The General Business Administration major is designed for those who wish to develop a broad understanding of business fields (Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing), rather than focusing on a specific one. In particular, those who want to become business generalists or entrepreneurs and those who are interested in starting or managing small to medium-sized businesses may pursue the General Business Administration major.
The College of Business and Management has a set of well-established Program Learning Goals and Learning Objectives across all programs that are assessed on a periodic basis. The College of Business and Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is among the top five percent of the worldwide business schools offering degree programs. See the Dean’s Welcome for four compelling features to study in the College of Business and Management.
The curriculum for the General Business Administration major is designed to provide a better flexibility that allows students to choose courses in the disciplines of Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing based on their interest.
Successful completion of the General Business Administration major will enable you to approach a business situation from a problem-solving perspective: abstract key issues to be addressed in the situation, identify relevant business knowledge and options suitable for the situation, critically analyze these options, and make a clear written and oral recommendation.
The knowledge and skills developed in the General Business Administration major can qualify students for a wide variety of jobs in both public and private sector organizations because of their broad-based preparation in general business. A sample of the jobs after graduation include:
- Financial Officers
- (Assistant) General Managers
- Human Resources Generalists
- Marketing Coordinators
- (Branch) Operations Generalists
- Sales Generalists
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This program is designed for students completing General Business as a primary (first or only) major. It offers a broad, interdisciplinary orientation to modern business theory and practice. Students in this option must fulfill the complete College of Business Core Curriculum, along with twenty-four other credit hours in Business. An outline of this option is as follows:
|Business and Management Core Courses
|MNGT-393 Strategic Management
|Select one 300-Level Course from each of the following
business disciplines (beyond the Core): *
|Select three 300-Level Business Courses from any combination
of business disciplines*
*Excludes MNGT-393, ACTG-300, BLAW-380, BLAW-381 and 300-level Core Courses.