Program Coordinator: Dr. Lenore Pollard
Alice Lloyd College Business Department
Curriculum Guide Sheet (pdf)
The major in Business Administration prepares each student for employment in business or related fields, for graduate school, and/or for business-related research. The variety of courses offered under the Business Administration major at Alice Lloyd College will provide students with an opportunity to expand and develop their knowledge of business and accounting relevant to their future career and educational goals. By working closely with an advisor, an individual plan of study will be created to satisfy the student’s goals.
Goals of the Business Program
Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Business Administration may access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.
The academic course of study for Business majors includes the General Education Component, the Business Core Requirements, Business Elective Component, and General Electives.
General Education Component
The goals of the General Education Component include:
In order to realize these goals, students are required to take 18 credit hours in Institutional Requirements (CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, and PE 103), 12 credit hours in Humanities, 12 credit hours in the Social Sciences (the Pre-Business Curriculum Courses ECON 209 and 210 included), and 12 credit hours in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics area for a total of 54 credit hours.
Business Core Requirements
The Business Core Requirements cover a broad range of course work, designed to introduce students to the general fields of management, accounting, economics, computer science, finance marketing, and law. This component is composed of 33 credit hours: ACC 201, ACC 202, BUS 212, BUS 240, BUS 295, BUS 315, BUS 320, BUS 325, BUS 350, BUS 435, BUS 450, and ECON 209/210. The goals of this component are:
Business Administration Electives
Students majoring in Business Administration are required to complete 21 credit hours beyond the business core requirements. These electives are primarily in the areas of accounting, management, marketing, and finance: ACC 301, ACC 302, ACC 303, ACC 304, ACC 305, ACC 401, ACC 460-469, BUS 310, BUS 316, BUS 415, BUS 421, BUS 425, BUS 445, BUS 461, BUS 462-469, BUS/ACC 470, BUS/ACC 475, BUS/ACC 488, and ECON 330. Business Electives are subject to change based on faculty resources and areas of expertise. The goals of this component are:
General Electives = 22 credit hours
Total Requirements = 128 credit hours
Career Planning Workshops
All Business Administration majors are required to attend three workshops in career planning, resumé writing, and job interview techniques prior to graduation. Students may attend these workshops in any year after their freshman year, but must attend all three workshops in the same year.
Suggested Course Sequence
Freshman Year First Semester:
A Physical Science
MATH 112, 113, or 125*
Freshman Year Second Semester:
Sophomore Year First Semester:
Humanities or Social Science Elective
Sophomore Year Second Semester:
BUS 295 or MATH 250
Junior Year First Semester:
Junior Year Second Semester:
Senior Year First Semester:
Senior Year Second Semester:
* Math 112 or 113 is recommended, because it is a prerequisite for MATH 125, which is required for most graduate schools of business.
** BUS 315, 320, and 325 must be taken in the fall semester of the junior year. A request to deviate from this policy must be approved by the Business Program Coordinator.