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Business Administration Minor

Division of Professional Studies

Add a minor in business administration to any major at Bridgewater.

Consists of 24 credit hours (8 three-credit courses):

Introduces a variety of business principles and practices as a foundation for students majoring in Business Administration and for non-business majors interested in acquiring basic understanding of the business world. Addresses aspects of leadership and personal assessment and development through a semester-long business plan project helping students to assess their interest in and aptitude for various business disciplines.

Unit(s): 3

Introduces scarcity opportunity cost and supply and demand analysis with special emphasis on aggregate economic growth unemployment inflation and fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education 2014 Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

Analysis of individual choice and market behavior with special emphasis on price and output relationships and the economics of the firm. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education 2014 Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

Accounting for sole proprietorships and corporations accounting records processing accounting information and financial statement content. 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

Accounting for partnerships time-value of money applications cash flows budgeting cost determination responsibility accounting and decision-driven financial information. Prerequisite BUS 201 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

General overview of the principles of planning organizing leading and controlling human and other resources for the achievement of an organizations goals. Examines the impact and role of communication motivation group dynamics and organization culture conflict and change as the context for current management practices. Uses written and oral reports to develop student writing and speaking skills. Prerequisites BUS 120 ENG 110 or permission of the instructor 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

Explores the principles and practices of how goods services and ideas are developed and distributed in order to satisfy individual and organization needs wants and objectives. Emphasis is placed on the micro-marketing perspectives including product price promotion and place. Prerequisites BUS 120 and COMM 100 or permission of instructor ECON 210 recommended but not required

Unit(s): 3

Plus 3 additional credit hours in ECON or BUS courses numbered 300 or above

Credits for BUS or ECON 480, ECON 490, ECON 491 and ECON 499 may not be applied to the requirements for either the major or minor in business administration.

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Holly A. Caldwell, Department Chair
540-828-5774
hcaldwell@bridgewater.edu