2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

  

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
MGT 2000, Career Development Workshop
3
0
Business Core Courses  22
MGT 1110, The Business Freshman Experience

 1

 
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  
INB 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 COBA 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
3  
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)
ETP 4450, Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (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, Introduction to Web Programming
3  
ISM 3300, Business Systems Analysis 3  
ISM 3620, Business Data Management and Analysis 3  
ISM 4730, Project Management 3  
Six hours chosen from the following: 6  
ISM 3640, Social Networks and Virtual Communities
ISM 3680, Electronic Markets
ISM 3730, Business Data Networks
ISM 4010, Database Applications Design and Development
ISM 4450, Special Topics in Information Systems Management
ISM 4550, Enterprise Systems
ISM 4780, Systems Outsourcing
 
General Electives 10-17  
International Business   33-35
Nine hours chosen in one of the following areas: 9  
Accounting:
ACC 3310, Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACC 3320, Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACC 3460, Cost Accounting (3)
   
Economics:
ECO 3260, Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
ECO 3270, Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECO 4500 Managerial Economics (3)
   
Entrepreneurship:
ETP 3600, Business Stakeholder Relationships (3)
ETP 3700, Entrepreneurial Financial Management (3)
ETP 4500, Venture Planning (3)
   
Finance:
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)
   
Management:
MGT 3270, Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 4180, Operations Management (3)
MGT 4280, Organizational Behavior (3)
Marketing:
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 INB 3800, INB 4400, INB 4200, INB 4330, or INB 4310
12  

ECO 4700, Economic Growth and Development (3)
INB 3800, Comparative Economic Systems (3))
INB 4330, International Capital Markets (3)
INB 4400, International Economics (3)
INB 4200, International Entrepreneurship (3)
INB 4310, International Marketing (3)
PSC 3710, International Political Economy (3)
PSC 2300, International Relations (3)
PSC 2400, Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
PSC 4320, International Law (3)

   

Twelve hours (2000-level or above) chosen from one of the following languages:
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish**
Foreign Language Requirement (2000-level and above same language)1 or
Approved Study Abroad Experience2

12

General Electives

0-2

 One semester of Study Abroad is required

 Notes regarding foreign language and study abroad requirements and options:

1 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 completes the International Business major may also receive a minor in a university approved foreign language if he/she completes six (6) additional hours at the 2000-level or above, beyond the 12 hours required in this program.

A student who completes the International Business major may also receive a major in a university approved foreign language  if he/she completes requirements for a B.A. degree and the appropriate additional eighteen (18) hours at the 2000-level or above, beyond the 12 hours required in the program for a language.

A student who declares the option of a minor or major in a foreign language must submit a Change of Major form to Belmont Central.

2 The study abroad requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways:           1) A semester in a foreign university approved by Belmont University and at least six (6) credits; 2) One summer program in a foreign country of at least 4 weeks duration and at least six (6) credits; 3) Two short-term programs (at least 2 weeks for each) in a foreign country and at least six (6) credits; 4) A professional internship approved by Belmont University in a foreign country of at least 4 weeks duration.  Transfer students who participated in a formal study abroad program at their former college or university before matriculating at Belmont University may use it to fulfill the requirement for the IB major if the study abroad experience was comparable to Belmont University programs in terms of academic rigor and duration, and if it is accepted as transfer credit by the Registrar.  Ideally, the study abroad experience should be completed in a country which has a primary language the student's language of study.  The Director of the Center for International Business can waive the study abroad requirement.  Waivers are automatic for the following:  International students; Students that graduated from high school abroad; Students that spent one year of high school abroad. Students that completed a significant volunteer experience such as Peace Corps; Other waivers for significant experiences and overseas employment can be granted by the Director on a case by case basis.

 
** 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 Director of the Center for International Business or his/her designee.    
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
MGT 3010, Health Care Systems: Issues & the Changing Environment
MGT 3250, Event Management
MGT 3330, Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
MGT 3390, Restaurant and Food Service Management
MGT 4310, Negotiation
MGT 4320, Leading in the 21st Century
MGT 4360, Health Care Management: Theory and Strategy
MGT 4450, Special Topics in Management
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.