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BSBA in General Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in General Management is a 120-credit program designed for students interested in having exposure to a number of business areas rather than focusing in depth on just one.

What You Will Learn in the BSBA Degree in General Management

The BSBA in General Management degree is composed of a minimum of three of the four traditional areas of business:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

All students in the BSBA in General Management program must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students’ knowledge.

BSBA in General Management Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 17-20
II. Professional Business Requirements 36
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Business in Society or International Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Business/Managerial Communications
  • Business Administration Capstone
III. Area of Study: General Management 18
  • Area #1: Accounting
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Advanced Managerial Accounting
    • Analysis of Financial Statements
    • Auditing
    • Cost Accounting
    • Federal Income Taxation
    • Federal Income Taxation II
    • Fund, Government OR Public Accounting
    • Intermediate Accounting I and II
    • Tax Accounting
  • Area #2: Finance
    • Advanced Financial Management/Corporate Finance
    • Business Forecasting
    • Capital Budgeting Management
    • Capital Structure Management
    • Financial Institutions and Markets OR Money and Banking
    • International Finance
    • Mathematical Analysis of Financial Decisions
    • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management OR Investments
    • Working Capital Management
  • Area #3: Marketing
    • Advertising
    • Applied Marketing
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Legal Problems of the Marketing Process
    • Marketing Communications
    • Marketing Management Strategy
    • Marketing Research
    • Marketing with Electronic Media
    • Mathematical Models of Marketing Analysis
    • Principles of Sales
    • Public Relations: Thought & Practice
    • Industrial Marketing OR Business-to-Business Marketing
    • International Marketing
    • Product Development
    • Retail Marketing
    • Retail Buying and Merchandise Management
    • Sales Management
    • Services Marketing
  • Area #4: Management
    • Advanced Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining
    • Advanced Organizational Behavior
    • Advanced Organizational Theory and Analysis
    • Advanced Traffic Management
    • Contemporary Labor Issues
    • Comparative Management Systems
    • Employee Training
    • Human Resources Management
    • Industrial Psychology
    • International Management
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction to Human Resources and Public Policy
    • Introduction to Operations Management
    • Labor Law
    • Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
    • Management Information Systems
    • Management Quality Control
    • Manpower Planning and Operation
    • Materials Management and Inventory Control
    • Office Management
    • Operations Planning and Scheduling
    • Operations Research
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Organizational Theory
    • People and Organizations
    • Production Systems Management
    • Project Management
    • Public Sector Collective Negotiations
    • Purchasing Management
    • Quantitative Managerial Decision Making
    • Small Business Management
    • Social Problems–Impact on the Workplace
    • Sociology of Work Organizations
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Transportation Traffic Management
    • Wage and Salary Administration
    • Work Methods and Measurements
IV. Electives 6
Total Credits 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSBA degree in General Management and are fulfilled in the General Education section of the degree chart. 6
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis within Intellectual and Practical Skills section of General Education requirements.
  • Statistics within Math section of General Education requirements.

How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State University courses and/or exams.

Note 1: The above list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this area of study.

Note 2: Consumer Finance (Personal Finance) and Supervision for Service cannot be included in the major area of study because of the fundamental nature of these subjects.

Note 3: TESU course refers to the University's own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 4: TESU examination refers to the University's own exam program—TECEP®

Note 5: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

It is strongly recommended that all BSBA students, regardless of area of study, include a business ethics subject as part of the general education or electives component of their degree.