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Business Administration (B.A.)

The Business Administration major at Thiel College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in a variety of tracks: advertising and marketing, finance, general, human resources management, graduate school and sports management.

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in business administration will:

  • understand the basic business management functions.
  • develop competency in data analysis techniques, including use of spreadsheets; and databases. gain an understanding of the ethical dilemmas faced by business managers.
  • develop interpersonal skills and learn to be a valuable member of a team.
  • be prepared for entry-level employment in the field of business.

Major Requirements

Major Core Requirements (All Tracks) 

  • ACCT 113 Principles of Accounting I 
  • ACCT 123 Principles of Accounting II 
  • BADM 233 Managerial Accounting or ACCT 313 Cost Accounting (accounting majors/minors only) 
  • ECON 211 Macroeconomics 
  • ECON 221 Microeconomics 
  • MATH 211 Elementary Statistics 
  • CIS 111 Word Processing Applications 
  • CIS 112 Spreadsheet Applications 
  • CIS 113 Data Management Applications or CIS 122 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications 
  • CIS 129 Fund of Info Systems
  • BADM 355 Business Law I 
  • BADM 356 Business Law II 
  • BADM 374 Principles of Management 
  • BADM 384 Business Communication or ENG 260 Business and Technical Writing

Advertising and Marketing Track

  • BADM 324 Advertising 
  • BADM 454 Marketing 
  • BADM 376 International Business or BADM 456 International Marketing 
  • Three of the following: 
    • ART 240 Introduction to Graphic Design
    • BADM 455 Cooperative Education 
    • COMM 280 Survey Mass Communication 
    • COMM 282 Writing for Mass Media 
    • COMM 331 Intercultural Communication 
    • COMM 340 Public Relations

Finance Track

  • BADM 344 Finance
  • Four of the following: 
    • ACCT 213 Intermediate Accounting I 
    • BADM 304 Principles of Investments
    • BADM 334 Insurance 
    • BADM 490 Strategic Management
    • BADM 376 International Business
    • ACCT 455 Cooperative Education or BADM 455 Cooperative Education

General Track

  • Two of the following:
    • BADM 344 Finance 
    • BADM 444 Operations Management 
    • BADM 454 Marketing 
    • BADM 484 Human Resource Management 
  • Two of the following: 
    • ACCT 253 Payroll Accounting 
    • ACCT 323 Personal Taxation
    • ACCT 412 Accounting Information Systems
    • BADM 300 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • BADM 304 Principles of Investments 
    • BADM 324 Advertising 
    • BADM 334 Insurance 
    • BADM 364 Business Ethics 
    • BADM 376 International Business 
    • BADM 455 Cooperative Education oACCT 455 Cooperative Education 
    • BADM 456 International Marketing 
    • BADM 474 Senior Seminar 
    • BADM 490 Strategic Management

Human Resource Management Track 

  • BADM 484 Human Resource Management 
  • PSY 150 General Psychology 
  • Two of the following: 
    • COMM 225 Interpersonal Communication 
    • COMM 321 Organizational Communication 
    • PSY 310 Personality Theories 
    • PSY 360 Social Psychology

Graduate School Track 

  • Core Requirements 
  • MATH 181 Calculus 
  • All of the following:
    • BADM 344 Finance 
    • BADM 444 Operations Management
    • BADM 454 Marketing 
    • BADM 484 Human Resource Management
    • BADM 490 Strategic Management

Sports Management Track

  • Introduction to Sports Management
  • Coaching Organization and Administartion
  • Facilities Management Practicum
  • Sports Information Practicum
  • Principles of Ethical Leadership