Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The Business major at Barton College is an ideal choice. Not only will you get a well-rounded education in business, but you also will have the opportunity to pursue your own individualized area of interest. The curriculum introduces you to disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, operations management, information systems, marketing, and management. Courses also focus on a mastery of written and oral communication and help students develop interpersonal, critical-thinking, and research skills.
Individualized Program of Study
The Business curriculum also allows you to work with faculty in developing your individualized program of study. This area of emphasis requires 18 additional hours and allows you to complete courses within and outside of the School of Business. By selecting a group of classes that speaks to your interests, you can strategically position yourself for employment and graduate school.
Required courses for the major include:
- ACC 101 – Principles of Financial Accounting
- ACC 102 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
- BUS 210 – Business Statistics
- BUS 215 – Legal Environment of Business
- BUS 250 – Business Communication
- ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics
- ECO 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics
- FIN 330 – Managerial Finance
- MGT 301 – Principles of Management
- MIS 301 – Information Systems
- MKT 301 – Principles of Marketing
- OMA 310 – Operations Management
- BUS 360 – Case Studies in Business
- BUS 490 – Business Policy and Strategy
- Students may submit their programs of study after the completion of their sophomore year.
- Students may make modifications to their programs of study by resubmitting the proper request form.
- Students must have their programs of study approved six months before their date of graduation.
- Twelve of the 18 elective credit hours must come from 300-level courses or higher.
- No more than six hours of individualized study may be utilized as part of the electives.
18 Hours of Elective Classes
A variety of electives allows you to pursue a topic in more depth.
The School of Business
The School of Business faculty offer a level of personal attention unsurpassed by other business programs. Many members of the faculty have work experience in their field of expertise and are active in professional organizations on both a regional and national basis. Using teaching techniques that involve simulations, experiments, working as a team, and off-campus learning, your professors will engage you in the material in innovative ways and help you apply it to concrete issues in business.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
The School of Business grants a variety of endowed scholarships to business majors during their junior and senior years. These scholarships are given to students who excel in the classroom and are active on campus. Some of these scholarships include:
- The Andrews Scholarship Fund, awarded by the business faculty to students demonstrating superior scholarship, leadership in club activities, service, and future promise in their chosen major.
- The Gretchen B. Boyette Endowed Scholarship, awarded to students with financial need who are pursuing a major in the School of Business.
- The Gary F. Singleton Scholarship, awarded to business students on the basis of character, ability, scholarship, leadership, and need.
- The Larry W. Staley Memorial Scholarship, given to handicapped students and business students with financial need.
- The C. Buren Williford Family Scholarship, awarded to a full-time student pursuing a degree in the School of Business.
In addition to these endowed scholarships, Barton has established scholarships for freshmen who were active in their high school chapters of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
Ron Eggers, Dean
School of Business