Carroll College, Helena Montana

Degree Requirements

Major in Business Administration with an Area of Concentration

I. Business Administration Major Program Requirements

(Required for each of the areas of concentration listed below)

Thirty-nine semester credits of accounting, business, and economics courses, including:

  • BA 203-204  Principles of Accounting
  • BA 301-302  Business Law
  • BA 306  Marketing
  • BA 313  Managerial Finance
  • BA 365  Financial Analysis using Excel
  • BA 375  Fundamentals of Management
  • BA 392  International Business
  • BA 410  Business Policy
  • EC 201-202  Principles of Economics
  • EC 309  Financial Markets and Institutions
  • or  Study Abroad Experience (for those concentrating in International Business)

 Plus one of the following areas of concentration (18 Credits):

A. Economics

  • EC 401 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • EC 402 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • BA 409 Operations Research
  • EC 304 Public Finance
  • EC 306 International Trade & Global Organizations
  • EC 406 International Econ: Finance & Economic Systems

 B. Management

  • BA 408 Human Resource Management
  • BA 409 Operations Research
  • BA 413 Organizational Behavior
  • CO 320 Organizational Communications
  • BA 377 Small Business Management
  • PMGT 210 Project Planning/Scheduling/Estimating

 C. International Business

  • BA 401 International Marketing
  • EC 306 International Economics: Trade and Global Organization
  • EC 406 International Econ: Finance & Economic Systems
  • Foreign Language (6 credits)

One of the following courses:

  • BA 393/EC 393 Socioeconomic Issues: India
  • CO 325 Intercultural Communication

 D. Marketing

  • BA 320 Marketing Research

Plus 3 of the following:

  • BA 322 Consumer Behavior
  • BA 324 Marketing Communication and Promotion
  • BA 326 New Product Development
  • BA 328 Personal Selling
  • BA 401 International Marketing

Plus 2 of the following:

  • CO 250 Social Media
  • CS 202 Web Design and Development
  • CS 310 Database Design
  • GIS 220 GIS Databases

 E. Sports Management

  • BA 320 Market Research
  • BA 324 Marketing Communication and Promotion
  • BA 425 Sports Management Internship
  • CO 215 Intro to Public Relations
  • ENWR 301 Business Writing

Plus 1 of the following:

  • BA 322 Consumer Behavior
  • BA 328 Personal Selling
  • EC 305 Economics and Strategy of Sports
  • HPE 325 Applied Anatomical Kinesiology
  • HPE 350 Responding to Emergencies
  • HPE 413 Exercise Physiology & Human Performance Testing

 II. Other Program Requirements for all Concentrations

  • CS 213 Management Information Systems
  • MA 117 Difference Equations & Linear Equations
  • or MA 131 Calculus of Single Variable Functions
  • or MA 121 Differential and Integral Calculus
  • MA 207 Elementary Statistics

Concentration courses may be double counted to fulfill CORE requirements or requirements for other academic majors and still count as a concentration course.  However, each concentration requires the completion of unique courses and a concentration course may be applied to only one area of concentration.  A course cannot be double counted to fulfill concentration requirements in more than one area of concentration.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Business Administration Minor Requirements

Twenty-one semester credits of business and economics courses, including:
BA 203-204  Principles of Accounting
BA 306  Marketing
BA 313  Managerial Finance
BA 375  Fundamentals of Management
EC 201-202  Principles of Economics

Minor in Economics

Twenty-one semester credits of economics courses, including:
EC 201-202 Principles of Economics

And 5 upper-division economics courses, including:
BA 409 Operations Research

Minor in Marketing

Twenty-one semester credits, including:

  • BA 203-204 Principles of Accounting
  • BA 306 Marketing
  • BA 375 Principles of Management

Plus 9 additional credits from the following:

  • BA 320 Marketing Research
  • BA 322 Consumer Behavior
  • BA 324 Marketing Communication and Promotion
  • BA 326 New Product Development
  • BA 328 Personal Selling
  • BA 401 International Marketing

Curriculum in Business Administration for the Associate of Arts Degree

Program Requirements
BA 203-204 Principles of Accounting
BA 306 Marketing
BA 375 Principles of Management
EC 201-202 Principles of Economics

And 1 of the following:
BA 301 Business Law
BA 313 Managerial Finance
BA 408 Human Resource Management

Note: All degree students should review requirements for graduation as described in this catalog.