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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Department of Business Administration provides the opportunity, resources, and experiences necessary for students to acquire the business knowledge and skills to be personally and professionally successful.

The Department seeks to develop in students a continuing intellectual curiosity, an awareness of individual and cultural diversity, and a high degree of professional competence. The Department encourages an integrated general education in the arts and sciences, provides a body of knowledge common to all areas of business, and provides a systematic body of specialized knowledge and skills applicable to specific business disciplines.

To meet the diverse needs of students and businesses, the Department offers programs at the associate level, stressing applied entry-level skills, and at the baccalaureate level, stressing the broader theoretical concepts and leadership skills applicable to more complex organizational problems.

Learning Outcomes for the Baccalaureate Business Administration programs:

  1. Students will be able to distinguish the principal concepts, theories, and practices in and recognize the interrelationships between the functional areas of Business.
  2. Students will be able to recognize the intercultural dimensions of Business.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate legal and ethical principles in Business, and apply them to decision making.
  4. Students will be able to apply business-related quantitative methods and tools to the formulation of business decisions.
  5. Students will be able to identify and distinguish the relevant theories and principles associated with the economic environment of business.
  6. Students will be able to construct coherent oral and written forms of communication and present them in a professional context.
  7. Students will be able to apply theory and practice to the analysis of organizational problems and challenges in the common business functional areas.
  8. Students will be able to apply theory and practice to the analysis of organizational problems and challenges in their degree area at foundational and advanced levels.

Member of IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education).


For More Information

Janice Johnson, Chairperson
Marilyn Clay, Academic Administrative Assistant
Department of Business Administration

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-4344

Phone: 740.351.3215


Programs in Business

Bachelor of Science, Business (BSB)
Accounting (Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway in Business)
Healthcare Administration
Industrial Management 2+2
Information Systems Management
Management (Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway in Business)
Marketing (Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway in Business)
Business Administration
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems Management
Associate Degree of Applied Business
Our associate degrees in applied business have two goals: to prepare you for the job market and to give you the necessary foundation to advance, if you choose, to the bachelor of science degree program with only two additional years for completion.  There are three areas of study from which you may choose.
Accounting Technology
Information Technology Management
Business Management Technology
Associate Degrees of Technical Studies
See the Associate in Technical Studies degree information in the current catalog for descriptions 
Business Technology
Industrial Management
Information Technology
Services Technology

Special Notes for all Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration

Please read carefully. Consult your advisor if you do not fully understand.


  • BUIS 1010 Computer Applications Students who test out of BUIS 1010 will not receive credit hours for the class, but must meet the minimum number of hours required to complete their degree.
  • Calculus Most graduate programs in business require calculus as a prerequisite. Students considering a future masters degree in business should take MATH 1900 as one of their elective courses.
  • Nonbusiness Electives Two hours of nonbusiness courses may be in physical education (SSPE).
  • Mathematics/English Sequence Placement in beginning English and mathematics courses is determined by the mathematics and English placement tests. The minimum mathematics course in the business core is STAT 1800. Any nondevelopmental mathematics courses (1200 or higher) taken to meet the prerequisite for STAT 1800 may be credited as nonbusiness electives toward the degree.
  • Transfer Credit A minimum of 16 hours of the business core must be completed at Shawnee State University. Twelve hours of upper division elective courses required for the general business concentration must be completed at Shawnee State.
  • Upper-Level/Lower-Level Course Credit Any student having earned credit for an upper-level course cannot subsequently earn credit for a lower sequence course and apply it toward graduation. Example: If you earned credit for BUMG 3100, you could not later take the lower-level course BUMG 2100 and apply the credits toward graduation. This notice applies, but is not limited to, BUFI 2450, 2500, BUMG 1010, 2100, 2350, and BUMK 2100.


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