Business Studies as a Secondary Major

(not available to College of Business majors)

The Business Studies major combines foundational courses in business with the liberal arts. It is meant to complement a non-business student’s program of study by offering primary business topics as well as the necessary analytical tools required for careers in management related fields. Students cannot pursue this major either on its own or in conjunction with a business major.

Prerequisites for all courses must be met. Students not enrolled in the College of Business BBA program cannot elect more than 30 credit hours in courses offered by the College of Business.

Prerequisites to the Major

Prin: Macroeconomics
Prin: Microeconomics
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus

Major Requirements

Required
ACC 298Financial Accounting3
FIN 401Corporate Finance3
ISM 310Info Systems in Management3
MKT 352Mktg Principles and Policies3
OB 354Behavior in Organizations3
OM 300Intro to Operations Management3
Select one course from the following:3
Intro Business Statistics
Economic Statistics
Probability
Prin of Stat and Exper Design
Concentration
Select one of the following Concentrations below 19
Total Credit Hours30
1

Some courses listed here may have additional prerequisites that could add to the total credit hours needed.

Concentration Requirements

General Business Concentration

Three courses from any 300 or 400 level COB course (Excluding BA 300BPS 451, and any BI course). Courses must be from at least two different disciplines.

Communications Concentration

COMM 340Professional Communication3
or BA 330 Managerial Communication
Select two courses from the following:6
Intro to Media & Culture
Public Relations Principles
Communication Research Methods
Social Media for PR
Public Comm and Culture Stdies
Critical Media Studies
Public Relations Campaigns
Prof Communication Ethics
Advertising
Total Credit Hours9

Economics Concentration 

Required – Three courses from the following:9
Managerial Economics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Business Conditions Analysis
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Money and Banking
Com Bank: Functn and Operatns
Labor in the American Economy
Industrial Organization
Experimental Economics
Antitrust and Regulation
Beh Econ for Business & Policy
International Finance
International Trade
Economics of the Labor Sector
International Financial Mgmt
International Business
Total Credit Hours9

Entrepreneurship Concentration 

Required:9
Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav
New Venture Planning
Social Entrepreneurship
Total Credit Hours9

Psychology Concentration 

Required – Three courses from the following:9
Human Resource Policy/Admin
Understanding Customers
Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Diversity and the Workplace
Psychology in the Workplace
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Total Credit Hours9

Prerequisites to the Major

Prin: Macroeconomics
Prin: Microeconomics
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus

Major Requirements

Required
ACC 298Financial Accounting3
FIN 401Corporate Finance3
ISM 310Info Systems in Management3
MKT 352Mktg Principles and Policies3
OB 354Behavior in Organizations3
OM 300Intro to Operations Management3
Select one course from the following:3
Intro Business Statistics
Economic Statistics
Quantitative Research and Statistics
Probability
Prin of Stat and Exper Design
Concentration
Select one of the following Concentrations below 112
Total Credit Hours33
1

Some courses listed here may have additional prerequisites that could add to the total credit hours needed.

Concentration Requirements

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Required - All of the following courses:
ENT 400Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav3
ENT 401New Venture Planning3
ENT 403Social Entrepreneurship3
BA 491Bus Experiential Learning3
Total Credit Hours12

Human Resource Management Concentration

Required:
HRM 305Human Resource Policy/Admin3
Select 3 additional courses from the following:9
Talent Sourcing & Acquisition
Compensation & Performance Mgt
Legal Issues in Human Resource
Talent & Leadership Develop
Total Credit Hours12

Marketing Concentration

Required:
MKT 382Understanding Customers3
MKT 402Marketing Management3
Select 2 additional courses from the following:6
Marketing and Society
Digital Consumer Srch&Mktg
Sales Mgmt & Personal Selling
Advertising
Total Credit Hours12

Small Business Management Concentration

Required:
BPS 441Small Business Management3
Select 3 additional courses from the following:9
Financial Reporting
Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav
Human Resource Policy/Admin
Sales Mgmt & Personal Selling
Total Credit Hours12

Supply Chain Management Concentration

Required - All of the following courses:
OM 460Supply Chain Management3
OM 465Strategic Sourcing3
OM 470Analys & Desgn of Supply Chain3
OM 475Supply Chain Logistics Mgmt3
Total Credit Hours12