Nov 30, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business


Requirements for all B.B.A. Majors

Requirements for all Sport Management Majors

Academic Policies for all College of Business Majors

 

 

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 cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for all hours attempted, as well as all business and economics courses. You must also maintain a 2.2 minimum GPA for courses in your major and earn a grade of C- or better in each required course in the major. Courses included in the 128-hour minimum for the B.B.A. must be completed 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. 

Core Business Curriculum

The following core business 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 core business courses are grouped to form the integrated “Business Cluster” which includes: FIN 2400  , MGT 2100 , MIS 2020 , and MKT 2400 .

Selected General Education Requirements

In addition to meeting all Ohio University Tier I, II, and III General Education requirements, B.B.A. candidates are required to take coursework to meet the following targeted areas. Some of these courses will also meet Tier I and Tier II requirements.

Composition
ENG 1510  or 1610  (for non-native English speakers only) 

Mathematics
MATH 1350 

Economics
ECON 1030  and 1040 

Global Perspective
 Three options exist:

  1. Completion of a foreign language to 2120 or higher
  2. 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 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 
  3. Successful completion of one of the following International Experience programs:
    Global Consulting Program (GCP), visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/gcp
    Ohio International Consulting Program (OICP), visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/oicp
    Approved Study Abroad Experience, visit: www.ohio.edu/educationabroad/

          Note: The Global Perspective requirement is waived for international students on a F1 visa.

Breadth Cluster (one course from each of the four areas)

One course from each of the following areas:

Ethics

Philosophy:PHIL 1300 

Diversity Issues (complete one of the following courses)

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

Economics

If your major is management information systems, management and strategic leadership, marketing, 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 or finance, take ECON 3050  .

Behavioral Science (complete one of the following courses)

Anthropology: ANTH 1010 
Psychology: PSY 1010 
Sociology: SOC 1000 

Major Courses

Five to nine courses. Varies by major.

Recommended Course Sequences for B.B.A. Candidates

Freshman

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, and Breadth Cluster)

Sophomore

 
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

Junior

MGT 3200 - Operations Management 
QBA 3710 - Business Analytics 
Approved internship (3)

Plus 25 credit hours of major courses and approved electives

Senior

 

Plus 31 credit hours of major courses and remaining electives

 


Requirements for the Sport Management Major:

Foundation and General Education Courses

Composition
ENG 1510  or 1610  (for non-native English speakers only)
Communication
COMS 1030 
Mathematics
MATH 1200  (NOTE: Students with math placement of PL2 or PL3 are advised to substitute MATH 1350 which is required for QBA 2010)
Economics
ECON 1030  and ECON 1040 

Complete the following General Education requirements:
Tier II - Applied Science and Technology course (2AS)
Tier II- Cultural Perspective course (2CP)
Tier II - Fine Arts course (2FA)
Tier II - Natural Science course (2NS)
Tier I - Junior Composition course (1J)


Global Perspective
Complete one of the following options:

  1. Completion of a foreign language to 2120 or higher
  2. Complete two courses from the following:
     Anthropology: ANTH 3800 , 3810 3830 3850 
     Communication Studies:

 
     World Religions: CLWR 3330 3340 3350 4330 
     Economics: ECON 3530 4550 4730 4740 4750 4760 
     Geography: GEOG 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 

  3.Complete one of the following International Experience programs:
     Global Consulting Program (GCP), visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/gcp
     Ohio International Consulting Program (OICP), visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/oicp
     Approved Study Abroad Experience, visit: www.ohio.edu/educationabroad/

     Note: The Global perspective requirement is waived for international students on a F1 visa.

Major Courses

See the Sport Management Major program page

 


Academic Policies

Gaining Academic Progress Workshops for CoB Freshmen

CoB Freshmen (B.B.A. and B.S.Sp.S.) candidates who earn a fall semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to attend a “Gaining Academic Progress (GAP) Workshop” and participate in a “Next-Semester Advising Intervention” as described below:

  • Gaining Academic Progress (GAP) Workshop: CoB freshmen who earn a first semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to attend a GAP Workshop, which is offered during the earliest weeks of each semester by the Allen Student Advising Center. Failure to attend one of these workshops will result in a “hold” being placed on your academic records, which will make you unable to register for future classes. CoB freshmen who need to attend a GAP Workshop will be emailed with scheduling instructions soon after fall grades are received. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the directions for scheduling the workshop.
  • Next-Semester Advising Intervention (NSAI): CoB freshmen who earn a first semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to meet with an academic advisor from the CoB Office of Student Services prior to the first day of the next semester to discuss a strategy for improving academic performance. Repeating selected courses will probably be advised. It is strongly recommended that these meetings be arranged as soon as possible after grades are posted to allow plenty of time to reschedule courses. Failure to meet for this purpose with an academic advisor from the CoB Office of Student Services by the first day of the following semester will have two results:
    1. A note will be placed in the student’s academic file that will remove any possibility of future academic appeals;
    2. A hold will be placed on the student’s academic records, which will make students unable to register for future classes;.

Students will be notified by email if they need to schedule a “Next-Semester Advising Intervention”. On-campus interventions are strongly recommended, but the meeting may also be conducted by telephone. NSAI appointments can be arranged by calling the CoB Office of Student Services at 740.593.2000.

CoB Freshman Drop Policy

At the end of their second consecutive semester, freshmen B.B.A. and B.S.Sp.S candidates who have earned a cumulative GPA that is below 2.5 will be dropped from the College of Business. Those with a cumulative GPA above 2.0 should meet with an academic advisor in the CoB Office of Student Services for assistance with choosing another academic college at Ohio University. Students who are required to leave the College of Business as result of this policy may apply for re-admission to the College of Business when their cumulative GPA has been raised to at least 2.5. It should be understood that this interruption could extend a student’s time at Ohio University. Students whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 after two consecutive semesters will not meet the requirements for transfer to another academic college at Ohio University and so will need to leave Ohio University.

Ohio University Probation and Dismissal Policy

Academic Probation

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   1.6
  30.00 — 59.99   1.8
  60.00 — 89.99   1.9

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 (for B.B.A. candidates)

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.

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 .

Retaking a Course in the Cluster (for B.B.A. and B.S.Sp.S. candidates)

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 will 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).