Business Administration - BA, BS

St. Kate’s business administration major prepares students to manage people, products and services in local and international marketplaces. Designed with leading organizations, our courses equip students with the skills and knowledge employers seek including the latest marketing trends in digital media and social marketing. The student's ability to lead others will be enhanced through course work in leadership, strategic management, change management, and business analytics. The skills students develop will be strengthened through participation in real-world projects with partnering organizations. In addition, students will run a business in their strategic management capstone through an interactive simulation program that integrates all the major functional areas of business: human resources, sales, finance and marketing. 

This major is offered in the College for Women only. 


Major Courses
ACCT 2112Financial Accounting I2
ACCT 2130Managerial Accounting4
ACCT 3202Business Finance2
ACCT 3212Advanced Finance2
BUSI 2012Business Analytics2
BUSI 2502Global Business2
BUSI 2652Legal Environment of Business2
BUSI 3652Business Law - Contracts2
BUSI 4752Business Practicum (or upper-division elective with approval of advisor)2-4
or BUSI 4754 Business Practicum
BUSI 4800Business Portfolio0
MGMT 2400Principles of Management4
MGMT 3400Leadership, Effective Teams and Change Management 14
or MBA 6100 Foundations for Personal and Team Leadership
MGMT 3460Managing a Diverse Workforce4
MGMT 4400Operations Management4
MGMT 4490WStrategic Management4
MKTG 2302Introduction to Marketing2
MKTG 2350WIntegrated Marketing Communications4
Total Credits46-48
Required Supporting Courses
ECON 2610Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2620Principles of Macroeconomics4
Select one course from:4
Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences
Statistical Analysis for Decision Making
Statistical Methods in Psychology
Statistical Analysis
Total Credits12

Business Portfolio

All majors are required to complete a business portfolio. The portfolio is the vehicle that enables students to integrate the life skills and knowledge they bring with them and the knowledge, skills and values learned within the courses and field experiences throughout the program. This portfolio allows students to validate their experiences at St. Catherine University.

The portfolio is cumulative in nature; most aspects are completed as part of course work. Students must present the portfolio to their advisor no later than September 30 for December graduation or February 15 for May graduation.

For specific portfolio (BUSI 4800 Business Portfolio) requirements, please refer to the Professional Portfolio Handbook.

Business Administration majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing MGMT 4490W Strategic Management and MKTG 2350W Integrated Marketing Communications. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with two other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman or CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice).

Business Administration majors may complete a minor in financial economics by taking two additional courses from the following: 

ECON 3350 Financial Markets and Institutions
ECON 3460W Global Financial Issues    
ECON 3650 Investment Theories