General Business Concentration

Business Administration, BBA

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, BBA - 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 Business Administration Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a four year degree offered through the Department of Business with a major in Business Administration and concentrations in Accounting, General Business, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Specific program requirements can be found in the Business Administration major descriptions for each concentration. A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation under this curriculum.

Business Core Requirements

Required Business Courses

Minimum grade of C or higher required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • MIS 160 - Spreadsheet Applications
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
  • EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • BQA 345 - Advanced Statistical Analysis for Business
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 333 - Organizational Communication
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • MGT 385 - Operations/Production Management
  • MGT 497 - Strategic Management
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business

Other Required Courses

Minimum grade of C required

  • COM 101 - Oral Communication
  • MA 123 - Statistics
    BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business

Additional Requirements

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

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • MGT 382 - Organizational Behavior

Select eighteen hours of Business Electives

18 Semester Hours; 12 hours at the 300-level or above, including prefixes ACC, BU, EC, ENT, FIN, MGT, MIS, or MKT, excluding BU 157.

Select one from the following:

  • FIN 340 - Financial Markets and Institutions
  • BU 383 - Leadership
  • MGT 386 - Human Resource Management

Select one from the following:

  • BU 400 - Internship (3 semester hours required)
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business

Select one from the following: (3 Semester Hours)

  • ACC 310 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 312 - Tax Accounting I
  • ACC 315 - Cost Accounting I
  • ACC 465 - Managerial Accounting

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BBA - General Business Concentration: 120 Semester Hours