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Business

Spalding’s School of Business has excelled in educating business students for over three decades. Spalding business degrees and classes focus on hands-on problem solving, using case studies, group work and simulations. You will graduate with a business degree knowing how business works and how to apply business knowledge to real-world problems.

Choose from three customized areas of study

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrations:

Business Management

The business management degree gives you the flexibility to select three electives in management, marketing or accounting in order to complete your business degree. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in a variety of business and management careers.

This business management degree requires a total of 120 credit hours to complete the program of study.

Career Opportunities

A degree in business administration can lead to careers in a variety of organizations in areas such as:

  • Management
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Entry level jobs in business

Minor in Business Administration

Students in majors other than Business Administration may minor in Business. The Business minor requires a total of 18 credit hours including Principles of Accounting 1 and 2, Principles of Management, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Principles of Marketing.

Associate of Arts in Business Administration

An associate degree in business is also offered by the School of Business.  The associate degree requires a total of 60 credit hours including 34 hours in University Studies, 21 hours in Business, 5 hours of support courses and a general elective.

Human Resource Management

If you are interested in developing skills for managing an essential resource in any organization, its employees, the human resource management degree is for you. The business degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management (HRM) is designed to support the key competencies needed to manage human resources in organizations of all sizes. Our Human Resources program is fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum standards to ensure you receive the most relevant skills and competencies for success in human resources.

The Bachelor of Science of Business Administration – Human Resource Management requires a total of 120 credit hours to complete.

Career Opportunities

Human resource practitioners have overwhelmingly indicated how valuable a degree in business with a human resources concentration is for job placement and career success. Spalding’s Business degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management can prepare you to enjoy a career in one of the following areas:

  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Employee relations
  • General human resources

Marketing

As the first University in Kentucky to offer a marketing degree with a digital focus, Spalding’s business degree with a marketing concentration prepares you with current, up-to-date digital marketing principles in a core marketing curriculum. You will learn marketing fundamentals combined with topics such as search engine marketing, social media marketing, mobile marketing, and internet advertising.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing Concentration requires a total of 120 credit hours to complete the program of study.

Career Opportunities

The marketing field covers a broad range of career paths, from the creative to the analytical, in both traditional and modern areas of business. A business degree with a marketing concentration can lead to a career in:

  • Marketing or brand management
  • Public relations
  • Customer relations
  • Sales
  • Social media
  • Digital or direct marketing

Minor in Marketing

Students in majors other than Business Administration may minor in Marketing.  The minor in marketing requires 18 credit hours including Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Marketing and two electives.

Double Major – Business Administration and Accounting

Students in the School of Business can earn a degree in both Business and Accounting for a 120 credit hours total (depending on transfer hours). An advisor can help you determine if this option is best for your career goals.

Early Admission to Master in Business Communication

Business majors can begin the Master of Science in Business Communication (MSBC) degree as undergraduates. The early admission process allows high achieving students to earn up to nine graduate hours (three classes) as undergraduate students.

To learn more about Spalding’s business degrees please contact Dr. Michelle Reiss, Chair, School of Business.