Undergraduates in the College of Business and Economics may earn a B.B.A. degree in Accounting (ACTG), Economics (ECON), Finance (FINC), Management (MGNT), or Marketing (MKTG). Students majoring in economics may also elect to earn a B.S. degree. Upon admission to RU or upon selection of a major in business, B.B.A. majors are classified as pre-major. Upon completion of all required Pre-business Program courses with a minimum average GPA of 2.0, students are officially designated as business majors in their selected field of study and permitted to take 300- and 400-level business courses. Students must also complete all courses required for their major as well as other courses required by the university. Non-business majors are allowed to take upper division business courses if they have completed at least 56 credit hours and meet all other course prerequisites.
Pre-Business Program Courses
All students, regardless of their major, who intend to earn a B.B.A. degree are required to take each of the following courses:
*STAT 200. Introduction to Statistics. 3
*ECON 105. Principles of Macroeconomics. 3
*ECON 106. Principles of Microeconomics. 3
*MATH 126. Business Calculus. 3
MATH 151. Calculus and Analytic Geometry I. 3
ACTG 211. Fundamentals of Financial Accounting. 3
ACTG 212. Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting. 3
BLAW 203. Legal Environment of Business. 3
ITEC 100. Introduction to Information Technology.
ITEC 281. Data Management and Analysis with Spreadsheets. 3
*These courses may also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for the BBA degree in all business majors except the ECON major and the college recommends they be used in this way. Students can use only one course with their major prefix to fulfill core requirements; therefore, ECON majors cannot take both ECON 105 and 106 to satisfy CORE requirements.
Business Core Courses
After completion of all Pre-business courses, students pursuing a B.B.A. degree are required to take the following courses:
ECON 340. Global Economy and Business. 3
MGNT 322. Organizational Behavior. 3
MGNT 333. Statistical Decision Support. 3
MGNT 357. Operations Management. 3
FINC 331. Introduction to Business Finance. 3
MKTG 340. Principles of Marketing. 3
MGNT 428. Business Policy and Strategy. 3
Students must have an overall grade point average GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses taken at Radford to graduate with the B.B.A. degree. In addition, students must have at least an overall 2.0 major GPA. For the purpose of computing the major GPA, the major is defined all Prebusiness and Business Core courses and the 18 to 30 hours prescribed for the major by the department. In addition, at least 50 percent of the business courses required for the B.B.A. degree must be taken at Radford University. Business courses are defined as those having the prefix ACTG, BLAW, FINC, MGNT, or MKTG.
Students earning a business minor must earn a GPA of at least 2.00 in the courses comprising the minor. Courses in a minor are defined under each category. At least 50 percent of the business courses required for a minor must be taken at Radford University.