Requirements for All B.B.A. Majors
As a candidate for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree, you must complete the University’s General Education requirement for graduation and fulfill a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit with a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all hours attempted. You must also maintain a 2.2 minimum GPA for courses for courses in your major. The College of Business limits transfer credit for required business courses taken at a lower level to such courses as it offers at that lower level. Other transfer credits accepted by the University are evaluated as either business or nonbusiness electives.
Courses included in the 128-hour minimum for the B.B.A. must be chosen so at least 52 semester hours are earned in areas of business and economics, and at least 42 semester hours are earned in nonbusiness areas.
The following courses are taken individually: ACCT 1010 , ACCT 1020 ; BA 1000 , BA 1100 , BUSL 2550 ; MGT 3200 ; MGT 4800J ; MIS 2010 ; QBA 2010 ; and QBA 3710 .
Four business core courses are grouped to form an integrated, 12-hour cluster which includes: FIN 2400 , MGT 2100 , MIS 2020 , and MKT 2400 .
You must complete the following nonbusiness courses:
ENG 1510 or 1610 (for non-native English speakers only)
ECON 1030 and 1040
Three options exist:
- Completion of a foreign language to 2120 or higher
- 6 hours of approved coursework from the following:
Anthropology: ANTH 3800 , 3810 , 3830 , 3850
Communication Studies: COMS 4100
World Religions: CLWR 3330 , 3340 , 3350 , 4330
Economics: ECON 3530 , 4550 , 4730 , 4740 , 4750 , 4760
Geography: GEOG 1200 , 1200 , 3290 , 3310 , 3350 , 3380
History: HIST 2460 , 3231 , 3232 , 3250 , 3330 , 3340 , 3355 , 3360 , 3380 , 3381 , 3411 , 3420 , 3440 , 3452 , 3462 , 3481 , 3641 , 3661 , 3731 , 3820 , 3822 , 3831 , 3865 , 3871 , 4902
International Studies: INST 1100 , 1400 , 1600 , 2100 , 3201 , 3202
Linguistics: LING 2750
Political Science: POLS 1500 , 2500 , 4440 , 4310 , 4340 , 4360 , 4410 , 4450
Note: Only one of the following may be included in the 6 global hours: HIST 1220 , 1330
- Successful completion of a 9-hour Global Consulting Program experience (contact the College of Business Center for International Business at 740.593.2021 for more information about this option) or another approved international experience.
Note: The Global Perspective requirement is waived for international students on an F1 visa.
Breadth Cluster: 12 hours
One approved course from each of the following areas:
Diversity Issues (Select one of the following)
African American Studies: any course
Art History: AH 4111
Anthropology: ANTH 3450
World Religions: CLWR 4350
Communication Studies: COMS 1100 , 3410 , 4110 , 4200
English: ENG 3060J , 3250 , 3260 , 3370 , 3390
Geography: GEOG 3330
History: HIST 3020 , 3130 , 3150 , 3200 , 3201 , 3202 , 3270 , 3320 , 3390 , 3601
Management: MGT 4420
Political Science: POLS 4067 , 4190 , 4210
Sport Administration/Sport Management: SASM 4000
Women’s and Gender studies: any course
If your major is management information systems, management and strategic leadership, business law, international business, entrepreneurship, or business economics, take any 3000- or 4000-level economics course except ECON 3000 , or 3810 . If your major is accounting, finance, or marketing, take ECON 3050 .
Behavioral Science (Select one of the following)
Anthropology: ANTH 1010
Psychology: PSY 1010
Sociology: SOC 1000
Five to ten courses. Varies by major.
