BSBA Core Requirements

General Education Requirements

This University-wide general-education core of arts and sciences courses strengthens business communication and critical thinking skills while introducing students to global cultures and traditions. All undergraduate majors in the Valparaiso University College of Business take these courses, along with the business core courses and specialized courses required for the major field of study.

Freshman Core Program 8 credits
CORE 110The Human Experience4 credits
CORE 115The Human Experience4 credits
Theology3 credits
THEO 200The Christian Tradition3 credit
Cultural Diversity11 credits
World Languages and Cultures8 credits
One of the following options:-Courses numbered 102 and 203 in a foreign language in which the student has more than one year of high school credit
-Courses numbered 101 and 102 in a foreign language which the student has not previously taken
-For non-immigrant visa international students whose native language is not English, there is no foreign language requirement, provided they have completed ENGL 200: Literary Studies
Cultural Diversity Course3 credits
One of the following options:Three-credit course from a specified list of approved diversity courses
Semester abroad in one of the International Study Programs, the Chicago Urban Studies Semester, or either of the Washington Semester Programs
Humanities3 credits
One of the following options:– Fine and Performing Arts
– History
– Literature
– Philosophy (except PHIL 145/150)
Social Science3 credits
Choose one three-credit course from geography (designated), political science and international relations, social work (designated), sociology, or gender studies
Natural Sciences8 credits
PSY 110General Psychology3 credits
PSY 111Laboratory in General Experimental Psychology1 credits
Three to four credits with a laboratory component from astronomy, biology, chemistry, physical geography, meteorology, physics, or natural science
Quantitative Analysis4 credits
MATH 124Finite Mathematics4 credits
Healthy Lifestyles1 credit
One of the following options: 
KIN 100 Healthy Lifestyles
KIN 101 Wellness and Stress
ECON 221Principles of Economics-Micro3 credits
ECON 222Principles of Economics-Macro3 credits
ENGL 210Introduction to Business and Professional Writing3 credits
PHIL 145Elementary Logical and Critical Thinking3 credits
Total56-57 credits

Core Business Requirements

Freshman/Sophomore Core Courses
BUS 100The Business Experience3 credits
BUS 100LThe Business Experience Lab0 credits
BLAW 104Legal Environment of Business3 credits
ACC 205Financial Accounting3 credits
ACC 206Managerial Accounting3 credits
IDS 115Business Applications for Decision Making3 credit
IDS 205Business Statistics3 credits
Total18 credits
Junior/Senior Core Courses
FIN 304Financial Management3 credits
MGT 304Management and Organizational Behavior3 credits
MGT 305Business Ethics3 credits
MKT 304Marketing Management3 credits
IDS 306Global Operations and Supply Chain Management3 credits
IDS 310Intro to Business Analytics3 credits
Senior Capstone
MGT 475Business Policy and Strategy3 credits
MGT 475LBusiness Policy and Strategy Lab0 credits
One course from the following options:
MGT 395Internship Experience in Business Administration I1 credit
MGT 381Cooperative Education in Business Administration I2 credits
Total22-23 credits
Total Business Core40-41 credits