Majors & Minors


The Department of Business Administration offers a Business Administration major and minor.

The department also participates in the interdisciplinary major, Mathematics-Business.

The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Official degree requirements can be found in the Whittier College Catalog.

Requirements for the Major in Business Administration

To complete the major in Business Administration, a student must complete a total of 36 credits, of which 24 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

Required Courses

BSAD 130 Business and Society (3 credits)
BSAD 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
BSAD 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
BSAD 231 Business Law (3 credits)
BSAD 310 Business Finance I (3 credits)
BSAD 320 Marketing Principles (3 credits)
BSAD 330 Management and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
BSAD 341 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
BSAD 350 International Business (3 credits)
BSAD 489 Management Strategy and Policy (3 credits)

Choice of either

MATH 80 Statistics (3 credits)

Six credits of upper-division electives in business administration, or for students choosing to earn an optional concentration in accounting, finance, international business, management or marketing: nine credits in the chosen area of concentration beyond those required courses specified above. These courses must be selected with the department’s approval, with at least six credits being 300-level or 400-level BSAD courses. If appropriate, one of the three courses may be a BSAD course below the 300 level or a non-BSAD course.

Choice of either

MATH 85 Precalculus Mathematics (3 credits) or any mathematics course numbered 85 or higher

ECON 200 Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics (3 credits)
ECON 201 Principles of Economics, Microeconomics (3 credits)
One upper-division economics course
THEA 101 Essentials of Public Speaking (3 credits)
One course in ethics highly recommended
Study abroad is also highly recommended

Requirements for the Minor in Business Administration

To complete the minor in Business Administration, a student must complete a total of 21 credits, which include the following: 201, 202, 231, 310, 320, 330 and one other upper-division course.

Requirements for the Mathematics-Business Major

The interdisciplinary program involving mathematics and business administration provides a strong background of concepts and techniques in the field of "quantitative management." It prepares the student for a variety of positions in banking, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries.

More information on the major can be found on the Business-Mathematics webpage.