Evening & Graduate Programs

Degree-Completion: Business Administration

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

Apply Now! USM’s adult degree-completion program offers you the same high quality education of as the university’s traditional undergraduate program in a more convenient and flexible accelerated evening format.

Business Administration lets you learn the fundamentals of business, including accounting, finance, management, marketing, and human resources.

The USM adult degree-completion program is geared toward students who have completed roughly two years of college (approximately 60 credit hours).

USM requires the successful completion of 128 credit hours to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Core Courses

General Education Courses

Communications — nine credit hours comprising the following three courses

  • Composition I

  • Composition II

  • Oral Communications

Humanities — six credit hours from the following areas:

  • Literature/Theatre

  • Foreign Language

  • History

  • Humanities (Art, Music, Religion)

  • Philosophy

Social Science — six credit hours from the following areas:

  • Economics

  • Anthropology

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

Science and Math — nine credit hours from the following areas:

  • Natural Science with Lab

  • College Algebra and Statistics

IDEA Seminar I
IDEA Seminar II

Business Courses

The business administration major is composed of required core courses (36 credit hours), required non-core support courses (nine credit hours), and a concentration (15 hours).

Required Core Courses

  • Principles of Accounting I

  • Principles of Accounting II

  • Principles of Microeconomics

  • Principles of Macroeconomics

  • Principles of Finance

  • Advanced Management Information Systems

  • Principles of Management

  • Legal & Ethical Aspects of business

  • International Business

  • Production and Operations Management

  • Business Policy and Ethics

  • Principles of Marketing

Required Non-Core Hours:

  • Management Information Systems

  • College Algebra

  • Introductory Statistics

Management Concentration

  • International Political Economy

  • Principles of Leadership

  • Business Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Organizational Behavior