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  Aug 19, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Business Administration


Requirements for the Major in Business Administration


To complete the requirements for graduation with a B.B.A. degree, the following course requirements for a total of 120 undergraduate hours must be met: general education; business core; business major, major requirements listed with information on individual majors; cognates; and electives.

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.

Suggested Order of Coursework for Seidman Majors


First Year:

  • Begin general education foundations and cultures requirements
  • Begin and complete 100 level Seidman major requirements

Second Year:

  • Complete general education foundations and cultures requirements
  • Include at least one course designated as supplemental writing skills
  • Begin and complete 200 level Seidman cognate and core requirements

Third Year:

  • Begin 300 level cognate and core requirements
  • Begin Seidman major and elective courses (please see a Seidman faculty mentor for guidance on elective courses)
  • Begin Issues

Fourth Year:

  • Complete Seidman major and elective courses
  • Seidman Capstone
  • Complete Issues
  • Complete second supplemental writing skills course no later than senior year

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