2021-2022 University Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, International Business Concentration, B.S.

Business Administration, B.S.

  This program is part of the 4+1 Undergraduate to Graduate  options. For questions regarding specific courses and concentration options, please consult with your Advisor, Campus Center or via email at: advising@park.edu.

Students taking the business administration major receive a broad education covering the major functional areas of business. This major will help a student prepare for a career in business or government leadership and provide him/her with knowledge and skills desired by all types of employers. It can also give one the background to organize and manage his/her family business. Graduates in business administration typically find jobs in business, production management, personnel management, marketing management, or financial management. Many serve their communities as marketing or management specialists in insurance, real estate, investments, banking, communications, manufacturing, retailing and wholesaling. A number of students with this major move into graduate study in law, management, or other business specialties.

Requirements For: B.S. Major – 57-69 Hours, 2.0 GPA


MA 171  is a required course for students with majors within the Robert W. Plaster School of Business  and satisfies the requirement for MA 120 
    MA 171  has a prerequisite of MA 125 . Students who do not meet the placement/test prerequisite for MA 171  are required to complete MA 125  

MG 306  is a required course for students with majors within the Robert W. Plaster School of Business  and satisfies the requirement for EN 306* 
EC 141  and EC 142  will satisfy the LE Social Science area.
*For the Health Care concentration, MG 260  and MG 371  are satisfied by the concentration requirements HC 260  and HC 351 , respectively. 

International Business 21 cr.

This program provides students with an understanding of the strategic and operational aspects of business on an international level. Graduates of the program will have the ability to analyze cultural and national differences in terms of their impact on conducting business in other cultures.


Graduation Requirements

Student Seminar 3 CR.

LE 100 - First-Year Seminar  (required for all incoming first-time freshman and highly encouraged for transfer students)

Upper Division Hours 36 cr.

36 hours upper division (300 - 400) level course work

Writing Across the Curriculum 9 cr.

3 credit hours of Professional Writing (EN 306*  or equivalent from the list below) plus 6 credit hours of Writing Intensive coursework are required.

EN 306A EN 306B EN 306C EN 307 EDU 300 CJ 450 HIS 452 HIS 454 HIS 455 MG 306 NS 306 PA 430 PO 405 PS 300 PS 406 , or SO 300  


6 credit hours to fulfill the Writing Intensive requirement must be chosen from among the courses designated in the catalog as “WI” (Writing Intensive ), composed as follows:

  • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course outside the student’s major(s); that is, the course must be offered by a program other than the one(s) that house(s) the student’s major area of study at the time the course is taken.
  • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course that is offered by the student’s major program; that is, the course must be offered by the same program that houses the student’s major at the time the course is taken.

AR 316 AR 498 BIO 498 CA 218 CA 318 CH 342 CJ 221 CS 300 EDU 310 EN 201 EN 221 EN 232 EN 234 EN 490 FW 190 GGP 350 HIS 261 HIS 453 LE 410 MA 301 ML 251 MG 495 NUR 460 PA 432 PO 210 PS 315 SP 320 SO 141 SW 325  

Additional Requirements

Park University grants the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and the Bachelor of Music Degree upon completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (or higher dependent on major).
  • A minor for Geography and Information Systems majors.
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major.
  • Completion of degree specific requirements.
  • Completion of Liberal Education requirements.
  • Completion of residency requirement, 30 hours of earned and graded (A, B, C, D) college hours at Park University. At least 15 of these 30 hours must be in the major.
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation.