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    Jul 12, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.S.

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A student who majors in the School of Business may earn the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) degree, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Concentrations are available on the Hattiesburg campus in accounting, computer information systems, finance, international business, and management/marketing. Management/marketing, computer information systems, and workforce training and management concentrations are available on the Tradition campus.

The business administration major requires the completion of 120 hours for a concentration in international business and the completion of 128 hours for concentrations in accounting, computer information systems, finance, management/marketing, and workforce training and management. All students majoring in business administration must complete 45 hours of professional core requirements and 15-21 hours of a concentration area in business. See Core curricula requirements .

Concentration Requirements

Each student must select one of the following areas of concentration in business.


Students planning to sit for the CPA exam are advised to also take BUS 410 . The concentration in accounting provides students the accounting education required for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice. The program also prepares students for graduate study in business or accounting. Students desiring to sit łor the CPA exam in Mississippi must hold a baccalaureate degree of at least 120 collegiate-level semester hours. The 120 hours must include a minimum of 48 semester hours of upper division or graduate level accounting and business related courses. Accounting courses must be a minimum of 24 of the 48 hours and include at minimum three semester hours in: financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management/cost accounting, and government/not-for-profit accounting courses. Students should check state licensing laws for additional educational and experience requirements.

Workforce Training and Management

William Carey University and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College have an articulation agreement for transfer of credit from the associate’s degree in workforce training and development at MGCCC to the bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in workforce training and management through the School of Business at the Tradition campus. The requirements for this concentration in general studies will consist of the six courses required for a minor or concentration in workforce training and management. The concentration in workforce training and management is only available on the Tradition campus.

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