BBA Core Curriculum

To complete the requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree, the following course requirements for a total of 120 undergraduate hours must be met: general education and basic skills; business core; business major, major requirements listed with information on individual majors; cognates and electives.

Cognate Degree Requirements

  • CS 150 Introduction to Computing

  • BOTH ECO 210 Introductory Macroeconomics AND ECO 211 Introductory Microeconomics

    • OR ECO 200 only Business Economics

  • Upper-division economics course (not ECO 490)

  • STA 215 Introductory Applied Statistics

Quantitative Group

Students are required to select one class from the following list:

  • MGT 361 Management Science

  • MTH 122 College Algebra

  • MTH 125 Survey of Calculus  

  • MTH 201 Calculus I 

  • PHI 103 Logic  

Core Courses

All business core courses acquaint you with various fields in business and help you learn to communicate, to interact, and to assume responsible positions in your chosen field.

For a major in business administration, you must complete the following courses:

  • ACC 212 Principles of Financial Accounting

  • ACC 213 Principles of Managerial Accounting

  • BUS 201 Legal Environment for Business

  • FIN 320 Managerial Finance

  • MGT 268 Introduction to Management Information Systems

  • MGT 331 Concepts of Management

  • MGT 366 Operations Management

  • MGT 495 Administrative Policy

  • MKT 350 Marketing Management

Students are required to select one class from the following list. This course may count toward the major, minor, or cognates if applicable:

  • ECO 440 Public Economics and Ethics

  • MGT 340 Business, Social Change and Ethics

  • MGT 438 Business Ethics

  • MKT 375 Marketing Ethics

  • FIN 330 Ethics in Finance

  • ACC 333 Corporate Governance and Accounting Ethics

Required Business Electives

Three upper-division Seidman courses not applied to the major, minor, or cognate (9 credits total), however, these courses can be applied toward a second business major.

Major Requirements

In addition to the course requirements common to all B.B.A. degrees, students choose from among the following majors: accounting, business economics, finance, general business, international business, management, marketing, and supply chain management. The choice of major determines the additional course requirements.


Contact information:
Seidman Undergraduate Student Services
(616) 331-7500

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