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Business Administration

The major in general business has been designed for students seeking a broad business background rather than specialization in any one functional area of business. The program for the general business major includes a minimum of 124 hours for graduation as stipulated in the catalog.

Articulation Agreement

An articulation agreement exists between this program and at least one community college. To see a current list of program articulation agreements, please click here.

Admission Criteria: 56 hours

Students seeking admission to any program in the College of Business must complete 56 credit hours of course work to include the courses listed below.

The foundation courses for admission to the College of Business must be completed with a minimum earned grade of C- (C required for transfer courses) in each. Students must also have an EMU GPA of at least 2.50.

College of Business Foundation Courses: 21 hours

The following seven COB courses are to be completed prior to COB admission, and count toward the total credit hours required for this major.

  • ACC 240 - Principles of Financial Accounting 3 hrs
  • ACC 241 - Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 hrs
  • COB 200L4 - Introduction to Business (GELB) 3 hrs
  • DS 265 - Business Statistics I 3 hrs
  • IS 215 - Information Systems for Business 3 hrs
  • LAW 293 - Legal Environment of Business 3 hrs
  • MGMT 202 - Business Communication 3 hrs

Non-College of Business Foundation Courses: 15 hours

  • CTAC 124 - Foundations of Speech Communication (GEEC) 3 hrs
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics (GEKS) 3 hrs
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics (GEKS) 3 hrs
  • ENGL 121 - Composition II: Researching the Public Experience (GEEC) 3 hrs
  • or WRTG 121 - Composition II: Researching the Public Experience (GEEC)  3 hrs

  • Quantitative Reasoning (GEQR)  requirement 3 hrs

Additional Coursework: 20 hours

In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete an additional 20 credit hours of course work prior to admission to the College of Business.

Major Requirements: 60 hours

Business Core: 36 hours

College of Business Foundation Courses: 21 hours

The following COB courses are to be completed prior to admission, and count towards the total credit hours required for this major.

  • ACC 240 - Principles of Financial Accounting 3 hrs
  • ACC 241 - Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 hrs
  • COB 200L4 - Introduction to Business (GELB) 3 hrs
  • DS 265 - Business Statistics I 3 hrs
  • IS 215 - Information Systems for Business 3 hrs
  • LAW 293 - Legal Environment of Business 3 hrs
  • MGMT 202 - Business Communication 3 hrs

Post Admission Core Requirement: 15 hours

  • FIN 350 - Principles of Finance 3 hrs
  • MGMT 386 - Organizational Behavior and Theory 3 hrs
  • MGMT 490 - Business Policy 3 hrs
  • MKTG 360 - Principles of Marketing 3 hrs
  • OM 374 - Introduction to Operations Management 3 hrs
  • Note: All 300-level Core Courses listed above must be completed before enrollment in MGMT 490 - Business Policy. OM 374 can be taken concurrently with MGMT 490.

Discipline: 24 hours

Required Courses: 12 hours

  • MGMT 384 - Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 388 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 hrs
  • MGMT 460 - Management Skills 3 hrs
  • MGMT 480W - Management Responsibility and Ethics (GEWI) 3 hrs

Restricted Elective Courses: 12 hours

Students must also complete twelve hours of restricted electives selected from at least two different functional areas (ACC, FIN, IS, MGMT, MKTG, LAW, SCM, IB, OM) in the College of Business.

Minor Requirement:

This program does not require a minor.