Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Degree Type
Degree/Major
Area of Interest
Business and Leadership
Degree Level
Undergraduate
College
College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership

Viterbo’s business administration program is broad and flexible and provides students with a solid foundation in a variety of major business topics, including marketing, finance, management, ethics, and law. Students can design an academic program that concentrates on their areas of interest and prepares them for employment in today’s rapidly evolving business world.

Policy
  • All students pursuing the B.B.A. degree must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the major requirement courses, and students must receive a letter grade of C (2.0) or higher in each of these courses. If a grade of CD or below is earned in any of these courses, the course must be repeated until a grade of C or higher is achieved.
  • All transfer students seeking an undergraduate degree offered by the Dahl School of Business must earn a minimum of 15 credits of business coursework at Viterbo University.
Learning Outcomes
  • Apply principles of various disciplines to solve complex business issues.
  • Demonstrate sound ethical decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in teams.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the common bodies of knowledge of business: finance, accounting, business law, economics, information systems, quantitative business analysis, management, marketing, and international issues.
    Complete one Franciscan Values and Traditions course (VUSM-100 level course). Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Living in a Diverse World course. Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Serving the Common Good course.
    Complete one The Ethical Life course (VUSM-400 level).
    Complete three credits of historical analysis.
    Complete three credits of literary analysis.
    Complete four credits of scientific reasoning in the natural sciences.
    Complete three credits of scientific reasoning in the social sciences.
    Complete three credits of artistic engagement.
    Complete three credits of theological inquiry.
    Complete three credits of integrating faith and practice.
    Complete three credits of philosophical and moral inquiry.
    Complete a minimum of 40 upper division credits (300/400).
    Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits.

Business Administration (transfer agreement) Major (Bachelor of Business Administration)

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree must have been earned after May 2006 for Western Technical College (WTC) graduates. Students may not begin these specifically-articulated transfer programs or be considered a student in these programs until the A.A.S. degree has been completed and documented on the technical college transcript. A student who did not complete the A.A.S. degree could instead complete the requirements of the general major, and any completed courses of the A.A.S. would count toward the major, but in order to come into this articulated transfer agreement program, the A.A.S. must be completed prior to transfer to Viterbo. The student cannot be dually enrolled.  

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (35-43 credits) – see core curriculum section of catalog
  • Major requirements (26-42 credits) – see below
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level

Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

Western TC - Administrative Professional

ACCT 211, BLAW 343, COMM 105, FINA 331, MGMT 341, 374, 447, 449, four credits from ACCT 487, FINA 481 or 487, MGMT 481 or 487, MKTG 481 or 487 or SPML 481 or 487, 492, MKTG 351, five credits from ACCT, BLAW, COMM, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, MKTG, SPML, SVLD

Western TC - Business Analyst

ACCT 211, BLAW 343, COMM 105, ECON 102, FINA 331, MGMT 341, 374, 447, 449, 492, MKTG 351, four credits from ACCT 487, FINA 481 or 487, MGMT 481 or 487, MKTG 481 or 487 or SPML 481 or 487, three credits from upper division ACCT, BLAW, COMM, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, MKTG, SPML, SVLD

Western TC - Digital Media Production

ACCT 211, BLAW 343, COMM 105, ECON 102, FINA 331, MGMT 341, 374, 447, 449, four credits from ACCT 487, FINA 481 or 487, MGMT 481 or 487, MKTG 481 or 487 or SPML 481 or 487, 492, MKTG 351, three credits from ACCT, BLAW, COMM, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, MKTG, SPML, SVLD

Western TC - Financial Services

COMM 105, MGMT 341, 374, 447, 449, four credits from ACCT 487, FINA 481 or 487, MGMT 481 or 487, MKTG 481 or 487 or SPML 481 or 487, 492, MKTG 351, nine credits of upper division from ACCT, BLAW, COMM, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, MKTG, SPML, SVLD, six general electives

Western TC - Graphic Design

ACCT 211, BLAW 343, ECON 102, FINA 331, MGMT 341, 374, 447, 449, four credits from ACCT 487, FINA 481 or 487, MGMT 481 or 487, MKTG 481 or 487 or SPML 481 or 487, 492, six credits of upper division from ACCT, BLAW, COMM, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, MKTG, SPML, SVLD, three general elective credits

Western TC - Computer Support Specialist

ACCT 211, BLAW 343, COMM 105, ECON 102, FINA 331, MGMT 305, 341, 374, 447, 449, 487, 492, MKTG 351, four credits from ACCT 487, FINA 481 or 487, MGMT 481 or 487, MKTG 481 or 487 or SPML 481 or 487, three credits of upper division from ACCT, BLAW, COMM, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, MKTG, SPML, SVLD

Western TC - Human Resource Management

ACCT 211, BLAW 343, COMM 105, ECON 102, FINA 331, MGMT 374, 447, 449, four credits of 487, 492, MKTG 351, three credits of upper division from ACCT, BLAW, COMM, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, MKTG, SPML, SVLD

Western TC - Network Systems Administration

ACCT 211, BLAW 343, COMM 105, ECON 102, FINA 331, MGMT 305, 341, 374, 447, 449, three credits of 487, 492,  MKTG 351

Western TC - Paralegal

ACCT 212, COMM 105, ECON 102, FINA 331, MGMT 341, 374, 447, 449, 492, MKTG 351, seven upper division credits from ACCT, BLAW, COMM, ECON, FINA, HMGT, MGMT, MKTG, SPML, SVLD

Western TC - Web and Software Developer

ACCT 211, 212, BLAW 343, COMM 105, FINA 331, MGMT 305, 341, 374, 447, 449, four credits of 487, 492, MKTG 351