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Business Majors, Minors and Certificates

 


 


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The Department of Business Administration provides academic programs that promote a solid foundation for students in leadership roles in business, government, and education. Performance standards are high for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Academic programs reflect the philosophy and common professional components of our accrediting body, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). In order to prepare students for professional careers, the curricula address both the specifics of the workplace and the more general aspects of society.

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Degree Requirements for the BBA Degree

Business General Education Core: 6 credit hours*

*Applies to core requirements.

MATH 140 College Algebra (3) (Math Area)
ECON 216 Macroeconomics (3) (Social and Behavioral Sciences Area)

Business Education Major Core: 45 credit hours

*Business Core is required for all business majors

BUS 200 Business Analysis Methods (3)
MATH 145 Introduction to Statistics (3)
ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 288 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing (3)
MGMT 303 Principles of Management (3)
MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)
MGMT 325 Operations Research and Scientific Mgmt (3)
FIN 341 Financial Management 1 (3)
BLAW 360 Business Law (3)
ENGL 367 Technical Writing (3)
BUS 411 Business Research (3)
INTB 440 International Business (3)
MGMT 489 Strategic Management (last semester) (3)
Major Core Total: 45 credit hours

Major Core Total: 45 credit hours

 

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BBA concentrations:

Concentration in Accounting (BBA)

Required courses: 24 credit hours

ACCT 321 Individual Taxation (3)
ACCT 387 Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)
ACCT 388 Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)
ACCT 404 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 410 Accounting Technology (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 489 Governmental Accounting (3)
ACCT 492 Auditing (3)

Concentration Total: 24 credit hours

Major Total: 69 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/electives to 120: 11 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required and may exceed the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120-credit requirement. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in Finance (BBA)

Required courses: 24 credit hours

FIN 343 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 405 Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
FIN 409 Investments (3)
FIN 475 International Finance (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours. Select three upper division Business Administration courses.

Concentration Total: 24 credit hours

Major Total: 69 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/electives to 120: 11 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required and may exceed the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120-credit requirement. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in Management  (BBA)

Required courses: 24 credit hours

MGMT 386 Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 453 Organizational Leadership (3)
MGMT 465 Personnel Practice and the Law (3)
MIS 480 Project Management (3)
FIN 343 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
MGMT 431 Entrepreneurial Forum (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours. Select three upper division Business Administration courses.

Concentration Total: 24 credit hours

Major Total: 69 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core:  5 credit hours
Proficiency/electives to 120: 11 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A concentration is required Additional credit hours (electives) may be required and may exceed the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120-credit requirement. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in Marketing  (BBA)

Required courses: 24 credit hours

MKTG 415 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 489 Strategic Brand Management (3)
MKTG 473 Advertising (3)
MKTG 484 Marketing Management (3)

Choose one:

MKTG 451 Internet Marketing Strategies (3) OR
MKTG 446 Social media (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours. Select three upper division Business Administration courses.

Concentration Total: 24 credit hours

Major Total: 69 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core:  5 credit hours
Proficiency/electives to 120: 11 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required and may exceed the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120-credit requirement. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in Media Marketing (BBA)

The optional media marketing emphasis integrates traditional marketing knowledge with tools from the creative side of marketing. Students learn design fundamentals and applications to plan and implement marketing campaigns in media such as digital film, Internet advertising, and traditional print media.

Required courses: 28 credit hours

MART 121 Visual Concepts (4)
MART 233 Imaging History and Production (4)
MKTG 415 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 473 Advertising (3)
MKTG 484 Marketing Management (3)

Choose one:

MART 221 Videography (4) OR
MART 243 Digital Photography (4)

Choose one:

MART 373 Typography (4) OR
MART 313 Design for the Web (4)

Choose one:

MKTG 451 Internet Marketing Strategies (3) OR
MKTG 446 Social Media (3)

Concentration Total: 28 credit hours

Major Total: 73 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/electives to 120: 7 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required and may exceed the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120-credit requirement. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in General Business (BBA)

Required: 24 credit hours

  1. Electives: 15 credit hours. Select five (5) Business Administration courses
  2. Upper Division Electives: 9 credit hours. Select three (3) Upper Division courses

Concentration Total: 24 credit hours

Major Total: 69 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/electives to 120: 11 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required and may exceed the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120-credit requirement. The University requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Minors in Business

Minor in Accounting for Non-Business Majors Only

Required courses: 21 credit hours

BUS 200 Business Analytical Methods (3)
MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)
ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 288 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 387 Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)
ACCT 388 Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)
ACCT 321 Individual Taxation (3)

Electives: 3 credit hours

Choose one course from the following list in consultation with an adviser.

ACCT 404 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 410 Accounting Technology (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 489 Governmental Accounting (3)
ACCT 492 Auditing (3)

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Minor in General Business for Non-Business Majors Only

Required courses: 24 credit hours

BUS 200 Business Analytical Methods (3)
ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
BLAW 360 Business Law and Ethics (3)
ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
FIN 341 Financial Management I (3)
MGMT 303 Principles of Management (3)
MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing (3)
MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Minor in Finance for Non-Business Majors Only

Required courses: 21 credit hours

ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)
ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
FIN 341 Financial Management 1 (3)
FIN 343 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 405 Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
FIN 409 Investments (3)

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Minor in Management for Non-Business Majors Only

Required courses: 21 credit hours

ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)
MGMT 303 Principles of Management (3)
MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing (3)

Choose two (2) of the following courses:

MGMT 386 Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 453 Organizational Leadership (3)
MGMT 465 Personnel Practices and Law (3)
MIS 480 Project Management (3)
FIN 341 Financial Management 1 (3)
MGMT 431 Entrepreneurial Forum (3)

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Minor in Marketing for Non-Business Majors Only

Required courses: 21 credit hours

ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)
MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKTG 415 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 473 Advertising (3)
MKTG 484 Marketing Management (3)

Choose one (1) of the following:

MKTG 451 Internet Marketing Strategies (3) OR
MKTG 446 Social Media (3)

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

 

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Certificates in Business

Certificate in Accounting (undergraduate)

Proficiency: Students must have taken or take ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting and ACCT 288 Principles of Managerial Accounting.

Required courses: 18 credit hours

ACCT 387 Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)
ACCT 388 Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)

Choose four (4) course, 12 hours from the following list:

ACCT 321 Individual Taxation (3)
ACCT 404 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 410 Accounting Technology (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 489 Governmental Accounting (3)
ACCT 492 Auditing (3)
MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)

Total hours required: 18 credit hours

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Certificate in Finance

Proficiency: Students must have taken or take ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting and ECON 217 Microeconomics.

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)
FIN 341 Financial Management (3)
FIN 343 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 405 Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
FIN 409 Investments (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)

Total hours required: 18 credit hours

 

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Certificate in Human Resources Management

Proficiency: Students must have taken or take MGMT 303 Principles of Management.

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

MGMT 321 Business Ethics (3)
MGMT 386 Human Resources Management (3)
MGMT 453 Organizational Leadership (3)
MGMT 465 Personnel Practices and Law (3)
MGMT 431 Entrepreneurial Forum (3)
MIS 480 Project Management (3)

Total hours required: 18 credit hours

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Certificate in Marketing (undergraduate)

Prerequisite: Students must have taken or take MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing.

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

MKTG 489 Strategic Brand Management (3)
MKTG 415 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 446 Social Media (3)
MKTG 451 Internet Marketing Strategies (3)
MKTG 473 Advertising (3)
MKTG 484 Marketing Management (3)

Total hours required: 18 credit hours

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BBA degree programs are accredited by ACBSP, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.