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BS in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is a four-year program designed to teach broad business functions, develop students' professional skills, expand technological literacy, and build global perspective. Kogod students tailor their degree program by specializing in a particular business discipline. Additionally, they may add a major or minor in another academic area. Students must earn 120 credits hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.

At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the BSBA must be earned at American University. Students must ensure that no more than 66 of the 120 credit hour graduation requirement are taken within the Kogod School of Business. Students are responsible for fulfilling university and school requirements following a prescribed sequence. Students should manage their completion with the BSBA program checklist.

Degree Requirements

For specific curriculum requirements, please select the timeframe you matriculated:

Students are required to complete the following in order to graduate (* signifies that students must take the courses A-F and earn a C or better, includes General Education courses beginning in Fall 2014):

  • 6 credits of College Writing*

  • 8 Credits of Math*:

    • Applied Calculus* (Math-211 or Math-221)

    • Basic Statistics* (Stat-202)

  • 31 General Education Credits*

    • Curricular Area 4 should be fulfilled by Macroeconomics* (ECON-100) and Microeconomics* (ECON-200)

    • IBUS-200 is for non-business majors only and may not be taken for General Education credit

    • FIN-200 may not be taken for General Education credit; however, it may be taken for Free Elective credit as long as it is not used as a Non-Business Elective

  • 18 credits of free electives

  • 36 credits of Business Core Courses*

    • KSB-100 Business 1.0 (3 credits) (students not taking KSB-100 in their freshman year take a 300, 400, or 500-level business course in its place)

    • MGMT-201 Global Corporate Citizenship (O) (3 credits) (sophomore)

    • ACCT-240 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits) (sophomore)

    • ACCT-241 Principles of Managerial Accounting (AT) (3 credits) (sophomore)

    • ITEC-200 The Edge of Information Technology (AT) (3 credits) (sophomore)

    • FIN-365 Business Finance (O) (3 credits) (junior)

    • IBUS-300 Fundamentals of International Business (O) (3 credits) (junior)

    • ITEC-355 Production/Operations Management (AT) (3) (junior)

    • MGMT-353 Principles of Organizational Theory, Behavior and Management (T) (3 credits) (junior)

    • MKTG-300 Principles of Marketing (W) (3 credits) (junior)

    • MGMT-458 Business Policy and Strategy (C/O/T/W) (3 credits) (last semester of college)

    • An approved business law course

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