The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is designed for mid-career working adults who have career objectives which the degree would help them achieve. It prepares individuals for entry or mid-level positions in business – general management, managerial accounting, management of computer information systems, human resources management, project management, industrial and service quality management, and other managerial functions.
Since the BBA degree is the undergraduate version of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, it provides excellent preparation for pursuing the MBA or other graduate degrees in business. Students interested in graduate study should consult with their advisor in planning their schedules so as to include those areas commonly required for admission to graduate programs in business, particularly accounting, finance, and statistics.
General Education (42 semester hours) - courses in communications, humanities, fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics that are common in all college degree programs. These are viewed as being the liberal arts component of a degree and are foundational to the upper division courses.
Business Core (39 semester hours) - courses in the various fields of business: accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, and marketing.
Business Electives (24 semester hours) - upper level courses that permit a student to take additional work in the specialized areas of business (i.e. computer information systems, accounting, healthcare management, management, marketing, finance) in which they are particularly interested and which will be applicable to the careers they are pursuing or intend to pursue.
General Electives (15 semester hours) - courses that permit a student to take additional work in non-business areas that interest them and that will be helpful in certain business careers. For example, a student wishing to go into human resources management might wish to take additional courses in psychology, sociology, or education.