General Business

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA): 180.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The major in general business is designed for students who do not want to specialize in any one area but want a more extensive exposure to all the various areas of business.

Students selecting the major in general business should choose six courses from at least five of the following fields: accounting (ACCT), economics (ECON), finance (FIN), human resource management (HRMT), international business (INTB), legal studies (BLAW), management (MGMT), marketing (MKTG), management information systems (MIS), business statistics (STAT), and operations management (OPM).

Degree Requirements

Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication (WI)3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience2.0
English literature elective: (ENGL 200 through ENGL 399)3.0
Fine arts elective3.0
History (HIST) elective3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Category Electives
Students select seven (21.0 credits) general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 12.0 credits from any of the topics listed under "Additional General Education Electives."
Society and Culture
Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy 3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science12.0
Business Requirements *
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior (WI)4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Business Statistics II **
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Management Simulation
Business Consulting
Major Requirements24.0
Free Electives28.0
Total Credits180.0

 

*

Online Business students take BUSN 111 and BUSN 112 [WI] (a four-day residency in Philadelphia) instead of BUSN 101 and BUSN 102. Online students should check with their advisors because additional requirements may apply.



 

Required General Business Major Courses
Students majoring in general business select eight additional courses from at least five of the following fields: accounting (ACCT), economics (ECON), finance (FIN), human resource management (HRMT), international business (INTB), legal studies (BLAW), management (MGMT), marketing (MKTG), management information systems (MIS), business statistics (STAT), and operations management (OPM).32.0
Total Credits32.0

Business Administration: Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits14.0
Term 3
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
ECON 201
or ACCT 115
Principles of Microeconomics
Financial Accounting Foundations
4.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
Society and culture elective3.0
General education elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
ACCT 116
or ECON 202
Managerial Accounting Foundations
Principles of Macroeconomics
4.0
ACCT 115
or ECON 201
Financial Accounting Foundations
Principles of Microeconomics
4.0
History (HIST) elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
ACCT 116
or ECON 202
Managerial Accounting Foundations
Principles of Macroeconomics
4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ENGL 200 - ENGL 399 course3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Science or Computer Science Elective (See degree requirements) 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
General education elective 3.0
Fine arts elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Free elective 3.0
Course from 1st Business Area (See requirements) 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
Course from 3rd Business Area (See requirements) 4.0
Free Elective 4.0
Course from 2nd Business Area (See requirements) 4.0
General Education Elective (See degree requirements) 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
Course from 4th Business Area (See requirements) 4.0
Course from 5th Business Area (See requirements) 4.0
General Education Elective (See degree requirements) 3.0
Free Elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Course from any Business Area 4.0
Free electives 7.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Business Consulting 
Business Statistics II 
Management Simulation 
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
Free electives 10.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 180.0

 