Recommended Course Sequence
BA 1000 - Introduction to the College of Business
BA 1100 - Introduction to Business
ACCT 1010 - Foundations of Accounting
ECON 1030 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1040 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ENG 1510 - Writing and Rhetoric I (or International students take ENG 1610 - Freshman Composition: Writing and Rhetoric )
MATH 1350 - Survey of Calculus
Plus 11 credit hours of approved electives (Tier II, Global Perspective, Breadth Cluster)
ACCT 1020 - Decision Making with Accounting
MIS 2010 - Introduction to Information Analysis and Design
QBA 2010 - Introduction to Business Statistics
BUSL 2550 - Corporate Responsibility in a Legal Environment
Business Cluster (12) includes the following four courses:
FIN 2400 - Financial Management
MGT 2100 - Introduction to Management and Organization
MIS 2020 - Business Information Systems
MKT 2400 - Introduction to Marketing Management
Plus 6 credit hours of approved electives
MGT 3200 - Operations Management
QBA 3710 - Business Analytics
Approved internship (3)
Plus 25 credit hours of major courses and approved electives
Plus 31 credit hours of major courses and remaining electives
Requirements for all Sport Management Majors:
Sport Management Core Requirements
Complete the following with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course:
ACCT 1010 - Foundations of Accounting
COMS 1030 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking
ECON 1000 - Introduction to Economic Concepts
ENG 1510 - Writing and Rhetoric I
MATH 1200 - College Algebra
SASM 1010 - Introduction to Sport Management
SASM 2250 - History of the Sport Industry
Acheive and maintain an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Sport Management Core Part 1
BUSL 2000 - Law and Society
FIN 2020 - Foundations of Financial Management
MGT 2000 - Introduction to Management
MGT 3000 - Principles of Operations
MGT 3300 - Human Resource Management
MIS 2021 - Business Information Systems Nonmajor
MKT 2020 - Marketing Principles
Sport Management Core Part 2
SASM 2920 - Practicum in Sport Management
Sport Management Core Part 3
BUSL 4650 - Law of Sports
SASM 3010 - Sport Marketing
SASM 3120 - Sports Governance and Ethics
SASM 4250 - Financial Issues in Sport
SASM 4350 - Sport Promotion and Sales Management
SASM 4760 - Sport Facility and Event Management
SOC 2330 - Sociology of Sport
Required Related Courses
Required Related Courses Part 1
PSY 1010 - General Psychology
SOC 1000 - Introduction to Sociology
Complete one of the following:
MATH 2500 - Introduction to Statistics
PSY 2110 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
QBA 2010 - Introduction to Business Statistics
Required Related Requirements Part 2
Complete 12 credit hours of SASM 4910 - Internship in Sport Management or 12 credit hours of any 3000- or 4000-level course from ACCT, BA, BUSL, (not BUSL 4650 - Law of Sports ), COMS, ECON, FIN, JOUR, MGT (not MGT 3000 - Principles of Operations or MGT 3300 - Human Resource Management ) MKT, COED, and SASM (not SASM 3010 - Sport Marketing , SASM 3120 - Sports Governance and Ethics , SASM 4250 - Financial Issues in Sport , SASM 4350 - Sport Promotion and Sales Management , SASM 4500 - Senior Seminar in Sport Management , or SASM 4760 - Sport Facility and Event Management .
Academic Success Workshops for B.B.A. Freshmen
Freshmen B.B.A. candidates who earn a fall semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to attend an academic success workshop. CoB freshmen who earn a spring semester GPA at less than 2.5 will be required to attend an academic success workshop if they have not already attended one. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on their academic records, making them unable to register for future classes.
University Probation and Dismissal
At the close of the semester, the academic record of each enrolled undergraduate student (regardless of student enrollment status) will be reviewed to verify the accumulative GPA. At the time of the review, if you do not have the required 2.0 minimum accumulative GPA, you will be placed on academic probation. To be removed from probation, your accumulative GPA must reach at least a 2.0.
Students with fewer than 90 credit hours earned: If you have fewer than 90 semester credit hours earned and are not removed from probation, you will be continued on probation or academically dismissed. To be continued on probation, you must have either 1) semester GPA at least 2.0 or 2) accumulative GPA equal to or greater than the minimum GPA defined by your hours earned:
Total Hours Earned
Minimum Accumulative GPA to be Continued on Probation
||0 — 29.99
||30.00 — 59.99
||60.00 — 89.99
If you are on probation and fail both of the criteria described above, you will be academically dismissed.
Students with 90 or more semester credit hours earned: If you are on probation in a given semester and you have 90 or more semester credit hours earned at the end of that semester, you must achieve a 2.0 accumulative GPA to avoid academic dismissal.
Retaking a Core Business Course
You will be limited to three attempts (two retakes) at the College’s core courses. If you have made three unsuccessful attempts at a required core course, you will be notified that you have been dropped from the College.
To attempt a course is to be enrolled long enough for the course to appear on the transcript or grade report. A letter grade, W, WP, WF, or grade replacement counts as an attempt. Attempts at another institution count toward the limit if you take the course as a transient student after enrollment in the College of Business.
Core courses include ACCT 1010 and 1020 ; BA 1100 , and MGT 4800J ; BUSL 2550 ; FIN 2400 ; MGT 2100 ; MIS 2010 , QBA 3710 , MIS 2020 ; MKT 2400 ; MGT 3200 ; and QBA 2010 .
FIN 2400 , MGT 2100 , MIS 2020 , and MKT 2400 must be taken in a 12-credit cluster during the late sophomore/early junior year (see recommended course sequence). Students failing one course in the cluster will be required to retake the course in a stand-alone or other equivalent form. Students failing more than one course in the cluster might be required to retake the entire cluster.
If you need to retake a core course that is part of a cluster, go to the College’s Office of Student Services in Copeland Hall 214 to obtain permission to get into the appropriate course(s).