Undergrad Catalog 2010


Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree is designed to prepare students to be ethical business leaders for the dynamic global economy. Students specialize in designated fields by pursuing concentrations in the following areas: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, information systems management, international business, management, and marketing.

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements   53-60
Tool Courses   18
ECO 2210, Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
ECO 2220, Principles of Microeconomics 3  
ACC 2410, 2420, Accounting Principles I & II (3,3) or ACC 2440, 2450, Integrated Accounting Principles I & II (3,3) or ACC 2430 Integrated Accounting Principles (6) 6  
ETP 3000, Foundations of Entrepreneurship 3  
MGT 2410, Business Law I 3
Business Core Courses  22
MGT 1110, The Business Freshman Experience


ISM 3100, Managing Information Systems in Business 3  
MGT 3110, Principles of Management 3  
MKT 3210, Principles of Marketing 3  
FIN 3210, Business Finance 3  
MGT 3230, Business Ethics 3  
MGT 3300, International Business 3  
MGT 4960, Strategic Management 3  

Areas of Concentration
Accounting   28-35
ACC 3310, Intermediate Accounting I 3  
ACC 3320, Intermediate Accounting II 3  
ACC 3350, Federal Income Taxes 3  
ACC 3460, Cost Accounting 3  
ACC 3520, Accounting Information Systems 3  
ACC 4350, Principles of Auditing 3  
ISM 3620, Database Management Systems 3  
General Electives 7-14  

In general, the accounting curriculum prepares a student for the professional accounting examinations. However, the CPA examinations in Tennessee requires 150 semester hours. Undergraduate accounting majors may enroll in the 152-hour accounting program that provides both B.B.A. and Master of Accountancy degrees. Students interested in the 152-hour program and preparing for the CPA examination should consult with a member of the accounting faculty to ensure they meet the new requirements.

See footnote 1 at the bottom of the page regarding information about the 152-hour accounting program that provides both B.B.A. and Master of Accountancy degrees.

General Business   28-35
Eighteen hours chosen from 3000 or 4000 level business courses 18  
General Electives 10-17  
Economics   28-35
ECO 3260, Intermediate Macroeconomics 3  
ECO 3270, Intermediate Microeconomics or
ECO 4500 Managerial Economics
Economics Electives (3000 level or above) 12  
General Electives 10-17  
Entrepreneurship   28-35
ETP 3400, Venture Management 3  
ETP 3700, Entrepreneurial Financial Management 3  
ETP 3600, Business Stakeholder Relationships 3  
ETP 4500, Venture Planning 3  
Choose six hours from the following: 6  

ETP 3500, Family Business (3)
ETP 3300, Franchise Management (3)
ETP 3800, Service Learning in Entrepreneurship (3)
ETP 4200, International Entrepreneurship (3)
ETP 4400, Launching an Entrepreneurial Venture(3)
MGT 3000, Internship (3 credits with advisor approval)

