Business Administration, BA, BS, Minor



Lees-McRae College offers a Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in Business Administration with Concentrations in
Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing and Small Business Development. 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.


The concentration in Finance allows students to focus on how individuals and businesses make financial decisions and manage money. Student acquire knowledge about how firms make financial decisions, acquire and allocate funds and how finance financial markets operate. Careers in finance demand analysis and attention to detail and include positions in commercial banking, financial planning, stock brokerage, and the insurance industry.

International Business

The concentration in International Business develops global, strategic thinkers who are prepared to work in and with multinational corporations. Courses examine applied concepts and in depth theories relevant to conducting global business. International business requires a study abroad component as well as additional course work in global education.

*BUS 421 can fulfill the Junior Seminar Component for Core Requirements


The concentration in Management provides the knowledge of business, the strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the training in leadership needed to make tough, strategic decisions that are critical to any company’s success. Tasks such as planning and forecasting, staff selection, and motivating team members to reach organization goals will be covered through case study simulations as well as service learning opportunities.

*BUS 421 can fulfill the Junior Seminar Component for Core Requirements


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.

Small Business Development

The concentration in Small Business Development focuses on students who intend to enter a family business, work in the small business sector, start your own business, or buy an existing business. Innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives are essential components to the developing and managing small business and ventures. Small Business Marketing, Small Business Accounting, and Entrepreneurship are just a few of the courses offered to prepare you for your career.

*BUS 421 can fulfill the Junior Seminar Component for Core Requirements