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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management, Human Resource Management Concentration, B.B.A.

Business Management B.B.A. Degree and Major Requirements

The B.B.A. degree in business management requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work.

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 27 Credit Hours
  • B.B.A. upper-level core courses 18 Credit Hours
  • Management major requirements 24 Credit Hours
  • Electives 8-11 Credit Hours
Total: 120 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.

Major Requirements

Students planning to major in business management must complete the 27-28 hours of lower-division B.B.A. core curriculum prior to enrolling in upper-division 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.

Business 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 Economics and Finance majors. 
4 COB 241  must be taken before COB 242 .
5 COB 242  is a prerequisite for COB 300 but is not used in calculating the B.B.A. core GPA.
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  and BLAW 497 .
8 COB 487  must be taken during the senior year.

Human Resource Management

The human resource management (HRM) concentration 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. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management  is considered the first course in this concentration.

Total: 6 Credit Hours

Recommended Schedule for Business Management Majors, Human Resource Management Concentration

Third Year

Second Semester

Fourth Year

Required Courses