BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CURRICULUM
Courses Required For All B.B.A. Majors
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, Haberland, Hubbard, Jourdan, Kordecki, May, Messer, V. Miller, Nakos, Novin, Wei.
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.
This office is responsible for assisting students in the School of Business with the development of an academic 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. In addition, each major within the B.B.A. has 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 8 hours of Science 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)
THEA 1100 Theater Appreciation (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)
* 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 I Laboratory (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 (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 (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 (or a higher mathematics course) 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. History and Government (Take BOTH)
POLS 1101 American Government (3-0-3)
HIST 2110 Themes in U.S. History (3-0-3)
E2. Behavioral Science (Choose ONE)
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3-0-3)
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology (3-0-3)
E3. Additional Course (Choose ONE)
SOSC 2501 Survey of Social Sciences and Contemporary Issues (3-0-3)
HIST 1110 Themes in World History (3-0-3)
REQUIRED 2000-LEVEL BUSINESS CORE (Area F) - 18 hours
Note: Students must earn a grade of C or better in all Area F courses.
ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3-0-3)
ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II (3-0-3) [prerequisite: ACCT 2101]
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3-0-3)
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3-0-3)
BUSA 1105 Introduction to Business (3-0-3)
BUSA 2201 Fundamentals of Computer Applications (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 3101 Business Statistics (3-0-3) [prerequisite: MATH 1231 or higher]
BLAW 3370 Business Law (3-0-3)
FINA 3101 Managerial Finance (3-0-3)
MGMT 3101 Principles of Management (3-0-3)
MGMT 3102 Performance/Quality Management (3-0-3) [prerequisite: MGMT 3101 and BUSA 3101]
MGMT 3120 Managerial Communications (3-0-3) [prerequisite: ENGL 1102]
MKTG 3101 Principles of Marketing (3-0-3)
MKTG 3420 Global Business (3-0-3) [Corequisite: MGMT 3101 AND MKTG 3101]
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: Senior standing, completion of 3000-level business core, and satisfactory completion of the official School of Business writing assessment.]
NON-BUSINESS COURSES - 9 hours
School of Business students must take PHIL 3301 - Ethics in Historical and Contemporary Perspective - as one of their three non-business courses. The other six semester credit hours may be any course offered by the University outside the School of Business, except Physical Education (PHED) courses; courses offered for institutional credit only (e.g., WLAB 1999, WLAB 2999); HSCI 2201; HCMG 3101; and career and institutional credit courses that generally do not fulfill requirements for a baccalaureate degree and are annotated in each heading as such in the Course Descriptions chapter of this catalog (e.g., OFFC, CNET).
IMPORTANT NOTE: B.B.A. students who did not take MATH 1231 (or a higher mathematics course) in Area A or D must take MATH 1231 as a non-business elective.
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.)
Required Accounting Core - 18 hours
ACCT 2102 is prerequisite to ACCT 3110 and 3351; ACCT 3351 is prerequisite to 3352 and all 4000-level ACCT courses.
ACCT 3110 Managerial Cost Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 3351 Intermediate Accounting I (3-0-3)
ACCT 3352 Intermediate Accounting II (3-0-3)
ACCT 4330 Accounting Information Systems (3-0-3)
ACCT 4450 Income Taxation I (3-0-3)
ACCT 4480 Auditing (3-0-3)
Choose TWO upper division business electives - 6 hours
Check course descriptions for prerequisites.
ACCT 4220 Advanced Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 4440 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 4451 Income Taxation II (3-0-3)
ACCT 4800 Selected Topics in Accounting (3-0-3)
ACCT 4850 Accounting Internship/Cooperative Education (V)
ACCT 4900 Directed Research and Reading (V)
BUSA 4446 Managerial Economics (3-0-3)
BUSA 4850 Internship/Cooperative Education (0-V-3)
BUSA 4900 Directed Research and Readings (V)
FINA 3100 Personal Financial Management (3-0-3)
FINA 4401 Investments (3-0-3)
MGMT 3106 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3-0-3)
MGMT 4101 Human Resource Management (3-0-3)
MGMT 4102 Organizational Behavior (3-0-3)
MGMT 4111 Leadership (3-0-3)
MGMT 4302 Case Studies in Performance Quality Management (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 4800 Selected Topics in Management (3-0-3)
MKTG 3302 Consumer Behavior (3-0-3)
MKTG 3312 Services Marketing (3-0-3)
MKTG 4104 Marketing Research and Analysis (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
Learning OUTCOMES for Accounting:
Required Management Core - 9 hours
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 4551 Income Taxation II (3-0-3)
Learning OUTCOMES for Management:
Required Marketing Core - 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.
MKTG 3312 Services Marketing (3-0-3))
LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR MARKETING:
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 4220 Advanced Accounting Topics (3-0-3)