May 31, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (BURC) - BS Major (Rochester)

120 S.H. (no minor required)

2.5 GPA required.

Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.

Earn a C grade or better in all major courses including required and business/major elective courses.

Admission to the College of Business required.


The bachelor of science Business Administration major is a broad degree encompassing courses in management, human resources, information technology, operations, international business, and law, as well as introductions to accounting, economics, marketing, and finance. On the job business administrators establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies and procedures, direct and oversee an organization’s financial budgetary activities, as well as help manage general activities related to making products and providing services. Majors can also be innovative by applying new technologies, negotiating or approving contracts, and identifying places to cut costs and improve performance, policies and programs.

What kind of student majors in Business Administration?
Students who thrive as business administration majors are leaders, decision makers, and strategic thinkers. They are good communicators, motivators, and team players. They recognize opportunities, achieve goals, and provide the organizational leadership.

What kind of jobs can you get with a Business Administration degree?
Sales manager, business consultant, business analyst, market research analyst, human resource specialist or generalist, loan officer, event planner, training and development specialist, real estate manager or sales, buyer or purchasing agent, insurance underwriter, supply chain analyst, travel coordinator, operations coordinator, retail manager.

RCTC (Lower-Division and Prerequisite) Courses

Contact an RCTC counselor/advisor or visit the RCTC website for lower-division program requirements.

WSU-Rochester (Upper-Division Courses)

Please see advisor to make sure requirements have been meet including WSU equivalent courses for admittance to the WSU College of Business (COB). Students must be admitted to the COB prior to enrollment in 300/400-level courses. COB admission requires 30 or more S.H. earned at time of application, 2.5 cumulative GPA, completion of specific courses with a minimum C grade. See the College of Business  page for more information.

Business Administration


Management Information Systems


  • 2 BUSA, MGMT, or MIS 300/400-level elective courses (6 S.H.)
  • 2 College of Business 300/400-level elective courses (6 S.H.)
  • Open electives to meet 120 S.H.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning