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 120 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 120 hour minimum for the B.B.A. must be completed so at least 52 semester hours are earned in areas of business, and at least 30 semester hours are earned in nonbusiness areas.
Core Business Curriculum
The following core business courses are taken individually: ACCT 1010 , ACCT 1020 , , BUSL 2550 , FIN 3000 , MGT 3200 ; MGT 4800J , QBA 1720 , QBA 2720 .
Four courses are grouped to form the integrated “Copeland Core”” which includes: BA 1000 , BA 1100 , BA 1500 , UC 1500 or 1900 .
Four core business courses are grouped to form the integrated “Business Cluster” which includes: BA 2500 , MGT 2100 , MIS 2020 , and MKT 2400 .
Selected General Education Requirements
In addition to meeting all Ohio University BRICKS 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 BRICKS general education requirements.
ECON 1030 and 1040
Cultural Perspectives courses prepare you for active participation in multicultural business contexts in the US and globally. Through these courses, you will learn cultural self-awareness, cultural frameworks, empathy, communications, curiosity, and openness. B.B.A candidates are required to complete a minimum of six total credit hours of coursework designated as:
- BRICKS Intercultural Explorations and/or
- BRICKS Diversity & Practice
Students who complete one of the following International Experience programs will fulfill the Cultural Perspectives requirement:
Note: The Cultural Perspectives requirement is waived for international students on a F1 visa.
Eithical Perspectives courses prepare you to make difficult decisions when ethical considerations are involved and when the answers are not straightforward. Through these courses, you will learn to recognize and evaluate ethical issues and use ethical self-awareness, perspectives, and concepts to make ethical decisions. B.B.A. candidates are required to complete a minimum of four total credit hours of coursework designated as BRICKS Ethics & Reasoning.
Five to nine courses. Varies by major.
Recommended Course Sequence for B.B.A. Candidates
ECON 1040 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 1030 - Principles of Microeconomics
ENG 1510 - Writing and Rhetoric I (or International students take ENG 1610 - Fresh Comp: Writing and Rhetoric )
MATH 1350 - Survey of Calculus
ACCT 1010 - Foundations of Accounting
Plus electives from the targeted categories.
QBA 1720 - Introduction to Information Analysis and Descriptive Analytics
ACCT 1020 - Decision Making with Accounting
BA 2000 - Career Management Strategies
FIN 3000 - Introduction to Corporate Finance
BUSL 2550 - The Legal Environment of Business
QBA 2720 - Business Analytics
Plus electives from targeted categories.
Business Cluster (12) includes the following four courses:
BA 2500 - Strategic Business Communication
MGT 2100 - Introduction to Management and Organization
MIS 2020 - Business Information Systems
MKT 2400 - Introduction to Marketing Management
Plus electives from targeted categories.
MGT 3200 - Operations Management
Approved internship (3)
Plus major courses and electives from targeted categories.
Plus major courses and remaining electives
The following business courses are taken individually: ACCT 1010 , ACCT 1020 , BA 2000 , BUSL 2550 , FIN 3000 , QBA 1720 , QBA 2720 .
Four business courses are grouped to form the integrated “Copeland Core” which includes: BA 1000 , BA 1100 , BA 1500 , UC 1500 or 1900 .
Four business courses are grouped to form the integrated “Business Cluster” which includes: BA 2500 , MGT 2100 , MIS 2020 , and MKT 2400 .
Foundation and General Education Courses
In addition to meeting all Ohio University BRICKS General Education requirements, B.S.M. candidates are required to take coursework to meet the following targeted areas. Some of these courses will also meet BRICKS general education requirements.
ECON 1030 and ECON 1040
See the Sport Management Major program page
Gaining Academic Progress Workshops for CoB Freshmen
CoB Freshmen (B.B.A. and B.S.M.) 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:
- A note will be placed in the student’s academic file that will remove any possibility of future academic appeals;
- 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 740.593.2042.
Minimum GPA Policy For First Year Students
At the end of their second consecutive semester, first year B.B.A. and B.S.M. candidates who have earned a cumulative GPA that is below 2.0 will be allowed one additional semester to bring their cumulative GPA to at least the 2.0 minimum. Failure to bring the cumulative GPA to at least the 2.0 minimum in the additional semester will result in being dropped from Ohio University.
To avoid this undesirable circumstance, the College of Business requires every first-year business major to participate in the following academic support activities if their fall semester GPA is below 2.5:
- Next-Semester Advising Intervention (NSAI)
During winter break, CoB first-year students who earn a fall semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to speak with an academic advisor to discuss a strategy for improving their academic performance. This conversation can occur in person or by telephone.
- Gaining Academic Progress (GAP) Workshop
Early in spring term, CoB first-year students who earned a fall semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to attend a “GAP Workshop” where they will work with an advisor to create a strategy for their own academic success.
Students who are required to leave Ohio University as result of this policy may apply for re-admission to the College of Business and Ohio University when they can demonstrate that that they have been able to be academically successful as a full-time student in a college/university setting.
Ohio University Probation and Dismissal Policy
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 (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 3000 ; MGT 2100 ; MIS 2020 ; MKT 2400 ; MGT 3200 ; QBA 1720 , QBA 2720 .
Retaking a Course in the Business Cluster (for B.B.A. and B.S.M. candidates)
BA 2500 , 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).