The Program
The focus of Marian’s business administration program is to develop leaders who are prepared, from day one, to provide a positive impact in small- or medium-sized businesses. That’s why, as a student in the program, you’ll explore and develop essential knowledge and skills in all aspects of 21st century business—from marketing and human resources to production and finance and all points in between. And you’ll develop “the five C’s,” skills most valued by employers everywhere—creativity, critical thinking, communication, cultural awareness and computer knowledge.

The Possibilities
As a student in the business administration program, you’ll be able to couple our liberal arts core curriculum with broad-based learning experiences in the field. You’ll develop real-world knowledge and skills through internships and cooperative work experiences with local businesses and agencies, helping them to develop things like marketing plans. And you’ll enjoy leadership opportunities offered by participation in the Marian Business Club or Sport and Recreation Management Club.

The Results
One of the most impressive aspects of the business administration program is the broad spectrum of professional opportunities it presents. As a graduate of the program, you’ll be positioned to enter the professional world in any number of business settings—marketing, advertising, finance, accounting, management and more. And the program’s accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education will provide a powerful statement to employers and graduate schools about the quality of your Marian degree.

The Marian Difference
Few schools in the country can match us when it comes to our dedication to social justice and leading in today’s world with integrity and an ethical mindset. It’s who we are, and it always has been. What that means for you is simple. As a business administration graduate from Marian University, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and insight it takes to get the job done. But you’ll also have the perspective and outlook it takes to understand how that job can affect positive change in the world around you.

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Program Information

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science (MS) with concentration in Organizational Leadership.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including PHI 231; MAT 130 or MAT 201. TEC 102 is highly recommended.

Business programs core
34 credits:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
ACC 306 Managerial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 203 Career Preparation, 1 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
ECO 201 Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 301 Managerial Finance, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ENG 222 Business Communications, 3 cr.
COM 101 Fundamentals of Communication, 3 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
COM 324 Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr.

3-4 credits from the following:
BUA 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
MAT 122 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 4 cr.

Business administration courses
9 credits:
FIN 400 Investments, 3 cr.
MGT 311 Human Resource Management, 3 cr.
MGT 420 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
MKT 302 Principles of Advertising, 3 cr.
MKT 318 Personal Selling Skills, 3 cr.
MKT 322 Sales Management, 3 cr.

0-3 credits:
BUA 397 Internship, 0-3 cr.
BUA 497 Internship, 0-3 cr.

6 credits:
Business electives (must be at the 300 level or above)

17-24 credits:
University electives

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

D. Edelstein

Doug Edelstein is a 2006 graduate of Marian’s business administration program, where he was inspired to reach his goal of becoming an attorney. Click here to read more about his Marian experience.


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