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 General Business Administration Major

Online option

The Online B.S. in General Business Administration (GBA) is a transfer program for undergraduate degree completion featuring 100% online course delivery. Apply if you've got 24 transferable credits, any level of work experience, and a GPA of at least 2.5.

The B.S. in  General Business Administration (GBA) is designed for mid-career students returning to college to complete their undergraduate degree. We generally encourage such students to complete a degree in a specific discipline, but recognize that this doesn’t suit some mature students. To enroll in the On-campus GBA program, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Must be applying for admission to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and bringing in a minimum of 45 transfer credits completed elsewhere. 
  • Must possess significant full-time professional work experience away from college. 
  • Must meet the minimum transfer credit requirement and/or be a returning student who has been away from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for five years or more. Those who lack the minimum 45 hours of transfer credit are encouraged to take courses at a Community College (though with no guarantee of admission to the GBA program).  
  • Submit a short essay explaining why you seek the GBA instead of a degree in a specific discipline. The essay should also describe the kinds of upper-level business courses you intend to take.

Student Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the general business administration program is to prepare students for careers in management and management-related disciplines. Graduates of either the Online or On-campus options will be capable of evaluating an organization’s objectives, analyzing its internal and external environments, and creating effective management strategies and tactics that enable the organization to achieve its goals.
Students will:

  • have an understanding of the functional areas of business and how to manage them cohesively
  • demonstrate proficiency in theories and practices of business
  • be able to operate strategically in diverse and fluid business environments
  • possess the ability to describe and analyze policies, procedures and systems that effectively enhance individuals and the organizations in which they work

Freshman Year

Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
University Studies Requirements (See footnote for web address) 15 credits
ENL 101 - Critical Writing and Reading I Credits: 3
ENL 102 - Critical Writing and Reading II Credits: 3
MIS 101 - The Business Organization Credits: 3
MTH 146 - Finite Mathematics Credits: 3


Sophomore Year
All courses require sophomore standing (30 credit hours) plus prerequisites

Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
University Studies Requirement (See footnote for web address) 3 credits
ACT 211 - Principles of Accounting I Credits: 3
ACT 212 - Principles of Accounting II Credits: 3
ECO 231 - Principles Microeconomics Credits: 3
ECO 232 - Principles Macroeconomics Credits: 3
ENL 265 - Business Communication Credits: 3
POM 212 - Business Statistics Credits: 3
MGT 201 - Leadership, Teamwork, and Collaboration Credits: 3
MGT 312 - Legal Framework Business Credits: 3
 

Junior Year

All courses require junior standing (60 credit hours) plus prerequisites

Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
Business Electives (300- or 400- level business course) 12 credits
FIN 312 - Business Finance Credits: 3
POM 333 - Quant Business Analysis Credits: 3
POM 345 - Operations Management Credits: 3
MIS 315 - Information Systems Credits: 3

Senior Year

Courses may require senior standing (90 credit hours) plus prerequisites

Non-Business Electives (Any course outside the CCB) 9 credits
Business Electives (300- or 400- level business course) 18 credits
MGT 490 - Strat Mgt & Policy Form Credits: 3

Total Credits: 120

 

 

 

 

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