To lead teams and contribute to an organization’s financial success, you need a solid foundation in business management and operations. As a general management major, in addition to the core business courses, you’ll complete an interesting mix of upper-level classes. Advanced courses in finance, business analytics, and human management allow you to focus on your interests.

The courses in this major will help you develop the organizational, motivational, and problem-solving skills you need to be an effective leader and evolve professionally in a changing world economy.

HighlightsDegree BreakdownDegree Requirements

These are the specialized courses you will have an opportunity to take for this degree option:

  • 3 Upper-Level Business Electives
  • 2 Finance Electives
  • 1 Human Resource Elective
  • Introduction to General Psychology
  • 7 Free Elective Courses
  • Core courses ensure that students are prepared for diverse professional opportunities.
  • General Education courses develop strong writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Students may opt to take introductory courses, which will allow them to identify their strengths, before choosing a major.
  • Applied activities and faculty with extensive experience bring the ‘real world’ into the
  • Individualized career services are available to all students.

Breakdown of 120 credit business degree

General Education

Improve core skills essential to success

  • Composition
  • First Year Seminar
  • 2 Creative Thought Classes
  • 2 Past and Present Classes
  • 2 Scientific Inquiry Classes
  • 2 Self and Society Classes
  • Wellness Connection Classes



Business Core

Build a solid foundation of  business knowledge

  • Finite Math or Calculus
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Organizational Communications
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management



Upper-level Business
& Free Electives

Develop deeper and broader abilities

  • Upper-level business classes and free electives



General Management Option

120 credits

The General Management Option is built for students who wish to develop career versatility across the management spectrum.

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
BU 1100 Business Computer Applications (TECO) 3
BU 1152 Financial Accounting 3
BU 2262 Management Accounting 3
BU 2290 Organizational Communications (WRCO) 3
BU 2450 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 2480 Business Law I 3
BU 3210 Financial Management 3
BU 3240 Information Technology 3
BU 3300 Operations Management 3
BU 3420 Organizational Behavior (DICO) 3
BU 4220 Strategic Management (INCO) 3
BU/EC Business upper-level electives [not BUDI/ECDI] 9
Finance Electives - complete two of the following: 6
BU 3100 Financial Modeling
BU 3530 Real Estate Investment and Finance
BU 3550 Investment Principles
BU 4040 Business Law II
BU 4390 Seminar in Finance
EC 3520 Intermediate Microeconomics
EC 3600 Public Finance
EC 4460 Money and Banking
EC 4610 International Finance and Economic Policy
Human Resource Elective - complete one of the following: 3
BU 3180 Human Resource Management
BU 3410 Labor and Employment Law for Managers
BU 4200 Training and Development
BU 4240 Organizational Development
BU 4260 Interpersonal Relations
EC 2550 Macroeconomics (GACO) 3
EC 2560 Microeconomics 3
PS 2010 Introduction to General Psychology 3
Mathematics Foundations - complete one of the following: 3
MA 2200 Finite Mathematics (QRCO)
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (QRCO)
MA 2550 Calculus I (QRCO)
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
BU 2240 Business Statistics (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 21-19

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.


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