Walsh College

BBA - General Business


Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business

Our Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business degree program complements the prior education and/or experience of the student and is specifically designed to provide flexibility in course selection and to be a time-effective degree completion program. The goal of the General Business major is to assist the student in his/her present career by providing a basic business education that may accelerate a promotion.

The General Business degree program is uniquely customizable. After completing the required professional core courses, you can choose from a variety of elective courses at a 300 or 400-level to fulfill your nine semester credit hour elective requirement (equivalent to three courses).

Some students elect to select a variety of business topics to fulfill their elective course options, while others choose to specialize in one area - such as information technology, or marketing. The flexibility of this degree program allows you to maximize prior college credit earned while allowing you focus in on individual areas of business that are of interest you. 


BBA - General Business Program Format

You need to earn 127 semester credit hours to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business. Including the transfer of up to 82 credit hours and a minimum of 45 credit hours (15 courses) taken while in residence at Walsh College.

The General Business degree program requires completion of all courses in the professional core and nine semester credit hours of elective coursework.

 Professional Core
 ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I*
 ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II*
 ACC 310 Managerial Accounting*
 BIT 305 Business Computing Tools*
 BIT 335 Business Driven Technology
 BL 420 The Legal and Tax Environment of Business 
 MGT 461  Business Strategy and Policy
 COM 210 Principles of Business Communication*
 COM 300 Communication Essentials**
 COM 320 Business Communication Methods
 COM 340 Professional Communication
 ECN 201 Principles of Economics I*
 ECN 202 Principles of Economics II*
 FIN 310 Financial Markets
 FIN 315 Financial Management
 MGT 201 Principles of Management*
 MGT 303 Behavioral Management*
 MKT 202 Principles of Marketing*
 QM 202 Statistics Methods for Business*
 QM 301 Statistical Inference for Management Decisions
 Elective Any 400-level course at Walsh College not already required
** COM 300 is required of all students who score below 4 on the Walsh College communications placement exam.
 Required General Business Elective Options
Students must complete a minimum of nine semester credit hours (equivalent to three courses) of 300 or 400-level allowable elective courses (except ACC 300).

Equivalency guides outline the courses transferable to Walsh as prerequisites to advanced course work and for completion of degree requirements.

The * courses are typically transferred from a community college or another accredited educational institution. Additional transfer equivalencies may be established depending on the courses taken and the transfer tuition.

Salary Expectations
Starting salaries for students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in general business range from $33,000 per year to $43,600 per year. With six or more years of experience salary ranges increase to $50,000 to $88,000 per year. Salaries vary greatly depending on each graduates place of employment and particular career path.