BBA in General Business with MSLD

Program Requirements

Entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in General Business and Master of Strategic Leadership Development (MSLD) combined degree are:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Junior Standing

Freshman – Junior Requirements

Students will complete all the area F courses and the Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Global Business, and Corporate Finance from the Business core.

Senior Standing Requirements

Students will complete 6 or 9 credit hours (depending on the program) of approved graduate-level business courses in their final 2 semesters along with their remaining undergraduate coursework.

The student must submit the following to Graduate Admissions during their senior year: graduate application and transcripts from all institutions attended.

Bachelor of Business Administration (General Business) Requirements

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the General Business degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
ACCT 2101Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2102Principles Managerial Accounting3
BLAW 2106Legal Environment of Business3
BUSA 1105Introduction to Business3
CPTG 2201Advanced Computer Applications 13
or ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
Upper Division Business Core Requirements24
BUSA 3101Business Statistics3
FINA 3101Corporate Finance3
MGMT 3101Mgmt. Prin. & Org. Behavior3
MGMT 3120Managerial Communication3
MKTG 3101Principles of Marketing3
MKTG 3420Global Business3
SCML 3102Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt3
MGMT 4850Internship/Cooperative Educ.3
or MGMT 4851 Internship/Cooperative Educ.
or MGMT 4852 Internship/Cooperative Educ.
General Electives 233
Business Capstone3
MGMT 4750Strategic Management3
Total Credit Hours120

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics should be taken in Area E4 or as a free elective.


Thirty-three (33) credit hours of general electives. Students should select six (6) credit hours of MSLD core courses for the General Electives area (if course pre-requisites are met). You need at least 1 course (3 credit hours) with a MGMT prefix, 1 course (3 credit hours) with a MKTG prefix, and at least 1 course (3 credit hours) with an ACCT or FINA prefix.

In addition, twelve (12) credit hours must be business courses with an ACCT, BLAW, BUSA, ECON, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, SCML prefix at the 3000 level or higher. The remaining twelve (12) credit hours are open electives (they could be business or non-business courses). Open electives may be at a lower level than 3000. Courses with the following prefixes will not be counted in this category: AVIA, CSU, PARA, TECH. Only one internship course can be taken as an elective (this is in addition to the internship taken to satisfy the Required Management Internship Course). 

Master of Strategic Leadership Development (MSLD) Requirements 

Required Core Courses12
MGMT 5113Strategic Leadership Developme3
MGMT 5114Leading Diversity & Inclusion3
MGMT 5116Leading by Managing Conflict3
MKTG 5114Personal Branding Strategy3
Elective Courses (select six)18
MGMT 5101Organizational Development and Change3
MGMT 5104Project Management3
MGMT 5107Leadership and Values3
MGMT 5108Talent Development in Orgn3
MGMT 5109Human Resource Consulting3
MGMT 5111Leadership and Organizational 3
MGMT 5115Global Human Resources3
MKTG 5200Marketing Management3
BUSA 5130Internship/Cooperative Educati3
BUSA 5140Indep. Study/Directed Research3
Total Credit Hours30

Once students transition fully into the MSLD program, select courses which were not completed as General Electives while in the BBA program.


ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics must be taken as a non-business elective if not taken to satisfy the Area E4 requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling 3
Communication or Foreign Language course 3
BUSA 1105 Introduction to Business 3
Fine Arts or Intermediate Foreign Language course 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
Science Course with Laboratory 3
Science Course with Laboratory 1
ACCT 2101 Principles of Financial Acct. 3
BLAW 2106 Legal Environment of Business 3
Math, Science, or Technology course 3
 Credit Hours16
First Semester
ACCT 2102 Principles Managerial Acct. 3
Science Course without Laboratory 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CPTG 2201 Adv. Computer Applications 3
Literature, Philosophy or Foreign Language course 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
World History course 3
CRIT 1101 Critical Thinking 3
BUSA 3101 Business Statistics 3
MKTG 3101 Principles of Marketing 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
Student should inform the Department Chair of their interest in the program
SCML 3102 Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt 3
MGMT 3120 Managerial Communication 3
Upper Level ACCT or FINA elective 3
Upper Level MGMT elective 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Application for Combined Degree Program required
MGMT 3101 Mgmt. Prin. & Org. Behavior 3
Upper Level MKTG elective 3
MGMT 4850 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 3
Elective (business or non-business) 3
American History 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
MKTG 3420 Global Business 3
Business Elective 3
FINA 3101 Corporate Finance 3
Elective (business or non-business) 3
MGMT 5114 Leading Diversity & Inclusion 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
MGMT 4750 Strategic Management 3
Business Elective 3
Elective (business or non-business) 3
Elective (business or non-business) 3
MKTG 5114 Personal Branding Strategy 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Fifth Year
First Semester
MGMT 5113 Strategic Leadership Developme 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
MGMT 5116 Leading by Managing Conflict 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
Strategic Leadership Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours145

Dual Credits-Course counts toward both degrees.


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