The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA) prepares students for management roles in business. Students receive a solid foundation in business objectives and processes. All BABA students are provided with an understanding of the perspectives that form the context of business, including ethical and global issues; the influence of political, social, legal, regulatory, environmental, and technological issues; and the impact of demographic diversity on organizations.
tudents who choose to study general business will receive a broad educational experience that will be relevant to many functional areas in the private or public sector, or self-employment or entrepreneurship. Those who choose the accounting concentration will receive the educational foundation for entry to a wide range of accounting and business careers, including a path to public accounting as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
ith the BABA, students will be well prepared to pursue advanced degrees such as the Master of Business Administration or Accountancy at graduate schools.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration must complete the following:
1. Core Coursework: Twenty-one credits are required.
a. Eighteen credits in Business:
BUSA 300 Principles of Marketing
BUSA 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
BUSA 320 Statistics for Decision-Making
BUSA 321 Business Finance
BUSA 345 Management Information Systems
BUSA 386 Global Management and Organizational Behavior
BUSA 435 Strategic Planning
b. Capstone requirement: Three credits from one of the following, to be taken in the senior year:
BUSA 486 Senior Project, or
BUSA 490 Administrative Practicum, or
BUSA 494 Small Business Institute Supervised Field Study
2. Twelve credits in the area of Concentration (either General Business Administration or Accounting)
3. Six credits of Economics at the lower-division level:
ECON 130 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 131 Introduction to Macroeconomics
4. HUM 310 Writing Skills. (If HUM 310 is waived, another three-credit Humanities course must be taken in place of it.)
Students in the Neighbor Island distributed learning program for Business Administration or Accounting should review the program requirements listed in the Distributed Learning and Other Programs chapter.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students take a course in business law for both General Business Administration and Accounting. Business law is also a topic on the Certified Public Accountant exam.
Graduates with a concentration in Business Administration from UH West O‘ahu should be able to:
- Explain, apply, and practice principles of sound business management.
- Analyze, evaluate, and provide solutions to business problems, using concepts from management, marketing, accounting, and finance.