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Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts with a Subject Major in Business Administration

Essential Studies

The Essential Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Subject Major in General Business

A student must complete the following program, in addition to the General Studies requirements and either a major or minor in another discipline. Transfer students from a two (2) year institution must complete 50% of the required courses for the major from Chadron State College.

All Business Majors must complete one of the following, or equivalent, Mathematics Requirement, prior to taking advanced (300/400 level) Finance, Economics and Management courses: MATH 138 Applied Calculus or MATH 142 College Algebra. All Business Majors must complete BA 331 Business Communications, or equivalent, for the General Studies Communication requirement.

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 3
ACTG 242 Accounting Principles II 3
B A 336 Business and Economic Statistics 3
B A 337 Business Law 3
ECON 231 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 232 Microeconomics 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 434 Strategic Management 3
BIS 330 Information Systems 3
BIS 332 Decision Support for Managers 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours 36

Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Business Administration

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Business Administration

A student must complete the following core requirements, in addition to a selected option and the General Studies requirements. Transfer students from a two (2) year institution must complete 50% of the required business administration degree courses from Chadron State College.

All Business Majors must complete one of the following, or equivalent, Mathematics Requirement, prior to taking advanced (300/400 level) Finance, Economics and Management courses: MATH 138 Applied Calculus or MATH 142 College Algebra. All Business Majors must complete BA 331 Business Communications or equivalent for the General Studies Communication requirement.

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 3
ACTG 242 Accounting Principles II 3
B A 336 Business and Economic Statistics 3
B A 337 Business Law 3
ECON 231 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 232 Microeconomics 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 434 Strategic Management 3
BIS 330 Information Systems 3
BIS 332 Decision Support for Managers 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours 36
Students pursuing a degree in business are encouraged to complete an internship in business during their junior and senior year.

Accounting Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 36
ACTG 332 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACTG 337 Cost Accounting 3
ACTG 341 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACTG 342 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACTG 430 Personal Income Tax 3
ACTG 431 Corporate/Fiduciary Tax 3
ACTG 438 Auditing 3
Total hours 57
Students completing the accounting option will have met the educational requirements to take professional examinations required to become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
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Accouting Option: Certified Public Accountant Path

Number Course Title Hours
BA Degree: Core Requirements 36
ACTG 332 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACTG 337 Cost Accounting 3
ACTG 341 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACTG 342 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACTG 437 Advance Cost Management Accounting 3
ACTG 430 Personal Income Tax 3
ACTG 431 Corporate/Fiduciary Tax 3
ACTG 433 Governmental Not-For-Profit Accounting 3
ACTG 438 Auditing 3
ACTG 443 Advanced Accounting 3
BA 241 Quantitative Methods 3
BA 431 Professional Ethics 3
BA 432 Legal Aspects of Business Ownership 3
Essential Studies 42
Electives(1) 33
Total hours 150
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Accounting Option: Certified Public Accountant Path (with MBA)

Number Course Title Hours
BA Degree: Accounting Option Requirements 57
1 of ACTG 433, 437, or 443 3
MBA Degree Requirements: MBA Required Courses 27
BA 241 Quantitative Methods 3
BA 431 Professional Ethics 3
BA 432 Legal Aspects of Business Ownership 3
Essential Studies 42
Undergraduate Electives 9
MBA Professional Courses: 2 of ACTG 533, 537, or 543 6
MBA Professional course (elective) 3
Total hours 156
Students completing a CPA Path will have met the educational requirements to take the professional examination required to become a CPA in the State of Nebraska.
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Agri-Business Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 36
AGRI 337 Cost Management Accounting 3
ECON 334 Agriculture Econ and Agribusiness 3
AGRI 331 Farm and Ranch Management 3
BA 432 Legal Aspects of Business Ownership 3
FIN 432 Financial Management 3
MGMT 432 Production and Operation 3
ECON 432 Agricultural Policy 3
FIN 242 Real Estate Principles 3
Total hours 57
Recommended Electives: In order to enhance employment opportunities, the following electives are recommended: AGRI 234, 242, 245, 331, 332, 333; FIN 432.
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Business Information Systems Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 36
BIS 200 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
BIS 230 Web Page Development 3
BIS 235 Business Programming 3
BIS 331 Database Management 3
BIS 337 E-Commerce 3
BIS 430 Project Management 3
BIS 431 Systems Analysis and Design 3
Total hours 57
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Finance Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 36
B A 241 Quantitative Methods 3
FIN 242 Real Estate Principles 3
FIN 331 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 239 Personal Finance 3
FIN 333 International Finance and Economics 3
FIN 432 Financial Management 3
FIN 439 Investment Analysis 3
Total hours 57
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Management Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 36
ACTG 337
OR
B A 241
Cost Accounting

