General Business

Major: General Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
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 equips students with a thorough understanding of theory and practice in the fundamantal areas of business such as accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. This major is intended for business students who wish to gain breadth within their undergraduate studies. Students will develop the skills and competencies necessary for success across a diverse spectrum of business organizations. 

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
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
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
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) elective4.0
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, Global 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 (12.0) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global 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
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I (Online students take BUSN 111)4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II (Online students take BUSN 112)4.0
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 201Introduction 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
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Business Consulting
Business Consulting for Nonprofits
Management Simulation
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements
Eight required courses (See Major Requirements list below)32.0
Free Electives18.0
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

General Business Faculty

Beth Buckman, MBA (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Unique needs of transfer student research
Jodi Cataline, MBA (University of Delaware). Associate Clinical Professor. Research on financial literacy
Dana D'Angelo, CPA (Drexel University). Clinical Professor. Global classrooms and use of backchannel research
Susan Epstein, MBA (Drexel University). Associate Clinical Professor. Research surrounding the development writing in first year business students
Christopher Finnin, EdD (Drexel University) Director, General Business Studies. Associate Clinical Professor. Student engagement, learning communities, writing across the curriculum
Julia LaRosa, MBA (Michigan State University). Associate Clinical Professor. Utilizing peer mentors to support the acculturation of international students
Eric Rios, MBA, M.ED (Eastern University, Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Research on the needs of first generation college students
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