Well-Rounded Business Leaders

Business Administration - General Business

 

What is General Business?
Business StudentThe General Business concentration is designed for students who wish to obtain a breadth of knowledge in the fundamentals of business. This concentration offers students the opportunity to earn a degree in business without specializing a particular field. The concentration provides a well-rounded program of study, and the flexibility for individual interests and career planning. Emphasis is placed on understanding business concepts and their application to solving business problems. Thus, the main objective of the program is to develop future business leaders who are creative, knowledgeable, innovative, ethical, and capable of adapting to the dynamic business environment of today’s global marketplace.

General Business professionals work in many areas such as department stores, service industries, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, manufacturing firms and government agencies. Thus, students in this program will acquire the background and training necessary to manage their own businesses or to enter the corporate world in a wide variety of entry-level positions. This concentration provides an excellent foundation for further study in graduate and professional programs.

Flexibility

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed entirely online.

Employment Opportunities:
Retail, Hotel, and Restaurant
Human Resource/Personnel
Self-employment
Sales and Marketing
Management
Banking, Finance and Insurance
Production Management


Suggested Course of Study

B.S. in Business Administration - General Business

Freshman

First Semester

EN 101 English Composition 3 hr
HIS History Survey 3hr
Natural Science 3hr
Natural Science Lab 1 hr
MA ___ Math 113,130, or 181 3hr
UN 101 Freshman Seminar 1hr
Health Related 1 hr

Total: 15 hrs

Second Semester

COM 101 Oral Communication 3 hr
Fine Arts History/Appreciation 3 hr
Natural Science 3 hr
Natural Science Lab 1 hr
MA 123 Statistics 3 hr
General Elective 3 hr

Total: 16 hr

Sophomore

First Semester

EN ___ Literature Survey 3 hr
General Elective 3 hr
EC 201 Principles of Economics I 3 hr
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3hr
EN 102 English Composition II 3 hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

History, Liturature or Art Survey/Appreciation 3hr
General Elective 3hr
Additional Math or Science 3 hr
EC 202 Principles of Economics II 3hr
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3hr
PLG 241 Legal Environment of Business 3hr

Total: 18 hr

Junior

First Semester

MIS 160 Spreadsheet Applications 3hr
BQA 345 Statistical Analysis for Business 3hr
MKT 361 Principles of Marketing 3 hr
MGT 381 Principles of Management 3hr
Select one: FIN 340, MGT 383, MGt 386 3hrs

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

MGT 382 Organizational Behavior 3hrs
FIN 355 Business Finance 3hrs
PHL ___ Philosophy (non-religion) 3hr
Business Elective 3hrs
Business Elective 3hrs

Total: 15 hr

Senior

First Semester

ACC select one: 310, 312, 315, 465 3 hrs
Business Elective 3 hrs
General Elective 3hr
BU ___ Internship or Senior Seminar 3hrs
MGT 385 Operations/Production Management 3hrs

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

General Elective 3hrs
Business Elective 3hrs
Business Elective 3hrs
Business Elective 3hrs
MGT 497 Strategic Management 3hr

Total: 15 hr

Business Majors require a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate.

 

Courses used to satisfy requirements in the major cannot be used to satisfy requirements for another major or a business major.
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in EN 101, EN 102, any math course, Business Core or other COB required course.
Only six hours of Business Electives can be taken below the 300 level.
MIS157 cannot be used as a Business or MIS elective.

This curriculum sheet is a sample and is intended to be a tentative guideline for the order in which courses should be taken to fulfill the requirements of the major.
Courses may be taken out of the suggested order as long as the prerequisite system for each course has been fulfilled.
The course rotation is not fixed and is subject to change.
Courses taken during the summer, transfer courses from other universities and community colleges, and correspondent courses may be used to fulfill the major requirements.
Community college transfer students must earn at least 50 percent of their academic credits from a senior institution, including at least 25 percent of those hours from MUW.  MUW does not award credit for technical or vocational courses.
The total number or general electives will vary.