Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

All BBA students must complete areas A, B, C, D, and E as listed below. All courses, except some of those in area D, must be taken for graded credit.

BBA Requirements

A.  University of Miami’s General Education Requirements

The School of Business Administration participates in the University’s General Education requirements. See descriptions in the General University Information section of this Academic Bulletin.

All students must satisfy the University’s general education Areas of Proficiency: English composition (ENG 105 and ENG 106), Advanced Writing and Communication Skills (School-based program described below), and Quantitative Skills (MAS 110 or any Department of Mathematics course numbered MTH 108 or higher). In addition, all undergraduate students must satisfy the University’s general education distribution requirements in three Areas of Knowledge.  Every BBA student must complete a cognate designated Arts & Humanities (A&H) outside the School of Business Administration. As each business major and minor fulfills a cognate requirement in one Area of Knowledge, depending on the Area of Knowledge of the student’s major(s) and any minor(s), an additional cognate in either People & Society (P&S), or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) may also be required of the BBA student. Students are required to declare their cognates with the Office of Undergraduate Business Education prior to the start of the junior year.

The School of Business Administration’s program establishing Advanced Writing and Communication Skills proficiency for business requires students to successfully complete the following courses beyond the basic English composition courses, ENG 105 and ENG 106:  BSL 212 and  BUS 300. Any student who does not complete ENG 106 with at least a C- is required either to repeat ENG 106 and earn at least a C- or complete ENG 230, Advanced Professional Communication, with at least a C- before enrolling in BUS 300.

The University Quantitative Skills proficiency requirement is satisfied within the BBA degree requirements upon successful completion of MAS 110 or MTH 161 (or a MTH 161 equivalent).

B.  BBA Business Core

ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation 3
BUS 101 First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork) 3
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems (Microeconomics) 3
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems (Macroeconomics) 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MAS 110 Quantitative Applications in Business (minimum grade of C- required) 3
or MTH 161 Calculus I
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics (minimum grade of C- required) 3
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 401 Strategic Management (must be taken in final semester) 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Total Credit Hours 51

NOTE:   ENG 105 and ENG 106, or their equivalents, and all 100 and 200-level Business Core courses must be completed by the end of the fifth semester of college work or during the semester in which the student is completing 75 credit hours.

NOTE:  MAS 110/MTH 161 and MAS 201 must be completed with a “C-” or better. 

C.  Major and Minor Areas of Specialization - Requirements

All BBA students must complete at least one major area of specialization in the School of Business Administration. Additionally, students may elect to complete a minor area of specialization either in the School of Business Administration or in another School or College within the University. For specific information on minors offered by other Schools and Colleges of the University of Miami, please refer to the applicable College, School, or Department section within this Academic Bulletin.  

Requirements for the major and minor areas of specialization are specified by each academic department. Every course completed in satisfaction of either a major or minor area of specialization must be taken for a grade and a grade of “C-” or higher earned, unless specified differently by the department. GPA minima for each business area of specialization are set by the departments.  Please refer to the relevant page for the major/minor area of specialization.  

Business students are permitted to pursue more than one (business or other) major in distinct areas of specialization; however, completion of all required coursework is dependent upon careful sequencing. No course may be counted toward more than one major area of specialization or toward a major and a minor area of specialization, except a course that is specifically listed by number as required for both major areas of specialization and/or a major and a minor area of specialization. In this case, an alternate course may be required for the additional major and/or minor.  The courses of choice required for one major or minor area of specialization may not be utilized to satisfy courses of choice requirements for a second major and/or minor area of specialization. Consequently, students should understand that completion of more than one major and/or minor area of specialization may necessitate the completion of more than 120 credit hours or more than eight semesters of study for graduation.

Business students may choose to pursue a second major (also referred to as an additional major) from the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication, or the School of Education (certain majors only). No courses used to satisfy an additional major may be used to satisfy the requirements for a business major or minor area of specialization.

Major areas of specialization in the School of Business Administration are available only with completion of the required Business Core.  A student in another School or College at the University of Miami pursuing a business degree as a “second degree” or "dual degree student" must meet the minimum requirements for transfer to the School of Business Administration, whether or not the student formally transfers to the School of Business Administration.

Students are required to declare their major area of specialization and minor area of specialization with the Office of Undergraduate Business Education prior to the start of their junior year.

Majors and Minors for the BBA Degree
Major Areas of Specialization Responsible Department
Accounting (P&S) Accounting
Business Technology (STEM) Business Technology
Economics (P&S or STEM, depending on track) Economics
Entrepreneurship (P&S) Management
Finance (STEM) Finance
Health Sector Management and Policy (P&S) Health Sector Management and Policy
Human Resource Management (P&S) Management
International Finance and Marketing (STEM) Finance
Legal Studies (P&S) Business Law
Management (P&S) Management
Marketing (P&S) Marketing
Real Estate (STEM) Finance
Minor Areas of Specialization Responsible Department
Accounting (P&S) Accounting
Business Law (P&S) Business Law
Business Technology (STEM) Business Technology
Economics (P&S) Economics
Entrepreneurship (P&S) Management
Finance (STEM) Finance
Health Sector Management and Policy (P&S) Health Sector Management and Policy
International Business (P&S) Undergraduate Business Education
Management (P&S) Management
Marketing (P&S) Marketing
Real Estate (STEM) Finance

D.  Electives (as needed to meet the minimum 120 credit hours)

All undergraduate courses offered by the University may be used as electives, with the following exceptions:

E.  International Focus Within the Curriculum

At least one course with an international focus must be completed within the degree requirements. The appropriateness of the course is determined by the academic advisor.

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