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University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshmen starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.


College Graduation Requirements for Freshmen (GenEd)

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 124 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. A minimum of 124 credit hours will be earned in the following four requirement categories:  

University General Education (GenEd) Requirements
Fox School of Business & Management lower- and upper-division requirements
Major requirements
Electives

General Education Curriculum (For Freshmen)

Go to the General Education pages in this Bulletin for information on the GenEd curriculum for new freshman students.

 

Fox School of Business & Management Requirements for Freshmen (GenEd)

 

Lower-Division Foundation Requirements

Note: 1000-level courses are normally taken in freshmen year; 2000-level courses are normally taken in sophomore year.

Department Course # Course Name Hours
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3
Human Resource Management 1101 Organization & Management 3
Law S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3
Statistics* 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business
3
Statistics** 2103 Business Statistics 4
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3
Accounting *** 2102 Managerial Accounting 3
Management Information Systems 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3
Business Administration 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1
Business Administration 2102 Business Communications 3
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3
Subtotal     41
       
*Higher level 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.
** Successful completion of this course will meet the Quantitative Literacy General Education requirement.
*** Accounting majors will substitute Accounting 2521: Cost Accounting.
Note: In order to graduate, a grade of C- or better must be obtained in all FSBM lower-division requirements.

 

Upper-Division Foundation Requirements

Note: 3000-level courses are normally taken in the junior or senior year; 4000-level courses are taken in the senior year.

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 3  
Business Administration 3102 Business, Society & Ethics 3  
Business Administration 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
Business Administration 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
International Business Administration 3101* Fundamentals of International Business 3  
Subtotal     18  
*This course is waived for students who major in Economics, Finance, Marketing, or Real Estate. It is waived for students who major in Accounting and Management Information Systems only if a second major or a minor is not completed.

 


Summary of Graduation Requirements (for new freshmen)

Credits for B.B.A. Degree Hours
University General Education 32
Lower-Division Foundation Requirements 41
Upper-Division Foundation Requirements 18
Major Requirements 18
Electives 15
Total 124

Major Requirements for Freshmen

Twenty business courses (59 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 six business courses must be completed in the major. In completing the courses in the major, students will become competent in understanding critical business concepts and the practice of ethical decision-making, and demonstrate both effective written and oral communication and the ability to apply critical thinking to business problems. All FSBM students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. One of these courses will be Business Administration 4196; the second will be a writing-intensive capstone course in the major. The writing capstone is normally taken in the students' final semester.

NOTE: Many upper-division foundation courses and major courses have prerequisites and some of these prerequisites also include grade requirements. Students are required to meet all prerequisites. Prerequisites will be strictly enforced and the school reserves the right to de-enroll students from courses when prerequisites have not been met. Course descriptions, including prerequisites, are found at www.temple.edu/bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucdtoc.html.

 

Electives for Freshmen

Free electives: Students who have satisfied all of the requirements for GenEd, the Fox School Foundation, and the major (listed above) will need additional credits to achieve the 124 credit minimum required for graduation. These credits may be taken in either business or non-business courses. Students are encouraged to explore completing a minor, a certificate, or a second major for these credits.

 


 

College Graduation Requirements for Transfer Students (Core Curriculum)

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 & Management lower- and upper-division requirements 
Major requirements
Electives

 

University Core Curriculum (for Transfer students)

Go to the Core Curriculum pages in this Bulletin for information on the Core curriculum for new transfer students.

 

Fox School of Business & Management Requirements for Transfer Students (Core Curriculum)

 

Lower-Division Foundation Requirements

Note: 1000-level courses are normally taken in freshmen year; 2000-level courses are normally taken in sophomore year.

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Computer & Information Sciences 1055* Computers & 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 & Concepts 3 QB
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Applications 3  
Subtotal     25  
         
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Organization & Management 3  
Law S.B.M. 0856 Law & American Society 3 AC
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
Subtotal     18  
* This computer requirement can be satisfied by the successful completion of  either 1) C+IN SC 1055: Computers & Applications (meets the Fox School computer literacy requirement and the University Core Science B [SB] requirement) OR 2) C+IN SC 0835: Cyberspace & Society (meets the Fox School computer literacy requirement and the University Core Science B [SB] requirement) OR 3) passing the Fox School computer literacy test (students required to complete the full Core curriculum must take a different course to meet the Core Science B [SB] requirement.)
**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)

Note: 3000-level courses are normally taken in the junior or senior year; 4000-level courses are taken in the senior year.

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


Summary of Graduation Requirements

Credits for B.B.A. Degree Hours
University Core Curriculum 6-31
Lower Division Foundation Requirements 43
Upper Division Foundation Requirements 16
Major Requirements 27-46
Electives 0-31
Total 123

 

Major Requirements for transfer students

Twenty courses (59 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 coursework, 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.

Electives for transfer Students

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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