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Business Management - B.B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (30 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  MIS 34165

Dynamics of Leadership (3)
Learning to Lead  (3)
    34180 Human Resources Management1 3
    44062 Supply Chain Management 3
    44152 Collaborative Project Management 3
WIC   44163 Global Business Management** 3
ELR   44392 Business Consulting and Practicum 3
  Choose two courses from the following: Major Electives 6
    34054 Using IS for Business Problems (3)  
    34092 Practicum in Career Development (3)  
    34185 Individual and Group Behavior (3)  
    44009 Business Case for Sustainability (3)  
  College Electives2: choose two courses from any of the following curricular areas; maximum one course per curricular area. 6
  Accounting Electives  
  ACCT 33061 Financial Reporting * (3)  
    33063 Cost Control and Analysis for Management * 3 (3)  
  Economics Electives  
  ECON 32025 Money, Credit and Banking (3)  
    32082 Introduction to Managerial Economics (3)  
  Finance electives  
  FIN 36058 The Financial System (3)  
    36063 Individual Investment Analysis and Strategies (3)  
  Marketing Electives  
  MKTG 45045 Advertising and Promotion Management (3)  
    45046 Personal Selling (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
    23021 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
  BUS 10123 Exploring Business *** 3
    30123 Professional Business Practices+ 3
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication** 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KAD   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  FIN 26074 Legal Environment of Business 3
    36053 Business Finance 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus** 3
KAD   11012

Intuitive Calculus (3)
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
    24056 Fundamentals of Business Statistics**** 3
    24163 Principles of Management** 3
    34060 Operations Management 3
    44285 Integrated Business Policy and Strategy 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  General Electives (lower or upper division) 15

* Students who change their major from accounting to business management or who are majoring in both accounting and business management or minoring in accounting may use ACCT 33001 in place or ACCT 33061 and ACCT 33010 in place of ACCT 33063.

** A minimum C (2.00) grade is required.

*** A student changing to the College of Business Administration or transferring may be waived out of BUS 10123 Exploring Business if:

  • 30 or more hours have been earned and any two classes (from ACCT 23020, ACCT 23021, FIN 26074, MIS 24163, MKTG 25010 or MIS 24053) have successfully been completed.
  • 60 or more hours have been earned and the student has completed one course from (ACCT 23020, ACCT 23021, FIN 26074, MIS 24163, MKTG 25010 or MIS 24053)
  • At the discretion of the Dean's Office, the student has sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in a business field (as demonstrated by a CLEP exam or Credit by Exam) but does not meet the requirements listed above.

**** Student who have taken MATH 10041 for another program may use it as a substitute for MIS 24056.

1 Students who take BMRT 21006 as an associate degree student or at a Kent State Regional Campus may use it in place of MIS 34180 provided university requirement of 39 upper-division hours is met.

2 Student who study abroad may use BUS 30234 as a College Elective for the major.

3 Students who take ACTT 21063 as an associate degree student or at a Kent State Regional Campus may use it in place of ACCT 33063 provided university requirement of 39 upper-division hours is met.

+ Students who have transferred ENG 30063 from another institution may use it as a substitute for BUS 30123.

Students may take or use any course at any level as long as the minimum 39-hour requirement for upper-division courses is satisfied for graduation with a B.B.A. Exceptions: Maximum 4 credit hours of physical education activity (PEB) courses and maximum 4 credit hours for courses in applied music and music ensembles (MUS courses with a second digit of 5, 6 or 7) combined may be counted toward the 121-total hour or 39-upper-division-hour graduation requirement. General elective courses may be selected from any area and at any level provided students do not go over the PEB, applied music and ensemble music restriction and they satisfy the 39 hour upper-division requirement. A minor (business or non-business) is encouraged. There is no limit on other music coursework. Any other exceptions must be approved by the assistant dean. Credit for ENG 11001 or MATH 10023 or 10024 may apply toward general electives.