BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CURRICULUM
General Business Major
Ernest M. Miller, Dean
Jacob M. Chacko, Associate Dean
Business & Health Sciences Building, (BHS-11)
Full-time Faculty: Arjomand, Bagwell, Bogert, Crawford, D’Souza, Deis, Finlay, Haberland, Hubbard, Jourdan, Kordecki, May, Messer, V. Miller, Nakos, Novin, Stephens.
Mission of the School of Business
To provide quality undergraduate education in business administration to traditional and non-traditional students, leading to successful careers.
The School of Business offers four majors leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.): Accounting, Management, Marketing, and General Business.
Students planning to seek a B.B.A. are initially classified as “pre-business” majors. In order to officially be classified into one of the majors, students must meet the formal requirements for admission to the B.B.A. (See item 6 under B.B.A. requirements.) Students are significantly limited in the number of upper division School of Business courses that they may take prior to formal B.B.A. admission. (Admission to the B.B.A. is often also referred to as “Admission to the School of Business.”)
This office is responsible for assisting students in the School of Business with the development of an academic plan, career plan, teaching the Clayton State University 1000B orientation course, and coordinating student services such as scholarships, student clubs, etc. The office exists to provide one-on-one advising to ensure that students meet graduation requirements in a timely fashion and are informed of the programs and services available to them in the college. (BHS-11, 770-961-3737)
The Clayton State University Office of Counseling and Career Services, located in the Student Center, maintains a job placement service especially attuned to the needs of business graduates. Information about these and other career services may be found in this catalog in the Services for Students chapter.
Students in the School of Business must meet all University admission, academic progression, and graduation requirements (see the Graduation Requirements section). In addition, the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) has the following program-specific requirements:
The B.B.A. curriculum is designed to enable all graduates to meet the following ten learning outcomes that apply to all majors. In addition, each major within the B.B.A. has additional field-specific learning outcomes which are listed with the appropriate curricula later in this chapter.
The B.B.A. curriculum is presented below in two parts:
ESSENTIAL SKILLS (Area A) - 9 hours
A1. Composition (Take BOTH)
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (3-0-3)*
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (3-0-3)
* A grade of C or better (or K) is required in ENGL 1101.
A2. Mathematics (Choose ONE - Math 1231 is recommended for B.B.A. students who have the appropriate placement score.)
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling (3-0-3)*
MATH 1231 Introductory Statistics (3-0-3)**
MATH 1241 Survey of Calculus (3-0-3)**
MATH 1113 Precalculus (3-0-3)**
MATH 1501 Calculus I (4-0-4)**
* MATH 1111, College Algebra, which is offered only by distance learning, may be substituted.
** Students must have math placement scores beyond MATH 1101 to use these courses in Area A. The extra hour in MATH 1501 will be excess credit for B.B.A. students.
CRITICAL THINKING AND COMMUNICATION (Area B) - 5 hours*
(Includes foreign language and other options)
B1. ALL students take this course:
CRIT 1101 Critical Thinking across the Curriculum (3-0-3)
B2. Take two hours from the following*:
COMM 1001 Presentational Speaking (1-0-1)
(Students may exempt this course by demonstration of basic skill and then take COMM 1002, CPTG 1002, or CPTG 1010.)
COMM 1002 Presentation Applications (1-0-1)
(Completion of or exemption from COMM 1001 is prerequisite to COMM 1002.)
CPTG 1002 Introduction to Web-Page Development (0-2-1)
(Completion of or exemption from COMM 1001 is prerequisite to CPTG 1002.)
CPTG 1010 Computing with Spreadsheets (0-2-1)
(Completion of MATH 1101 or higher [or equivalent placement score] and completion of or exemption from COMM 1001 are prerequisite to this course. This course can be used in Area D when taken in conjunction with CPTG 1111.)
COMM 1110 Spoken Communication (3-0-3)
(A maximum of two hours can apply to Area B; the balance will be excess credit. COMM 1110 is not open to students registered for or with credit for COMM 1001 or 1002 except with permission of the Humanities department head. Students who need to apply this course to Area F should choose other options in Area B.)
