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General Business

The General Business Option is designed for students who desire a more general background in the different functional areas of business or a custom designed specialization. The General Business Option is composed of courses selected from different areas of business. The Individualized Option consists of a set of courses chosen by the student, in consultation with a faculty member, that provides a unique combination of courses from the different areas of the College of Business. For most students the College of Business advises the student to select a specialization.

The General Business Option consists of four required courses and four approved business electives for a total of 24 hours of business classes. The four required courses consist of one course from four of the different areas of business.

The four courses are selected from the following (select only one from each area):

Accounting ACCT 3310 Intermediate Accounting I
  ACCT 3310 Income Tax Accounting
  ACCT 4200 Accounting Systems and Internal Control


Economics ECON 3600 Money and Banking
  ECON 4100 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  ECON 4110 Intermediate Microeconomics


Finance FINA 3370 Personal Financial Planning
  FINA 3620 Financial Management II
  FINA 3650 Financial Institutions and Markets


Information Systems and Decision Science INFO 3000 Java I
  INFO 3200 C++
  INFO 3400 Visual Basic I
  INFO 3800 Web Application Development


Human Resource HRSM 3150 Human Resource Management


Management MNGT 3420 Legal Aspects of Business Management
  MNGT 4110 Business Ethics
  MNGT 4500 Leadership for a Changing World


Marketing MKTG 4360 Marketing Research
  MKTG 4410 Consumer Behavior
  MKTG 4780 Marketing Strategy


The remaining courses are approved 3000/4000 level business electives. The general business student is encouraged to take one course from each of the different functional areas of business.

Individualized Option

The Individualized Option provides students with the flexibility to design a program suited to their individual needs. A student interested in this option will work with a faculty member to develop a theme and select at least four courses which support this theme. The remaining courses may be any approved business electives.

Students interested in this option should see an advisor in the College of Business Advising Office for a referral to an appropriate faculty member. The faculty member will help the student develop a proposal for review by the College of Business Curriculum Committee. An approval of the proposal will constitute an agreement between the student and the College of Business.

Individualized Option Requirements Semester Hours

  • Approved Individualized Option
  • Approved Business Electives