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.

College of Business Undergraduate Programs * (330) 972-7042 * CBA 260

College of Business Undergraduate Programs * (330) 972-7042 * 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 Requirements3-4
College of Business Core42
Business Management Required and Elective Courses21
Additional Credits for Graduation *20-19
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
3450:210Calculus with Business Applications 13-4
or 3450:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I
Recommended Business Courses
College of Business Success Seminar 2
Personal Leadership Skills
Total Hours3-4

College of Business Core1

3250:201Principles of Macroeconomics 53
or 3250:244 Introduction to Economic Analysis
6100:230Business Communication3
6200:201Accounting Principles I 43
6200:202Accounting Principles II 43
6200:250Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis 43
6400:220Legal & Social Environment of Business 23
6400:301Principles of Finance3
6500:304Business Statistics3
6500:301Management: Principles & Concepts3
6500:305Business Analytics 33
6500:330Principles of Supply Chain and Operations Management3
6500:490Strategic Management3
6600:205Marketing Principles3
6800:205International Business3
Total Hours42

Business Management Required & Elective Courses 

Required Courses
6500:302Organizational Behavior & Leadership Skills3
6500:341Human 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
Business Information Systems
Supply Chain Logistics Planning
Human Resources Selection & Staffing
Supply Chain Sourcing
Professional Selling
Consumer Behavior
Business Negotiations
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
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
3300:111 English Composition I 3
3450:145 Algebra for Calculus 1 4
6200:250 Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis 3
Introduction to Public Speaking
or Effective Oral Communication
Social Science Requirement 3
Spring Semester
3300:112 English Composition II 3
3250:200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Arts Requirement 3
Natural Science Requirement with Lab 4
Free Elective 2 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
3250:201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
6100:230 Business Communication 3
6200:201 Accounting Principles I 3
6500:304 Business Statistics 3
Humanities Requirement 3
Spring Semester
6200:202 Accounting Principles II 3
6500:305 Business Analytics 3
6500:330 Principles of Supply Chain and Operations Management 3
6600:205 Marketing Principles 3
Arts or Humanities Requirement 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
6400:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
6400:301 Principles of Finance 3
6500:301 Management: Principles & Concepts 3
6800:205 International Business 3
Natural Science Requirement 3
Spring Semester
6500:302 Organizational Behavior & Leadership Skills 3
6500:341 Human Resource Management 3
Elective for Major 3
Complex Issues Requirement 3
Free Elective 2 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
Elective for Major 3
Elective for Major 3
Domestic Diversity Requirement 3
Free Elective 2 3
Free Elective 2 3
Spring Semester
6500:490 Strategic Management 3
Elective for Major 3
Elective for Major 3
Global Diversity Requirement 3
Free Elective 2 1
 Total Hours120

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