2018-2019 University Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration

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The School of Business trains students to become contributing members of today’s corporate, entrepreneurial, public and non-profit organizations. While an objective of the School is to prepare a person for specific career orientation, the School recognizes that the student must also develop into an individual ready to adapt to personal and social problems as well as to a constantly changing global, competitive environment. Communication and leadership skills are critical and will be honed through experiential learning, internship opportunities, and student organizational involvement. Prior to entering a specialized curriculum, students will broaden their preparation in written and oral communications, the social and natural sciences, mathematics and other courses that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning.

Special Note: A course taken as an elective for a BUS major cannot be used as an elective to satisfy the requirements of another BUS major or minor.

2+2 Transfer Program in Business Administration

Baldwin Wallace University accepts transfer credit earned in approved AAB programs toward the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in business administration. The approved programs offered by the area community colleges with which the affiliations exist are:


  • Accounting
  • Accounting, concentration in Accounting Theory
  • Business Management
  • Business Management, concentration in Small Business
  • Industrial Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing, concentration in Professional Selling


  • Accounting
  • Business Management, with approved electives in Accounting, Business or Marketing
  • Marketing


  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance

Associate’s to Bachelor’s Program (A2B)

Baldwin Wallace University offers a streamlined Bachelor’s Degree completion program that is open to adult students with work experience who have earned an Associate’s Degree from a regionally-accredited institution. This program is designed for students seeking majors of Exercise Science, Health Care Management, Management, or Organizational Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to Baldwin Wallace University. In the A2B program, the Associate’s Degree covers most of the Core Curriculum requirements at BW. The student, meeting certain criteria, can complete the Bachelor’s Degree in as few as 21 courses at BW. The program is designed for qualifying Associate Degree graduates who may enroll part-time or full-time at either Berea or Beachwood locations.

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