Bachelor of Business Administration

Candidates for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree must satisfy the following Barton School of Business requirements:

Note: If a minimum grade is required, it is listed after the course, example: (C-)

  1. Complete the Barton School of Business orientation requirement:
    1. For incoming freshmen:
      Course Title Hours
      BADM 101
      BADM 102
      Becoming a Business Student I
      and Becoming a Business Student II
    2. For transfer students:
      Course Title Hours
      BADM 301Transferring to the Barton School of Business1
  2. Complete WSU foundation, general education, and any additional university graduation requirements. Business majors need either:
    Course Title Hours
    Select one of the following:3-5
    College Algebra (C-) 1
    Precalculus Mathematics (C-) 1
  3. Complete advanced standing requirements and exams:
    Course Title Hours
    Select one of the following:3-5
    Business Calculus 1
    Calculus I 1
    ECON 231Introductory Business Statistics3
    ECON 232Statistical Software Applications for Business1
    BADM 161Business Software: Word (C-)1
    BADM 162Business Software: Excel (C-)1
    BADM 163Business Software: Access and PowerPoint (C-)1
    ACCT 210Financial Accounting3
    ACCT 220Managerial Accounting 23
    ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics 13
    ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics 13
  4. Complete the college requirements for a major in the Barton School of Business.
    Course Title Hours
    Select one of the following:3
    General Psychology 1
    Introduction to Sociology 1
    PHIL 105Critical Reasoning 13
    PHIL 306Business Ethics 13
  5. Complete business core requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree:
    Course Title Hours
    MKT 300Marketing 23
    ENTR 310The Entrepreneurial Experience3
    IB 333International Business 13
    FIN 340Financial Management I 23
    DS 350Introduction to Production and Operations Management3
    MGMT 360Principles of Management3
    MIS 395Management Information Systems (MIS majors are not required to complete MIS 395)3
    BLAW 431Legal Environment of Business (For accounting majors: BLAW 635 or BLAW 636)3
    MGMT 681Strategic Management (capstone)3
  6. Complete at least 50 percent of the total upper-division business credit hours at Wichita State University (excluding BADM 301).
  7. Achieve a grade point average of 2.250 or better on:
    1. All college work,
    2. All work taken at Wichita State, and
    3. All business core and current major(s) courses taken at Wichita State (excluding BADM 301).
  8. Submit an application for degree through the myWSU portal before the deadline: October 1 for fall graduates, March 1 for spring and summer graduates.  See — Business Advising Center website (
  9. Complete the Barton School exit survey (in the final semester at WSU).