2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, A.B.

Major Requirements

In order to declare and remain a major in good standing in business administration, a student must achieve and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses applicable to the major.  Once enrolled at Muhlenberg College, excluding AP credits (e.g., for microeconomics or macroeconomics) and off-campus courses that are approved by the department chair or business coordinator, students generally meet the major requirements by enrolling Muhlenberg courses.

A major in business administration must complete 12 courses which consist of the following three components:

Foundations (4 courses):

Foundation courses will ordinarily be completed during the first two years.

Core (4 courses):

Business administration majors are expected to complete all four foundation courses before enrolling in any core courses.  Typically, the four core courses are taken during two consecutive semesters and students will not begin to take them before the spring semester of their sophomore year, although exceptions are possible for students who have completed their foundation requirements in their first year and for students who wish to complete their core requirements prior to studying abroad in their junior year.

Concentration (4 courses):

Business Administration majors are expected to have completed all four core courses before enrolling in any concentration courses or department approved study abroad program.  Ordinarily, concentration courses will be enrolled during the junior and senior years.  Participation in a department approved study abroad program is ordinarily done during the junior year.

International Business ― Maastricht Study Abroad Program

The Maastricht study abroad program is specifically designed for department majors who wish to gain an international business perspective.  The Maastricht program offers courses in business and economics, a maximum of three of which may be used to satisfy the concentration requirement (advisor approval required).  Students participating in the Maastricht program are encouraged to take additional concentration area courses at Muhlenberg in consultation with their advisor.

Management and Organization Studies

Students must complete the following two courses:

In addition, students must choose two of the following:


Students must complete the following three courses:

In addition, students must choose one of the following:

Arts Administration

Students must complete the following two courses:

In addition, students must choose one of the following two courses: