Students gain a broad set of skills and knowledge about general business operations.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. James E. King

The general business major program is designed for students desiring a broad understanding of business that spans all facets of the business enterprise, providing them with a broad philosophical and economic perspective about business operations.

This major is intended for business students who wish to gain breadth within their undergraduate studies. It is particularly appropriate for students who wish to combine a study of business with a minor or extended coursework in a non-business field. The general business major is also suitable for students who intend to pursue a specialized master’s degree in business or who are interested in law school or other professional fields.

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required for admission to the general business major.

Hours
MIS 200Fundamentals of Management Information Systems3
Select one of the following:3
Managerial Accounting Decisions
Corporate Financial Reporting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Financial Institutions and Markets
Financial Institutions, Markets, and Investment
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Analysis of Economic Conditions at the Micro & Macro Levels
Select one of the following:3
Leadership and Ethics
Business Ethics
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World Business
Consumer Behavior
Retail Management
Personal Selling
Total Hours18

Since the general business degree offers students a broad introduction to business, students use this degree as a precursor to pursuing a specialized master’s program. Other career opportunities are in the general management area.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Our graduates accept positions such as management trainees, entry level positions, business owners, assistant administrators, assistant managers and customer service representatives.

Jobs of Experienced Alumni

Experienced Alums currently hold the following types of positions: owner of small business, vice president, director of human resource management and administrative manager.

Learn more about opportunities in this field at the Career Center