General Business

The major in general business has been designed for students seeking a broad business background rather than a specialization in any one functional area of business. Coursework to complete the General Business major must be upper division business credits beyond the BBA core (excluding business internship). Students majoring in General Business may choose an optional concentration in Pre-Law.  General Business students will not be permitted to combine this major with any other College of 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.

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.

Foundational Studies

Written and Oral Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits


Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

Business Administration Core Requirements

BA 300Career Planning & Develop1
BA 320Proj Mgmt & Leadership Skills3
BA 330Managerial Communication3
BA 400Corporate Responsibility3
BE 401Managerial Economics3
BPS 451Strategic Management3
DS 302Advanced Business Statistics3
FIN 401Corporate Finance3
Select one of the following:3-4
ISM 310Info Systems in Management3
Accounting Information Systems
and Accounting Info Sys Lab 1
LE 253Business Law3
MKT 352Mktg Principles and Policies3
OB 354Behavior in Organization3
OM 300Intro to Operations Management3
Total Credit Hours40-41

General Business Major (18 credit hours)

18 credit hours from College of Business course work beyond the BBA core.

General Business Major with a concentration in Pre-law

LE 453Business Law: Advanced Topics3
Select three courses from 300-400 level COB courses beyond the core. Each must be a different subject.9
Select two courses from the following:6
Contemporary Ethical Theory
Theory of the Law
The American Judicial Proces
American Constitutional Law
Civil Rights and Liberties
Philosophy of Law
Women, Politics, and the Law
Social Psychology
Sociology of Law
Health Care and the Law
Environmental Ethics
Problems in Constitutional Law
Total Credit Hours18