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Thinking about the discipline: Primarily intended to serve the needs of students transferring a significant number of completed upper-division business courses to NKU, the major in general business is designed to permit students to complete a program of interdisciplinary business study from AACSB-accredited courses offered in the Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business or the Department of Business Informatics at the 300 level or above.
Special opportunities for our students: Internship opportunities are very diverse and are continually being upgraded through the efforts of the department’s professional advisory boards and faculty. General business students may choose from a variety of active student organizations that provide outstanding professional networking opportunities at regular meetings and activities. Each year, the department faculty select the outstanding general business student of the year.
Students earning the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in general business are eligible to be considered for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest academic recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business college accredited by AACSB International.
You should also know: All students successfully completing the B.S.B.A. major in general business automatically earn an interdisciplinary Minor in Business as part of their required course of study for the major degree. The Minor in Business satisfies the university’s minor/focus/second major requirement for graduation.
The major in general business can be completed through the Program for Adult Centered Education (PACE) and in an online format.
Special admission requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in General Business is a selective admission program. Students enter the program as a Pre-General Business major.
Students are officially admitted to the college as a BSBA-General Business major after meeting the following requirements:
- Completion of the six courses in the selective admission group (ACC 200 , ACC 201 , BUS 230 , ECO 200 , ECO 201 , and MKT 205 ) with a grade of C- or better in each and
- An overall NKU GPA of 2.5 or better or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the six selective admissions courses.
All transfer students enter as pre-majors and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at NKU in order to establish the NKU GPA for selective admission into the major, regardless of individual course completion status.
♦ Indicates prerequisite.
These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.