University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Business Administration (Bachelor of Science)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Basic Business Core
(twenty-two to twenty-four credits)

To be completed by the end of the sophomore year or the completion of 60 credits with a grade-point average of at least 2.25 and no grade lower than C-. If a student does not successfully meet these criteria s/he will be required to transfer out of the School of Business Administration.

  1. MATH 019 and MATH 020; or MATH 021
  2. EC 011 and EC 012
  3. STAT 141
  4. BSAD 040, BSAD 060, BSAD 061
Business Field Courses
(twenty-four credits)

To be completed in the junior and senior years, with a grade-point average of at least 2.00.

  1. BSAD 120, BSAD 132, BSAD 141, BSAD 150, BSAD 173, BSAD 180, BSAD 191*.
  2. Students must have junior status and have completed the Basic Business Core before taking Business Field courses.
  3. The Quantitative Methods course is selected from among: BSAD 170, BSAD 270; EC 200; STAT 151, STAT 183, STAT 201, STAT 221, STAT 223, STAT 224, STAT 225, STAT 231, STAT 233, STAT 237, STAT 253.
*BSAD 191 is taken in the senior year.
Business Discipline Concentration
(twelve credits within the concentration plus nine upper-level business credits outside the concentration)

To be completed with a grade-point average of at least 2.00.

The student must complete twenty-one credits in Business Administration courses numbered 100 or above beyond those required for the Business Field courses. Twelve of the twenty-one required credits must be within a specific Business Discipline Concentration: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management and the Environment, Management Information Systems, Marketing or Production and Operations Management.

The remaining nine Business credits must be taken outside of the primary discipline concentration area, as long as the courses are numbered 100 or above and can also be used toward a second discipline concentration.

Basic General Education Core
(at least nineteen credits)

Six courses. Each requirement must be filled with a course worth at least three credits. The laboratory science requirement is four credits. One from each of the following:

  1. History course (any below 100-level).
  2. English course that emphasizes practice in writing from ENGS 001, ENGS 050, ENGS 053, ENGS 120 or the First Year Honors College Seminar.
  3. Social Science from anthropology, economics, environmental studies, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
  4. Natural Science that includes a laboratory or field experience from ASTR 005, ASTR 023; BIOL 001, BIOL 002,BIOL 003 and BIOL 096; CHEM 020, CHEM 023, CHEM 031, CHEM 035; GEOL 001, GEOL 004, GEOL 055; NR 001; PHYS 011 and PHYS 021, PHYS 051; PSS 010 and PSS 095; PBIO 004.
  5. Global and Regional Studies from African Studies, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, European Studies, Holocaust Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Middle East Studies, and Russian/East European Studies.
  6. Language or Literature from Arabic, Chinese, American Sign Language (under Communication Sciences and Disorders), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or any English or World Literature course.

Note: Cross-listed courses may count for only one Basic General Education Core requirement. Any course which meets a Business requirement cannot also meet a Basic General Education Core requirement.

Required Minor

A student must complete a minor in a discipline outside of the School of Business Administration by fulfilling the requirements specified by the department or program supervising the minor. A student must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in the courses used to complete the minor and half of these courses must be completed at the University of Vermont. One course from the Basic General Education Core requirements may be used toward the completion of the minor.

The student must contact the appropriate department to obtain more information and declare the minor online through the UVM registrar’s website.

Minors in English, psychology, or Film and Television Studies are restricted to students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Diversity Requirement
(six credits)

The University of Vermont has a six credit diversity requirement. For students enrolled in the School of Business Administration, three credits must be completed from the offerings in the Race and Racism in the U.S. category, and three credits should be selected from either the Race and Racism in the U.S. or the Human and Societal Diversity category.

General Education Electives

Students will take additional courses in subjects so that at least sixty credits of their course work is outside of Business Administration.

Other Electives

Students take additional electives, either inside or outside of business, to achieve the total 120 credits required for their degree.

Restrictions on Electives
  1. No credit will be granted for PEAC (physical education activity courses).
  2. No credit will be granted for a course that substantially duplicates material in courses offered in Business Administration or in other previously completed courses.
    • Students cannot receive credit for CS 002 or CS 003 after earning credit for BSAD 040.
    • Students cannot receive credit for both CS 014 and BSAD 142.
    • Students cannot receive credit for a course that is prerequisite knowledge for a course already completed, for example FREN 001 after FREN 002.
    • Students cannot receive credit for a course offered in another department that substantially duplicates material in Business Administration.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 127 and BSAD 153.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 128 and BSAD 155.
    • Credit cannot be received for CDAE 167 if taken after BSAD 180.
    • Credit cannot be received for CDAE 168 if taken after BSAD 150.
    • Credit cannot be received for CS 042, CDAE 266, CDAE 169, or CDAE 210.
    • See Student Services for a list of restrictions.


A possible curriculum for the B.S. in Business Administration:

Course Credits
Fall Spring
MATH 019 - Fundamentals of Calculus I 3
EC 011 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BSAD 040 - Information Tech and Mgmt 3
MATH 020 - Fundamentals of Calculus II 3
EC 012 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
General Education or Minor Courses 9/10 6/7
Total 15/16 15/16
Course Credits
Fall Spring
BSAD 060 - Financial Accounting 3
STAT 141 - Basic Statistical Methods 3
Upper Level Quant Methods 3
BSAD 061 - Managerial Accounting 3
General Education or Minor Courses 9/10 9/10
Total 15/16 15/16
Junior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
Business Field Courses 12 9
General Education, Minor or Electives 3 3
Business Discipline Concentration Courses or Additional Upper Level Business Courses 3
Total 15 15
Senior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
Business Discipline Concentration Courses 6 6
Additional Upper Level Business Courses 6 3
Minor Courses 3 3
BSAD 191 - Strategy and Competition 3
Total 15 15



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