Department of Management, Marketing and General Business
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree
Major 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 health care management. This concentration has a total of 120 credit hours. This concentration has a total of 120 credit hours. Students must take 18 hours from BUSI 4370, CIDM 3320, CIDM 4331, CIDM 4370, MKT 3342, MKT 4346, ECON 4301, ECON 4370, FIN 3335, FIN 4325, FIN 4326, FIN 4370, MGT 4330, and MGT 4370. Nine additional hours of electives in management 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.
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 interested in international business may use the general business major to create an emphasis in international business. By combining nine hours from the 30 hours required in the general business major with the three hours of elective credits, students can take courses that would prepare them for international business. Students would take 15 hours of international business courses in the College of Business, the International Law and Organizations course in political science, and eight hours in a foreign language. Students will need to consult their adviser to ensure that courses selected will meet major requirements. Credit hours total 122 hours.
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.