Walsh College

BBA - General Business


Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business

The General Business major 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 BBA - General Business degree consists of the professional core and a minimum of nine semester credits of 300 - 400-level allowable elective courses (except ACC 300). Students must meet the minimum total credit hour and residency requirements and meet all course prerequisites.

Students must complete 45 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College. For complete BBA.GB graduation requirements, refer to page 22 of our online catalog.

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 
 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
 MGT 461 Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone)
 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
 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).

 *COM 300 is required for all students that obtain a score of 1-3 on the Walsh College Communication Placement Exam. The Communication Placement Exam must be completed within the student's first semester of enrollment at Walsh College.

** Students are required to take COM 320 within their first 9 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College.

***Students are required to take COM 340 within their first 15 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College. 

 +ACC 201, ACC 202, ECN 201, and ECN 202 must be taken at the transfer institution prior to attendance or through concurrent enrollment.

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

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

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.