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Required Courses

Successful candidates will enter the Bachelor of Business Administration bachelor’s program with at least 30 semester credit hours of college coursework completed or an associate’s degree (AA or AS).  Experiential credit, CLEP testing, and Challenge Exams are available to earn nontraditional course credit.  Up to 30 credit hours of nontraditional credit may be earned; however, a student’s last 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Cumberland University.

Challenge Exams have been developed for a limited number of 100- and 200-level undergraduate courses. These exams allow students to “test out” of a course and receive college credit on their Cumberland University transcript. Exams are linked to the course learning outcomes and objectives. The school with academic responsibility for the course maintains a file of study materials for these exams. Study materials may be requested upon application to take a Challenge Exam.

Challenge Exams are restricted as follows:

A Challenge Exam or Experiential Credit Application form can be picked up at the Registrar’s Office or e-mailed to the student upon request. Completed and signed applications should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office
Upon approval of an application for a Challenge Exam, the Registrar’s Office will post a bill for the exam to the student’s account. The student must then pay the $75 fee in full at the Business Office (615-547-1218) prior to setting up an exam appointment
Upon payment, the school with academic responsibility for the course will contact the student to set up an appointment to take the Challenge Exam
To be awarded nontraditional course credit for a Challenge Exam, the student must score no less than 70% on the exam

Challenge Exams are currently available for the classes listed below:

BUA 101 Introduction to Business

BUA 251 Business Communications

CIS 170  Introduction to Microcomputers

Upon entry into an online degree program, students are required to take ONL 212 Foundations of Online Learning for 2 credit hours. Students who do not enroll in ONL 212 may be automatically enrolled in their first term to meet this requirement.

Core Business courses:

The following 13 courses are required as part of the core business curriculum:

Course Number Title  
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECON 241 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 242 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CIS 300 Principles of Information Systems 3

MGT 363
MGT 364

Principles of Management or Organizational
Structure & Behavior

BUA 365 Quantitative Methods 3
BUA 340 Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 449 Business Finance 3
BUA 460 Business and Society 3
BUA 485 International Business 3
BUA 496 Business Policy 3

A minimum of 4 courses must be taken in 1 of the following concentrations:

General Business

Technology Management

Hospitality Management