General Electives 10-17  
Finance   28-35
FIN 3330, Financial Institutions Management 3  
FIN 3460, Investment Portfolio Management 3  
FIN 4210, Corporate Finance 3  
FIN 4330, International Capital Markets 3  
FIN 4410, Advanced Business Finance 3  
FIN 4460, Advanced Investment Portfolio Management 3  
General Electives 10-17  
Information Systems Management   28-35
CSC 1110, Programming I, or
        ISM 2050, Visual BASIC Programming
ISM 3300, Structured Analysis and Design 3  
ISM 3620, Business Data Management and Analysis 3  
ISM 3730, Business Data Networks 3  
ISM 4260, Application Development 3  
ISM 4310, Information Technology Management 3  
General Electives 10-17  
International Business   33-35
Nine hours chosen in one of the following areas: 9  
ACC 3310, Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACC 3320, Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACC 3460, Cost Accounting (3)
ECO 3260, Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
ECO 3270, Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECO 4500 Managerial Economics (3)
ETP 3600, Business Stakeholder Relationships (3)
ETP 3700, Entrepreneurial Financial Management (3)
ETP 4500, Venture Planning (3)
FIN 3330, Financial Institutions Management (3)
FIN 3460, Investment Portfolio Management (3)
FIN 4460, Advanced Investment Portfolio Management (3)
Information Systems Management:
ISM 3620, Business Data Management and Analysis (3)
ISM 3730, Business Data Networks (3)
ISM 4310, Information Technology Management (3)
MKT 3320, Consumer Behavior (3)
MKT 4020, Advertising Principles (3)
MKT 4440, Market Research (3)
Twelve hours chosen from the following:
At least 6 hours must be selected from ECO 3800, ECO 4400, ETP 4200, FIN 4330, or MKT 4310
ECO 3800, Comparative Economic Systems (3)
ECO 4400, International Economics (3)
ETP 4200, International Entrepreneurship (3)
FIN 4330, International Capital Markets (3)
MKT 4310, International Marketing (3)
POE 2760, Introduction to International Political Economy (3)
PSC 2300, International Relations (3)
PSC 2400, Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
PSC 4320, International Law and Organization (3)
Twelve hours (2000 level or above) chosen from one of the following languages:
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish **
The 12 hours must be taken as follows:
Six (6) hours in the language must be intermediate (devoted to written and oral communication). Six (6) hours in the language from some combination of the following: 3000-level or above language classes; Language classes taken abroad; Business classes taught in the language.
** A student who has been certified as fluent in both English and one of the languages listed may substitute nine hours of non-business, internationally oriented electives and three hours of business electives. Languages other than those listed may be approved by the Dean of the College of Business Administration or his/her designee.    

General Electives


One Semester of Study Abroad is required

Management   28-35
MGT 3270, Human Resources 3  
MGT 4180, Operations Management 3  
MGT 4280, Organizational Theory 3  
Nine hours chosen from the following 9  

ACC 3460, Cost Accounting
ECO 3270, Intermediate Microeconomics
MGT 3410, Labor Relations
ETP 3500, Managing the Family Business
MGT 4220, Business Law II
MKT 4750, Strategic Marketing Management
MGT 3010, Health Care Systems: Issues & the Changing Environment
MGT 3200, Travel and Tourism Management
MGT 3250, Event Management
MGT 3260, Financial Management of Health Care Organizations
MGT 3330, Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
MGT 3390, Restaurant and Food Service Management
MGT 3910, Lodging Management
MGT 4230, Marketing in Health Care Organizations
MGT 4270, Resource Management in Health Care Organizations
MGT 4310, Negotiation
MGT 4320, Leading in the 21st Century
MGT 4360, Health Care Management: Theory and Strategy
MGT 4630, Health Care Management Internship Program

General Electives 10-17  
Marketing   28-35
MKT 4020, Advertising Principles 3  
MKT 4440, Marketing Research 3  
MKT 4750, Marketing Management 3  
Nine hours chosen from the following 9  
MKT 3220, Personal Selling
MKT 3230, Services Marketing
MGT 3250, Event Management
MKT 3320, Consumer Behavior
ISM 3620, Business Data Management & Analysis
MKT 3330, Sports Marketing
MKT 3620, Marketing of Recorded Music
MKT 4310, International Marketing
MKT 4320, Retail Management
MKT 4450, Special Topics in Marketing
General Electives 10-17  
Total Hours Required for the Program 128-133

152-Hour Accounting Program
1Belmont undergraduate accounting majors may apply for early admission to the MACC program. If accepted, students may petition to enroll in two accelerated accounting classes (ACC 4990) during their final semester as undergraduates.  Upon successful completion (C or above) of the undergraduate portion of the course, students will continue on at a graduate level of study. At the conclusion of the course, students may then take a proficiency exam for each course and receive up to four hours of graduate accounting credit to be applied toward Belmont’s MACC program. (The graduate hours are not transferable to any other graduate program of accounting; only to Belmont’s MACC program.) If students successfully pass the graduate component of the course, evidenced by passing the proficiency exam, students will be granted the graduate hours upon completion of the undergraduate degree and matriculation into the MACC program.  The accelerated courses will be identified by the accounting faculty.  If a student wishes to take a different accelerated course, that student must petition and obtain permission from the Coordinator of the Accounting Program or the Graduate Associate Dean. Only undergraduate students who have applied to and been formally admitted to the MACC program are eligible for this accelerated program option.