Interdepartmental Faculty

Marco Airaudo, PhD (University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia). Assistant Professor. Computational economics, international economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Head of Department, Management. Professor. Individual Internet usage behavior (specifically abuse and addiction); Application of artificial intelligence techniques in forensic accounting and ophthalmology.
Rolph E. Anderson, PhD (University of Florida) Royal H. Gibson Sr. Professor of Marketing. Professor. Personal selling and sales management; multivariate data analysis; customer relationship management (CRM); customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.
Trina Larsen Andras, PhD (University of Texas at Austin) Head of the Department of Marketing; Academic Director, Center for Corporate Research Management. Professor. International marketing, marketing channels management, cross-cultural communication.
Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Edward Arnheiter, PhD (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Department of Decision Sciences. Clinical Professor. Quality implementation and management, supply chain, statistical quality control, six sigma.
Avijit Banerjee, PhD (The Ohio State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Supply chain management; operations planning and scheduling; inventory control.
David A. Becher, PhD (Pennsylvania State University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financial institutions.
Hande Yurttan Benson, PhD (Princeton University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Professor. Nonlinear optimization, interior-point methods.
Jie Cai, PhD (University of Iowa) Department of Finance. Assistant Professor. Investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance.
Oben Ceryan, PhD (University of Michigan Ann Arbor) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Professor. Pricing revenue management; inventory control; production planning and control supply chain management.
Hsihui Chang, PhD (University of Minnesota) Department of Accounting and Tax, KPMG Endowed Chair and Department Head. Professor.
Hiu Lam Choy, PhD (University of Rochester). Associate Professor. Financial accounting.
Roger D. Collons, JD, PhD (George Washington University; Georgia State University) Department of Legal Studies. Professor. Patent law, preservation of wealth.
Anthony P. Curatola, PhD (Texas A&M University) Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting. Professor. Federal and state income tax policy, retirement income taxation, fringe benefits taxation, educational savings and tax incentives, federal and state income tax research.
Mian Dai, PhD (Northwestern University). Assistant Professor. Managerial economics and strategy.
Qizhi Dai, PhD (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor. Business to Business E-Commerce; information technology adoption; economic analysis of information systems.
Naveen Daniel, PhD (Arizona State University). Assistant Professor. Corporate governance, mutual funds, hedge funds.
Patricia L. Daniel Derrick, PhD (The George Washington University). Assistant Clinical Professor.
Donna Marie De Carolis, PhD (Temple University) Dean, Close School of Entrepreneurship. Professor. Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries; entrepreneurship; technology & strategy; technology commercialization, strategic alliances; social capital.
Neil Desnoyers, MS (Drexel University) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Clinical Professor. Decision sciences.
Daniel Dorn, PhD (Columbia University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Capital markets and investments; behavioral finance.
Casey Dougal, PhD (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Assistant Professor. Empirical asset pricing, financial media, behavioral finance, and urban economics.
Michaela Draganska, PhD (Kellog School of Management, Northwestern University). Associate Professor. Advertising strategy, product assortment decisions, new product positioning, distribution channels.
Anne Duchene, PhD (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, France) Department of Economics and International Business. Assistant Professor. Microeconomics, industrial organization, law and economics.
Larry Duke, MBA (Harvard Business School). Associate Clinical Professor. International marketing and strategy, new product development, business-to-business marketing, marketing of financial services.
Eliezer M. Fich, PhD (New York University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Empirical topics in corporate finance.
Richard P. Freedman, JD, LLM (Temple University) Head of the Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Taxation, corporate and business matters, real estate, estate planning, estate administration and elder law.
David Gefen, PhD (Georgia State University). Professor. Strategic IT management; IT development and implementation management; research methodology; managing the adoption of large IT systems, such as MRP II, ERP, and expert systems; research methodology.
Azi Gera, PhD (University of Maryland). Assistant Professor. Business planning, new venture performance and survival, social networking, cognition and strategy, determinants of firm performance, attention based view, business angles and VC firms, interfirm signaling, private equity investments.
Hubert Glover, PhD (Texas A&M University) Department of Accounting and Tax. Associate Clinical Professor. International financial reporting.
Michael Joseph Gombola, PhD (University of South Carolina) Head of the Department of Finance. Professor. Stock offerings and repurchases, mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring; working capital management, time series analysis; options and derivatives, financial statement analysis.
Cuneyt Gozu, PhD (University of Albany). Associate Clinical Professor.
Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, PhD (New York University) William A. Mackie Professor of Management. Professor. Career management, career decision making, work-family linkages, managing diversity,career and adult life development, organizational behavior/human resources, job design, models of work motivation and job attitudes, human resource staffing.
Barbara Murray Grein, PhD (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina) Department of Accounting and Tax. Associate Professor. Auditing, auditor selection, audit adjustments, audit fees, corporate governance, financial reporting.
Curtis M. Hall, MBA (University of Arizona). Assistant Professor. Strategic cost management; corporate governance; capital markets research in accounting; human capital investment.
Shawkat M. Hammoudeh, PhD (University of Kansas) Department of Economics and International Business. Professor. Applied econometrics, financial economics, international economics, natural resource economics.
Teresa D. Harrison, PhD (University of Texas at Austin) Department of Economics and International Business. Associate Professor. Econometrics, public finance, industrial organization, empirical microeconomics including health and nonprofit organizations.
