Business Administration Comprehensive Major: Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Emphasis (ICE)

Program Requirements

Admission to the program: All students who wish to major in the ICE emphasis in Business Administration must be formally admitted to the program. For admission, a student must complete and submit an application for admission.

A minimum of 63 credits is required, including the 21-credit Base Curriculum, the 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus,

Base Curriculum
ACC 201Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ECON 201Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Microeconomics3
Select one of the following mathematics courses:3-4
College Algebra (GT-MA1)
Precalculus (GT-MA1)
Calculus I (GT-MA1)
One of the following:3
Spreadsheets and Analysis
Professional Computer Skills
One of the following:3
Probability and Statistics
Statistics for Business and Economics
Total Credits21-22

The 15-credit Business Administration Nucleus forms the core for each of the emphasis areas and also comprises the bulk of the Standard Program. It is important that the student achieve a high level of understanding of the basic fundamental concepts represented by these courses to be successful in the completion of the required upper- level course work and in their business career. If BUAD 350 Human Resource Management Human Resource Management is used to satisfy the requirements of the Business Administration Nucleus, then it cannot be used to satisfy the elective requirement within the major.

Business Administration Nucleus
BUAD 185Business Communication3
BUAD 210Legal Environment of Business3
BUAD 270Principles of Marketing3
BUAD 360Managerial Finance3
One of the following:3
Organizational Behavior
Human Resource Management
Total Credits15

And the following:

ACC 255Business Structure and Taxes3
BUAD 275Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Mindset (ICE: Mindset)3
BUAD 375Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship: Toolkit (ICE: Toolkit)3
BUAD 382ICE: Make3
BUAD 406ICE: Field3
BUAD 494Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship: Launch (ICE: Launch)3
Select nine credits of the following electives:9
Strategic Negotiations
Business Analytics
Business Law
Social Media Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Marketing Communications
Global Business
Sales I
Consumer Behavior
Total Credits27

Capstone Course Requirement

The following courses in the Business Administration Major fulfill the capstone course requirement: BUAD 494 INNOV.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements