These required courses are designed to provide each student with the fundamentals necessary to enter and develop a career in administration. A student may supplement these foundation courses with elective courses from several disciplines or extend and deepen career preparation with more advanced work in a particular area of administration or analysis.

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. BBA students must complete 12 credits outside their major to earn a minor.

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum passing grade for a Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) course is 2.0. 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
Info Systems in Management
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 Hours37-38

Major Requirements

HRM 305Human Resource Policy/Admin3
MKT 402Marketing Management3
OB 401Management Skills Development3
OM 460Supply Chain Management3
Select one course from the following:3
Financial Reporting
Advanced Corporate Finance
International Financial Mgmt
ITM 321Database Systems I3
or ITM 382 Advanced Computer Applications
Total Credit Hours18

Management Minor

(not available to College of Business students)


MATH 104College Algebra4
or MATH 105 Pre-Calculus

Minor Requirements

ACC 298Financial Accounting3
ITM 310Info Systems in Management3
MKT 352Mktg Principles and Policies3
OB 354Behavior in Organization3
Plus three courses from at least two disciplines from ACC 299 and/or any 300-400 level courses offered in the College of Business.9
Total Credit Hours21