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Business Majors, Minors and Certificates

Business Majors, Minors and Certificates

 


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† This program is is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.


Exit Requirements for the BBA Degree

During the last year of coursework, all undergraduate students are required to complete MGMT489 Strategic Management. Students work as a team to complete a strategic business case analysis as the final aspect of their undergraduate business preparation. The business case will be presented to members of the Department of Business Administration faculty at the end of each semester. 

Business General Education Core: 6 credit hours*

*Applies to university proficiency and core requirements.

MATH 140 College Algebra (3)
ECON 216 Macroeconomics (3)

Business Education Major Core: 45 credit hours

*Business Core is required for all Business Majors

ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 288 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
BLAW 362 Business Law 2 (3)
BUS 200 Business Analysis Methods (3)
BUS 210 Statistical Analysis for Business (3)
ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ENGL 367 Technical Writing (3)
FIN 340 Personal Finance (3)
OR
FIN 342 Personal Finance 2 (3)

FIN 341 Financial Management 1 (3)
MGMT 303 Principles of Management (3)
MGMT 325 Operations Research 1 (3)
MGMT 489 Strategic Management (3)
MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKTG 411 Marketing Research (3)
MIS 145 Microcomputer Applications in Business (3)

Major Core Total: 45 credit hours

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BBA concentrations:

Concentration in Accounting (BBA) 

The following categories reflect the philosophy of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the standard for educational components of the ACBSP accrediting body.

Required courses: 27 credit hours

ACCT 387 Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)
ACCT 388 Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)
ACCT 392 Intermediate Accounting 3 (3)
ACCT 321 Individual Taxation (3)
ACCT 404 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 481 Accounting Systems (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 487 Advanced Accounting Topics (3)
ACCT 492 Auditing (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours

Choose two courses from the following list:

ACCT 401 Budgeting (3)
ACCT 410 Accounting Technology (3)
ACCT 422 Corporate, Partnership, & Estate Taxation (3)
ACCT 482 International Accounting (3)
ACCT 489 Governmental Accounting (3)

Concentration Total: 33 credit hours
Major Total: 78 credit hours
Proficiency Total:11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Total for degree: 129 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 129-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 129-credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in Finance- Managerial Finance Track (BBA)

Required courses: 24 credit hours

ECON 305 Public Economics (3)
ECON 405 Financial Markets & Institutions (3)
ECON 408 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
FIN 342 Financial Management 2 (3)
FIN 407 Risk Management & Insurance (3)
FIN 409 Investments (3)
FIN 410 Real Estate Investments (3)
FIN 489 Strategic Finance (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours

Choose two courses in consultation with an adviser. 

Concentration Total: 30 credit hours
Major Total: 75 credit hours
Proficiency Total:  11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Electives to 128: 2 credit hours
Total for degree: 128 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 128-credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in Management

Required courses: 21 credit hours

MGMT 364 Organizational Theory (3)
MGMT 386 Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 440 International Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 453 Organizational Leadership (3)
MGMT 465 Personnel Practice & the Law (3)
MIS 480 Project Management (3)
ECON 408 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)

Note: Students must choose nine hours of electives in consultation with your adviser.

Concentration Total: 30 credit hours
Major Total: 75 credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core:  5 credit hours
Electives to 128: 2 credit hours
Total for degree: 128 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 128-credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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BBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS)*

*Admissions to this program are suspended and applications are currently not accepted.

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Concentration in Marketing

Required courses: 21 credit hours

MKTG 320    Professional Sales (3)
MKTG 415    Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 451    Internet Marketing Strategies (3)
MKTG 446    Social media (3)
MKTG 473    Advertising (3)
MKTG 474    International Marketing (3)
MKTG 484    Marketing Management (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours

Choose three upper-division courses in consultation with an adviser.

Concentration Total: 30 credit hours
Major Total: 75 credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core:  5 credit hours
Electives to 128: 2 credit hours
Total for degree: 128 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 128-credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in Media Marketing (BBA)

The optional media marketing emphasis integrates traditional marketing knowledge with tools from the creative side of marketing. Students learn design fundamentals and applications to plan and implement marketing campaigns in media such as digital film, Internet advertising, and traditional print media.

Required courses: 27 credit hours

MKTG 473 Advertising (3)
MKTG 415 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 446 Social Media (3)
MKTG 451 Internet Marketing Strategy (3)
MKTG 484 Marketing Management (3)

Media Emphasis:

MART 181 Visual Concepts (3)
MART 221 Typography (3)
MART 317 Publication Design (3)
MART 327 Web Production Workshop (3)

Electives: 3 credit hours

Choose one additional course from media arts with approval of advisers in marketing and media arts.

Concentration Total: 30 credit hours
Major Total: 75 credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Electives to 128: 2 credit hours
Total for degree: 128 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 129-credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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BBA Concentration in Oil and Gas Management (ACBSP Accreditation Pending)

The BBA with a concentration in oil and gas management is a business degree for people who want to work as managers in the accounting, finance, or management operations.

Oil and Gas Management Core Requirement courses: 42 credit hours

BUS 200 Business Analysis Methods (3)
BUS 210 Statistical Analysis for Bus (3)
ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MIS 145 Microcomputer Applications (3)
MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing (3)
MGMT 303 Principles of Management (3)
OR
MGMT 364 Organizational Behavior (3)

MGMT 325 Operations Research (3)
ENGL 367 Technical Writing (3)
BUS 401 Principles of Financial & Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 404 Cost Accounting (3)
OR
MKTG 411 Marketing Research (3)

FIN 425 Oil and Gas Finance (3)
BLAW 462  Oil and Gas Contract Law (3)
MGMT 489 Strategic Management (3) (Must be senior classification)

Required Concentration courses: 30 credit hours

ECON 401 Energy Policy and Regulation
OR
GEOL 412 Geologic Resources, Laws and Environmental Policies (3)

MGMT 410 Oil and Gas Value Chain Management (3)
ACCT 415 Oil and Gas Accounting (3)
ECON 420 Petroleum economics
OR
FOR 305 Natural Resources Economics (3)

BUS 434 Practicum/Internship (3)
MGMT 440 International Human Resources Management (3)
MGMT 453 Organizational Leadership (3)
MIS 480 Project Management (3)
Select 2 electives (6)

Major total: 72 credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Electives to 128: 5 credit hours
Total for degree: 128 credit hours*

*A concentration is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 129-credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Concentration in General Business (BBA)    

Part One: Courses completed at a community college associate of applied science

Minimum Requirements: 88 credit hours

  1. Open to students with an associate degree with a concentration in a functional business area.
  2. Completion of general education core and statistics and microeconomics.

Part Two: Business courses to be completed at Highlands

Required courses: 51 credit hours

ECON 408 Intermediate Economics (3)
FIN 341 Financial Management 1 (3)
FIN 342 Financial Management 2 (3)
MGMT 325  Operations Research 1 (3)
MGMT 364 Organizational Behavior (3)
MGMT 489 Strategic Management (3)
MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKTG 411 Marketing Research (3)
Social Sciences 300/400 (9)
Upper-division business electives (18)

Concentration Total: 139 credit hours

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Minors in Business

Minor in Accounting for Non-Business Majors

Prerequisites: Students must take BUS110 and MIS145 before enrolling in this minor.

Required courses: 15 credit hours

ACCT 287    Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 288    Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 387    Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)
ACCT 388    Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)
ACCT 404    Cost Accounting (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours

Choose three upper-division courses from the following list in consultation with an adviser.

ACCT 392 Intermediate Accounting 3 (3)
ACCT 401 Budgeting (3)
ACCT 408 Tax Planning (3)
OR
ACCT 321 Individual Taxation (3)

ACCT 422 Corporate, Partnership, & Estate Taxation (3)
ACCT 481 Accounting Systems (3)
ACCT 482 International Accounting (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 487 Advanced Accounting Topics (3)
ACCT 489 Governmental Accounting (3)
ACCT 492 Auditing (3)

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Minor in Accounting for Business Majors

Required courses: 9 credit hours

ACCT 387 Intermediate Accounting 1 (3)
ACCT 388 Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)
ACCT 404 Cost Accounting (3)

Electives: 12 credit hours

Choose four courses from the following list:

ACCT 392 Intermediate Accounting 3 (3)
ACCT 401 Budgeting (3)
ACCT 321 Individual Taxation (3)
ACCT 408 Tax Planning (3)
ACCT 410 Accounting Tech (3)
ACCT 422 Corporate, Partnership, & Estate Taxation (3)
ACCT 481 Accounting Sys (3)
ACCT 482 International Accounting (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 487 Advanced Accounting Topics (3)
ACCT 489 Governmental Accounting (3)
ACCT 492 Auditing (3)

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Minor in Business: 24 credit hours

BUS 181 Introduction to Business (3)
ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
BLAW 360 Business Law & Ethics (3)
ECON 217 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
FIN 341 Financial Management I (3)
MGMT 303 Principles of Management (3)
MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKTG 411 Marketing Research (3)
MIS 145 Microcomputer Applications in Business (3)

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Minor in Finance for Non-Business Majors - Managerial Finance Track

Prerequisites: Students must take BUS110 Business Analysis Methods 1 and FIN341 Financial Management 1 before enrolling in this minor.

