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Business Administration: Management Concentration (BBM)

(Effective Fall 2014)

The Business Administration: Management Concentration major prepares students with the skills necessary to meet the business demands of today and the future. The curriculum provides a solid business core that includes an extensive background in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, and management. The major focuses on integrating theory and practice so that graduates possess an understanding of the internal and external business environment, including economic, legal, behavioral, ethical, and strategic aspects. The ability to communicate, integrate and synthesize information from the various business disciplines using knowledge and skills in information systems, decision making, quantitative analysis and financial modeling complete the major. In addition, the program allows students to select from among a list of directed elective courses that complement their area of interest, which could include accounting, finance, management, marketing, information systems, or small business management and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of supervisory/management positions, including administrative services, first-line supervisors, industrial production and manufacturing, and purchasing managers, buyers, and agents. Most of our graduates are employed with locally owned firms, including family businesses. Opportunities to participate in a “Study Abroad” program in Germany afford graduates the skills and abilities to seek positions with multi-national corporations, and internship opportunities with a business of the student’s choice further increases a graduate's marketability.

Recommended High School Subjects

English and mathematics courses (including algebra).

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major are tested for English, mathematics and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester. In addition to the standard remediation requirements, applicants to this major must remediate algebra deficiencies identified during placement testing.

Transfer Procedures

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • explain how managers perform the basic functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within an organizational setting.
  • demonstrate effective business etiquette, emotional intelligence, and written and oral communication skills.
  • apply ethical principles that encompass the needs of all stakeholders.
  • differentiate the various functions of a business and explain the integrative nature of the functions, which enables the business to generate positive outcomes for stakeholders.
  • apply the skills and techniques needed for problem solving and decision making.
  • apply the strategic management process to analyze the current business environment, identify appropriate forecasting trends, and make recommendations on preferred courses of action to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
MGT105Introduction to Business 3 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
CORLiberal Arts Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second SemesterCredits
ACC113Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
MGT115Principles of Management 3 
SCIScience Elective 3 
ECO111Principles of Macroeconomics 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third SemesterCredits
ACC123Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 
MKT240Principles of Marketing 3 
MIS211Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet 3 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth SemesterCredits
BBMDirected Business Administration Elective 3 
MTH160Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 
ECO112Principles of Microeconomics 3 
MKT243Sales 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Fifth SemesterCredits
FIN350Finance 3 
MGT301Business Law I 3 
MGT330Managerial Decision Making 3 
MGT355Quantitative Methods for Business 3 
BBMDirected Business Administration Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Sixth SemesterCredits
HRM300Human Resource Management 3 
MGT216International Business 3 
MGT315Business Ethics 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement
SCLScience Elective with lab 4 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 2 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Seventh SemesterCredits
FIN450International Finance 3 
or
FIN370Money and Banking 3 
MGT410Management of Organizational Behavior 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
MKT310International Marketing 3 
or
MKT325Consumer Behavior 3 
MGT345Business Planning and Operations 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth SemesterCredits
MGT497Business Policy and Strategy 3 
BBMDirected Business Administration Elective 3 
BBMDirected Business Administration Elective 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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