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College Graduation Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. A minimum of 123 credit hours will be earned in the following four requirement categories:  

University Core Curriculum requirements 
Fox School of Business and Management lower- and upper-division requirements 
Major requirements

University Core Curriculum

Fox School of Business and Management Requirements 

Lower-Division Foundation Requirements

Business Courses        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2101 Principles of Accounting I 3  
Accounting 2102 Principles of Accounting II 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Organization and Management 3  
Law S.B.M. 1001 Law in Society 3 IN
Marketing 2101 Introduction to Marketing 3  
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
Subtotal     18  
Non-Business courses      
Computer & Information Sciences 1055 Computers and Applications 4 SB
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
Strategic & Organizational Communication 1111 Public Speaking 3  
Statistics* 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3 QA
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3 QB
Statistics 2101 Statistical Methods and Concepts 3 QB
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Applications 3  
Subtotal     25  
*Higher level QA & QB courses may be recommended depending on the mathematics placement score
or the student's intended major. Actuarial Science majors should refer to the math courses listed under
the Actuarial Science major description.
Note: In order to graduate, a grade of C- or better must be obtained in all FSBM lower division requirements.  

Upper-Division Foundation Requirements (limited to juniors and seniors)

Business Courses        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Business  Administration 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
Business Administration 3102 Business, Society and Ethics 3  
Finance 3011 Introduction to Financial Markets 3  
Finance 3101 Principles of Financial Management 3  
Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 3  
Business Administration 4196 Business Policies (graduating seniors only) 3 WI
Subtotal     16  

Major Requirements

Twelve business courses (34 s.h.) and eight non-business courses (25 s.h.) are required as part of the lower- and upper-division foundation requirements for the B.B.A. program. In addition, a minimum of nine business courses must be completed in the major, which is comprised of 1) required major courses, 2) one information technology course, 3) an international course, 4) one upper-level (3500+) Economics course, 5) and business electives. Business electives can be satisfied with upper-level business courses (3000+ level).

NOTE: Many upper-division foundation courses and major courses have prerequisites. Some of these prerequisites also include grade requirements. Students are required to meet all prerequisites. The School reserves the right to de-enroll students from courses when prerequisites have not been met. Prerequisites will be strictly enforced. The majority of the major course work, as well as all prerequisites, must be completed prior to taking the capstone course for the major. Students not meeting the requirements for the courses they enroll in may be de-enrolled from those courses. You can review course descriptions at www.temple.edu/bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucdtoc.html.


Free electives: Students who have satisfied all of the requirements listed above may need to take additional credits to achieve the 123 credit minimum required for graduation. These credits may be taken in either business or non-business courses.

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