Foreign Language Options:
The courses numbered 1999 are for students who have strong beginning skills but need review before entering intermediate-level courses. The 1002 courses are appropriate for students who took two years of high school language but lack confidence in their skill level. (A maximum of two hours of 1002 can apply to Area B; the balance will be excess credit.)
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II (3-0-3)
FREN 1002 Elementary French II (3-0-3)
SPAN 1999 Spanish Review and Transition (1-0-1)
FREN 1999 French Review and Transition (1-0-1)
* Business majors may choose to take an 8 hour principles sequence in Area D1 in which case only one hour is required in Area B2.
HUMANITIES (Area C) - 6 hours
C1.Literature/Philosophy (or intermediate foreign language)
ENGL 2111 World Literature I -- Pre-Modern (3-0-3)
ENGL 2112 World Literature II -- Modern World (3-0-3)
ENGL 2130 American Literature (3-0-3)
PHIL 2201 Introduction to World Philosophy (3-0-3)
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish (3-0-3)*
FREN 2001 Intermediate French (3-0-3)*
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish (3-0-3)*
FREN 2002 Intermediate French (3-0-3)*
C2. Fine Arts (or intermediate foreign language)
ART 2301 Art of the Pre-Modern World (3-0-3)
ART 2302 Art of the Modern World (3-0-3)
CMSS 2100 Introduction to Film (3-0-3)
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I (3-0-3)*
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II (3-0-3)*
MUSC 2101 Music Appreciation (3-0-3)
MUSC 2301 Introduction to World Music (3-0-3)
PHIL 2401 Introduction to Aesthetics (3-0-3)
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I (3-0-3)*
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II (3-0-3)*
THEA 1100 Theater Appreciation (3-0-3)
* Language at the 1002-level or equivalent is prerequisite to 2001; 2001 or equivalent is prerequisite to 2002. Native speakers of a language may enroll in courses in that language only with permission of the Department of Humanities.
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Area D) - 10 hours
Note: The Area D listed here is the 10-hour version that most B.B.A. majors choose. Business majors may choose to take an 8-hour sequence in the principles science courses designed for science majors. See the Arts & Sciences chapter of this catalog. Students who take the 8-hour sequence only need one hour in B-2.
D1. Take ONE of the following science sequences:
a) SCI 1111 Integrated Science I (3-0-3)
SCI 1111L Integrated Science Laboratory I (0-2-1)
(SCI 1111 and 1111L are corequisite.)
SCI 1112 Integrated Science II (3-0-3)
b) BIOL 1111 Introductory Biology I (3-0-3)
BIOL 1111L Introductory Biology Laboratory (0-2-1)
(BIOL 1111 and 1111L are corequisite.)
BIOL 1112 Introductory Biology II (3-0-3)
c) CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I (3-0-3)
CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry Laboratory I (0-2-1)
(CHEM 1151 and 1151L are corequisite.)
CHEM 1152 Survey of Chemistry II (3-0-3)
(CHEM 1152 has a lab, but it is only required for certain health science majors.)
d) PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics I (3-0-3)
PHYS 1111L Introductory Physics Laboratory I (0-2-1)
(PHYS 1111 and 1111L are corequisite, and MATH 1101 or higher is prerequisite.)
PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics II (3-0-3)
(PHYS 1112 has a lab, but it is only required for certain life science majors.)
D2. Additional Science, Math, or Technology (3 hours)
NOTE: B.B.A. students who did not take MATH 1231 in Area A must take MATH 1231here or as a non-business elective.
MATH 1221 Finite Mathematics (3-0-3)*
MATH 1231 Introductory Statistics (3-0-3)*
MATH 1241 Survey of Calculus (3-0-3)*
MATH 1113 Precalculus (3-0-3)*
MATH 2502 Calculus II (4-0-4)**
CPTG 1111 Introduction to Computing (1-2-2)#
CPTG 1010 Computing with Spreadsheets (0-2-1)#
CSCI 1301 Computer Science I (3-0-3)
SCI 1901 Selected Topics in Science (3-0-3)
(See the schedule of classes for specific topics including Astronomy, Botany, Extraordinary Chemistry, Health and Disease, Energy, Forensics, Sex and Gender, and Human Genetics.)
* MATH 1101 or higher (or equivalent placement score) is prerequisite.