Quantitative Methods
and
3
and
B A 432 Legal Aspects of Business Ownership 3
FIN 432 Financial Management 3
MGMT 330 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3
MGMT 430 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 432 Production and Operations Management 3
MKTG 335 Entrepreneurship/Business Start-Up 3
Total hours 57
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Marketing/Entrepreneurship Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 36
MKTG 331 Sales Techniques 3
MKTG 334 Entre- Imagination and Opportunity 3
MKTG 335 Entre – Business Start-Up 3
MKTG 336 Entre – Promotions and Advertising 3
MKTG 338 Buyer Behavior 3
MKTG 435 Business and Marketing Strategy 3
MKTG 439 Business and Marketing Research 3
Total hours 57
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Bachelor of Science in Education with a Field Endorsement in Business Education (6-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies, the graduation literacy requirement and Professional Education requirements. Transfer students from a two (2) year institution must complete 50% of the required courses for the major from Chadron State College. All Business Majors must complete MATH 138 Applied Calculus, MATH 142 College Algebra or MATH 151 Calculus I (or equivalent) prior to taking advanced (300-400) Finance, Economics and Management courses and BA 331 Business Communications (or equivalent). These two requirements may also fulfill the General Studies requirements in Mathematics and Communication.

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 3
ACTG 242 Accounting Principles II 3
B A 336 Business and Economic Statistics 3
B A 337 Business Law 3
BIS 200 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
BIS 330 Information Systems 3
BIS 230 Web Page Development 3
BIS 332 Decision Support for Managers 3
CTE 434 Principles and Philosophy of CTE 3
CTE 438 Coordination Techniques: Work-Based Learning 3
ECON 231 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 232 Microeconomics 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 434 Strategic Management 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 336 Entre - Promotions and Advertising 3
MKTG 338 Buyer Behavior 3
Total hours 54

Students pursuing a degree in business are recommended to complete an internship in business during their junior and senior year.

*This Career and Technical Education Endorsement requires work experience. The endorsement is available only to those who have either (A) 1000 verified hours of volunteer, internship, or paid work experience; or (B) at least 300 hours of supervised work experience under the direction of the college recommending the endorsement (BA 390).

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Subject Endorsement in Basic Business Education (6-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies and Professional Education requirements. Transfer students from a two (2) year institution must complete 50% of the required courses for the major from Chadron State College. All Business Majors must complete one of the following or equivalent Mathematics Requirement, prior to taking advanced (300/400 level) Finance, Economics, and Management courses: MATH 138 Applied Calculus or MATH 142 College Algebra.

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 3
ACTG 242 Accounting Principles II 3
BA 336 Business and Economics Statistics 3
B A 337 Business Law 3
ECON 231 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 232 Microeconomics 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 434 Strategic Management 3
BIS 200 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
BIS 332 Decision Support for Managers 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours 36

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Middle Grades Content Area of Specialization in Business Education (Grades 4-9)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies, graduation literacy, Professional Education and Middle Grades requirements; in addition one other Content Area of Specialization in Middle Grades. Transfer students from a two (2) year institution must complete 50% of the required courses for the major from Chadron State College.

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 3
BA 331 Business Communications 3
B A 337 Business Law 3
ECON 130 Survey of Economics 3
FIN 239 Personal Finance 3
BIS 200 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
Total hours 18

Minor in Agribusiness

Business majors are encouraged to complete the Minor in Agribusiness offered by Agriculture.

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 3
AGRI 331 Farm and Ranch Management 3

AGRI 329

or

AGRI 431

Agricultural Marketing

or

International Food Policy

3
FIN 242 Real Estate Principles 3
ECON 434 National Ag Policy 3
BA 337 Business Law 3
BIS 332 Decision Support for Managers 3
Choose 6 hrs of electives below.   6
Total hours 21
Electives: AGRI 340, 431; BA 432; BIS 330; ECON 231, 332, 338; FCS 436; FIN 335, 332.

Minor in Business

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 3
ACTG 242 Accounting Principles II 3
B A 337 Business Law 3
ECON 232 Microeconomics 3
MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3
BIS 332 Decision Support for Managers 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours 21

Minor in Business Information Systems

Number Course Title Hours
BIS 330 Information Systems 3
BIS 230 Web Page Development 3
BIS 235 Business Programming 3
BIS 331 Database Mangement 3
BIS 332 Decision Support Systems 3
BIS 337 E-Commerce 3
BIS 431 Systems Analysis and Design 3
Total hours 21

Minor in Finance

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 3
B A 336 Business and Economic Statistics 3
ECON 130 Survey of Economics 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
FIN 331 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 239 Personal Finance 3
FIN 432 Financial Management 3
Total hours 21
Recommended Electives: In order to enhance employment and graduate school opportunities, the following electives are recommended: B A 241; ECON 334, 338; FIN 242, 439.

Minor in Marketing/Entrepreneurship

Number Course Title Hours
B A 336 Business and Economic Statistics 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 331

MKTG 334
Sales Techniques
or
Entre – Imagination and Opportunity
3
MKTG 335 Entre – Business Start-Up 3
MKTG 336 Entre – Promotions and Advertising 3
MKTG 338 Buyer Behavior 3
MKTG 439 Business and Marketing Research 3
Total hours 21

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