Sep 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management, BSBA

Program Coordinators by Concentration:

  • General Business Concentration: Lee Grubb (3419 Bate Building; 252-737-1103;
  • Human Resource Management Concentration: Lee Grubb (3419 Bate Building; 252-737-1103;
  • International Business Concentration: Tope Bello (3107 Bate Building; 252-328-4856;
  • Management Concentration: Lee Grubb (3419 Bate Building; 252-737-1103;

The BSBA in management offers students the opportunity to acquire knowledge in the management of human and physical resources and to acquire skills useful in the management of domestic and international organizations.

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

II. Cognates - 3 s.h.

(MATH 2228 or MATH 2283 count toward the general education elective requirement for this degree. Semester hours earned for one of these courses is not included in the 3 s.h. cognate requirement.)

III. Business core - 36 s.h.

Senior business exam requirement:

Seniors must successfully complete the Senior Business Exam (SBE) in their last semester or summer term before graduation from the BSBA program. The SBE is administered near the end of each semester and summer term. Failure to successfully complete the SBE will result in the student being delayed from graduating in the BSBA program as this competency exam is a program requirement.

IV. Concentrations - 18-27 s.h.

(Choose one.)

A. General business concentration - 18 s.h.

The concentration in general business offers students the opportunity to acquire a general overview of the skills necessary to manage human and physical resources. Although primarily designed for distance education students, students on campus may choose this concentration. Enrollment in this concentration will be limited by the resources available. Distance education students will receive priority in enrollment in distance education courses.

Choose 3 s.h. from:

B. Human resource management concentration - 18 s.h.

The human resource management (HRM) concentration is aligned to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) competency model. The HRM concentration is designed to build expertise in all key HRM processes, including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, organizational change and development, diversity, training and development, employment law, and human resource management information systems. This program is further strengthened by providing students the opportunity to gain practical experience through internships and earn entry-level professional HRM certification through SHRM, preparing them for careers in this rapidly growing field.

C. International business concentration - 27 s.h.

Choose 9 s.h. from one of the following world regions:

Note: These courses are chosen by the student. No more than two courses should be chosen from any one department.

Additional requirements:

  • Competency in one foreign language as demonstrated by scoring Intermediate-High on the Listening and Reading sections and Intermediate-Mid on the Speaking and Writing sections of the ACTFL Test
  • Minimum of one semester abroad, enrolled in an approved academic program with a focal world region

V. Leadership and professional development - 9 s.h.

VI. General electives to complete requirements for graduation.