Our business programs are accredited by AACSB International.
One of the most popular majors on campus, business administration is the ideal program for those interested in a career in business, whether it’s becoming an entrepreneur, marketing products, managing people and projects or analyzing business practices and decisions.
Business is an integral part of society, touching on almost every aspect of our lives. Society needs smart, skilled and ethical individuals in business. You can contribute your talents and energy to solving problems, creating value and having a positive impact on the world through business.
Careers in business are diverse and often highly paid. A bachelor's degree in business administration gives you a foundation of business knowledge covering principles of accounting, finance, operations, marketing and management, among others, with the opportunity to specialize in a specific area.
Plus, the skills and knowledge you gain with a business degree aren't limited to business. You'll find they're easily transferable to positions in law, nonprofits, media and communications, etc.
Customize your business administration degree with one of 11 concentrations or tracks:
You can add even more value to your business degree by choosing a second major or a minor.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 earned units, which must include successful completion of the University Core Curriculum requirements, the BUAD requirements and electives. For the B.A. degree option, a student must complete all the courses required for the major and a foreign language’s intermediate (202) courses (or equivalent).
See degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Business administration is a screened major. Students are admitted to the business administration major (BUAD) only after successfully completing a set of required courses with a C or higher in each of those courses and an overall TU GPA of 2.0 or higher.
No more than two courses may be repeated, of which no more than one course may be repeated twice.
Your admission status will be sent to your Towson University student email account at the beginning of each term and right before registration. You are required to meet with your assigned adviser each term to evaluate your progress in completing the requirements for admission to the major and the degree. Once you have been admitted to the major, you may enroll in upper-level required business courses and courses required for your concentration or track.