Business Administration

Learn to lead and empower the next generation of business innovators.

This degree program provides a broad-based education in the principles of finance, management and marketing. Our graduates work in a number of business fields, including insurance, real estate, investments, banking, communications, manufacturing, retailing and wholesaling. Many go on to master’s-level study in law, management or other business specialties.

Locations & Learning Options

As a Bachelor of Business Administration student, you can choose one of six concentrations: Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Logistics, Management or Marketing.

  • Parkville, MO
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Columbus, OH– Defense Supply Center
  • Online
  • Parkville, MO
  • Downtown Kansas City, MO
  • Independence, MO
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Oceanside, CA– Camp Pendleton
  • Charleston, SC– Charleston AFB
  • Ogden, UT– Hill AFB
  • Online
  • Parkville, MO
  • Charleston, SC– Charleston AFB
  • Ogden, UT– Hill AFB
  • Parkville, MO
  • Charleston, SC– Charleston AFB
  • Ogden, UT– Hill AFB
  • Online
  • Downtown Kansas City, MO
  • Independence, MO
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Parkville, MO
  • Oceanside, CA– Camp Pendleton
  • Charleston, SC– Charleston AFB
  • Ogden, UT– Hill AFB
  • Online
  • Downtown Kansas City, MO
  • Independence, MO
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Parkville, MO
  • Charleston, SC– Charleston AFB
  • Ogden, UT– Hill AFB

Welcome to the undergraduate program of the School of Business at Park University. The School of Business offers a variety of challenging degree programs. These programs are designed by academics and professionals in the field to provide you with a firm theoretical foundation as well as cutting edge trends in your area of interest.

Park students are diverse, bringing a wide variety of experiences to the table. Faculty have a broad range of academic and professional experience. Park’s innovative business programs are student-centered and highly interactive; designed to provide a global flavor and challenging, meaningful experiences. Our programs are aligned to the standards of professional organizations and industry certifications to provide the opportunity for a smooth entry into the business world.

The programs in the School of Business will help you grow as effective communicators, creative problem solvers and analytical thinkers. We strive to prepare you to make a positive contribution to the world of business and to society.

Your time at The School of Business will be rewarding, memorable and will prepare you for success in your business career. Our faculty are dedicated to providing students educational and career opportunities. To that end, they have developed a 4+1 programs to allow motivated students to take accelerated classes in graduate programs and, upon graduation, earn their graduate degrees with Park in one additional year.
Our internship programs allow students to gain professional experience while networking and earning college credit.

At the School of Business, we strive to make you feel welcome. We provide personal attention inside and outside of the classroom. I deeply appreciate your interest in the School of Business at Park; and I, along with all of the other faculty and staff will do our best to provide you with a collegial atmosphere in which you will thrive.

Penelope DeJong, PhD
Associate Dean
816-584-6345
penelope.dejong@park.edu

 

B.S. Major (54-60) HOURS, 2.0 GPA

Business Core Curriculum .  . . . . 36 cr.

AC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

AC 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting . . . . . . . 3 cr.

EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics . . . . . . . 3 cr.

FI 360 Financial Management . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

IB 315 International Business Perspectives . . . . 3 cr.

MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics

– OR – . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MA 171 Finite Math

MG 260 Business Law I . . .  . . . . . 3 cr.

MG 371 Management and Organizational Behavior . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MG 315 Advanced Business Statistics…..3 cr.

MG 495 Business Policy . . .  . . . . 3 cr.

MK 351 Principles of Marketing . . . . . . 3 cr.

IS 141 is a strongly recommended course for students with majors within the School of Business and satisfies the requirement for CS 140.

Finance majors have a choice of 2 distinct tracks. The Financial Planning track provides students with the necessary background to sit for the exam to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Professional. The Financial Management track prepares students for careers in banking, insurance, and corporate financial management.

Financial Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 cr.

Financial Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 cr.

Human Resource Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 cr.

International Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-21 cr.

Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 cr.

Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 cr.

Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 cr.

The 4+1 MBA Program allows undergraduate students in business (all majors) with at least 60 undergraduate credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to take graduate coursework in the MBA program, which will not only count towards fulfilling their undergraduate degree requirements, but will also count toward the completion of the MBA program. Qualified students may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the MBA curriculum, which will reduce the time necessary to complete the graduate degree from two years to as little as one year following the completion of the undergraduate degree (see table below). Students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours combined of undergraduate and graduate classes each semester that he or she is taking MBA credits under this option.

The admission criteria for participation in the 4+1 program are as follows:

  • Students must have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours toward their baccalaureate degree.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while in the program.
MBA COURSESUNDERGRADUATE COURSES
MBA515: Accounting for Management DecisionsAC380: Cost Accounting
MBA522: Organization Behavior and LeadershipMG371: Management and Organizational Behavior
MBA576: Operations ManagementMG375: Production and Operations Management
MBA615: Managerial FinanceFI360: Financial Management
MBA630: Strategic MarketingMK351: Principles of Marketing

*MBA515 is a prerequisite for MBA615.

Students participating in the 4+1 MBA Program are not guaranteed admission into the MBA program upon completion of their undergraduate degree in business.  All applicants for the MBA program must meet the admission criteria at the time of application.  In addition, students granted admission into the MBA program must satisfy the graduation requirements as stipulated in the Graduate Catalog.

The 4+1 MHA Program allows undergraduate students in business (all majors) with at least 60 undergraduate credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to take graduate coursework in the MHA program, which will not only count towards fulfilling their undergraduate degree requirements, but will also count toward the completion of the MHA program. Qualified students may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the MHA curriculum, which will reduce the time necessary to complete the graduate degree from two years to as little as one year following the completion of the undergraduate degree (see table below). Students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours combined of undergraduate and graduate classes each semester that he or she is taking MHA credits under this option.

The admission criteria for participation in the 4+1 program are as follows:

  • Students must have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours toward their baccalaureate degree.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while in the program.
MHA COURSESUNDERGRADUATE COURSES
HA516: Healthcare FinanceFI360: Financial Management
HA603: Healthcare Research Methods for Managerial Decision-MakingEC315: Quantitative Research Methods
HA509: Management of Health Information SystemsIS310: Business Applications
HA515: Marketing and Consumer Driven HealthcareMK351: Principles of Marketing

Students participating in the 4+1 MHA Program are not guaranteed admission into the MHA program upon completion of their undergraduate degree in business.  All applicants for the MHA program must meet the admission criteria at the time of application.  In addition, students granted admission into the MHA program must satisfy the graduation requirements as stipulated in the Graduate Catalog.

Shape the future

Park University’s School of Business prepares a diverse set of learners to support free enterprise in a socially responsible manner, within a global community. The Business Administration core includes courses in accounting, economics, international business, mathematics, law, policy, marketing and management. You can then choose from one of six concentrations.

Careers

  • Entrepreneur
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
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A Park University Business education: a great return on your investment

Park University’s School of Business is one of the largest nonprofit business and management schools in the U.S. Our mission is to provide quality, innovative, application-based learning. As a Business Administration major, you will learn principles that cross disciplines. You’ll graduate poised to generate new ideas and make them happen.

Faculty

Park’s faculty has both the academic background and relevant work experience to seamlessly integrate business theory and practice. These dedicated instructors equip you with the skills you’ll need to launch your career and expand your network.


 

Dr. Julia Creek

Assistant Professor of International Business
jcreek@park.edu

Dr. Donna Ehrlich

Associate Professor of CIM
dehrlich@park.edu

Dr. Jeff Ehrlich

Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration
jeff.ehrlich@park.edu

Dr. Robert Kao

Associate Professor of Finance
rkao@park.edu

Dr. Nicholas Miceli

Associate Professor of Management/Accounting
nicholas.miceli@park.edu

Dr. Salman Tahsin

Assistant Professor of Finance
salman.tahsin@park.edu

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.