May 26, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration (BA) - BS Major

Location(s): Winona, Online

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66 credits (no minor required)

2.5 GPA required for College of Business entry. 2.0 GPA required to graduate.

Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.

C grade or better required in all major courses, including required and business/major elective courses. No P/NC accepted.

Admission to the College of Business  required.

Business Administration Major Map    


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, and 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 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.

This major may be completed residentially or fully online. Non-residential students may request to enter WSU’s eCampus degree completion cohort to complete this major. Registration for some upper-division course sections listed below is restricted to students in the eCampus cohort. The online degree completion program is delivered through the WSU-Rochester campus.

BA/HRMT Double Major

Students wanting to double major in Business Administration and Human Resource Management must complete at least two unique elective courses in each major. Major code BAHR should be selected on Declaration of Major form.

Additional Required Courses (21 credits)

Business Administration (3 credits)

MIS (3 credits)

Choose one:


  • Any MIS course replacing MIS 202 will not count as an elective.
  • MIS 362 is a required course and cannot count in this area.

Math and Statistics (6 credits)

Electives (12 credits)

  • 6  credits of 300/400-level courses from BA department: BUSA, MGMT, or MIS
  • 6 credits of 300/400-level courses from College of Business: ACCT, BUSA, ECON, FIN, MGMT, MIS, MKTG


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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