Required courses: 21 credit hours

ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
FIN 332 Money & Banking (3)
FIN 340 Personal Finance (3)
FIN 409 Investments (3)
FIN 410 Real Estate Investments (3)
FIN 460  Portfolio Analysis (3)
FIN 475 International Financial Management (3)

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Minor in Finance for Business Majors

Required courses: 18 credit hours

FIN 332 Money & Banking (3)
FIN 342 Financial Management 2 (3)
FIN 409 Investments (3)
FIN 410 Real Estate Investments (3)
FIN 460 Portfolio Analysis (3)
FIN 475 International Financial Management (3)
Electives: 3 credit hours

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Minor in Management for Non-Business Majors

Prerequisites: Student must take BUS110 Business Analysis Methods 1 and BUS210 Statistical Analysis for Business before enrolling in this minor.

Required courses: 18 credit hours

ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
MGMT 303 Principles of Management (3)
MGMT 325 Operations Research I (3)
MGMT 364 Organizational Behavior (3)
MGMT 386  Human Resource Management (3)
MIS 145 Microcomputer Applications in Business (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours

Choose two upper-division courses in consultation with an adviser (at least one must be a management course).

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Minor in Management for Business Majors

Required courses: 15 credit hours

MGMT 364    Organizational Behavior (3)
MGMT 386    Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 440    International Human Resource Management (3)
MGMT 465    Personnel Practice & Law (3)
MGMT 487    Advanced Operations Research & Science Management (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours

Choose three upper-division courses in consultation with an adviser (at least one must be a management course).

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Minor in Marketing for Non-Business Majors

Prerequisites: Students must take BUS110 Business Analysis Methods 1 and MKTG302 Principles of Marketing before enrolling in this minor.

Required courses: 12 credit hours

MKTG 320    Professional Sales (3)
MKTG 415    Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 473    Advertising (3)
MKTG 484    Marketing Management (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours

Choose three upper division courses in consultation with an adviser (at least two must be marketing courses).

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Minor in Marketing for Business Majors

Required courses: 15 credit hours

MKTG 320    Professional Sales (3)
MKTG 415    Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 473    Advertising (3)
MKTG 474    International Marketing (3)
MKTG 484    Marketing Management (3)

Electives: 6 credit hours

Choose two upper-division courses in consultation with an adviser (at least one must be a marketing course).

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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Certificates in Business

Certificate in Accounting

The accounting certificate provides proficiency in accounting analysis. The required intermediate accounting series, and 12 hours of upper-division accounting courses gives students a broad exposure to accounting issues and problems. 

* Proficiency:  students must have taken Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting(Accounting 287/288, or Bus 401), and Intermediate Accounting I (Acct 387) prior to completing the courses below

Required courses: 18 credit hours

ACCT 388  Intermediate Accounting 2 (3)
ACCT 392 Intermediate Accounting 3 (3)

Choose 12 Hours from the following list

ACCT 321 Individual Taxation (3)
ACCT 405 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 481 Accounting Systems (3)
ACCT 489 Governmental Accounting (3)
ACCT 492 Auditing (3)

Total hours required: 18 credit hours

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Certificate in Finance

The finance certificate provides an overview of financial markets, and gives students the basic financial tools they need to analyze and solve financial decisions. 

Proficiency:  Students must have ACCT 287 Principles of Financial Accounting, ACCT 288 Principles of Managerial Accounting, and FIN 341 Financial Management 1 (or equivalent).

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

FIN 405 Financial Markets (3)
FIN 407 Risk and Insurance (3)
FIN 409 Investments (3)
ECON 408 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ACCT 485 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
FIN 489 Strategic Finance (3)

Total hours required: 18 credit hours

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Certificate in Human Resources Management

The human resources management certificate provides a broad exposure to the legal, ethical, training, compensation, and management issues involved in hiring and managing personnel.

Prerequisite:  MGMT 303 Principles of Management

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

MGMT 321 Business Ethics   (3)
MGMT 386 Human Resources Management    (3)
MGMT 440 International Human Resources Management (3)
MGMT 460 Training and Development (3)
MGMT 465 Personnel Practices and Law (3)
MGMT 466 Compensation and Benefits (3)

Total hours required: 18 credit hours

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Certificate in Media Marketing

The media marketing certificate gives students broad exposure to current marketing management and strategy. This certificate emphasizes advertising, and current interactive marketing practices.

Proficiency:  Students must have taken MKTG 302 Principles of Marketing.

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

MKTG 473    Advertising (3)
MKTG 415    Consumer Behavior (3)
MKTG 446    Social Media (3)
MKTG 451    Internet Marketing Strategies (3)
MKTG 474    International Marketing (3)
MKTG 484    Marketing Management (3)

Total hours required: 18 credit hours

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