Division of Business Administration

Develops Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

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 Organizational Management Program

The Division of Business Administration focuses on the development of individual abilities and the marketable skills necessary to secure employment in business, industry, government or other agencies.

The Division is aware of society’s need for persons in responsible positions to display professional, moral and ethical behavior and seeks to develop skills for solving problems, appreciating global concepts, and utilizing technology. We endeavor to provide experiences that will assist students in developing an understanding of the free enterprise system as well as business functions, operations, and interrelationships.

In short, Business Administration majors will exhibit strong leadership qualities and effective managerial skills in a professional environment.

The Division of Business Administration focuses on the development of individual abilities and the marketable skills necessary to secure employment in business, industry, government or other agencies.

The Division’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Program, which is coordinated jointly with the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, prepares qualified students for exciting entry-level administrative positions in the field of nuclear security and safety at NSSA.

The Organizational Management major is a unique alternative to the traditional degree program. It offers working adults who are at least 25 years old the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree in as little as eighteen months. (The actual time will vary according to the number of credits by discipline transferred.) Classes meet one evening each week.

While studying Business Administration and Organizational Management, students have an opportunity to serve the community in Phi Beta Lambda. They also enjoy the opportunity to earn valuable work experience through our Cooperative Education Program. Positions are available year-round in Sumter and throughout the Midlands area of South Carolina.

Students successfully completing a minmum of 61 academic credit hours in the General Education Program in the Division of General Studies are transferred into the Division of Business Administration as juniors.  The Division has a seven-semester average student retention rate of 71% and a three-year average graduation rate of 71%.

Course Study Curriculum:

Bachelor of Science degree requirements/Major in Business Administration:

General Education 61
Business Administration Major 45
  BUS 375 Principles of Management 3
  BUS 380 Principles of Marketing 3
  BUS 385 Financial Accounting 3
  BUS 390 Business Communications 3
  BUS 395 Statistics 3
  BUS 400 Business Law and Ethics 3
  BUS 405 Operations Management 3
  BUS 410 Managerial Accounting 3
  BUS 460 Business Research 3
  BUS 465 International Business Management 3
  BUS 470 Human Resource Management 3
  BUS 475 Finance 3
  BUS 480 Management Information Systems 3
  BUS 490 Organizational Behavior 3
  BUS 495 Business Policy 3
Other Required Courses 6
     ECO 301 Principles of Economics I 3
     ECO 302 Principles of Economics II 3
Electives 15

TOTAL 127

Minor in Business Administration

Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in Business Administration are required to complete the following courses:

BUS 375 Principles of Management 3
BUS 380 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 385 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 400 Business Law and Ethics 3
BUS 465 International Business Management 3
BUS 470 Human Resource Management 3

TOTAL 18

Requirements for a minor in Business Information Technology

Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in Business Information Technology are required to complete the following courses:

BUS 375 Principles of Management 3
BUS 405 Operations Management 3
BUS 470 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 480 Management Information Systems 3
CIS 440 Computer Resource Management 3
CIS 460 Tech Management Trends and Issues 3

TOTAL 18

Minor in Computer Information Systems

Students who want to minor in Computer Information Systems are required to complete the following courses:

CIS 300 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 310 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CIS 320 Business Telecommunications 3
CIS 400 Database Design 3
CIS 440 Information Resource Management 3
CIS 460 Technology Management Trends and Issues 3

TOTAL 18

Morris graduates with a Business Degree are finding success in both the public and the private sectors of corporate America. Graduates have successful careers as administrators, banking officers, buyers, entrepreneurs, loan officers, office managers, personnel officers, production managers, sales representatives, store managers, and supervisors. These positions are in both the public sector and the private sectors of corporate America.

The courses at Morris focus on the needs of our students today to meet the employment challenges of tomorrow. To cultivate a sense of public responsibility, students are provided with numerous opportunities to participate in a variety of community service activities. In addition, all of our students are strongly encouraged to continue their education and professional development by taking the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and completing a graduate degree program in business.