School of Management (SOM) information
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 is available on the School of Management website and offices and can be found on the 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 guaranteed 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.
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:
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.
- ANT 100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
- ANT 325 - Culture, Personality, and Beyond (3).
- ANT 352 - Gifts, Goods, and Graft: The Anthropology of Value and Exchange (3).
- ANT 375 - Social and Cultural Change (3).
- ANT 376 - Sex, Work, and International Capital (3).
- COM 170 - Introduction to Digital Culture (3)
- COM 200 - Introduction to Human Communication (3)
- COM 204 - Argumentation and Debate (3)
- COM 206 - Great Speeches (3).
- COM 210 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
- COM 225 - News Writing (3)
- COM 226 - Advertising (3).
- COM 241 - History and Effects of Mass Communication (3)
- COM 261 - Foundations of Organizational Communication (3)
- COM 281 - Principles of Interpersonal Communication (3).
- COM 301 - Ethical Issues in Communication (3).
- COM 316 - Advanced Advertising (3).
- COM 331 - Media Law (3).
- COM 334 - Business of Visual Communication Design (3).
- COM 344 - Media Management and Programming (3).
- COM 361 - Public Relations (3).
- COM 362 - Communication Behavior in Organizations (3).
- COM 363 - Conflict Management (3).
- COM 371 - Advanced Public Relations (3).
- COM 381 - Intercultural Communication (3)
- COM 382 - Small Group Communication (3).
- CSC 122 - Introduction to Programming (3).
- CSC 150 - Computer Ethics (1)
- CSC 175 - Problem Solving and Programming I (4)
- ECN 314 - Money and Banking (3).
- ECN 315 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3).
- ECN 326 - Gender, Labor and Inequality (3).
- ECN 332 - Comparative Economic Systems (3).
- ECN 330 - Political Economy (3).
- ECN 335 - Sports Economics (3).
- ECN 354 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3).
- ECN 360 - International Economics (3).
- ECN 364 - Industrial Economics (3).
- ECN 366 - The Global Economy (3).
- ECN 367 - World Economic History (3).
- ECN 370 - Public Finance (3).
- ECN 372 - Urban Economics (3).
- ECN 375 - Law and Economics (3).
- ECN 376 - Environmental Economics (3).
- ECN 396 - Special Topics in Economics (3).
- ECN 421 - American Economic History (3).
- ECN 424 - Labor Economics (3).
- ECN 480 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration (3).
- PHL 162 - Introduction to Ethics (3)
- PHL 271 - Ethics in Business (3)
- PHL 361 - History of Ethics (3).
- PHL 362 - Philosophy of Law (3).
- ARB 111 - Beginning Standard Arabic I (4)
- ARB 112 - Beginning Standard Arabic II (4)
- ARB 120 - Basic Standard Arabic for Educators (3).
- ARB 205 - Reading Arabic (1).
- ARB 211 - Intermediate Standard Arabic I (4)
- ARB 212 - Intermediate Standard Arabic II (4)
- CHN 111 - Beginning Mandarin Chinese I (4)
- CHN 112 - Beginning Mandarin Chinese II (4)
- FRN 111 - Beginning French I (4)
- FRN 112 - Beginning French II (4)
- FRN 120 - Basic French for Educators (3).
- FRN 205 - Reading French (1).
- FRN 206 - French Conversation (1).
- FRN 211 - Intermediate French I (4)
- FRN 212 - Intermediate French II (4)
- GER 111 - Beginning German I (4)
- GER 112 - Beginning German II (4)
- GER 120 - Basic German for Business and Management (3).
- GER 121 - Basic German for Business and Management II (3).
- GER 205 - Reading German (1).
- GER 206 - German Conversation (1).
- JPN 111 - Beginning Japanese I (4)
- JPN 112 - Beginning Japanese II (4)
- SPN 111 - Beginning Spanish I (4)
- SPN 112 - Beginning Spanish II (4)
- SPN 120 - Basic Spanish for Educators (3).
- SPN 205 - Reading Spanish (1).
- SPN 206 - Spanish Conversation (1).
- SPN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I (4)
- SPN 212 - Intermediate Spanish II (4)
- HIS 114 - Twentieth Century World History (3)
- HIS 121 - United States since 1865 (3)
- HIS 311 - How Women Saved the City: Gender and the Urban Form (3).
- HIS 318 - Contemporary America (3)
- HIS 321 - History of the United States Constitution, 1789 to Present (3)
- HIS 333 - Labor in America (3)
- HIS 362 - Food and World History (3).
- HIS 372 - The French Revolution (3)
- HIS 428 - Emergence of the United States as a World Power Since 1914 (3)
- INT 100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
- INT 115 - World Regional Geography (3)
- INT 230 - International Relations (3)
- INT 352 - Gifts, Goods, and Graft: The Anthropology of Value and Exchange (3).
- INT 366 - The Global Economy (3).
- INT 367 - World Economic History (3).
- INT 375 - Social and Cultural Change (3).
- INT 376 - Sex, Work and International Capital (3).
- SOC 203 - Technology and Society (3)
- SOC 220 - Social Psychology (3).
- SOC 310 - Contemporary Social Issues (3)
- SOC 325 - Culture, Personality, and Beyond (3).
- SOC 362 - Women and Work (3)
- SOC 364 - Social Networking (3).
- SOC 375 - Social and Cultural Change (3).
- SOC 376 - Sex, Work and International Capital (3).
C. Career Development Activities
Required of all students except those with substantial professional experience, who may be granted a waiver.
Completion of online tutorials and submission of final work in each of the following areas:
- resume writing
- job searches
- business etiquette
Additional Career Activities
Activities are assigned point values as indicated below; a minimum of 30 points is required.
- 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)
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
- Completion 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 institutions and those that have articulation agreements with UM-Flint.
Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits