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    May 26, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Bachelor of Business Administration

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To complete the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must meet both the core curriculum and major requirements.


Core Curriculum - The Hamline Plan

The “Hamline Plan” refers to the core areas in which students must demonstrate learning. These areas include effective writing, speaking and presentation, collaboration, global citizenship, facility with diversity, reasoning, critical inquiry, practice of the liberal arts (LEAP), and study in four disciplinary areas: fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Students complete the Hamline Plan using a combination of transferred coursework and Hamline coursework.

All students must take the following course at Hamline:

Remaining Core Requirements

The Hamline Plan core areas are completed through a combination of transfer and Hamline coursework. The following list shows the total number of courses a student must complete in each core area, and indicates which requirements can be met by courses in the major. One course may meet requirements in more than one core area.​

  • Collaboration - one course (met by business major)
  • Critical Inquiry - one course (met by business major)
  • Diversity - two courses (at least one met by business major)
  • Fine Arts - two courses
  • Global Citizenship - one course
  • Humanities - two courses
  • Liberal Education as Practice (LEAP) - one course (met by business major)
  • Natural Science - two courses, one must have a lab 
  • Reasoning - one course (met by business major)
  • Social Science - two courses (one course met by business major)
  • Speaking - two courses (met by business major)
  • Writing - one course during each full year at Hamline, two or three courses total (two courses met by business major)

Business Administration Major Requirements

Courses in the major may also fill Hamline Plan Core requirements. Core areas are designated below.

General Business Concentration

Note: Depending on electives offered, additional Hamline Plan core areas may be met by concentration courses.

  • One 3000-level finance (FIN) elective
  • One 3000-level international business elective (diversity)
  • One 3000-level management (MGMT) elective
  • One 3000-level marketing (MKTG) elective
  • One 3000-level quantitative (QMBE) elective

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