(for 2010-2011 or earlier catalog)

The interdisciplinary major in Business Ethics highlights the use of ethical theory in business enterprise as well as critical thinking (logic). It prepares students to think analytically, communicate effectively, and discriminate among ethical, moral, and spiritual values. It will prepare students for lives of responsible citizenship, for business positions at the entry level, and for policy-oriented graduate study (like law or public policy).

Degree Requirements

  1. Business Courses: 24 Hours
    • BUA 210 Principles of Accounting I
    • BUA 211 Principles of Accounting II
    • BUA 326 Contemporary Marketing
    • BUA 330 Business Law
    • BUA 348 Principles of Management
    • ECO 221* Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECO 223* Principles of Microeconomics
    • Choice of one course from the following six:
      • BUA 335 Principles of Finance
      • BUA 353 International Business Operations
      • BUA 367 Human Resource Management
      • BUA 377 Organizational Behavior
      • BUA 450 Business Policy & Strategic Planning
      • ECO 425 Financial Institutions & Monetary Economics
  2. Philosophy Courses: 24 Hours
    • PHI 151 Ethics
    • PHI 152 Logic
    • PHI 201 History of Philosophy I
    • PHI 203 History of Philosophy II
    • PHI 325+ Business Ethics
    • PHI 335 Theory of Economic Justice
    • PHI 440 Independent Study OR PHI 450 Seminar
    • Choice of one course from remaining PHI classes listed in catalog.
  3. Allied Courses: 12 Hours
    • Choice of any four courses from the following eleven:
      • BIO 314 Evolution and Ecology
      • COMM 312 Group Dynamics
      • COMM 315 Advertising
      • CSC 107# Introduction to Computer Science
      • HIS 430 Recent America
      • POS 319 Constitutional Rights
      • POS 407 International Law & Organization
      • PSY 260 Social Psychology
      • SOC 319 Work and Organizational Sociology

* Can be used to fulfill General Education requirements for a Social Science course.
+Can be used to fulfill General Education requirements for a Philosophy course.
# Can be used to fulfill General Education requirements for a Mathematics course.

Four Year Plan

Business Administration and Ethics (BUE) Interdisciplinary Major: (60 semester hours)

  1. Year 1: 3 hours
    • PHI 151
    • PowerPoint Literacy
  2. Year 2: 18 hours
    • BUA 210
    • BUA 211
    • ECO 221
    • ECO 223
    • PHI 152
    • PHI 201
    • Spreadsheet Literacy
  3. Year 3: 15 hours
    • BUA 326
    • BUA 330
    • BUA 348
    • PHI 203
    • PHI 325
  4. Year 4: 12 hours
    • BUA Elective*
    • PHI 335
    • PHI 440 or 450
    • PHI Elective #

* BUA Elective from BUA 335, 353, 367, 377, 450; ECO 425
# PHI Elective from PHI 150, 301, 303, 315, 345, 355, 370, 375, 412, 425, 435, or 475