Dec 07, 2022
The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is to prepare individuals with the financial, managerial, and operational skills required to work at a professional level in a rapidly changing 21st century business environment. The program also prepares individuals with the foundational business coursework required by many graduate business programs.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program are expected to be able to do the following:
- Examine business operation practices in a contemporary global economy.
- Apply financial principles to business decisions and projects.
- Analyze the economic forces that influence business operations.
- Demonstrate management and leadership skills required in contemporary business organizations.
- Develop marketing strategies required for business organizations.
- Interpret the ethical and legal perspectives and forces that impact contemporary business operations.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing as a business professional.
- Work effectively with diverse populations in various business contexts.
- Develop strategies for learning new skills and updating knowledge needed to be an effective business leader.
Program Structure and Delivery
Courses in the program are delivered in a blended format, integrating face-to-face classroom meetings and online activities or interactions in a planned, instructionally valuable manner.
Additional Specialization Program Outcomes
Management - Demonstrate various leadership and management skills needed in business organizations.
Operations & Technology Management - Demonstrate specialized leadership and information technology skills in various manufacturing and service organizations.
Biomedical Technology Management - Demonstrate specialized leadership skills needed to manage biomedical technology product development and manufacturing.
A minimum of 122 credits is required for graduation with a bachelor of science degree from Saint Mary’s University. All students must meet the general education credit requirements. A minimum of 36 credits is required to complete the B.S. in Business Administration program.
Students may complete the general B.S. in Business Administration program or choose to add an additional specialization in one of the following: Management, Operations & Technology Management, or Biomedical Technology Management. Students choosing to specialize take an additional 12 credits (36 core program credits + 12 specialization credits = 48 credits total).
|Required Business and Management Courses
|Required Capstone Course
|Required Communication Courses
|Total credits: Business Administration Program
|Add: Specialization (if desired) 12 credits with designated courses as substitutions for required and/or elective business/management courses
|Total credits: Business Administration Program with Specialization
Required Business and Management Courses: 24 cr.
Required Capstone Course: 3 cr.
Required Communication Courses: 6 cr.
Required Elective Course: 3 cr.
Management Specialization: 12 cr.
The Management specialization provides the management skills needed by leaders working in a variety of organizations. In addition to the comprehensive business curriculum provided by the core business administration program courses, the Management specialization helps prepare students with additional managerial skills needed in a variety of business-related disciplines. The specialization consists of the following four additional courses:
Operations & Technology Management Specialization: 12 cr.
The Operations & Technology Management specialization provides the management and technology skills needed by leaders working in various business operations environments. In addition to the comprehensive business curriculum provided by the core Business Administration program courses, the Operations Management & Technology specialization provides students with additional total quality, business operations, and technology curriculum applicable to a variety of manufacturing and service organization environments. The specialization consists of the following four additional courses:
Biomedical Technology Management Specialization: 12 cr.
The Biomedical Technology Management specialization provides the management, administrative, and technology skills needed by leaders working in the fields of biomedical manufacturing and product development. In addition to the comprehensive business curriculum provided by the core Business Administration program courses, the Biomedical Technology Management specialization helps prepare students to assess the biomedical technology environment and become better managers and leaders in this industry. The specialization consists of the following four additional courses:
- MG415 Total Quality and Team Development (3 cr.)
- MG450 Operations Management (3 cr.)
- MK430 Product Life Cycle Management (3 cr.)
- BU477 Biomedical Technology Management (3 cr.)
In addition, as part of the 36-credit core program, students must take the following required economics course:
- BU460 Engineering Economics (3 cr.)
Students must also choose the following as the core program elective course:
- IT301 Information Technology Perspectives (3 cr.)
*Note: Students admitted to SMU’s Biomedical Technology Management specialization must take specific biomedical technology courses at approved local community or technical colleges prior to starting the specialization. Approved prerequisite courses include the following:
Anoka Ramsey Community College: BMED2100-Design & Manufacturing in the Medical Device Industry, BMED2300 - Design & Manufacturing Device Regulations & Ethics, BIOL1102-Medical Terminology.
Dakota County Technical College: BMET1111-Medical Device Technology, BMET1122-Administrative Functions, HEAL1502-Medical Terminology.
Saint Paul College: BIOC1760-Chemical & Biological Instrumentation, BIOC1761-Chemical & Biological Ethics and Regulations, BIOL1471-Medical Terminology.
SouthEast Technical College: BMET2221-Introduction to Biomedical Equipment, BMET2222-Biomedical Equipment Safety, BMET2223-Biomedical Equipment I
The faculty members for the Bachelor of Science in Business program have earned doctorate or master’s degrees. Faculty are selected for their combination of educational and professional experience and expertise.
Applicants may apply for admission to undergraduate certificate and degree programs at any time during the year and, if accepted, begin the program during any one of the three semesters. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful undergraduate coursework. Applicants must provide evidence of at least 30 transferable semester credits upon acceptance, including completion of a basic English composition course. Applicants may complete an interview with a program administrator as part of the admission process.
Applicants must submit:
- Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel), and
- An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated by a university accepted evaluation source, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).
Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities campus.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404