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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, Human Resource Management, B.B.A.

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Degree and Major Requirements

The B.B.A. degree in management requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work. Fifty percent of this work, 60 credit hours, must be taken outside of the College of Business . In counting the 60 credit hours of non-business courses, B.B.A. students may include all hours taken in general education (usually 41), up to a total of nine hours in economics (ECON courses must be counted as economics) and three hours of COB 191. Business Statistics .

The remaining hours, to bring the total to 60, must be taken from any department outside the College of Business . Students should carefully select these non-business electives to help them gain additional knowledge and expertise for their careers and personal lives. The credit hour requirements for each of the program components are as follows:

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  requirements 41 Credit Hours 1
  • B.B.A. lower-level core courses 30 Credit Hours
  • B.B.A. upper-level core courses 15 Credit Hours
  • Management major requirements 24 Credit Hours
  • Non-business electives 8-11 Credit Hours

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Major Requirements

Students planning to major in management must complete the 30-31 hour, lower-division B.B.A. core curriculum prior to enrolling in upperdivision core courses normally taken in the first semester of their junior year. It is expected that the lower-division core curriculum will be completed during the first two years of study along with most of the university general education curriculum. Failing to complete all the lowerdivision core requirements on time will delay enrollment in upper-division core and major courses. Students enrolling in any 400-level course with a MGT prefix must have senior standing (90 credit hours). Because of the demands of group, team and outside of classroom applied assignments, students will not be allowed to enroll in more than four courses with a MGT prefix in any given semester.

Management majors must choose one of the following options to complete the required eight courses in the MGT major:

  • Option 1: Five MGT core courses, one track (two courses within a specific track) and one elective
  • Option 2: five MGT core courses and three MGT electives.

Human Resource Management

The human resource management (HRM) track is designed to help students broaden and deepen their understanding of the acquisition, development, management and retention of human capital in organizations. This focus area is suggested for students who intend to work in human resource (HR) generalist or specialist positions, students planning on a career in labor relations or employment law, students who plan to start or manage a business, and students who want to attend graduate school in an HR-related field. MGT 365. Human Resource Management  is considered the first course in this track.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Third Year

Second Semester

Fourth Year

Required Courses

Choose One: 9 Credit Hours

  • Option 1: One track (two courses) plus one MGT elective
  • Option 2: Three MGT electives.

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