Nov 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Business Program (BBA)


School of Management (SOM) infomation  


Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration Program (BBA) in any of the eight majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Finance, General Business, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, and Operations and Supply Chain Management requires:

  • Successful completion of the following 12 pre-business courses or their transfer equivalents: BUS 110, 115, 250, ACC 201, 202, SCM 211, ECN 201, 202, MTH 118 or 121, ENG 112, ENG/COM 338, PSY 100 or SOC 100,
  • At least a 2.2 overall grade point average, and
  • Attend a required orientation session

While any student can declare a pre-business major upon admission to the University, enrollment in all 300 and 400 level courses in business is restricted to students who are admitted to the BBA program, those minoring in any business discipline, and those in programs that list business courses as either requirements or electives. Application information are available on the School of Management website and offices, can can be made at University’s SIS system at www.umflint.edu/sis.  Applications are accepted each semester by deadlines set by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Admission is guarenteed if the above requirements are met. Students can apply while registered for some of the pre-business courses listed above. If they fail to maintain the requirements prior to the start of the first term as BBA student, they will be administratively dropped from 300 and 400 level business courses they already registered and returned to pre-business major.

Requirements


A. Business Courses


At least 48 credits in business administration, including at least 36 credits in upper-division courses.

B. Non-Business Courses


Completion of at least 60 credits in courses other than business, including:

Focus Elective


A two-course, non-business focus elective (at least 6 credits) from any one of the following topic areas.  (International Business students must elect Foreign Language.)  Non-business focus elective courses cannot be double counted for general education or other business requirements.

C. Career Development Activities


Required of all students except those with substantial professional experience, who may be granted a waiver.

Tutorials


Completion of online tutorials and submission of final work in each of the following areas:

  • networking
  • resume writing
  • interviewing
  • job searches
  • business etiquette

 

Additional Career Activities


Activities are assigned point values as indicated below; a minimum of 30 points is required.

Practical Experience

  • An internship and corresponding election of ACC/BUS/EIM/FIN/INB/MGT/MKT/SCM 294 or 394 (20 points)
  • Participation in another extensive practical experience program, such as VITA (20 points)

Other Activities

Activities must be documented at formassembly, and may be repeated to a maximum of 10 points per activity. Other activities may be considered; consult the SOM student service coordinator.

  • Attending a university or non-university professional development events (5 points)
  • Attending an employer networking, meet-and-greet event, e.g. Inside the Industry, International Forum, Employer Marketplace, specific company open houses (5 points)
  • Attending a student research or professional conference (5 points)
  • Participating in a student research or professional conference (10 points)
  • Meeting with an employer-in-residence (2.5 points)
  • Attending an alumni speaker event (5 points)
  • Participating in a school trip to a company (5 points)
  • Attending a panel discussion with company representatives (5 points)
  • Attending a SOM event involving the business community, e.g. Economic forum, Hagerman Center event (5 points)
  • Attending a University Innovation Incubator event or SIL professional seminar (5 points)
  • Attending a local chamber of commerce event, e.g. Lunch on Us (5 points)
  • Joining a professional organization related to the major, e.g. MICPA, SHRM (5 points)
  • Participating in a resume reviewing meeting with the student services coordinator (5 points)
  • Participating in a job/internship fair, including interviews (5 points)
  • Participating in a mock interview (5 points)
  • Learning a foreign language using Rosetta Stone (2.5 points/hour)
  • Developing skills in a business discipline-related software, e.g. Bloomberg, Morningstar, Palo Alto business development, CESIM global strategy, MS expression, MyOMLab, FASB codification database, SAM simulation, etc. (2.5 points/hour)
  • Utilizing resources in the SOM Student Professional Development Center (2.5 points/hour)
  • Attending a business school student or SIL organization event (5 points)
  • Serving in a leadership role in a student organization (10 points)

D. Additional Requirements


  • Minimum grade point averages of 2.0 in the major area, 2.0 in all courses taken in the School of Management, and 2.0 in college work overall.
  • At least 30 credits completed at the University of Michigan-Flint
  • All School of Management General Education requirements
  • Completition of at least 45 credits while enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint (in residence), including the last 30 credits (senior year enrollment).
  • Transfer of credits at the 300-400 level is limited to AACSB-accredited instuitutions and those that have articulation agreements with UM-Flint.

 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits