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Department of Management, Marketing and General Business - General Business Program Information

Department of Management, Marketing and General Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree

General Business-COB Students from Various Business DisciplinesMajor in General Business (Major Code: 302)

B.B.A. in General Business Online Degree

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum” section of this catalog.

B.B.A. Degree Requirements

General Business Core Requirements

  • MGT 4311: Business Ethics and Society or FIN 4311: Corporate Governance and Ethics 
  • BUSI 3319: International Business or MGT 4335: International Management 
  • Credit hours to total 120 hours.

Required Courses from Other Subject Areas

Nine hours are required from three areas of specialization (to total 27 hours; at least 21 hours must be upper level) to be chosen from:

  • Accounting (ACCT)
  • Business Law & Communications (BUSI)
  • Computer Information Systems (CIDM)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Finance (FIN)
  • Management (MGT)
  • Marketing (MKT) 
  • Supply Chain Management (nine hours from CIDM 3342, CIDM 4331, CIDM/MGT 4343, CIDM/MGT 3390, CIDM 4310, CIDM 4358, or FIN 4325)

Biotechnology and Healthcare Management Emphasis

Students may use the general business major to create a concentration in entrepreneurship and small business management. This concentration has a total of 120 credit hours. Students must take 27 hours from ACCT 3331, ACCT 3332, ACCT 3375, BUSI 4330, FIN 4325, FIN 4326, MGT 3332, MGT 3333, MGT 3390, MGT 4330, MGT 4332, MGT 4336, MKT 3346, MKT 3348, MKT 3350, MKT 4342, or MKT 4343.

Business Education Emphasis

The Department of Management, Marketing and General Business works with the Department of Education to provide course work leading to a general business major with secondary teacher certification. By combining requirements for courses in the general business major with courses required for education certification, students will be prepared to teach in the business education curriculum as established by the State Board of Education Certification. Students will need to consult the appropriate adviser in both the Department of Management, Marketing and General Business and the Department of Education to ensure that courses selected will meet major and certification requirements.

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Emphasis

Students interested in small business and/or new venture creation may use the general business major to create an emphasis in entrepreneurship/small business. This concentration has a total of 120 credit hours. The student must take four required courses from marketing and management that are specifically targeted to entrepreneurship and small business. Students will also select one additional course each from management and marketing. Three additional courses in any one other business area (or an area outside the College of Business selected with the approval of the adviser) will complete the 27 hours required for this emphasis. Students will need to consult their adviser to ensure that courses selected will meet major requirements.

International Business Emphasis

Students may use the general business major to create an emphasis in international business. This concentration has a total of 122 credit hours.

  • Students must take BUSI 3319 for General Business core requirement
  • Students must take POSC 4370 or 4374, ECON 4341 or 4342, FIN 4323, MGT 4335 or MGT 4333, MKT 4340
  • Three hours of International Business Elective from the History or Political Science Department (choose one course from HIST 4096, HIST 4325, HIST 4332, HIST 4333, HIST 4335, HIST 4337, HIST 4350, HIST 4352, HIST 4354, HIST 4357, HIST 4358, HIST 4361, HIST 4362, POSC 4096, POSC 4369, POSC 4370, POSC 4371, POSC 4372, POSC 4374, POSC 4376, POSC 4378, POSC 4380, POSC 4381)
  • Nine hours of upper-level courses from one area of specialization (ACCT, BUSI, CIDM, ECON, FIN, MGT, or MKT)
  • Eight hours in a foreign language

Cooperative Education Program

The department offers a cooperative education (co-op) program for students majoring in any field within the department. The co-op program combines classroom study with a planned program of related work experience with industry or government agencies. The program provides students opportunities to earn a portion of their college expenses while gaining work experience which enhances their academic studies. The co-op program could extend the time necessary to complete a degree. Past co-op wages have averaged $10–$15 per hour.

 

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