Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Leadership and Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Leadership and Management prepares students to develop philosophies and skills for leading people and projects across various aspects of an organization. Students will be able to develop tools to establish long-term goals for an organization. They will be able to identify the leadership skills that are necessary for successful supervision and be able to effectively manage routines in a work environment.

*The Associate of Science in Business Administration degree can be awarded upon completion of 60 semester hours.

Students can complete the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program or tailor their degree to include one or more concentrations.

  • 120 Semester Hours
  • A maximum of 90 semester hours may be accepted toward fulfilling the degree requirement.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours with Southwest University.
  • Requirements Include:
  • 30 semester hours - General Education Courses
  • 30 semester hours - Core Discipline Courses
  • - BUS 478 Strategic Management and Policy
  • 18 semester hours - Major Concentration
  • 42 semester hours - Elective Courses

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Research and evaluate financial and economic information to make sound business decisions.
  • Assess best practices of management and develop leadership and teamwork skills in a global environment.
  • Evaluate issues, trends and challenges facing management, marketing and human resources and develop appropriate and ethical responses.
  • Assess and critique leadership and organizational processes of managing in a variety of markets.
  • Provide an analysis of the leadership and management skills that are necessary for successful supervision.
  • Provide students with a traditional approach to planning, leading and organizing.
  • Evaluate and apply effective management practices which support supervision, leadership and strategic management.
  • Examine theories and research that focus on organizational behavior, global organization, and leadership in organizations.

Course Requirements

General Education Courses

Students must have satisfied or they must complete the following General Education courses:

ENG-100English Composition I3[+ More Info]
ENG-101English Composition II3[+ More Info]
COM-105Principles of Communication3[+ More Info]
NSC-136Natural Science3[+ More Info]
Select any two (2):
MATH-150College Math I3[+ More Info]
MATH-151College Math II3[+ More Info]
STAT-156Business Statistics3[+ More Info]
CIS-122Computer Concepts3[+ More Info]
Select any two (2):
HIST-110American History 1500 - 18773[+ More Info]
HIST-111American History 1863 - since 20103[+ More Info]
POLS-112International Relations3[+ More Info]
POLS-125World Politics3[+ More Info]
Select one (1):
PSY-130Introduction to Psychology3[+ More Info]
SOC-134Introduction to Sociology3[+ More Info]
Select one (1):
PHIL-160Ethics, Crime and Justice3[+ More Info]
PHIL-161Ethics3[+ More Info]

Core Courses

Students must have satisfied or they must complete the following core courses:

ACC-203Accounting I3[+ More Info]
ACC-204Accounting II3[+ More Info]
BUS-210Introduction to Business3[+ More Info]
HRM-215Introduction to Human Resource Management3[+ More Info]
FIN-218Personal Finance3[+ More Info]
ECO-230Principles of Economics3[+ More Info]
BUS-239Practical Business Law3[+ More Info]
MGT-240Principles of Management3[+ More Info]
MKT-248Principles of Marketing3[+ More Info]
ORG-260Introduction to Organizational Management3[+ More Info]

Required Course

BUS-478Strategic Management and Policy (Required)3[+ More Info]

Concentration Requirement Courses

MGT-340Management3[+ More Info]
HR-348Human Relations at Work3[+ More Info]
ORG-435Organizational Behavior Structure and Processes3[+ More Info]
BUS-445Leadership in Organizations3[+ More Info]
MGT-450Supervisory Management3[+ More Info]

Elective Courses

CIS-205Basic Communication Technologies3[+ More Info]
BUS-214Public Speaking3[+ More Info]
HR-225Principles of Human Relations3[+ More Info]
BUS-237Leadership3[+ More Info]
SOC-241Race and Ethnic Relations3[+ More Info]
MGT-243Administrative Office Management3[+ More Info]
BUS-280Special Topics in Business Administration3[+ More Info]
BUS-310Building Customer Service3[+ More Info]
BUS-320Information and Records Management3[+ More Info]
MGT-330Strategic Retail Management3[+ More Info]
MKT-335Principles of Selling3[+ More Info]
BUS-345Business Ethics3[+ More Info]
BUS-350Public Relations3[+ More Info]
FIN-355Business Finance3[+ More Info]
MKT-358Promotional Marketing3[+ More Info]
INT-360International Business3[+ More Info]
MGT-365Risk Management3[+ More Info]
HRM-370HR: Issues, Decision-Making and Challenges3[+ More Info]
BUS-380Special Topics in Business Administration3[+ More Info]
FIN-425Investment Management3[+ More Info]
INT-430Global Marketing3[+ More Info]
HRM-440Training Strategies and Practices3[+ More Info]
INT-448Global Human Resource Management3[+ More Info]
MGT-452Sales Management3[+ More Info]
INT-454International Organizational Behavior3[+ More Info]
BUS-456E-Commerce3[+ More Info]
BUS-460Entrepreneurial Management3[+ More Info]
HRM-462Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining3[+ More Info]
INT-465International Management3[+ More Info]
MKT-470Consumer Purchasing and Behavior3[+ More Info]
HRM-472Strategic Compensation3[+ More Info]
HRM-475Staffing Processes and Strategies3[+ More Info]
BUS-480Special Topics in Business Administration3[+ More Info]



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