General Business

Major: General Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
11-1021; 11-2022; 11-3011; 11-9199

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 eight 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), organizational behavior (ORGB), operations research (OPR) and operations management (OPM).

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
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 Experience1.0
UNIV B201Career Management1.0
English literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
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 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 or Philosophy3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Twelve (12) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, International Area Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science12.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I (Online students take BUSN 111)4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II (Online students take BUSN 112)4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Business Consulting
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Management Simulation
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements
Eight required courses (See Major Requirements list below)32.0
Free Electives20.0
Total Credits180.0


 



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

General Business Major

Business Administration:  Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
General education elective3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
INTB 200International Business4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Business Consulting 
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 
Management Simulation 
Business Statistics II 
Select one of the following:3.0
Applied Cells, Genetics Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology Evolution
 
Applied Chemistry 
Applied Physics 
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - 399)3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
Major Elective 14.0
Major Elective 24.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
Major Elective 34.0
Major Elective 44.0
Fine Arts Elective3.0
History (HIST) Elective3.0
Science Elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
Major Elective 64.0
Social Science Elective3.0
Society and Culture Elective3.0
Major Elective 54.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 10
Major Elective 74.0
Free Electives7.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
General Education elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
Major Elective 84.0
General Education3.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 12
General Education3.0
Free Electives10.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 180.0

Interdepartmental Faculty

Marco Airaudo, PhD (University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia). Associate 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. Interface with Marketing, Pricing Revenue Management, Inventory Control, Operations Planning and Scheduling, Production Planning and Control, Supply Chain Management
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) Assistant Department Head, Decision Sciences & MIS. Associate Professor. Interior-point methods, Large Scale Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Nonlinear Optimization, Operations and Supply Chain Optimization, Optimization Software, Portfolio Optimization
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. Dynamic Pricing, Inventory Control, Revenue Management, Stochastic Optimization, 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.
Lauren D'Innocenzo, PhD (University of Connecticut). Assistant Professor. Groups/Teams; Multi-Level Modeling; Shared Leadership.
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.
Boryana Dimitrova, PhD (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Global marketing, inter-organizational, marketing channels, retailing and retail management.
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 (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University). Associate Professor. Advertising strategy, product assortment decisions, new product positioning, distribution channels.
Lawrence Duke, MBA (Harvard Business School). Associate Clinical Professor. International marketing and strategy, new product development, business-to-business marketing, marketing of financial services.
Elea Feit, PhD (University of Michigan). Assistant Professor. Bayesian hierarchical models, interactive (eCommerce), marketing research, missing data.
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.
Christopher Gaffney, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Clinical Professor. Applied Probability, Decision Theory, Risk Analysis
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. Attitudes; Groups/Teams; Leadership; Motivation; Power and Influence
Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, PhD (New York University) William A. Mackie Professor of Management. Professor. Work-Life Balance.
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). Professor. Applied econometrics, financial economics, international economics, and natural resource economics.
Teresa D. Harrison, PhD (University of Texas Austin). 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). Assistant Clinical Professor. Education and human capital.
Robert W. Keidel, PhD (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). Clinical Professor. Cognitive coaching; Executive team building; Organizational design; Strategic thinking; Strategy creation
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. Inventory control, Production Planning and Control, Quality Management, Six-Sigma, Supply Chain Management
Stacy Kline, MBA (Temple University) Department of Accounting and Tax. Clinical Professor. Individual, corporation; S corporation and partnership taxation.
Daniel Korschun, PhD (Boston University ). Assistant Professor. Brand and corporate reputation management, corporate social responsibility, internal marketing, marketing strategy, relationship marketing.
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.
Andre Kurmann, PhD (University of Virginia). Associate Professor. Computational economics, financial economics, labor economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
David Kurz, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Business Education; Groups/Teams; Leadership; Supply Chain Leadership.
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.
Jinwook Lee, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Clinical Professor. Decision Models, Mathematical Programming, Risk Assessment Stochastic Optimization, Stochastic Processes.
Jeongsik Lee, PhD (University of California Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Economics of Innovation; Social networks; Technology management
Benjamin Lev, PhD (Case Western Reserve University) Department Head, Department of Decision Sciences. Trustee Professor. Inventory Control, Mathematical Programming, Operations Planning and Scheduling.
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.
Chuanren Liu, PhD (Rutgers University). Assistant Professor. Data Mining, Decision Models, Risk Assessment, Sequential Analysis.
Yu-Chieh Lo, PhD (University of Southern California). Assistant Professor. Categorization in markets; Organization theory; Technology innovation.
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. Social hierarchy; Social networks; Sociology of entrepreneurship; Sociology of transitional China
Vibhas Madan, PhD (Michigan State University). Professor. International trade theory, applied microeconomics.
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). Associate Clinical Professor. Business Planning; Marketing Research; Marketing Strategy; Social Capital; Social Networking
Mary Mawritz, PhD (University of Central Florida). Assistant Professor. Abusive supervision; deviant behavior; leadership.
Irina Murtazashvili, PhD (Michigan State University). Assistant Professor. Applied econometrics.
Suchet Nadkarni, PhD (University of Kansas). Associate Professor. Strategic management, cognition and strategy.
Rajiv Nag, PhD (Pennsylvania State University). Assistant Professor. Organizational Knowledge and Identity; Organizational learning and change; Strategic Leadership; Strategic Performativity
V. K. Narayanan, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Delloitte Touche Jones Stubbs Professor. Cognition and Strategy; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Organization design
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). Associate Professor. Macroeconomics, international finance.
Eydis Olsen, MA (American University). 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. IPO, Knowledge-based Vie of the Firm; Technology Entrepreneurship; Venture capital
Fariborz Y. Partovi, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Manufacturing Technology Development, Quality Implementation, Quality Management, Service Management, Six-Sigma
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. Groups/Teams; Leadership; Organizational Culture and Fit; Personality.
Stanley Ridgley, PhD (Duke University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Business communication; Cognition and strategy; Competitive intelligence; Determinants of Firm Performance; Global Management; 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, inter-organizational 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.
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.
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.
Samuel H. Szewczyk, PhD (Pennsylvania State University) Department of Finance. Associate Professor. Corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial engineering, investment banking, financial institutions.
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. Accessing and managing knowledge; Alliances; Human capital; Organizational learning and change; Social Capital; Technology Entrepreneurship; Technology Innovation
Mark Vargus, PhD (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Accounting and Tax. Assistant Professor. Capital market research and executive compensation.
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. Healthcare Operations Management, Inventory Control, Production Planning and Control, Service Management, Supply Chain Management
Chen Wang, PhD (University of British Columbia). Assistant Professor. Consumer curiosity, self-regulation and goals, sensory perception.
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.
Chaojiang Wu, PhD (University of Cincinnati). Business Analytics, Computational Statistics, Healthcare Analytics, Semiparametric Regression, Statistical Data Mining.
Jonathan C. Ziegert, PhD (University of Maryland). Associate Professor. Attitudes; Diversity; Groups/Teams; Leadership; Organizational Culture and Fit.
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