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WKU Owensboro Undergraduate Programs

Management - Business Administration

The Business Administration option of the management major provides a broad business perspective for students who eventually wish to be involved in profit or goal management responsibilities. This program helps students develop abilities to analyze and to manage a wide range of business situations. This development occurs by building on the fundamental business functions studied in the core courses. The program is for students who intend to manage an independent business or a unit of a larger organization and who want a broad curriculum.



Students pursuing a major within the Gordon Ford College of Business must earn a minimum of 60 credit hours with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.50. In addition, they must complete the admission courses listed below with a separate GPA of 2.50.



- Project Management
- Operations Management
- Productions Management
- Manufacturer Representation
- Sales Management

For more careers and information, go to the Career Services Center website and select "Connect major to careers".



For a listing of the coursework for this program follow this link to the academic plan.

More information on course requirements can be found on the departmental webpage.

* The electives may be chosen from any 300 or 400 level course within the Gordon Ford College of Business not already required for the major.

** Students that take all above listed KCTCS equivalents may need additional upper-division electives.


WKU Owensboro Requirements

120 college-level undergraduate semester hours including the following:
- 39 semester hours of General Education, or General Education Certified/Associate of Arts/Science degree from KCTCS
- 42 semester hours of upper-division credit (300-400 level courses)
- 30 hours must be earned in residence (at WKU), at least 16 of which must be completed after the semester in which the student earned a cumulative total of at least 90 hours.



Internships and volunteering provide more for students than just networking, wages (if applicable) and work experience. These opportunities provide students a chance to take a career path for a "test drive." Internships and observations give students the opportunity to compare career expectations to work life reality and take control of making life decisions about their career. Please contact WKU Owensboro Career Services at (270) 684-9797 for more information or email for an appointment.

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