Yanliu Huang, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Consumer n-store decision making, consumer planning, health marketing, memory and learning.
Mazhar Islam, PhD (University of Minnesota). Assistant Professor. New markets in emerging countries, alliances, corporate entrepreneurship, emerging countries, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, technological innovation, transaction cost economics.
Paul E. Jensen, PhD (Penn State University) Associate Dean, College of Business. Associate Professor. International trade. Primary research interest is international trade, particularly in empirical studies of international trade patterns.
Bang Nam Jeon, PhD (Indiana University) Department of Economics and International Business. Professor. Financial economics, world financial market linkages, foreign direct investment flows in the Asia-Pacific economies, the Korean economy: currency crisis, FDI, and macroeconomic issues, regional economic integration and newly industrializing economies: the
Kevin K. Jones, EDB (Georgia State University). Assistant Clinical Professor.
Stephen Joyce, MA (Temple University) Department of Economics and International Business. Assistant Clinical Professor. Education and human capital.
Robert W. Keidel, PhD (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Clinical Professor. Organization design and change, management of technology, strategic cognition.
Natalya V. Khimich, PhD (University of Califormia at Berkeley). Assistant Professor. Equity valuation, earnings quality, and accounting for innovation and intangible assets.
Seung-Lae Kim, PhD (Penn State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Production planning and control; inventory control; Just-In-Time (JIT) and Supply Chain Management (SCM).
Stacy Kline, MBA (Temple University) Department of Accounting and Tax. Clinical Professor. Individual, corporation; S corporation and partnership taxation.
Daniel Korshun, PhD (Boston University ). Assistant Professor. Brand and corporate reputation management, corporate social responsibility, internal marketing, marketing strategy, relationship marketing.
Edward C. Koziara, PhD (University of Wisconsin) Department of Economics and International Business. Professor Emeritus. Applied micro and macro economics.
Amy Laura Kratchman, MBA (Drexel University) Department of Finance. Clinical Associate Professor. Portfolio management, specifically related to fixed income securities; investment management for pension and mutual fund companies, and fixed income securities.
Rosalie S. Kreider, JD (Villanova University) Department of Legal Studies. Clinical Professor. Business law, international business law.
Hyokjin Kwak, PhD (University of Georgia) Department of Marketing. Associate Professor. Advertising effects, consumer behaviors and e-commerce.
Robert E. Laessig, PhD (Cornell University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor Emeritus. Management systems integration.
Christopher A. Laincz, PhD (Duke University) Department of Economics and International Business. Associate Professor. Economic development, technological change, and growth, industrial organization, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
Bijou Yang Lester, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) Department of Economics and International Business. Professor. Behavioral characteristics of shopping on-line, economic issues of electronic commerce, contingent employment and part-time work, the economy and suicide.
Benjamin Lev, PhD (Case Western Reserve University) Department Head, Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Operations research/management science, statistics, applications, engineering management.
Merrill W. Liechty, PhD (Duke University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Clinical Professor. Bayesian statistics, portfolio selection, higher moment estimation.
Keisha Liggett-Nichols, EDB (Georgia State University). Associate Clinical Professor. Corporate entrepreneurship, determinants of firm performance, evidence-based management.
Frank Linnehan, PhD (Temple University) Interim Dean, LeBow College of Business. Professor. Affirmative action; workforce diversity; equal employment; school-to-work transitions for younger workers. Research focuses on issues of race and diversity in the workplace.
Yu-Chieh Lo, PhD (University of Southern California). Assistant Professor. Organization theory, technology entrepreneurship.
Mark Loschiavo, MS (University of Kentucky). Clinical Professor. Business planning; new venture performance and survival; strategic management; strategic thinking; technology entrepreneurship.
Dali Ma, PhD (University of Chicago). Assistant Professor. Status dynamics, social networks, founding team formation; venture capital syndication; family business; Chinese private entrepreneurship.
Vibhas Madan, PhD (Michigan State University) Head of the Department of Economics and International Business. Professor. International trade theory, applied microeconomics.
Arunkumar Madapusi, PhD (University of North Texas Denton) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Clinical Professor. Manufacturing technology development; quality management; supply chain management; interface with information systems.
Hazem Diab Maragah, PhD (Louisiana University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Professor. Statistical quality control, total equity management, applied statistics.
Michele K. Masterfano, DBA (Argosy University of Sarasolta). Associate Clinical Professor. Entrepreneurship/small business administration, business planning, social capital, social networking.
Mary Mawritz, PhD (University of Central Florida). Assistant Professor. Abusive supervision; deviant behavior; leadership.
Roger A. McCain, PhD (Louisiana State University) Department of Economics and International Business. Professor. Computational economics, game theory.
Bruce D. McCullough, PhD (University of Texas) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Applied econometrics; reliability of statistical and econometric software; business data mining.
Thomas P. McWilliams, PhD (Stanford University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Statistical quality control; sequential analysis.
Irina Murtazashvili, PhD (Michigan state University). Assistant Professor. Applied econometrics.
Suchet Nadkarni, PhD (University of Kansas). Associate Professor. Strategic management, cognition and strategy.
V. K. Narayanan, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Delloitte Touche Jones Stubbs Professor; Associate Dean of Research, Department of Management. Corporate and business strategy; management of technology and innovation; strategy implementation; macro environmental analysis; knowledge management; competitor analysis and intelligence.
Gordon Ndubizu, PhD (Temple University) Department of Accounting and Tax. Professor. Financial accounting.
