Feb 25, 2024
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 and three hours of COB 191. Business Analytics I.
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:
- General Education requirements 41 Credit Hours 1
- B.B.A. lower-level core courses 27 Credit Hours
- B.B.A. upper-level core courses 18 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.
Students planning to major in management must complete the 27-28 hours of 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 lower-division core requirements on time will delay enrollment in upper-division core and major courses. 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 concentration and one elective
- Option 2: Five MGT core courses and three MGT electives.
B.B.A. Core Component
B.B.A. Lower-Level Core Component
B.B.A. majors must complete all of the B.B.A. core components as part of their degree program. The following courses comprise the B.B.A. Lower-Level Core Component:
B.B.A. Upper-Level Core Component
The following courses comprise the B.B.A. Upper-Level Core Component:
1 MATH 220 may be substituted for COB 191.
2 COB 191 or equivalent and MATH 205 or equivalent are prerequisites for COB 291.
3 Calculus is required but not used in calculating the B.B.A. core GPA. MATH 235 is preferred for Finance majors.
4 COB 241 must be taken before COB 242.
5 COB 242 is a prerequisite or corequisite for COB 300 and is not used in calculating the B.B.A. core GPA. COB 242 is a prerequisite for COB 300 for students taking COB 300 in Antwerp.
6 All four COB 300 courses must be taken during the same semester.
7 COB 300 is a prerequisite or corequisite for COB 318. COB 318 is a prerequisite for COB 487.
8 COB 487 must be taken during the senior year.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The innovation and entrepreneurship (ENT1) concentration 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 concentration.
Recommended Schedule for Majors, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration
Two of the following MGT core requirements:
- COB 487. Strategic Management 3.00
- Remaining two of five MGT core course requirements 6 Credit Hours
- General Education or non-business electives as needed
Choose one of the following options: 9 Credit Hours
- Option 1: One concentration (two courses) plus one MGT elective
- Option 2: Three MGT electives