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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Business Administration

Turner College of Business

Department of Management and Marketing

Program Description

The B.B.A. in Management major consists of three distinct concentrations. Each concentration prepares students for successful careers in business; however the focus is different. The general Management concentration prepares students for careers in diverse management areas, ranging from retail management, industrial management, service management, and numerous other managerial areas.

Good managers find ways to make their organizations successful. They do this by building competitive advantage in the forms of cost competitiveness, quality, speed, and innovation. Today's organizations in both the private and public sectors need managers who can function effectively in uncertain and changing environments while applying known fundamentals of business practice.

Career Opportunities

Account Executive, Benefits Manager, Budget Officer, Compensation Manager, Consultant, Credit and Collections Manager, Government Services Administrator, Hospital Administrator, Human Resource Manager, Industrial Relations Director, Information Systems Manager, Management Analyst, Payroll Manager, Recruiter, Retail Manager, Selection Expert, Services Manager, Training and Development Manager

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a BBA degree from the Turner College of Business will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in problem-solving and decision-making in a business context.
  • demonstrate knowledge of key business disciplines and concepts.
  • recognize and analyze ethical issues in a business context.
  • demonstrate knowledge of global business concepts and cultural diversity in a business context.
  • communicate effectively in a business context.
  • demonstrate proficiency in using information technology in a business context.


Students receiving a degree in Management should be prepared to:

  • identify various functions of managers in organizations.
  • demonstrate knowledge of behavioral and human resource management issues in organizations.
  • evaluate leadership issues in management.
  • demonstrate knowledge of global management issues.

Additional Program Requirements

All students must earn C or better in Area F, C average in Area G, C or better in Area H, and C average in Area I business electives. 

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101
(with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

*MATH 1111 is recommended in Area A. Business majors must complete MATH 1111 with a C or better grade for admission to BUSA 3115 and Area G courses.

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5

COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

*MATH 1125 is recommended for students considering graduate studies.

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in Area F. Students will not be allowed to take Area G courses until this requirement is met.

Area G BBA Core Required Hours: 27 
A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area G.
(C or better required in your major’s prerequisite course and BUSA 4185)

Select the following course:
BUSA 3126 Business Law

Area H Major Course Requirements Required Hours: 21
A minimum grade of "C" is required in each of the following courses:

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 12

A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area I business electives.
Non-Business Elective 1***/2***/3***/4***

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule