The objective of Idaho State University's Bachelor of Business Administration program is to assist students to take their places in business and society, domestic and worldwide. The program develops in students inquiring minds and critical thinking so they can analyze problems, implement courses of action, and function within an organization.
The College of Business offers major areas of study designed both to equip students for immediate entry into the professional world and to meet the challenges of our changing environment. The College delivers daytime and nighttime courses to meet the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students within the ISU primary service area.
General Education Requirements
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration degree must complete Goals 1-9, 10A or 10B, and 11-12. (Note that certain goals may be met by specific College of Business requirements listed below: Goal 3 by MATH 120; Goal 11 by ECON 201 and 202.)
Specific College of Business Graduation Requirements
Several of the specific graduation requirements listed below may also be used to satisfy General Education Requirements (Goals 1-12).
ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 201 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr ENGL 308 Business Communications 3 cr SPCH 301 Business and Professional Speaking 3 cr ECON 201-202 Economic Principles and Problems 6 cr MATH 120 Essentials of Calculus 4 cr TOTAL 22 cr
A minimum of 64 credits of non-business credits are required to graduate. Minimum credits required to graduate, 128 credits.
To assure a minimum level of competence in all functional areas of business, the College of Business requires each student to complete the following courses:
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II 3 cr OR ACCT 241 Managerial Cost Accounting 3 cr
(Accounting and Finance Majors must complete ACCT 241. Other Business Majors may choose either ACCT 202 or ACCT 241.)
CIS 381 Management Information Systems 3 cr FIN 310 International Business and Financial Markets 3 cr FIN 315 Corporate Financial Management 3 cr MGT 216 Business Statistics 3 cr MGT 217 Advanced Business Statistics 3 cr MGT 261 Legal Environment of Organizations 3 cr MGT 312 Individual and Organizational Behavior 3 cr MGT 329 Operations/Production Management 3 cr MGT 460 Problems in Policy and Management 3 cr MKTG 325 Basic Marketing Management 3 cr TOTAL: 36 cr
College of Business Residency Requirement
Of the last 40 credits applied to meet graduation requirements, 32 must be completed in residence at Idaho State University including adult learning centers. Of these, at least 18 upper division credits directly applicable to the business core requirements or a student's major in a business field must be taken on the ISU Pocatello campus or at the Idaho Falls Higher Education Center. At least half of all business credits taken to meet B.B.A. degree requirements must be taken in Pocatello or Idaho Falls. At least half of the credits used to meet business major requirements must be taken in Pocatello or Idaho Falls. No more than 16 credits of correspondence or one-way media instruction may be used to satisfy degree requirements.
Admission to Major Status
Students wishing to major in disciplines offered in the College of Business are first enrolled at ISU as Pre-Business students. To move from Pre-Business status to Business major status, students must be formally admitted to the College of Business. Students begin the admission process by completing an application form and submitting it, together with an official copy of their transcript, to the office of the College of Business. The application process should occur during the semester in which the student will complete the following requirements:
(1) complete at least 58 credit hours.
(2) complete the remainder of the specific lower division requirements listed in item #2 below.
All College of Business majors are required to meet the Minimum Criteria listed below before they may enroll in upper division College of Business courses (those courses numbered 300 and above). Pre-business students enrolled in upper division College of Business courses without admission to Business major status will be administratively withdrawn. Pre-Business status remains in effect until the student meets the Business major admission requirements.
Incoming freshmen or transfer students should plan their scheduled course work in order to complete the requirements for admission to Business major status. Information regarding Business major status along with application for admission are available from the Assistant Dean, College of Business, BA 202. Phone (208) 236-3448.
Minimum Criteria for Admission to Business Major Status
CIS 382 Systems Analysis 3 cr ACCT 323 Intermediate Accounting I 3 cr ACCT 324 Intermediate Accounting II 3 cr ACCT 331 Individual Income Taxation 3 cr ACCT 332 Business and Fiduciary Taxation 3 cr ACCT 342 Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting 3 cr ACCT 350 Junior Accounting Seminar 1 cr ACCT 456 Auditing 3 cr ACCT 460 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3 cr ACCT 461 Advanced Accounting I 3 cr TOTAL: 28 cr
*Students must receive a grade of C or better in any accounting course applied toward the accounting major requirements.
CIS 220 Foundations of Computer Programming 3 cr CIS 221 Advanced Business Programming 3 cr CIS 382 Systems Analysis 3 cr CIS 480 Data Base Management Systems 3 cr CIS 482 Advanced System Analysis & Design 3 cr CIS 490 Management of Information Systems 3 cr
Select TWO of the following:
CIS 418 Quantitative Methods 3 cr CIS 420 Survey of Computer Languages 3 cr CIS 424 Decision Support Systems 3 cr CIS 484 Expert Systems in Business 3 cr CIS 485 Network & Communications Systems 3 cr CIS 486 Business Systems Simulation 3 cr CIS 487 Software Systems 3 cr CIS 491 Seminar in Computer Information Systems 3 cr CIS 492 Special Problems in Computer Information Systems 3 cr TOTAL: 24 cr
Courses outside business also may be used to satisfy elective requirements. CIS Faculty Committee approval is required for electives outside business. The College of Business will grant credit for any equivalent computer courses taken in a State of Idaho vocationaltechnical school upon the filing of a petition by a student enrolled at Idaho State University. The student must have received a grade of C or better in the courses taken. This only applies to 100-200 level courses in the College of Business. The question of an equivalent course will be established by the College of Business's CIS Faculty Committee. Students who wish to complete the Data Processing Managers Association curriculum should take CIS 276 and ACCT 241.
FIN 405 Advanced Corp Financial Management I 3 cr FIN 450 Advanced Corp Financial Management II 3 cr FIN 478 Investments 3 cr
Select TWO of the following:
FIN 403 Real Estate Property Appraisal 3 cr FIN 445 Real Estate Finance 3 cr FIN 448 Fin Management of Depository Institutions 3 cr FIN 464 Risk Management and Insurance 3 cr FIN 475 International Finance 3 cr FIN 491 Seminar in Finance 3 cr FIN 492 Special Problems in Finance 2-3 cr ACCT 342 Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting 3 cr TOTAL: 15 cr
Management majors may earn a degree in management without emphasis or a degree in management with emphasis in either Human Resources/Industrial Relations or in Production/Operations Management. The requirements for each alternative are the following:
Management Major Without Emphasis:
MKTG 350 Personal Selling 3 cr MKTG 353 Methods of Marketing Analysis 3 cr MKTG 405 Sales Force Management 3 cr MKTG 454 Advanced Marketing Management 3 cr
Select TWO of the following:
MKTG 326 Marketing Research 3 cr MKTG 327 Consumer Behavior 3 cr MKTG 428 Marketing Communications 3 cr MKTG 431 Purchasing & Materials Mgmt 3 cr MKTG 442 Retailing Mgmt 3 cr MKTG 452 Marketing Channels and Logistics 3 cr MKTG 465 International Marketing 3 cr MKTG 491 Seminar in Marketing 3 cr MKTG 492 Special Problems in Marketing 3 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
Students majoring in Marketing must also take at least 6 hours of electives outside the College of Business in a scientific or technical area. Students will work with a marketing advisor to develop an individualized approved course of study.