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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

General Business, BBA


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General Business Major

This program of study provides a broad-based business background for those persons who are interested in a business career but do not wish to specialize in a specific functional area. Study in the various business disciplines provides a broader competency base for those who may want to work in or to manage small businesses or selected not-for-profit organizations. This major provides a background for entry-level work in a broad range of businesses. An On Campus format provides a mix of online, face-to-face, and blended courses. An Online completion format provides 60 hours of online courses.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices common to the functional areas of business administration.

Complete the Business Foundation Curriculum in the freshman and sophomore years.

Student Learning Goals

  1. To Be Effective Communicators
  2. To Be Competent in Business Practices
  3. To Be Good Decision Makers
  4. To Be Good Citizens

Major Field Test

As an integral part of the College of Business’ Assurance of Learning program, the Major Field Test (MFT) is a nationally-normed, standardized multiple-choice test developed by the Educational Testing Service and administered to senior-level business students at many AACSB International accredited institutions in the United States. It is designed to measure students’ academic achievement through demonstration of their basic knowledge and understanding of key concepts, theories, and analytical methods in the functional areas of business. This test covers the areas of accounting, economics, finance, international issues, legal and social environment of business, management, marketing, quantitative business analysis, and information systems.

The MFT is required for all students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Students register for MFT in BUSI 0088, Major Field Test in Business. To prepare for this test, business majors are advised to retain their class notes, textbooks, and other relevant materials from their business core courses in the areas referenced above. Completion of all College of Business core courses except MGMT 4388 is required. BUSI 0088 is CR/NC.

General Requirements for BBA Degree


All students seeking BBA must complete:

 

  Sem. Hrs.
A. University Core Curriculum Programs   42
B. First-Years Seminars (when applicable)* (2)
C. Business Core 45
D. Major Requirements 24
E. Electives 9
  Total 120 (122)


*Full-time, first time in college students are required to take the first-year seminars.

 

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Total 42 sem. hrs.


Business Core Requirements


Note:


Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.

*Higher level mathematics course may be accepted as a substitute with approval.

Total 45 sem. hrs.


Major Requirements


Accounting 3 sem. hrs.


Select one of the following:

Management 3 sem. hrs.


Select one of the following:

Marketing 3 sem. hrs.


Select one of the following:

Business Electives 3 sem. hrs.


Upper-Level Business Electives 9 sem. hrs.


Total 9 sem. hrs.


Elective Requirements


Additional Electives Required for all Business Majors:

  • Upper-level Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.
  • Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.
  • Non-Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.

Total 9 sem. hrs.


BBA General Business Online Completion


This program of study provides a broad-based business background for those persons who are interested in a business career but do not wish to specialize in a specific functional area. Study in the various business disciplines provides a broader competency base for those who may want to work in or to manage small businesses or selected not-for-profit organizations. This major provides a background for entry-level work in a broad range of businesses.  An On-Campus format provides a mix of online, face-to-face, and blended courses.  An Online completion format provides 60 hours of online courses. The course schedule for the Online BBA-General Business option will differ from on-campus course offerings and may not include all course options available to on-campus students.

Student Learning Goals

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices common to the functional areas of business administration.

  1. To Be Effective Communicators
  2. To Be Competent in Business Practices
  3. to Be Good Decision Makers
  4. To Be Good Citizens

 

Entry Requirements


Students may apply to be accepted into the fully Online General Business BBA format after completion of all University Core Curriculum and the following courses or their equivalents:

General Requirements for BBA Online Completion


All students seeking the online completion for the BBA in General Business must complete:

  Sem. Hrs.
A. Business Core 30
B. Major Requirements 30
  Total 60

 

Business Core Requirements (all available Online)


The following courses will be offered to provide the common background in business; all students seeking the BBA Online Completion are required to complete these courses or their equivalents.

Total 30 sem. hrs.


Major Requirements (all available Online)


The following courses (and/or their equivalents) will be offered to meet the Major Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing requirements.

Total 30 sem. hrs.


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