Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Business Studies (6100)

B.B.A. - Bachelor of Business Administration

Major: Business Administration (602000BS)

College of Business Administration

Learning Outcomes
The following learning goals form the foundation of the learning activities that occur within the Integrated Core Curriculum:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core business fundamentals (acctg, bus. finance, marketing, bus. law, production and operations mgmt, mgmt principles, quantitative methods, computer applications in bus., international bus., bus. strategy)
Demonstrate the ability to apply core business fundamentals through case analyses and simulations
Understand and show appreciation for the global nature of contemporary business
Demonstrate effective written communication skills; Demonstrate effective oral communication
Demonstrate the ability to think critically (integrate ideas from multiple sources, solve unstructured problems, have holistic view of business, and apply knowledge of business fundamentals in creative and innovative ways)
Work effectively in teams that include diverse individuals
Demonstrate information technology and knowledge management skills (using database tools, spreadsheet tools, presentation graphics, and online research queries for business decision making and problem solving)
Understand, identify, and address ethical circumstances and dilemmas and the responsibility of business professionals in society
Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for leadership (negotiation, persuasion skills, and strategic thinking are important elements)

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
3450:145 College Algebra4
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
Oral Communication:Any3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Natural Science:Any Set4
Min Credit Total 18
Spring
3450:210 Calculus with Business Applic3
3300:112 English Composition II3
3250:200 Principles of Microeconomics3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
6400:220 Legal & Soc Environ Business3
3250:201 Principles of Macroeconomics3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
6200:201 Accounting Principles I3
6200:250 Sprdsht Model & Decision Analy3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
6200:202 Accounting Principles II3
6500:304 Business Statistics3
6500:301 Mgmt: Principles & Concepts3
6400:200 Foundatns of Personal Finance3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 14
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
6400:301 Principles of Finance3
6600:205 Marketing Principles3
6500:305 Business Analytics3
Humanities:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 14
Spring
6800:305 International Business3
6500:330 Prin of Sply Chain & Oper Mgmt3
Elective:Major Elective3
Elective:General Business3
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Elective:Major Elective3
Elective:Major Elective3
Elective:Major Elective3
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any2
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
6500:490 Strategic Management3
Elective:Major Elective3
Elective:Major Elective3
Elective:Major Elective3
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 18
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Summer terms are a great time to complete general education and CBA Core courses which will enable students to reach degree completion earlier. Core courses C1-C11 should be completed before the start of their senior year.
Students are encouraged to use non major electives toward minors and second majors. Non major electives are also referred to as “free electives” and are sometimes needed to reach the minimum 128 credit hours. Students should consult with their academic advisor and DAR’s to determine if these electives are needed.
Suggestions for free electives include: 6100:101 Global Business Concepts & Practices; 330:275 Specialized Writing for Business; 660:275 Professional Selling, and/or 6300:201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship.
For Major Electives, choose two courses from each area: 6200:3xx or 4xx Accounting (6200:320 and 6200:454 recommended), 6500:3xx or 4xx Management, 6600:3xx or 4xx Marketing. Under the Finance requirement, students must take 6400:200 Foundations in Personal Finance and choose 6400:3xx or 4xx Finance (6400:343 recommended).
6100:495 Internship: Internships are recommended during the spring and/or summer of the junior year (i.e. Year 3). Meet with your academic adviser for pre-internship approval.
Tuition Plateau: While the tuition plateau is 12-16 credits, some semesters may warrant a student to limit the number of courses due to content and rigor.
Graduation GPA Requirements: 2.3 overall GPA; 2.0 business & economics GPA; 2.0 major GPA
DARS Report: Students can monitor their progress towards graduation and their GPAs by reviewing DARS every semester, located in My Akron.
Individuals with an associate degree or who have had their education interrupted may be able to obtain a BBA through the Saturday BBA program. Click here for more information.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 09-18-2013