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    Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 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 (included in the major)
  • Critical Inquiry - one course (included in the major)
  • Diversity - two courses (one included in the major, )
  • Fine Arts - two courses
  • Global Citizenship - one course (included in the major)
  • Humanities - two courses
  • Liberal Education as Practice (LEAP) - one course (included in the major)
  • Natural Science - two courses, one must have a lab 
  • Reasoning - one course (included in the major)
  • Social Science - two courses (included in the major)
  • Speaking - two courses (included in the major)
  • Writing - one course during each full year at Hamline, two or three courses total (two courses included in the major)

Business Administration Major Requirements

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

Communication Course:

General Business Concentration - 4 Courses

Choose four of the following courses. 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
  • One 3000-level management (MGMT) elective
  • One 3000-level marketing (MKTG) elective
  • One 3000-level quantitative (QMBE) elective

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