General Business Concentration

Business Administration, BAS

Well-Rounded Business Leaders

The 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 in a particular field. The concentration provides a well-rounded program of study, and the flexibility for individual interests and career planning. The concentration includes 18 hours of business electives, so it is ideal for students that have changed their major and have courses in many areas of business.

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. 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 also provides an excellent foundation for further study in graduate and professional programs.

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This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

Flexible Program

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Entrepreneur
  • Small Business Owner
  • Retail Operations
  • Hotel Management
  • Professional Sales
  • Banking
  • Production Management
  • Insurance
  • Government and Nonprofit
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Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BAS - General Business Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.

The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.

All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

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Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

A student who holds a completed A.A.S. or other approved technical Associate’s degree may transfer 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit. Career and technical coursework may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
    EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MIS 300 - Introduction to Information Systems
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Electives: 15 Hours at the 300 level or above

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - General Business Concentration: 121 Semester Hours