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The business administration bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. A minimum of 30 K-State credit hours are required, and 20 of the last 30 hours must be from K-State.

All students must complete K-State's general requirements in addition to the Business Core requirements and the Business Administration requirements. View the complete business administration curriculum.

Transfer students must meet the above requirements and complete at least 12 credit hours at K-State before they can be admitted into the business administration degree plan.

The exact sequence of the courses to be completed is a collaborative effort between student and advisor. There is some flexibility in scheduling. To enroll in any course, students must have prerequisites and meet other requirements that are stated in the catalog.

Applications for the business administration degree plan (major) may be made by the semester during which the student will have completed at least 45 credit hours of the business administration pre-professions program (BAPP) requirements. Degree plan applications must be filed by the time students complete 60 credit hours.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor of science in business administration must complete at least 9 credit hours of instruction in upper-division business courses after acceptance and enrollment in a degree plan program in the college. Additional requirements may apply.

A student will become eligible for graduation with a bachelor of science in business administration degree upon fulfilling the above requirements and completing 120 credit hours of coursework. 45 of these hours must be in the BAPP program, 30 hours in the business core, and the remaining 45 hours must be earned as specified by the student's major. Students must earn a minimum 2.5 grade point average in the business core courses in order to graduate.

Transfer Coursework

All transfer coursework approved by the K-State Admissions Office, with a grade of C or better, will be reviewed by the College of Business Administration (CBA) Office of Student Services for equivalency within the business curriculum and is subject to final approval. (Transfer coursework carrying a grade of D will not be accepted toward a student's business degree requirements.)

Final approval of transfer courses for use within an individual's business degree plan is determined by the appropriate department head, in conjunction with the CBA Office of Student Services and the Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies. In general, upper-level (300+) business* courses will only be considered for approval if the coursework has been completed at an AACSB-accredited institution.

*Business courses are defined as those carrying a prefix of ACCTG, ENTRP, FINAN, GENBA, MANGT, MIS or MKTG.

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Degree: Bachelor of Science
College: Business Administration
Credits: 120 
Course delivery: Online, message boards, emails, guided study

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