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College of Business and Economics.
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The College of Business and Economics consists of six departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), and Marketing. The College offers two baccalaureate degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a choice of seven academic majors: Accounting, Finance, General Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing; Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics.
All students earning BSBA degrees take the 39 credit-hour core business curriculum. Students earning a Bachelor of Science in economics must earn 24 credit hours of core coursework designated by that program.
Core curricula prepare students in important ways. The dynamic global environment of business presents many new challenges, and smart students realize they need a broad knowledge of business combined with skills in technology to meet these challenges. The core curriculum is modeled on the dynamic relationships among the functional areas of business - marketing, finance, accounting, and management (including management information systems) - as they occur in the real world of business. It emphasizes the skills students need to successfully shift challenges into opportunity: independent thinking, decision-making, managing information, and adapting to a changing workforce.
In addition, based on input from the business community, this curriculum builds a solid foundation in core business principles and the crucial skills needed to compete in the changing job market. Throughout the curriculum, we emphasize strategies for timely, well-reasoned decisions and skills to help you.
Beyond the General Education Curriculum (GEC), a student must complete the courses as required for graduation by the degree program in which you matriculate and the major you declare. For degree requirements and an outline of a typical plan for each major, visit the page(s) of the major(s) that interest(s) you.