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.

Bachelor of Business Administration

General Business Major

127 credits (includes up to 82 transfer credits)


Professional Core

ACC 300

Financial Accounting

ACC 310^

Managerial Accounting

BL 420

The Legal 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/FIN 515

Financial Markets

FIN 315

Financial Management

IT 305^ Business Computing Tools
IT 335/IT 520 Business Driven Technology

MGT 201^

Principles of Management

MGT 303^

Behavioral Management

MGT 461 Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone)
MKT 202^ Principles of Marketing

QM 202^

Statistical Methods for Business

QM 301

Statistical Inference for Management Decisions


Any 400-level course at Walsh College not already required


General Business Major 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


+  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.


BBA students are eligible to take two courses (6 credits) at the graduate level.

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.