Oct 01, 2020  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Business B.B.A.


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Major in General Business


(Major Code: 302)

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog Students must take ECON 2301 , MATH 1324  and COMM 1321 .

B.B.A. Degree Requirements


 The general business major allows students to customize their major based on their career interest. Students select 3 topical areas within the COB (from 8 choices) and then take 3 upper-level courses in each of those 3 areas. The result is a generalist degree that prepares students for either their own entrepreneurial pursuits or the corporate world.

Subject Areas


Nine hours are required from each of three areas of specialization (to total 27 hours; at least 21 hours must be upper level).

Specialization areas are:

Health Care 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. Students must take 18 hours from BUSI 4370 ,  

           ,  , and  . 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 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.

Students can access degree checklists for the business education emphasis by using the URL listed below, selecting “Teaching Certification” and scrolling to the area for business:
wtamu.edu/academic/ess/edu.

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Emphasis


Students may use the general business major to create a concentration in entrepreneurship and small business management. This concentration has a total of 120 credit hours. Students must take 27 hours from 

                , or   .

International Business Emphasis


Students may use the general business major to create an emphasis in international business. This concentration has a total of 122 credit hours.

General Business core requirement:


Nine hours of upper-level courses:


from one area of specialization (ACCT, BUSI, CIDM, ECON, FIN, MGT, or MKT).

Eight hours in a foreign language.


Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides


The following Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides (suggested course sequence) are available by linking to Adivisng Services Degree Checklists:

  • General Business B.B.A.
  • General Business - Online Option B.B.A.
  • General Business - Biotechnology and Healthcare Emphasis B.B.A.
  • General Business - Entrepreneurship/Small Business Emphasis B.B.A.
  • General Business - International Business Emphasis B.B.A.
  • General Business Secondary Teacher Certification

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