Cumberland University

General Business

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Majors:  Computer Information Systems, Engineering Science, General Business and Management.

General Business

The B.B.A. in General Business is designed to be a broad-based business program encompassing all the academic areas of business administration. The goal of this degree is to prepare students for employment in small businesses or smaller business corporations.

The B.B.A. in General Business consists of 120 minimum required semester hours:
  • From the GEC: 41-42 hrs
  • Required business core classes: 51 hrs
  • Required business electives: 21 hrs
  • General elective hours: 6-7 hrs

Management Major

The objective of the management major is to prepare students seeking professional careers with managerial responsibilities in business, government and not for profit organizations. Through exposing the business management student to a rigorously integrated sequence of upper level coursework that builds on the core body of general business studies, the program of study in the major provides students with a solid grasp and appreciation of the dynamic nature of management thought and action, together with a systematic conceptual framework for understanding both the role of a modern complex organization and for evaluating the effectiveness of managerial actions in the control of these organizations.

A foundation of principles and framework by which the functioning of organizations can be analyzed is established to facilitate the graduating management student’s continuing success in his or her chosen managerial career.

The B.B.A. in Management consists of 120 minimum required semester hours:

  • From the GEC: 41-42 hrs
  • Required business core classes: 42 hrs
  • Courses required for the management major: 21 hrs
  • Management electives: 9 hrs
  • General elective hours: 6-7 hrs

Note: Management majors must complete MGT 363 – Principles of Management before entering the major courses.

Course  Recommendations for Graduate Preparation

For students planning to apply for admission to graduate programs, the faculty recommends that consideration be given to include appropriate coursework in the undergraduate program of study.
  • Computer Information Systems
    • MATH 121 Calculus I
    • MATH 122 Calculus II
  • Master of Accountancy
    • MATH 121 Calculus I
  • Master of Business Administration
    • MATH 121 Calculus I
    • BUA (CIS) 465 Decision Analysis
    • MGT 447 Operations Management