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The undergraduate program in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law prepares students for careers in the public, private, government and nonprofit sectors in accounting, finance, insurance, and/or real estate. The programs provide students with a basic and broad knowledge of business and administrative practices including analytical problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Core Curriculum Requirements

The centerpiece of the core curriculum is a series of four interdisciplinary courses in Core Foundations. These courses synthesize skills in critical thinking, oral and written communications, technology and information literacy, and ethical reasoning.

Pre-Business Program

Before admittance to a business major, all students pursuing the B.B.A. degree must complete the pre-business program, which consists of:

  • MATH 126 - Business Calculus OR
    MATH 151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics
  • ECON 205 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 206 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ACTG 211 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 212 - Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

If you wish to major in business, you are classified as pre-accounting, pre-finance, pre-management, pre-marketing, or if you have not yet decided on a specific major within business, pre-business.
 
Note: You must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in the six pre-business courses and junior standing (56 hours) before being admitted into a business major.

Note: Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, ECON 105/106 is now titled ECON 205/206. If you have already taken 105/106, do NOT sign up for 205/206 unless you need to retake the course. If you have any questions, please talk with your adviser.

Business Core

  • ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis w/ Spreadsheets
  • BLAW 203 - Legal Environment of Business
  • MKTG 340 - Principles of Marketing
  • ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
  • FINC 331 - Introduction to Business Finance
  • MGNT 322 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGNT 333 - Statistical Decision Support
  • MGNT 357 - Operations Management
  • MGNT 428 - Business Policy and Strategy

Note: MGNT 333 is a prerequisite to MGNT 357 and MGNT 357 is a prerequisite to MGNT 428
(Students must allow at least three semesters to complete all three of these required courses)
 
(For degree requirements under other catalogs consult the appropriate catalog, visit the Business Advising Center or obtain an Academic Progress Sheet).

Graduation Requirements

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.