** MATH 1113 is prerequisite to MATH 1501, which is, in turn, prerequisite to MATH 2502. The extra hour will be excess credit.
# Both CPTG 1111 and 1010 must be taken to count in Area D.
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Area E) - 12 hours
E1. American Government
POLS 1101 American Government (3-0-3)
E2. World History or Social Sciences (Choose ONE)
HIST 1111 Survey of Pre-Modern World History (3-0-3)
HIST 1112 Survey of Modern World History (3-0-3)
SOSC 2501 Survey of Social Science and Contemporary Issues (3-0-3)
E3. American History (Choose ONE)
HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History to 1877 (3-0-3)
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History since Reconstruction (3-0-3)
E4. Behavioral Sciences (Choose ONE)
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3-0-3)
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3-0-3)
REQUIRED 2000-LEVEL BUSINESS CORE (Area F) - 18 hours
Note: See item 6 under BBA Requirements for grade requirements.
ACCT 2101 Principles of Financial Accounting (3-0-3)
[Co-requisite(s): BUSA 1105]
ACCT 2102 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3-0-3)
[prerequisite: ACCT 2101(C), MATH 1101]
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3-0-3)
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3-0-3)
BUSA 1105 Introduction to Business (3-0-3)
[Prerequisites: Exempt or exit Learning Support]
BLAW 2106 Legal Environment of Business (3-0-3)
Freshman and Sophomore Total Hours - 60 hours
REQUIRED 3000-LEVEL BUSINESS CORE - 24 hours
Area F courses are prerequisite to all upper division core courses for B.B.A. students. Other prerequisites for B.B.A. students are listed with each course.
BUSA 3100 Advanced Computer Applications in Business (3-0-3) [Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2101 (C), Pre-Business and Business majors only]
BUSA 3101 Business Statistics (3-0-3)
[Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School of Business]
FINA 3101 Managerial Finance (3-0-3)
[Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School of Business, Corequisite: BUSA 3100]
MGMT 3101 Principles of Management (3-0-3)
[Prerequisite(s): [ACCT 2101 (C), BUSA 2201 (C), and ECON 2105/2106 (C)] or BSUR 3111 (C), or HCMG 3111 (C) or HSCI 2111 (C) or ITFN 2123 (C).]
MGMT 3102 Performance/Quality Management (3-0-3)
[Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3101(C) and BUSA 3101 (C), Admission to the School Business]
MGMT 3120 Managerial Communications (3-1-3)
[Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1102, Admission to the School Business]
MKTG 3101 Principles of Marketing (3-0-3)
[Prerequisite(s): [ACCT 2101 (C), BUSR 3111 (C), or HCMG 3111 (C) or HSCI 2111 (C).]
MKTG 3420 Global Business (3-0-3)
[Corequisite: MGMT 3101, MKTG 3101, Admission to the School Business]
MAJOR COURSES & BUSINESS ELECTIVES - 24 hours
See the majors listed on following pages for the specific requirements and electives for each major: Accounting, Management, Marketing, and General Business.
BUSINESS CAPSTONE - 3 hours
MGMT 4750 Strategic Management (3-0-3)
[This course is to be taken in the last two semesters, preferably the last, of a student’s program. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Business, senior standing, BUSA 3100, BUSA 3101, FINA 3101, MGMT 3101, MKTG 3101, and corequisites MGMT 3102, MKTG 3420.]
NON-BUSINESS COURSES - 9 hours
PHIL 3301 Ethics in Historical and Contemporary
Six semester hours of free electives from outside the School of Business. Consult with advisor for recommendations.*#
* BBA students who do not take MATH 1231 in Areas A or D must take it here.
# The following courses may not be applied here:
Junior and Senior Total Hours - 60 hours
Grand Total Hours for the B.B.A. - 120 hours
(See also Courses Required for All B.B.A. Majors.)
(Check the Course Descriptions chapter for prerequisites.)
