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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

General Business Major (B.B.A.)


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Major code BB6122

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

Sheree Lucas, contact person

Program Overview

The General Business major prepares professionals on a broad basis for business careers.

Admissions Information

Freshman Policy

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.

Transfer Policy

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 48-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.

Transferring From Within Ohio University
The College of Business allows a 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 and process differ for students at the end of their freshmen years and students at the end of their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

Transferring Into the College of Business AT THE END OF THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Applications will be accepted annually at the end of the freshman year. There are two conditions under which such students will be transferred into the College of Business:

  1. You have an accumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 and have completed ECON 103, ECON, 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151 or (ENG 152 or ENG 153)
  2. You have an accumulative GPA of no less than 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA or higher in ECON 103, ECON, 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151 or (ENG 152 or ENG 153)

Online applications for transfer into the College will be accepted from freshmen during the month of May at the following URL: http://www.cob.ohiou.edu/transferapplication. The College admissions committee reviews applications at the close of spring quarter. All applicants will be notified of the final transfer decision by mail around July 15. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

Transferring Into the College of Business DURING THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEARS: Applications will be accepted quarterly from sophomores and juniors who have met either of the following conditions:

  1. You have an accumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 and have completed ECON 103, ECON, 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151 or (ENG 152 or ENG 153)
  2. You have an accumulative GPA of no less than 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA or higher in ECON 103, ECON, 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151 or (ENG 152 or ENG 153)

Sophomores and juniors may pick up a transfer application at Copeland Hall 214 any time during the quarter. Final transfer decisions will be made as soon as possible during the quarter. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College of Business 48-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.

Transferring Into the College of Business From Outside Ohio University
Admission to the College of Business from an educational institution outside of Ohio University is selective. Application is made through the Ohio University Office of Admissions. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have completed courses equivalent to each of the following four courses: ECON 103, ECON 104, ENG (151, 152, or 153), and MATH 163A. They must also have a minimum accumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the transferring institution.

To transfer from another university, submit the standard documents required by the Office of Admissions. You will be notified as early as possible of the admission decision.

Advising-Based Course Required for All Transfer Students
A one-credit-hour course. “Introduction to the College of Business for Transfer Students” (currently numbered B A 497) is required for all transfer students as a substitute for B A 100A and B A 100B. The course must be taken the first quarter of College of Business enrollment. It is a seminar course in which all instruction is given in one day with several assignments due by the end of the quarter. Students whose transfer applications are accepted will be instructed on how to register for this course.

Opportunities After 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

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

College-Level Requirements


Please see the College of Business  for college-level requirements.

Program Requirements


The General Business major prepares professionals on a broad basis for business careers. Five upper-level courses are required from the following areas: accounting, quantitative business analysis, management, management information systems, business law, finance, marketing, op­erations, business administration, and economics (course selection restricted to ECON 303, 304, 320, 332, 360, or 430). Each course will be in a different functional area or discipline. This major is of special interest if you have a generalized view of business and do not possess strong interests in any one concentration.

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.

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