The BBA Curriculum
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THE BBA Curriculum

There are four components to the BBA degree:

  1. General Education (40 credits) provides the broad knowledge base to be an informed citizen and lead a productive life.
  2. The BBA Core (45 credits - outlined below) gives students an understanding of fundamental business concepts so that they can adapt to changing business, political, economic, and world environments.
  3. A BBA Concentration (23-25 credits) provides in-depth knowledge to prepare students for initial employment in their chosen concentration, to apply their knowledge with minimal additional training and to advance in their chosen profession.
  4. Free Electives (14-16 credits) allow students to explore their interests and broaden their undergraduate experience.

Requirements and Credits

1. Finlandia General Education (40 credits)

2. BBA Core (45  credits - outlined below)

3. BBA Concentration (select one - 23-25  credits)

--Accounting (25 credits)
--Arts Management (23 credits)
--International Business (24 credits)
--Healthcare Management (24 credits)
--Management/Entrepreneurship (24 credits)
--Marketing (24 credits)
--Sports Management (24 credits)

4. Free Electives (14-16 credits)

(Required for all BBA students)

The BBA Core

BBA Core Learning Objectives

  • Students who complete the BBA Core will be able to:
  • Apply commonly used software in business
  • Interpret and use accounting and financial information to solve business problems
  • Prepare a marketing plan
  • Communicate effectively
  • Prepare and implement a business plan
  • Apply sound ethical principles in making business decisions
  • Lead and manage co-workers in achieving organizational goals
  • Function in the legal, economic, and social environment of business activity

BBA Core Courses

Course No.

Course Title


ECN 231 Microeconomics 3
ECN 232 Macroeconomics 3
MAT 201 Probability & Statistics 3
BUS 138 Fundamentals of Business 3
BUS 141 Business Communications 3
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 222 Business Computing Applications 3
BUS 235 Leadership & Team Skills 3
BUS 271 Principles of Management 3
BUS 332 Business Finance 3
BUS 345 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 361 Business Law 3
Senior Experience: select one of the options below1 6

BUS 488
BUS 489
BUS 498

Business Strategies (3)
Senior Project in Business (3)
Business Internship / Overseas Study2 (6)

1See your advisor to determine the best option for your concentration.
2The ISB dean must approve the courses of study.