Business Management (Major / Minor)

Declaration in or before Summer 2009

Fox School of Business and Management

From Fall 2009, students can no longer choose Business Management as their major. Students can major in International Business Studies instead.

Please consult with the Academic Advising Center for more information.

Business Management Major Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. A minimum of 123 credit hours will be earned in the following four requirement categories:

  • University Core Curriculum
  • B.B.A. Lower and Upper Division Foundation Requirements
  • Major Requirements
  • Electives

B.B.A. Lower Division Foundation Requirements

Six business courses (18 semester hours) and eight non-business courses (25 semester hours) are required as part of the lower division foundation requirements.

  • Business Courses
    • Accounting 2101 (formerly 0001), Principles of Accounting I
    • Accounting 2102 (formerly 0002), Principles of Accounting II
    • Human Resource Management 1101 (formerly 0083), Organization and Management
    • Law and Business 1001 (formerly C001), Law in Society
    • Marketing 2101 (formerly 0081 Introduction to Marketing): Marketing Management
    • Risk Management and Insurance 2101 (formerly 0001), Introduction to Risk Management
  • Non-Business Courses
    • Computer and Information Sciences 1055 (formerly C055), Computers and Applications
    • Economics 1101 (formerly C051), Macroeconomic Principles
    • Economics 1102 (formerly C052), Microeconomic Principles
    • Strategic & Organizational Communication 1111 (formerly 0065), Public Speaking
    • Statistics1 1001 (formerly C011), Basic Quantitative Foundations for Business & Economics I
    • Statistics 1102 (formerly C012), Basic Quantitative Foundations for Business & Economics II
    • Statistics 2101 (formerly C021), Statistical Methods and Concepts
    • Statistics 2102 (formerly 0022), Selected Statistical Topics

Notes:

  1. Higher level QA & QB courses may be recommended depending on the mathematics placement score or the student's intended major.
  2. In order to graduate, a grade of C- or better must be obtained in all FSBM lower division requirements.
  3. Many upper-division foundation courses and major courses have prerequisites. Some of these prerequisites also include grade requirements. Students are required to meet all prerequisites. The School reserves the right to de-enroll students from courses when prerequisites have not been met. Prerequisites will be strictly enforced. The majority of the major course work, as well as all prerequisites, must be completed prior to taking the capstone course for the major. Students not meeting the requirements for the courses they enroll in may be de-enrolled from those courses.

B.B.A. Upper Division Foundation Requirements (limited to juniors and seniors)

Six business courses (16 semester hours) are required as part of the upper division foundation requirements.

  • Business Courses
    • Business Administration 2101 (formerly 0100), Professional Development Strategies
    • Business Administration 3102 (formerly 0215), Business, Society and Ethics
    • Finance 3011 (formerly 0101), Introduction to Financial Markets
    • Finance 3101 (formerly 0103), Principles of Financial Management
    • Management Science/Operations Management 3101 (formerly 0105), Operations Management
    • Business Administration 4196 (formerly W361), Business Policies (graduating seniors only)

Major Requirements

A minimum of nine business courses must be completed in the major, which is comprised of the courses below:

  • Human Resource Courses (two courses)
    Select two courses from below:
    • HRM 3501 (formerly 0315), Power, Influence, and Negotiation
    • HRM 3502 (formerly 0320), Managing People at Work
    • HRM 3503 (formerly 0330), Communicating in Organizations
  • Law and Business Courses (three courses)
    Select two courses from below:
    • Law and Business 3562 (formerly 0106)4, International Law
    • Law and Business 3506 (formerly 0108), Law, Technology and E-Commerce

    Plus the following:
    • Law and Business 4596 (formerly W112), Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
  • Information Technology Course (one course)
    • MIS 2101 (formerly 0070)5, Principles of Information Systems
  • International Courses (one course)
    • Economics 3563 (formerly 0250)6, International Trade
    • Economics 3564 (formerly 0251)6, International Monetary Economics
    • Finance 3551 (formerly 0250), International Financial Markets
    • Finance 3552 (formerly 0251), International Financial Management
    • Law and Business 3562 (formerly 0106), International Law
    • Marketing 3553 (formerly 0250), International Marketing
  • Economics6 (one course)
    Any uppper-level Economics course (3501 or higher), excluding Economics 3581 (formerly 0288) and 3685 (formerly 0289).
  • Business Electives (one or two courses)
    Select one to two electives from business departments 2500+.

Notes:

  1. If Law and Business 3562 (formerly 0106) is taken, it will satisfy one law elective and the International requirement; you will need to take two business electives.
  2. Satisfies technology requirement for the major.
  3. If Economics 3563 (formerly 0250) or 3564 (formerly 0251) is chosen to satisfy the International requirement, you will also have satisfied the 3501+ level Economics requirement. You will need to take an additional business elective to complete the nine courses required for the major.

Electives

Students who have satisfied all of the requirements listed above may need to take additional credits to achieve the 123 credit minimum required for graduation. These credits may be taken in either business or non-business courses.

Business Minor Requirements

The business minor is designed to provide students with a foundation in the primary functional fields of business and management and is an excellent minor for students majoring in economics. By taking a set of carefully selected courses, students can better prepare themselves for their careers after graduation while pursuing the major of their choice.

Students must complete 8 courses to earn a minor in business.

  • Accounting 2101 (formerly 0001), Principles of Accounting I
  • Accounting 2102 (formerly 0002), Principles of Accounting II
  • Economics 1101 (formerly C051), Macroeconomic Principles
  • Economics 1102 (formerly C052), Microeconomic Principles
  • Human Resources Administration 1101 (formerly 0083), Organization and Management
  • Marketing 2101 (formerly 0081 Introduction to Marketing): Marketing Management
  • Risk Management and Insurance 2101 (formerly 0001), Introduction to Risk Management
  • Statistics 2101 (formerly C021), Statistical Methods and Concepts

In addition, students must receive a grade of C- or better in each course and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 to earn the minor. A minimum of 5 of the 8 required business minor courses must be completed at Temple University.