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Business Administration

Lincoln University of Missouri | Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Would you like to gain leadership skills designed to help you excel in the professional world? Can you picture yourself in a business setting, collaborating with a team of colleagues to solve complex business problems? A bachelor's degree in Business Administration can prepare you with the skills to help you hit the ground running in a range of business settings and roles.

Lincoln's Business Administration program prepares graduates for entry into domestic or international business positions, including industry, government, and private entrepreneurship. The program exposes the students to a broad range of theories, models, and experiences in business, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen careers.

Students in this major will complete the business foundation requirements, including economics, management, accounting, marketing, law, finance, business communications, international business and strategic management. The major also requires courses in operations management, accounting software, intermediate accounting, cost accounting, advanced accounting, government & nonprofit accounting, information systems management, auditing, Federal income tax I, and three credits from forensics accounting, Federal Income Tax II, accounting internship, or other business-related courses.

Each of Lincoln's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.

Introduction to Business Introductory course intended to provide an overview of business, and provide students with an understanding of business principles, processes, practices and strategies.
Principles of Management Introduction to the basic functions of management; historical development of the principles of management with emphasis on tools used in managerial decisions. This course is designated writing intensive.
Business Law I Introduction to basic principles of business law including torts, crimes, contract law, product liability, consumer protection, and labor law. Also covered are sales, warranties, and an introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code.
Human Resource Management Recruitment, selection, and placement of personnel; employee training programs and promotion; wage and salary administration; and employee benefit plans.
Investments Various types of investment vehicles will be surveyed. Major emphasis will be on basic principles of investment, the construction of an investment portfolio, security analysis, sources and uses of information and the mechanism for investment.
For the full list of required courses and course descriptions please refer to the Undergrad Bulletin.

No special requirements for this program.

General Undergraduate Requirements

The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Lincoln. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.

Diploma Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.
Core Subjects A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)
Grade Average A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Lincoln, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.
Standardized Tests >Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Lincoln are as follows: SAT: 6366. ACT: 3614.


Lincoln's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:

  • Tax Accounting (public or private)
  • Auditing (public, private, or government)
  • Government Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Corporate Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer