The general business major program is designed for students desiring an extensive 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 in skills and knowledge 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 GPA of 2.0 is required for admission to the general business major.

Code and Title Hours
Select one course from the following list:3
Managerial Accntng Decisions
Corporate Financial Reporting
Cost Analysis Planning/Control
Select one course from the following list:3
Intro Financial Inst. & Mkts
Fin Institutns, Mkts, Invstmnt
Select one course from the following list:3
Intermediate Microeconomics
Honors Intermediate Microecon
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Honors Intermediate Macroecon
Analysis Econ Cond Micro/Macro
Select one course from the following list:3
Intro to HR Management
Leadership and Ethics
Foundations of Entrepreneurshp
Effective Negotiations
Select one course from the following list:3
Introduction to World Business
Honors Intro to World Business
Principles of Social Media
Consumer Behavior
Retail Management
Personal Selling
Select one additional 300-400 level business elective3
Total Hours18

Since the general business degree offers students a broad introduction to business, students often 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 jobs 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