Oct 26, 2021
Major in General Business
(Major Code: 302)
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.
General Business Core Requirements
Nine hours are required from each of three areas of study (to total 27 hours; at least 21 hours must be upper level).
Areas of study are:
Additional credit hours to total 120 hours.
General Business with a Specialization in Health Care Management
Students may use the general business major to create a specialization in health care management.
Students must take 18 hours from:
Advanced management electives:
Nine additional hours of advanced electives in management will complete the 27 hours required for this specialization.
General Business with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship/Small Business
Students may use the general business major to create a specialization in entrepreneurship and small business management.
Students must take 27 hours from:
General Business with a Specialization in International Business
Students may use the general business major to create a specialization in international business. This specialization has a total of 122 credit hours.
Three hours elective from History or Political Science
(Choose one course.)
Nine hours of upper-level courses:
from one area of study (ACCT, BUSI, CIDM, ECON, FIN, MGT, or MKT).
Eight hours in a foreign language.
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 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:
Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides
The following degree checklists and curriculum guides (suggested course sequence) are available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:
- General Business B.B.A.
- General Business - Entrepreneurship/Small Business Specialization B.B.A.
- General Business - Health Care Management Specialization B.B.A.
- General Business - International Business Specialization B.B.A.
- General Business Secondary Teacher Certification