Business Management, BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management (650204ZBBA)

You will earn a degree from a globally recognized business school where the programs are taught by an accomplished and dedicated faculty and are supported by a network of business executives. As a graduate, you will have leadership and collaboration competencies and be a data savvy, globally aware, enterprise thinker.

Requirements for Admission

  • 2.5 average cumulative
  • English Composition I and II (ENGL:111 AND ENGL:112)
  • Speech requirement (COMM:105 OR COMM:106)
  • College Algebra (MATH:145) or Calculus with Business Applications (MATH:210)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON:200) or Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON:201)
  • One of the following courses:
    • Accounting Principles I (ACCT:201)
    • Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis (ACCT:250)
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENTRE:201)
    • Legal & Social Environment of Business (BLAW:220)
    • Marketing Principles (MKTG:205)

College of Business Undergraduate Programs 
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College of Business room 260

The following information has official approval of The Department of Management and The College of Business, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. 

Business Management majors are NOT required to Calculus with Business Applications. Business Management majors must complete Algebra for Calculus with a C- or higher. For assistance with course requirements and/or scheduling classes, please meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business.



General Education Requirements34
Additional Business Requirements4
College of Business Core42
Business Management Required and Elective Courses21
Additional Credits for Graduation *19
Total Hours120

Recommended General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Algebra for Calculus
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Introduction to Public Speaking
Writing: 6 credit hours
English Composition I
English Composition II
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Principles of Microeconomics
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

Additional Business Requirements

General Education Mathematics Requirement
MATH:145Algebra for Calculus4
Required Business Courses
BUSN:110College of Business Success Seminar 1
BUSN:111Professional Development Seminar
Recommended Business Courses
BUSN:200Personal Leadership Skills
Total Hours4

College of Business Core1

ECON:201Principles of Macroeconomics 23
or ECON:244 Introduction to Economic Analysis
BUSN:230Business Communication3
ACCT:201Accounting Principles I3
ACCT:202Accounting Principles II3
ACCT:250Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis3
BLAW:220Legal & Social Environment of Business3
FIN:301Principles of Finance3
MGMT:304Business Statistics3
MGMT:301Management: Principles & Concepts3
MGMT:305Business Analytics3
MGMT:490Strategic Management3
SCM:330Principles of Supply Chain and Operations Management3
MKTG:205Marketing Principles3
INTB:205International Business3
Total Hours42

Business Management Required & Elective Courses 

Required Courses
MGMT:302Organizational Behavior & Leadership Skills3
HRM:341Human Resource Management3
Elective Options - 5 of the below courses:15
Managerial Economics
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming for Data Science
Advanced Applied Analytics & Decision Analysis 1
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Foundations of Personal Finance
Applications Development for Business Processes
Supply Chain Logistics Planning
Supply Chain Sourcing
Human Resources Selection & Staffing
Professional Selling
Business Negotiations
Consumer Behavior
B2B Marketing
Total Hours21

Graduation Requirements – Review DPR for Status

  • 120 Credit Hours. 110 credits are accounted for in above course listings. Remaining 10 credits can be comprised of testing credit or other college-credit earning coursework.
  • College of Business Residency = Last 15 credits earned in the College of Business
  • UA Residency = Students must complete their final 30 credits in residence at The University of Akron
  • At least 50% of the business core and major course requirements must be earned at The University of Akron
  • Overall GPA = 2.3
  • Major GPA = 2.0
  • Business & Economics GPA = 2.0

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BUSN:110 College of Business Success Seminar 1-3
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
MATH:145 Algebra for Calculus 4
COMM:106 Effective Oral Communication 3
SOCIO:100 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities Requirement 3
Spring Semester
ENGL:112 English Composition II 3
BUSN:111 Professional Development Seminar 1
Natural Science Requirement with Lab 4
Arts Requirement 3
Arts/Humanities Requirement 3
Global Diversity Requirement 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ECON:200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACCT:201 Accounting Principles I 3
ACCT:250 Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis 3
BLAW:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
MKTG:205 Marketing Principles 3
Spring Semester
ECON:201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUSN:230 Business Communication 3
ACCT:202 Accounting Principles II 3
MGMT:301 Management: Principles & Concepts 3
INTB:205 International Business 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
FIN:301 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT:304 Business Statistics 3
MGMT:302 Organizational Behavior & Leadership Skills 3
SCM:330 Principles of Supply Chain and Operations Management 3
Complex Issues Requirement 3
Spring Semester
MGMT:305 Business Analytics 3
HRM:341 Human Resource Management 3
Business Management Elective 3
Business Management Elective 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
Business Management Elective 3
Business Management Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Spring Semester
MGMT:490 Strategic Management 3
Business Management Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Total Hours121-123