Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

We offer you diverse choices for programs and majors, whether you want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in one of many areas, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Decision Sciences
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • International Business 
  • Marketing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Sports Management
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Convenient Class Scheduling

The College of Business Administration schedules courses during daytime, evening and weekend hours to accommodate a variety of students.

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Accelerated Option

Many students go on to receive both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years, with scholarships that last the entire length of the program!

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Unique identity

Rooted in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, the College champions academic excellence and good character by encouraging intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social growth.

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Return on Investment

95% Pass Rate on CPA Exam

The 2020 median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $72,250

The job placement rate of our Bachelor's degree candidates exceeds 95%.

And our graduates populate the board rooms and executive offices of major companies, governments and nonprofits around the world. See our alumni success (pdf).

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    Degree Requirements & Curriculum

    A candidate for the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration entering Detroit Mercy in fall 2020 and beyond must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours within required liberal arts, business and other required courses in consultation with a faculty advisor. More credits will be required in order to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements if courses in the University Core Curriculum are not able to be double-counted. 

    Required University Core Curriculum (17 courses)

    • Communication Skills
    • Mathematical and Statistics
    • Natural & Social Sciences
    • Philosophy & Religious Studies
    • Humanities
    • Ethics & Social Responsibility
    • Reading, Writing & Research
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Human Differences
    • Personal Spiritual Development

    Business Core Courses (13)

    • ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I
    • ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II
    • BUS 2310 Business Law I
    • BUS 2950 Principles of Managerial Economics
    • BUS 3110 Organizational Management
    • BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing
    • BUS 3130 Financial Management
    • BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
    • BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality
    • BUS 3170 Management of Information Systems
    • BUS 3180 Organizational Leadership
    • BUS 3190 Ethics, Business Leadership and Social Responsibility
    • BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management

    Business Electives (4)

    Unrestricted Electives (6)

    Find details in the Course Catalog.


    About CBA

    A degree in Business Administration helps connect you with a dynamic group of business leaders, community partners and fellow students. Here you can delve deeper and learn more about us.



    For more information about our  Business Administration Program, send your inquiries to:

    Evan Peterson, Director of Undergraduate Programs
    313-993-1202 or

    Leonard Kloft, Assistant Dean

    313-993-1200 or

    Contact Admissions

    The application process may differ based on what type of incoming student you are. Please visit our admission page to learn more and apply online.

anai headshotThe individual attention I received from professors and staff, the friendships I've made with people from diverse cultures, the values I've learned to guide me in my professional and personal life, with the great city of Detroit as my background, have all been essential and led me to where I am today.

—Anai Orozco-Hernandez '14, '15
B.S. Accounting, MBA
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