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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Business Administration Major


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Bachelor of Science degree

 The General Business Administration (GBA) degree is designed for mid-career students returning to college to complete their undergraduate degree. We generally encourage such students to complete a degree in a specific discipline, but recognize that this doesn’t suit some mature students. To enroll in the GBA program, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

A) Must be applying for admission to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and bringing in a minimum of 45 transfer credits completed elsewhere. 

B) Must possess significant full-time professional work experience away from college. 

C) Must meet the minimum transfer credit requirement and/or be a returning student who has been away from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for five years or more. Those who lack the minimum 45 hours of transfer credit are encouraged to take courses at a Community College (though with no guarantee of admission to the GBA program).  

D) Submit a short essay explaining why you seek the GBA instead of a degree in a specific discipline. The essay should also describe the kinds of upper-level business courses you intend to take.

Student Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the general business administration program is to prepare students for careers in management and management-related disciplines. Graduates will be capable of evaluating an organization’s objectives, analyzing its internal and external environments, and creating effective management strategies and tactics that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

Students will

  • have an understanding of the functional areas of business and how to manage them cohesively;
  • demonstrate proficiency in theories and practices of business;
  • be able to operate strategically in diverse and fluid business environments; and
  • possess the ability to describe and analyze policies, procedures and systems that effectively enhance individuals and the organizations in which they work.

 

Freshman Year


  • Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
  • University Studies Requirements (See footnote for web address) 15 credits

Sophomore Year


 All courses require sophomore standing (30 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
  • University Studies Requirement (See footnote for web address) 3 credits

Junior Year


All courses require junior standing (60 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
  • Business Electives (300- or 400- level business course) 12 credits

Senior Year


Courses may require senior standing (90 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Electives (Any course outside the CCB) 9 credits
  • Business Electives (300- or 400- level business course) 18 credits

Total Credits: 120


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