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Program Options

Dual degree in business administration

The dual degree programs allow students to earn the bachelor of science in business administration degree in addition to a nonbusiness degree. Because of course sequence requirements, students should begin the dual degree program in their sophomore year. Students must be enrolled in both the college offering the nonbusiness degree and the College of Business Administration.

Any student who wishes to complete a dual degree must satisfy the requirements, other than university general education requirements, for both degrees. The business administration requirements include course work in the following areas: communications, quantitative, social sciences, economics, and business. For further information about the exact academic requirements, contact Student Services, College of Business Administration, 107 Calvin Hall, 785-532-6180.

Honors program

The College of Business Administration honors program provides a select group of undergraduate business students with enhanced educational opportunities that emphasize scholarship, critical thinking, and intellectual curiosity in order to develop their leadership potentials. While the college strives to provide similar academic experience to all its majors, the honors program strives to provide similar academic experience to all its majors, the honors program provides enhanced educational opportunities to high-achieving students.

To be admitted into the honors program, students must have a completed application form for the honors program, a high school GPA of 3.75 or an ACT score of 28. a short essay of their academic accomplishments, and a letter of recommendation.

Transfer students must have a transfer GPA of 3.5 and maintain a 3.5 in their first 15 hours at K-State.

University honors program

For information about the university honors program, available to all students entering K-State in fall 2006 or later, see the Degrees section of this catalog. Check the honors program website for applications, requirements, current classes, and more: www.k-state.edu/ksuhonors.

Certificate in international business

The certificate in international business is open to all students, and it appeals to students seeking adventure, growth, and international exposure that will enhance their personal and professional development. The certificate will be awarded to students who achieve a superior level of expertise in international aspects of business. This certificate will be noted on the student's transcript.


Advanced foreign language study, Level 4 or the equivalent of Level 4, in a foreign language sequence offered by the Department of Modern Languages.

An additional 6 hours in language courses numbered 500 or above in a single language.

GEOG 100 World Regional Geography

At least 12 hours of approved international courses. Nine hours must be from international business courses.

An approved study abroad experience or an international internship specifically approved for this certificate.

Students must earn a 2.75 GPA on all courses used for the certificate program. Students must earn at least 50 percent of the credits that apply to the ceriticate program from K-State.

The number of students admitted into the certificate in international business will be based on resource availability.

Experiential learning

The College of Business Administration, through the internship program, offers opportunities for students to obtain experience in business and industry as part of their college education. Students work through Career and Employment Services and are selected through formal interviews with participating companies.

Pre-business education

Pre-business education majors are enrolled in and advised by the College of Education. Students interested in the field are instructed to refer to the College of Education section for details.


Law schools emphasize various objectives in pre-law study for the development of basic skills and insights. These objectives are: the acquisition of skills in comprehension and expression; understanding human institutions; and the ability to think clearly, carefully, and independently. A pre-law student enrolled in the College of Business Administration not only achieves these important goals, but also obtains a broad business background that is desirable preparation for study of the law.

Business minor

Upon graduation, most students will be involved in organizations, profit or nonprofit, that will use business concepts and principles to improve their services or products. To complete the business minor students must graduate from another Kansas State University college and complete the business courses listed below:

ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
ACCTG 241Accounting for Investing
and Financing3
MANGT 420Management Concepts3
MKTG 400Marketing3
FINAN 450Introduction to Finance3

Students will be responsible for meeting the prerequisites for the business courses in the minor program. Three of the five courses must be completed at Kansas State University.

Students with a fall 2001 or later date of entry to K-State must have a 2.5 K-State GPA and must achieve a grade of C or better in each of the five courses that comprise the minor.

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