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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

Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration - General Business Concentration

Community College Transfer

Career / Technical Transfer (up to 43 hrs)
General Ed Elective* 4 hrs
General Ed Elective* 3 hrs
General Ed Elective* 3 hrs

General Ed Elective* 3 hrs
General Ed Elective* 3 hrs
General Ed Elective* 3 hrs

TOTAL: 62 Hours**

Junior

First Semester

MIS 160 Spreadsheet Applications 3hr
EC 201 Principles of Economics I 3hrs
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3 hrs
General Ed Elective* 3hrs
General Ed Elective* 3hrs

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

BQA 170 Statistical Analysis for Business 3hr
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3hrs
BU __ Business Elective 3hrs
BU __ Business Elective 3hrs
General Ed Elective* 3hrs
General Ed Elective* 3hrs

Total: 18 hr

Senior

First Semester

MKT 361 Principles of Marketing 3hrs
MGT 381 Principles of Management 3hrs
BU __ Business Elective 3hrs
BU __ Business Elective 3hrs
General Ed Elective* 3hrs

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

PLG 241 Legal Environment of Business 3hrs
MGT 460 Senior Seminar in Business 3hrs
BU __ Business Elective 3hrs
BU __ Business Elective 3hrs
General Ed Elective* 3hrs

Total: 15 hr

* Course Needed to Fulfill General Education Requirements of MUW; Students strongly encouraged to complete College Algebra and Lab-based Natural Science before transferring to MUW. Please see General Education Requirements in the University Bulletin.

** Business Majors require a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate. No more than 62 hours of these hours may be earned at a community college.

 

Courses used to satisfy requirements in the major cannot be used to satisfy requirements for another major or a business major.
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in EN 101, EN 102, any math course, Business Core or other COB required course.
Only six hours of Business Electives can be taken below the 300 level.
MIS157 cannot be used as a Business or MIS elective.

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.
Courses may be taken out of the suggested order as long as the prerequisite system for each course has been fulfilled.
The course rotation is not fixed and is subject to change.
Courses taken during the summer, transfer courses from other universities and community colleges, and correspondence courses may be used to fulfill the major requirements.
Community college transfer students must earn at least 50 percent of their academic credits from a senior institution, including at least 25 percent of those hours from MUW.  MUW does not award credit for technical or vocational courses except in the B.A.S. program.
The total number or general electives will vary.