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Advancing Your Career

Business Administration, B.A.S. - General Business

What is General Business?

Business StudentThe General Business concentration is designed for students who wish to obtain a breadth of knowledge in the fundamentals of business. This concentration offers students the opportunity to earn a degree in business without specializing a particular field. The concentration provides a well-rounded program of study, and the flexibility for individual interests and career planning. Emphasis is placed on understanding business concepts and their application to solving business problems. Thus, the main objective of the program is to develop future business leaders who are creative, knowledgeable, innovative, ethical, and capable of adapting to the dynamic business environment of today’s global marketplace.

General Business professionals work in many areas such as department stores, service industries, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, manufacturing firms and government agencies. Thus, students in this program will acquire the background and training necessary to manage their own businesses or to enter the corporate world in a wide variety of entry-level positions. This concentration provides an excellent foundation for further study in graduate and professional programs.

Employment Opportunities

Retail, Hotel, and Restaurant
Human Resource/Personnel
Self-employment
Sales and Marketing
Management
Banking, Finance and Insurance
Production Management



Suggested Course of Study

B.A.S. in Business Administration  - General Business

General Education Requirements 
(35 Semester Hours)
See Undergraduate Bulletin

Career and Technical Transfer
(Maximum 40 Semester Hours)

Concentration Requirement
(46 Semester Hours)

BU 105 Fundamentals of Success in Business
BQA 170 Statistical Analysis for Business 
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 
EC 201 Principles of Economics I or EC 202 Principles of Economics II 
PLG 241 Legal Environment of Business
MIS 300 Introduction to Information Systems
FIN 355 Business Finance
MGT 381 Principles of Management
MKT 361 Principles of Marketing
BU 460 Senior Seminar in Business

15 Hours of Business Electives
(Must be at the 300 level or above: ACC, BU, EC, ENT, FIN, MGT, MIS, or MKT)

BAS Majors require a minimum of 121 credit hours to graduate. No more than 90 hours of these hours may be earned at a community college.  Community college transfer students must earn at least 25% of their hours from MUW.  MUW does not award credit for technical or vocational courses except in the B.A.S program.

This curriculum sheet is a sample and is intended to be a tentative guideline for the order in which courses should be taken to fulfill the requirements of the major.