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.
Proficiency requirements include basic prerequisite courses and/or entry-level competencies for the major. These are not counted as credits in the major.
|ECON 103||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 104||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|MATH 109||Algebra for Calculus 1||4|
|MATH 246||Elementary Statistics||4|
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 201||Introduction to Accounting||3|
|BCOM 206||Business Writing 1||2|
|BCOM 207||Business Presentations 1||2|
|IS 240||Information Systems in Business||3|
|BSAD 300||Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace||1|
|BSAD 305||Legal and Regulatory Environment||3|
|FIN 320||Principles of Finance||3|
|MKTG 330||Principles of Marketing||3|
|MGMT 340||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 341||Operations Management||3|
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.