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The Business Administration Major

In addition to the requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree outlined below, all business administration majors must complete a concentration. Except as otherwise noted on the concentration pages, a concentration area requires four courses minimum chosen from a single Robins School of Business department. A maximum of seven courses can be taken in any area of concentration.

Business administration majors must choose a concentration from the following areas: accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, international business, marketing, or management. A concentration in accounting or business analytics is always a secondary concentration to a primary concentration.

Candidates for a B.S.B.A. must:

  • Satisfy the general degree requirements for graduation

  • Complete the following pre-business courses:

  • Complete the following core courses except as noted:

*The International Business concentration requires IBUS-411 in lieu of BUAD-497.

BUAD-393 and BUAD-394 are required for students entering the University fall 2018 and later.

Maintain at least a 2.00 overall grade point average in school of business coursework

Earn 17 units outside the Robins School of Business. Included in these 17 units are the Business Administration major requirements: ECON-101, ECON-102 BUAD-202 

Participate in a full semester University of Richmond approved study abroad program or complete a course with an international business or international business economics focus. This international focus course also may satisfy a concentration or major requirement.

All students declaring a Robins School of Business major or Business Administration minor must first pass an Excel competency exam. Entrepreneurship minors are not required to take the Excel competency exam. Students will have three attempts to demonstrate competency with a grade of 80% or higher. This is not for a grade or academic credit.

Minor

The Business Administration Minor

10 units, including:

The business minor student must complete MATH-211ACCT-201, and ECON-101 courses prior to declaring, and ACCT-201ECON-101ECON-102, and BUAD-202 requirements prior to enrolling in any other core business administration course.

All students declaring a Robins School of Business major or Business Administration minor must first pass an Excel competency exam. Entrepreneurship minors are not required to take the Excel competency exam. Students will have three attempts to demonstrate competency with a grade of 80% or higher. This is not for a grade or academic credit.

Business Administration
BUAD 100 Applied Business Topics
Units: 0.25
Description
Explores various business areas through group and individual projects. Projects could range from business simulations, solving business cases, working on a small research project, debating, etc. Project and topics will vary by semester. Open to participants in the Endeavor program.

BUAD 101 Introduction to Business
Units: 1
Description
Multidisciplinary course that exposes student to functional areas of business. Focus on acquiring understanding of language and structure of business through study of its functional components: accounting, economics, finance management, and marketing. (Open to first- and second-year students only.)

BUAD 202 Statistics for Business and Economics
Units: 1
Description
Theory, methodology, and applications of statistics to contemporary business and economics problems. Includes descriptive statistics, probability theory, probability distributions, one- and two-population statistical inference, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression.

BUAD 203 Software Tools and Applications
Units: 0.5
Description
Laboratory course providing introduction to software packages with applications for business decision making. Emphasis on understanding spreadsheet applications, but includes sessions on word processing and graphics software and database searches. (Open to first- and second-year students only.)

BUAD 205 Business Communication
Units: 0.5
Description
Provides the student with a basic understanding of communication processes in the business environment. Practical experience is gained in written and oral communication as well as small group and interpersonal communication within the business perspective.

BUAD 310 Financial Statement Analysis
Units: 1
Description
Instruction in analyzing financial statements to evaluate an organization's profitability, liquidity, capital structure, and cash flows. Examination of how management's discretionary accounting choices affect earnings quality.

BUAD 369 Special Topics
Units: 0.5-1
Description
Topics depend on mutual interests of instructor and students. Intended primarily as an elective for business students.

BUAD 388 Internship
Units: 0.25
Description
AApplied field experience for a minimum of 50 work hours. Following the field experience, a short paper is required that describes the organization's history, size, number of locations, ownership, products and services, major competitors, and major customers. Graded pass/fail. May be only taken three times in total across the student's academic career at UR. (Internship requirements do not apply to the summer internship program administered by the Office of International Education).

BUAD 389 Directed Independent Study
Units: 0.5-1
Description
Specialized study or directed research in area of business or economics.

BUAD 393 Business Law
Units: 0.5
Description
Introduces the U.S. legal system. Topics include the U.S. court system, enterprise organization and governance, contracts, including sales contracts under Article 2 of the UCC, torts, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors rights, including mortgages and liens under Article 9 of the UCC.

BUAD 394 Business Ethics
Units: 0.5
Description
Identify ethical issues encountered in business settings and examine specific moral questions that arise vis--vis a firms relation to society and to its employees. Current cases to illustrate the practical importance of reflection on these questions, and enable explicit identification, critical evaluattion, and application to various frameworks for attributing moral responsibility and making ethical decisions. Cases may be drawn from marketing (manipulation of desire in the market, deceptive advertising), management (sweatshops, discrimination in hiring, privacy), finance (insider trading, corruption), accounting (conflicts of interest, fraud), or economics (asymmetric information, moral hazard). The following courses may count as substituted courses: BUAD 392: Ethical, Social, and Legal Responsibilities of Business, ECON 233: Ethics and Economics, and LDST 450: Leadership Ethics.

BUAD 396 Advanced Business Law
Units: 0.5
Description
Expands upon the U.S. legal system and its relation to business affairs. Topics include judicial decision-making, criminal law, real property law, insurance, securities law, negotiable instruments, environmental regulation, antitrust law, and employment law.

BUAD 497 Strategic Management
Units: 1
Description
Analysis of the external environment and internal resources of a firm leading to the development of strategies and plans for implementing them. The course also provides opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from each of the functional business disciplines through case studies and other learning tools.

Undergraduate Business Administration

Robins School of Business
102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
bsba@richmond.edu

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs
Joyce van der Laan Smith, Ph.D.
RSB 107
(804) 287-6811
jvanderl@richmond.edu