Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Business

The Pre-Business area of study is designed to enable students to start working on their BBA degree while they explore the various business disciplines. The Pre-Business area of study is not a major. Rather, it comprises the proficiency competencies and most of the BUSCORE that all College of Business students take as part of their major. Through the BUSCORE, students are exposed to the different business disciplines of study and can then easily transition to and declare one of the majors in the College of Business.

(Code 740-900)

Proficiency Requirements

Proficiency requirements include basic prerequisite courses and/or entry-level competencies for the major.  These are not counted as credits in the major.

ECON 103Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 104Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH 109Algebra for Calculus 14
MATH 246Elementary Statistics4

The BUSCORE

The BUSCORE is the common body of courses taken by all BBA students with the exception of the Health Care Administration major. It consists of the following courses:

ACCT 201Introduction to Accounting3
BCOM 206Business Writing 12
BCOM 207Business Presentations 12
IS 240Information Systems in Business3
BSAD 300Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace1
BSAD 305Legal and Regulatory Environment3
FIN 320Principles of Finance3
MKTG 330Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 340Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 341Operations Management3

Student Professional Development Program

All students pursing a major in the College of Business must complete the Student Professional Development Workshops. Students pursuing a Pre-Business area of study should complete the Student Professional Development Workshops on the same timeline as students pursuing a major in the College of Business. The program is designed to equip students with the skills needed to present themselves in a professional manner during their job search and to other professionals once they enter their chosen careers. Students are highly encouraged to complete the workshops prior to the end of their third semester on campus. The workshops are prerequisites for a number of 300-level courses in the College of Business Core and need to be completed prior to registration for those courses.

The program consists of four workshops: The Business Professional, Professional Image, Professional Etiquette, Professional Networking Event. For more information, visit the College of Business website.