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

Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration, 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
Footnote

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.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship


The innovation and entrepreneurship (ENT1) track is designed to provide students with an introduction to the role of innovation in business development, a solid foundation in the principle elements of entrepreneurship and small business management, and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with a team to create a new business venture. This focus area is suggested for students interested in creating and managing a new business venture, students intending to work for larger firms that encourage innovation and intrapreneurship, and students planning to work in small or family run businesses. MGT 320. Management of Innovation and Technology  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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