General Business

Major: General Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 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: 52.0201
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 fundamental 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), operations management (OPM), real estate management and development (REMD) and sport business (SPBS).

Please note that students pursuing this degree option are not eligible to obtain a business co-major or business minor.

Degree Requirements

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General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
English Literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts elective3.0
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Architecture (ARCH), Art History (ARTH), Dance (DANC), Film Studies (FMST), Interior Design (INTR), Music (MUSC), Photography (PHTO), Visual Studies (VSST), Screenwriting & Playwriting (SCRP),Theatre (THTR)
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 Electives12.0
Students select (12.0) credits general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following four categories.
Diversity & Multicultural
Society and Culture
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Communications (COM), English (ENGL), Fine Arts (ARCH, ARTH, DANC, DIGM, FMVD, SCRP, FMST, INTR, MUSC, PHTO, THTR, WBDV, VSST), Global Studies (GST), Language (LANG) or Philosophy (PHIL)
Social Science
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Anthropology (ANTH), Criminology and Justice Studies (CJS), History (HIST), Sociology (SOC), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSY)
Science
Courses with the following subjects and course range from 100-499. Computer Science (CS), Information Systems (INFO), Science, Technology and Society (SCTS)
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
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
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
International Business Consulting
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business Consulting
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements **
Nine required courses36.0
Students will select nine (9) courses from the following subject codes with course range of 100-499. 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), Operations Management (OPM), Real Estate Management & Development (REMD), and/or Sport Business (SMT)
Free electives18.0
Total Credits180.0
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Students not participating in co-op will not take COOP 101; 1 credit of Free Elective will be added in place of COOP 101.

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

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Students selecting the major in general business should choose nine courses from at least five of the following fields: accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, legal studies, management, marketing, management information systems, business statistics  organizational behavior, operrations research, operations management, real estate management and development, and sport business.

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 Program. 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.

4 year, no co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0  
 16 16 14 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0VACATION
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0 
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:4.0OPM 2004.0 
STAT 2014.0English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - ENGL 399)3.0 
Select one of the following:3.0  
  
  
Select one of the following:3.0  
   
   
   
 18 15 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ORGB 3004.0Fine Arts elective3.0General Education Elective6.0VACATION
PHIL 1053.0General Education elective3.0Major Electives8.0 
Major Electives8.0History (HIST) elective4.0  
 Major Electives8.0  
 15 18 14 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0Free electives*9.0 
Free electives 6.0Free elective4.0Major Elective4.0 
General Education elective3.0Major Elective4.0  
Major Elective4.0   
 14 12 13 
Total Credits 180
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Students not participating in co-op will take one additional credit of Free Elective instead of COOP 101.

4 year, 1 co-op (Fall/Winter) 

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 101*1.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0PSY 1013.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0  
 MATH 1024.0  
 16 17 14 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0ORGB 3004.0
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0PHIL 1053.0
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:4.0OPM 2004.0Major Electives8.0
STAT 2014.0English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - ENGL 399)3.0 
Select one of the following:3.0  
  
  
Select one of the following:3.0  
   
   
   
 18 15 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Fine Arts elective3.0General Education electives6.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
General Education elective3.0Major Electives8.0  
History (HIST) elective4.0   
Major Electives8.0   
 18 14 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0Free electives8.0 
Free electives6.0Free elective4.0Major Elective4.0 
General Education elective3.0Major Elective4.0  
Major Elective4.0   
 14 12 12 
Total Credits 180

5 year, 3 co-ops (Fall/Winter) 

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0BSAN 1604.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0COOP 101*1.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0PSY 1013.0 
 16 16 15 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0  
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:4.0  
STAT 2014.0  
Select one of the following:3.0  
  
  
Select one of the following3.0  
   
   
   
 18 15 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FIN 3014.0ORGB 3004.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
MKTG 2014.0PHIL 1053.0  
OPM 2004.0Major Electives8.0  
English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - 399)3.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Fine Arts elective3.0General Education Elective6.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
History (HIST) elective4.0Major Electives8.0  
Major Electives8.0   
 15 14 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0Free electives8.0 
Free electives6.0Free elective4.0Major Elective4.0 
General Education elective3.0General Education elective3.0  
Major Elective4.0Major Elective4.0  
 14 15 12 
Total Credits 180
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Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major.

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

Co-Op/Career Opportunities

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities. To learn more about career opportunities and resources see the Career Guides provided by the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Facilities

The 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home for LeBow College of Business is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, at the intersection of Woodland Walk and Market Street, where it forms a gateway to Drexel and a backdrop to the historic statue of A. J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). The diagonal massing of the lower floors follows Woodland Walk and combines with the new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (Diamond & Schmitt, 2011) to energize the University’s central quadrangle. The building’s tower will mark the LeBow College and Drexel campus from all directions while the open, glassy Market Street façade will showcase the College’s student activities to passersby.

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by classrooms, student lounges, events spaces, and offices. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium and 100-seat lecture hall one floor below and to a divisible multipurpose room and additional classrooms above. The building’s upper floors contain faculty offices interspersed with seminar rooms and group study rooms. The top floor houses the Dean’s suite and a boardroom and conference suite that opens to east- and west-facing terraces.

The building’s warm masonry and glass exterior reflects the emerging vocabulary of the next generation of Drexel buildings. Sophisticated solar shading devices allow maximum transparency between the inside and outside while supporting the building’s high environmental aspirations.

Key Building Features

  • Five-story atrium
  • Finance trading lab with Bloomberg Terminal Room
  • 300-seat auditorium
  • 160-seat event space
  • 100-seat lecture hall
  • 45-seat seminar rooms
  • 44-seat computer classrooms
  • 60-seat classrooms
  • Executive MBA classroom
  • 24-seat classrooms
  • Special areas for experiential learning simulations and business consulting
  • Videoconferencing capabilities
  • Integrated teaching technology in all classrooms
  • Recording studio to support LeBow College’s online programs
  • Extensive areas for students to gather socially and for collaborative study, including student collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student social space
  • EMBA Alumni Lounge for the exclusive use of EMBA alumni
  • Behavioral Studies Lab
  • Starbucks
  • Green Globe certifiable, meeting worldwide sustainability standards

Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students, and staff in a state-of-the-art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage, the Behavioral Lab webpage, and the Finance Trading Lab webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

General Business Faculty

Jodi Cataline, MBA (University of Delaware). Associate Clinical Professor. Global classrooms, 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
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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