Business Administration, BA, BS, Minor


Business Administration Concentrations

Lees-McRae College offers a Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in Business Administration with Concentrations in
Accounting, Finance and Marketing. These concentrations prepare the student to pursue a career and/or advanced degree in the applicable field. A concentration requires a minimum of 12 semester hours within the concentration above the Core Curriculum and the required curriculum for a Business Administration degree.


The concentration in Accounting develops a strong base of business knowledge while building the accounting skills that can be of value in many industries. The coursework prepares the student for entry to graduate school in accounting and provides 120 credit hours of the required 150 credit hours required to sit for the C.P.A. exam. Coursework includes the study of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Taxation, Auditing and Accounting software along with a general business and general education core.

Required Courses | Choose 12 Credit Hours


The concentration in Finance allows students to focus on how individuals and businesses make financial decisions and manage money. Students acquire knowledge about how firms make financial decisions, acquire and allocate funds,
and how markets operate. A strong emphasis is placed on spreadsheet utilization and design. Careers in finance demand analysis and attention to detail and include positions in corporate finance, banking and investments.

Required Courses | Choose 12 Credit Hours


The concentration in Marketing develops a competitive advantage through courses that offer firsthand, practical experience shaping the advertising, promotion, and sales tactics of real-world products while developing a solid understanding of business concepts. Many students who concentrate in marketing go on to work in brand management, sales, marketing research and consulting, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Required Courses | Choose 12 Credit Hours