Edward Nelling, PhD, CFA (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Investments; corporate finance; real estate finance.
Gregory Nini, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Creditor control rights, corporate governance, and firm value; insurance economics.
Maria Olivero, PhD (Duke University) Department of Economics and International Business. Associate Professor. Macroeconomics, international finance.
Eydis Olsen, MA (American University) Department of Economics and International Business. Clinical Associate Professor. Macroeconomics, political economy.
Neal Orkin, JD (Temple University) Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Intellectual property rights of employed inventors and authors; labor relations.
Duri Park, MS (PhD expected in 2013) (Ohio State University). Assistant Professor. Financial accounting, insider trading, investments, and cash holdings.
Haemin Park, PhD (University of Washington). Assistant Professor. Corporate entrepreneurship; IPO; knowledge-based view of the firm; new venture performance and survival; technology entrepreneurship; venture capital.
Fariborz Y. Partovi, Ph.D. (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. The use of analytical hierarchy process and quality function deployment for strategic decisions in manufacturing and service organizations.
Pedersen Pedersen, JD (Harvard University) Department of Legal Studies. Assistant Professor. American law, contract law, labor and employment law.
Bernhard Reichert, PhD, CPA (University of Texas at Austin) Department of Accounting and Tax. Assistant Professor. Behavioral research in accounting and experimental economics.
Christian Resick, PhD (Wayne State University). Associate Professor. Linkages between CEO personality with organizational culture, climate, and effectiveness; cross-cultural studies of ethical leadership beliefs and behaviors; roles of team leadership and member personality in building shared cognition and effective teamwo
Stanley Ridgley, PhD (Duke University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Business communication; cognition and strategy; competitive intelligence; determinants of firm performance; new markets in emerging countries; Russian business culture.
Patricia Robak, PhD (Lehigh University) Department of Finance. Clinical Associate Professor. Investments, money and banking, international finance.
Bert Rosenbloom, PhD (Temple University) Rauth Chair of Electronic Commerce. Professor. Marketing channels and distribution systems, electronic commerce, interorganizational marketing management, wholesale and retail distribution, marketing strategy and planning.
Raja Roy, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Professor. Technology entrepreneurship, determinants of firm performance, technological change, technological innovation.
Diana Sandberg, MS (Drexel University) Department of Finance. Clinical Associate Professor. Portfolio management, derivatives, investment management.
Konstantinos Serfes, PhD (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana) Department of Economics and International Business. Associate Professor. Industrial organization; microeconomics.
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). Associate Clinical Professor.
Wenjing Shen, PhD (University of Michigan) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Professor. The interface of operations management and marketing; inventory management; supply chain management.
Steven R. Sher, JD (Georgetown University Law Center) Department of Legal Studies. Associate Professor. Business law, product liability, negligence, medical malpractice.
Milton Silver, PhD (Columbia University). Professor Emeritus. Strategic planning and control systems, analysis and design of information systems, and executive and management development and training.
Prashant Srivastava, PhD (Oklahoma State University). Associate Clinical Professor. New product development, supply chain management, B2B marketing, sales, strategic alliances, organizational learning, market orientation, healthcare marketing, and database marketing.
Mark Stehr, PhD (University of California at Berkeley) Department of Economics and International Business. Associate Professor. Health Economics, public finance, public policy.
Rajneesh Suri, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Professor. Pricing, promotions and branding.
Srinivasan Swaminathan, PhD (University of Texas-Austin). Professor. Marketing research and strategy, pricing and promotions, loyalty and satisfaction.
Constantinos Syropoulos, PhD (Yale University) Trustee Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics and International Business. Professor. International trade, political economy, applied microeconomics.
Samuel H. Szewczyk, PhD (Pennsylvania State University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial engineering, investment banking, financial institutions.
An Tran, PhD (University of Colorado--Boulder). Assistant Clinical Professor. Intertemporal choice, the psychology of time and money, consumer planning, financial decision making.
George Tsetsekos, PhD (The University of Tennessee) Dean, LeBow College of Business. Professor. Valuation and corporate restructuring, treasury and risk/hedging operations, investment banking, securitization, emerging capital markets, multinational finance, bank asset-liability management.
Daniel Tzabbar, PhD (University of Toronto). Assistant Professor. Business planning, social capital, technology entrepreneurship, alliances, human capital, innovation management, strategic management.
Mark Vargus, PhD (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Accounting and Tax. Assistant Professor. Capital market research and executive compensation.
Andrew G. Verzilli, PhD (Boston College). Professor Emeritus. Teaching effectiveness in economics; economics and financial history.
Ralph Walkling, PhD (University of Maryland) Stratakis Professor of Corporate Governance, Department of Finance. Professor. Corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions.
Min Wang, PhD (Columbia University) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Professor.
Matthew Weinberg, PhD (Princeton University). Assistant Professor. Antitrust and regulation, applied econometrics, industrial organization.
Joan Weiner, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Professor. Business ethics, leadership, communication and decision making; educational innovation; health system management design.
Jennifer Wright, MTA Master of Tax Accounting (Villanova University) Department of Accounting and Tax. Associate Clinical Professor.
Chiou-shuang Yan, PhD (Purdue University). Professor Emeritus. International economics, input-output analysis.
Yoto Yotov, PhD (Boston College). Associate Professor. International trade, applied microeconomics, political economy.
Jonathan C. Ziegert, PhD (University of Maryland). Associate Professor. Leadership; team dynamics; group performance; attraction and recruitment; discrimination.
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