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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business


The 18-credit-hour major in general business provides a broad curriculum in business for the student who desires to be a generalist. The major allows students to take courses in several business disciplines instead of concentrating on a specific emphasis. The major is designed for students who wish to work in a family-owned business or any small business that would need an employee with a broad background. In addition, the general business major may serve the interests of a student who wishes to be an entrepreneur.

Requirements for the B.B.A.


Core Courses


All business core courses acquaint you with various fields in business and help you learn to communicate, to interact, and to assume responsible positions in your chosen field.

For a major in business administration, you must complete the following courses:

Required Business Electives


Three upper-division Seidman courses are not applied to the major or minor (nine credits total). However, these courses can be applied toward a second business major.

Electives


Students may elect nonbusiness or business courses to fulfill their elective course requirements. Students may apply up to six hours of internship and independent research credit, in any combination, toward their degree requirements. Business majors may not take any of the major courses, except the internship, on a credit/no credit basis.

Requirements for a Major in General Business


In addition to the business core, the requirements are as follows:

Quantitative Group - choose one:

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

And one three-credit internship in any business discipline.

Students with business experience may meet with an advisor to discuss substituting an alternative course for their internship experience.

The upper division economics course selected as part of the business requirements cannot double count in a general business major.

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