Skip to Navigation
    Ohio University
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

General Business Major (B.B.A.)


Return to Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors Return to: Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors

Major code BB6122

College of Business
Copeland Hall 401
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2060
www.cob.ohio.edu

Sheree Lucas, contact person
lucass@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The general business major prepares professionals on a broad basis for business careers. This major is of special interest if you have a generalized view of business and do not possess strong interests in any one concentration.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Freshmen will be admitted to the College on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class, with a strong college preparatory curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.

Change of Program Policy

The College of Business allows limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business. It should be noted that the transfer requirements differ for students at the end of their freshmen year and students in their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

External Transfer Admission

Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the College’s Office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College’s 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Upon graduation, students with a general business major enter what might be the broadest area of positions of any major within the College of Business. Recent graduates have entered such fields as sales, banking, government services, personnel, advertising, small business entrepreneurship, production, and insurance.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The general business major requires a minimum of 120 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Business.  

Program Requirements


Five upper-level courses (3000 or higher) beyond the core curriculum are required from the following areas: accounting, quantitative business analysis, management, management information systems, business law, finance, marketing, business administration, and economics (course selection restricted to ECON 3030, 3040, 3200, 3320, 3600, or 4300). Each course must be in a different functional area or discipline.

College of Business (COB) Requirements


Introductory Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Business Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Non-Business Required Hours


Every COB major must complete a minimum of 30 hours of classwork outside of the College of Business. The remaining hours consist of elective classes taken outside of the College of Business.

Individual Non-Business Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Global Requirement


Complete one of the following three components:

1. Global Course Component


Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

2. Global Experience Component


You may arrange to meet this requirement by completing one of the following:

  1. a Global Consulting Project experience through the College of Business
  2. an approved international experience through the Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities
  3. an approved international experience through the Global Leadership Center

Contact the College of Business Student Services Office for details.

3. Foreign Language Component


Complete a foreign language through at least 2120.

Internship Requirement


Complete 3 hours of internship credit from the following:

Return to Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors Return to: Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors