Program Details

Business Administration Major, Concentrations, and Minors



We have a variety of exciting concentrations to choose from - so you can focus on what excites you. The Concentrations descriptions below link to flow sheets for each program so you can see the specific course requirements for each concentration - and see how your concentration fits in with your major program, and how your major program fits into your overall studies at MCLA!

Professor helping a studentAlthough strong quantitative skills and attention to detail are important qualities for an accounting concentration, students need to acquire other skills as well. Many students find the accounting concentration to be useful preparation for careers in consulting, investment banking, general management, public accounting, and securities analysis. Information on becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) can be found here.

Current Accounting Flow Sheet

Accounting Concentration Learning Coals

Upon completion of the concentration in Accounting, students will be able to do the following:

1.  Prepare financial reports in accordance with accounting standards and make sound  business decisions

2.  Apply accounting concepts, theories, and practices to management decision making;

3.  Analyze the impact of  Federal tax laws and regulations on individuals’ tax liability

4.  Demonstrate an understanding of auditing principles and techniques

5.  Demonstrate an appreciation of ethical and social responsibility in managerial decision-making.

Professor teaching a classThis concentration offers a solid grounding in applying the knowledge essential for understanding consumer and organizational buying patterns and for developing successful marketing strategies. Many students with a concentration in marketing have gone on to work in brand management, advertising, sales, marketing research, consulting, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Current Marketing Flow Sheet

Marketing Concentration Learning Goals

Upon completion of the concentration in Marketing, students will be able to do the following:

1.  Create an integrated marketing communication plan.

2.  Communicate unique marketing mixes and selling propositions for specific product offerings.

3.  Formulate marketing strategies that incorporate psychological and sociological factors which influence consumers.

4.  Collect, process, and analyze consumer data to make informed marketing decisions

5.  Analyze marketing problems and provide solutions based on a critical examination of marketing information.

Managing people, projects, and programs requires a considerable range of knowledge and skills. This concentration offers courses and experience to students who want careers in management or want to take on major challenges and responsibilities in private, public, and not-for-profit organizations.

Current Management Flow Sheet

Management Concentration Learning Goals

Upon completion of the concentration in Management, students will be able to do the following:

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the major functional disciplines: management, marketing, finance, and accounting.

2.  Demonstrate competency in business writing and presentation skills.

3.  Demonstrate an understanding of ethical practices in organizations.

4.  Demonstrate the ability to use different methodologies for recognizing, analyzing, and solving problems in an organizational context (critical thinking).

5.  Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams to accomplish organizational goals.


Professor teaching a classThe $200 billion sports industry thrives not only through its athletes, teams, and coaches, but also through those who can oversee multiple components involved in the business of sports. This concentration combines course work in management and marketing fundamentals with sport and recreation needs.

Current Sports Management Flow Sheet

Sport Management Concentration Learning Goals

Upon completion of the concentration in Sport Management, students will be able to do the following:

1.  Apply sports management concepts, theories, and practices to management decision making;

2.  Apply coaching sports concepts, theories, and practices to management decision making;

3.  Apply sports and contract law and compensation concepts, theories, and practices to management decision making

4.  Demonstrate foundational management, marketing, and legal knowledge necessary for success in sports management professions.



Current General Business Flow Sheet

General Management Concentration Learning Goals

Upon completion of the concentration in General Management, students will be able to do the following:

1.  Use quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to support organizational decision-making

2.  Be able to identify and analyze business problems and opportunities and formulate recommendations for courses of action.

3.  Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical, legal and strategic concerns relating to management

4.  Demonstrate an understanding of major management concepts, theories, and their applications to different organizational situations.


student program goals



Professor teaching a class, sitting with studentsThis minor program provides non-majors with a basic understanding of the structure and function of businesses and organizations - management of human, financial, physical resources, marketing of products and services, and the role of businesses and organizations in the national and global economy.

Required Courses:

BADM 100 Explorations in Business
or ECON 241 Macroeconomics
BADM 110 Information Technology for Business
ACCT 224 Financial Accounting
BADM 160 Management
BADM 170 Marketing

Two electives selected from any 300 level or higher department offering for which prerequisites have been met.

Student working on his computerThe Economics minor is ideal for students in all majors, including those within and outside the Department of Business Administration and Economics.  The minor introduces students to theories of economics and demonstrates how these and associated analytical and quantitative methods apply to consumer behavior, business decision-making, and the market economy as a whole. 

Required Courses:
ECON 241 Macroeconomics
ECON 242 Microeconomics
ECON 316 Statistics for Economics and Business
THREE Economics elective courses at the 300 level or higher with an ECON prefix.
Note:  FINC 341 Money, Banking and Global Financial Markets and POSC 343 Political Economy are also options to complete this requirement.

Open to all majors, this 18 credit academic program is designed to develop innovative thinking and creative problem.  The program seeks to link a student's social and personal interests with entrepreneurial thinking.  The coursework introduces students to prevalent frameworks for new idea creation while providing project-based experiences that help them turn ideas into actionable plans.  

Required Courses:
LEAD 200: Introduction to Leadership
BADM 170: Marketing
ENTR 210: Principles of Entrepreneurship
ACCT 395: Accounting for Entrepreneurs OR
FINC 200 Introduction to Finance
BADM 367: Small Business Entrepreneurship
ENTR 510: Entrepreneurial Studies Seminar

Read more about Entrepreneurship at MCLA

The Leadership Minor provides student with the opportunity to combine campus and community services with leadership studies in order to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for assuming leadership positions in our increasingly interconnected world.

Read more about Leadership Minor

The Applied Accounting Minor is designed for students not seeking a formal accounting designation, such as CPA or CMA.

Required Courses:

BADM 110 Information Technology for Business 3 credits
ACCT 224  Financial Accounting  3 credits
ACCT 225 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 320 Accounting Systems 3 credits
Two ACCT Electives 6 credits
Total 18 credits