Business Administration

The major in Business Administration prepares students for professional careers in business administration or for graduate studies. Within this area, there is one specialization available to Day students called Music Business and another option available to both day and AU students called the Combined Business and Economics major. These two areas provide students with a broad foundation so they can readily adapt to internal changes in interests and goals and to external changes in circumstances and opportunities.

Degree and Major Requirements

Business Core

Seven courses including:

  • ACC 221 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 222 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 242 – Principles of Management
    • or BUS 200 – Exploring Business as a Vocation
  • ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • FIN 331 – Financial Management
  • MIS 260 – Problem Solving for Business
  • MKT 252 – Principles of Marketing

Note: All business majors are encouraged to take KEY 490 – Vocation and the Meaning of Success to fulfill the Augsburg Core Curriculum Senior Keystone Requirement.

Specialization in Music Business (Day students only)

Business Core* plus eight courses:

  • MUS 105 – The Music Business
  • MUS 245 – Arts Management and Concert Promotion
  • MUS/BUS 399 – Internship
  • ECO 112 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • One additional music business elective (4.0 credits taken at Augsburg or MSCM)
  • 12 semester credits in MUS or 8 semester credits in MUS credits and 4 semester credits in MUE (8 credits must be in residence at Augsburg) selected from:
    • MUS 101 – Materials of Music I
    • MUS 102 – Materials of Music II
    • MUS 111 – Aural Skills I
    • MUS 112 – Aural Skills II
    • MUS 130 – Introduction to Music in the Fine Arts
    • MUS 220 – Worlds of Music
    • MUS 241 – History of Jazz
    • (other MUS courses as approved by advisor)

*Music Business majors may substitute BUS 254 in place of BUS 242 or 200.

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses. The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) graduation skill is met by completing two courses: MIS 260 (QF) and either MIS 264 or MIS 379 or COM 352 (QA).

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Note: All business majors are encouraged to take KEY 490 – Vocation and the Meaning of Success to fulfill the Augsburg Core Curriculum Senior Keystone Requirement.

Combined Major in Business Administration and Economics

Eleven courses including:

  • ACC 221 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 222 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 242 – Principles of Management
    • or BUS 200 – Exploring Business as a Vocation
  • MKT 252 – Principles of Marketing
  • MIS 379 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
    • or FIN 331 – Financial Management
  • One other upper division BUS, ACC, FIN, MIS, or MKT course
  • ECO 112 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 312 – Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO 313 – Intermediate Microeconomics
  • One other upper division ECO course

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the combined major in Business Administration and Economics. The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) graduation skill is met by completing two courses: ECO 112 or 113 (QF) and either MIS 379 or ECO 318 (QA).

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Note: All business majors are encouraged to take KEY 490 – Vocation and the Meaning of Success to fulfill the Augsburg Core Curriculum Senior Keystone Requirement.

Minor in Business Administration (open to non-business majors only)

Six courses including:

  • ACC 221 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 222 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 242 – Principles of Management
    • or BUS 200 – Exploring Business as a Vocation
  • MKT 252 – Principles of Marketing
  • MIS 379 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
    • or MIS 264 – Statistical Literacy for Managers
    • or FIN 331 – Financial Management
  • ECO 112 – Principles of Macroeconomics
    • or ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics

Other configurations may be permitted with approval of the department chair.

Minor in Music Business

The Music Business minor is a course of study designed both for the music major desiring additional preparation in business and for the non-music major interested in pursuing a career in the music industry. With the Music Business minor, students are given the opportunity to enroll in coursework and participate in on-site field experiences that address specific professional skills necessary to enter today’s music industry. The minor is a collaborative program between the music and business departments. See the Music Department for requirements.

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