Consistent with the mission of the School of Business, the mission of the Accounting Program is to provide broad-based undergraduate curriculum leading to professional careers in accounting and related fields. Upon successful completion of the program, the student should attain the following learning outcomes:
The accounting major requires a total of 120 semester hours of coursework. In addition to the 96 semester hours of general and business core courses required for all B.B.A. students, accounting majors must complete 24 semester hours as follows:
Required for all accounting majors - 15 hours
ACCT 3110 Managerial Cost Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 3250 Income Taxation (3-0-3)
ACCT 3351 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3-0-3)
ACCT 3352 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3-0-3)
ACCT 4330 Introduction to Accounting Information Systems and Auditing (3-0-3)
Electives - 9 hours
Choose three courses from the following:
ACCT 4110 Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 4250 Advanced Income Taxation (3-0-3)
ACCT 4352 Advanced Financial Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 4440 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 4480 Advanced Assurance Services (3-0-3)
ACCT 4800 Selected Topics in Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 4850 Accounting Internship/Cooperative Education (0-0-3)
ACCT 4900 Independent Study/Directed Research & Readings (0-0-3)
BLAW 3370 Intermediate Business Law (3-0-3)
FINA 3100 Personal Financial Management (3-0-3)
FINA 4401 Investments (3-0-3)
FINA 4402 Intermediate Finance (3-0-3)
FINA 4403 Money and Banking: Domestic and International (3-0-3)
Students are advised to use their three elective courses based upon their chosen career track. The following courses are recommended for the various career tracks in accounting and related fields:
Accounting majors may obtain a Concentration in Finance by choosing:
FINA 4403 Money and Banking: Domestic and International (3-0-3)
Students are encouraged to check the Georgia State Board of Accountancy (www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/accountancy/licensure.htm) for requirements regarding CPA requirements. At catalog submission date, State of Georgia requires all CPA candidates to have completed a total of 150 semester hours of college education of which 30 semester hours must be in accounting subjects above the elementary accounting courses (ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102). Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam are advised to consider the requirement in choosing electives and/or planning for additional hours to meet the requirement.
The following is a suggested plan for taking the required coursework for accounting major. Please try to adhere to the recommended plan. Taking courses other than the ones listed in the required coursework may not earn you any credit towards your graduation. Also, you CANNOT take a course until you have successfully completed the designated course prerequisite(s) for that course. It is extremely important that you adhere to the course prerequisites. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses prefixed with ACCT, BLAW, BUSA, ECON, FINA, MGMT, and MKTG. A grade of “C” is required in ENGL 1101.
Accounting Major Coursework-Suggested Plan
[a] Take MATH 1101 or MATH 1111. If you have math placement scores beyond MATH 1101 take one of the followings: MATH 1231, MATH 1241, MATH 1113, or MATH 1501.
[b] Take one from the following sequences: (SCI 1111, SCI 1111L, and SCI 1112), (BIOL 1111, BIOL 111L, and BIOL 1112), (CHEM 1151, CHEM 1151L, and CHEM 1152), or (PHYS 1111, PHYS 111L, and PHYS 1112).
[c] Take two from the following list: COMM 1001, COMM 1002, CPTG 1002 (if exempted from COMM 1001), CPTG 1010, SPAN 1999 (if you have strong beginning skills), or FREN 1999 (if you have strong beginning skills). Or take COMM 1110, SPAN 1002, or FREN 1002 in place of the two.
[d] Take one from the following list: SOCI 1101, PSYC 1101.
[e] Take MATH 1231. If you have already taken MATH 1231, take three hours from the following list: MATH 1221, MATH1241, MATH 1113, MATH 1501, MATH 2502, CPTG 1111, CPTG 1010, CSCI 1301, SCI 1901.
[f] Take one from the following list: ENGL 2111, ENGL 2112, ENGL 2130, PHIL 2201, SPAN 2001, FREN 2001, SPAN 2002, FREN 2002
[g] Take one from the following list: ART 2301, ART 2302, THEA 1100, MUSC 2101, MUSC 2301, PHIL 2401, SPAN 2001, FREN 2001, SPAN 2002, FREN 2002
[h] Take one from the following list: SOSC 2501, HIST 1110.
[i] Take three from the following list: ACCT 4110, ACCT 4250, ACCT 4352, ACCT 4440, ACCT 4480, ACCT 4800, ACCT 4850, ACCT 4900, BLAW 3370, FINA 3100, FINA 4401, FINA 4402, FINA 4403.
