Degree Requirements

Majors

The Department of Business Administration offers seven majors:

There is also a combined Business and Economics major, which incorporates courses from both the Departments of Business Administration and Economics.

Minors

Minors provide students the opportunity to study and obtain a professional credential in an area of study that is in addition to their major. The Department of Business Administration offers six minors: Business Administration (for non-business majors only), International Business, Music Business, Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs in the Department of Business Administration are designed to meet the needs of working people looking for specific skills to help them in their job, or to pursue a new career. The department offers certificates in Management and Finance through the AU program, and are only available to non-degree-seeking students. Certificate requirements are listed in Management and Finance sections of the catalog.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must complete at least four of the upper division courses required in the major at Augsburg, or at least three courses in the minor, or obtain an exemption from the department. Transfer courses must be approved by the department. Transfer courses taken more than 10 years ago will not be accepted. Business courses (ACC, BUS, FIN, MIS, MKT) taken at Augsburg more than 10 years ago will not be applied toward a major unless approved by a faculty member in the student’s designated major area. Suitable intervening work experience will also be considered.

Advising

Students who plan to pursue any of our business majors are strongly encouraged to select a departmental advisor who teaches in their major. This should be done by the end of sophomore year at the latest. In addition to advising, departmental faculty can counsel students on their careers, assist in obtaining internships or jobs, and provide letters of recommendation for prospective employers or graduate programs. The business administrator is also available for advising questions relating to degree progress, course selection, and international courses abroad.

Departmental Honors

To complete departmental honors in the Department of Business Administration, students need to consult with the department chair. Students need to apply to the department and start the process during their junior year.

Internships

Students are strongly encouraged to work with the Strommen Career and Internship Center and department faculty to obtain an internship during their junior or senior year. Internships can provide students with experience that may be valuable in competing for jobs after graduation. Faculty advisors should be consulted about internships.

Study Abroad

The Department of Business Administration faculty actively support international study. For additional details, see the section on International Partners under International Programs in this catalog, or consult the departmental coordinator and/or the department administrator for international business courses or other overseas opportunities.

P/N Grades

Students may apply no more than 8 semester credits with P grades toward a major and no more than 4 semester credits with a P grade toward a minor. Please refer to the P/N and graduation requirements section of this catalog for specific details regarding P/N grades.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.