[k] Take two courses offered by the university outside the School of Business except Physical Education courses (PHED), courses offered for institutional credit only (e.g., WLAB 1999, WLAB 2999); HSCI 2201; HCMG 3101; and career and institutional credit courses (e.g., OFFC, CNET).
Consistent with the mission of the School of Business, the mission of the Management Program is to provide a broad-based undergraduate curriculum designed to prepare students for careers involving leadership and management.
Upon successful completion of the program, students should obtain the following learning outcomes:
Required Management Core - 9 hours
MGMT 4101 Human Resource Management (3-0-3)
MGMT 4102 Organizational Behavior (3-0-3)
MGMT 4111 Leadership (3-0-3)
Choose FIVE upper division business electives - 15 hours
At least three must have a MGMT prefix, and at least one must not have a MGMT prefix.
ACCT 4850 Accounting Internship/Cooperative Education (V)
ACCT 4900 Directed Research and Reading (V)
BUSA 3800 Selected Topics in Business (3-0-3)
BUSA 4446 Managerial Economics (3-0-3)
BUSA 4850 Internship/Cooperative Education (0-V-3)
BUSA 4900 Directed Research and Readings (V)
MGMT 3106 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3-0-3)
MGMT 4105 Global Distribution and Air Operations Seminar (3-0-3)
MGMT 4311 Entrepreneurship (3-0-3)
MGMT 4403 International Management (3-0-3)
MGMT 4510 Labor Law/Relations (3-0-3)
MGMT 4700 Applied Managerial Decision Making (3-0-3)
MGMT 4725 Dean’s Senior Honors Seminar (3-0-3)
MGMT 4800 Selected Topics in Management (3-0-3)
MKTG 3302 Consumer Behavior (3-0-3)
MKTG 3105 Introduction to Transportation and Logistics (3-0-3)
MKTG 3312 Services Marketing (3-0-3)
MKTG 4104 Marketing Research and Analysis (3-0-3)
MKTG 4105 Global Distribution and Air Operations Seminar (3-0-3)
MKTG 4106 Promotion Strategy (3-0-3)
MKTG 4207 Professional Selling (3-0-3)
MKTG 4420 International Marketing (3-0-3)
MKTG 4510 Retailing (3-0-3)
MKTG 4750 Marketing Management (3-0-3)
MKTG 4800 Selected Topics in Marketing (3-0-3)
Total Major Courses & Business Electives - 24 hours
Management majors may obtain a concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 courses)
MKTG 3105 Introduction to Transportation and Logistics (3-0-3)
MGMT/MKTG 4105 Global Distribution and Air Operations Seminar (3-0-3)
Consistent with the mission of the School of Business, the mission of the Marketing Program is to provide a broad based general and business education that prepares students for careers in marketing related fields. Upon successful completion of the program, students should obtain the following learning outcomes:
In Addition to the 96 semester hours of general and business core courses required for all B.B.A. students, marketing majors must complete 24 semester hours as follows:
Required for all marketing majors - 9 hours
Choose FIVE upper-division business electives - 15 hours
At least three must have a MKTG prefix; and at least one must not have a MKTG prefix.
Marketing majors may obtain a concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Concentration:
Consistent with the mission of the School of Business, the mission of the General Business Program is to provide broad-based undergraduate curriculum and allow for customized programs of study in specific business areas that meets the student’s career and educational needs. The program in general business provides students with a thorough exposure to the basic areas of business administration while permitting wide latitude in the selection of additional courses according to individual interests. Predefined program concentrations in finance and logistics and supply chain management are available.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student should attain the following learning outcomes:
The General Business major requires a total of 120 semester hours of coursework. In addition to the 96 semester hours of general and business core courses required for all B.B.A. students, general business majors must complete 24 semester hours from the following list of courses:
Choose EIGHT courses - 24 hours
NOTE: Must include at least one course in MGMT, one in MKTG, and one in ACCT or ECON or FINA. Courses should be selected in consultation with an academic advisor.
ACCT 4440 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 4450 Income Taxation I (3-0-3)
ACCT 4551 Income Taxation II (3-0-3)
ACCT 4480 Auditing (3-0-3)
MGMT 4302 Case Studies in Performance Quality Management (3-0-3)
General Business majors may obtain a concentration in Finance and/or Logistics and Supply Chain Management by choosing the following: