BBA programs can be completed during the day, on an evening-only schedule, part time or full time.

This information affects students admitted to UM-Dearborn as freshmen beginning Fall 2015 -Winter 2017.  

BBA 4.0


Accounting 298 - Financial Accounting
Accounting 299 - Managerial Accounting
Business Administration 100 - College of Business Foundations
Composition 105 - Writing & Rhetoric I
Composition 280 - Business Writing & Rhetoric*
Economics 201 - Macroeconomics
Economics 202 - Microeconomics
Information Systems Management / Information Technology Management 120 - Business Problem Solving w/ Computer Applications
Math 104 or 105 - College Algebra or Precalculus
Decision Science 300 - Quantitative Model & Analysis
Operations Management 300 - Introduction to Operations Management

BBA Prerequisites of ACC 298/299, BA 100, COMP 105/280, ECON 201/202, ISM / ITM 120, and all math courses leading up to Math 104/105, must be completed with a C minimum.  DS 300 and OM 300 must be completed with a minimum grade of D-. 

* Students transferring to the College of Business from another academic unit or from outside of UM-Dearborn, may substitute COMP 106 or 270 for this requirement.

Critical Thinking Requirement

Philosophy 233 - Critical Thinking

Dearborn Discovery Core (General Education)

For a listing of courses that can apply towards the general education requirements, visit the DDC web page.

Humanities and Arts - 2 courses
Intersections - 2 courses*
Natural Sciences - 2 courses; one must include a lab
Social and Behavioral Analysis - 3 courses*
Critical and Creative Thinking - 1 course*
Quantitative Thinking & Problem Solving - 1 course*
Upper Level Writing Intensive Course - 1 course*
Written and Oral Communication - 2 courses*
Capstone Experience - 1 course*

*Students should work with their academic advisor to learn which College of Business requirements can also apply towards DDC requirements.

Core Courses

Business Administration 300 - Career Planning & Development
Business Administration 320 - Project Management & Leadership Skills
Business Administration 330 - Managerial Communications
Business Administration 400 - Corporate Responsibility
Business Economics 401 - Managerial Economics
Business Policies and Strategies 451 - Strategic Management
Finance 401 - Corporate Finance
Information Systems Management / Information Technology Management 310* or Accounting Information Systems 380/381*
Law and Environment 452 - Legal Environment of Business
Organizational Behavior 354 - Behavior in Organization
Marketing 352 - Marketing Principles & Policies

*Students majoring in Accounting must take ACC 380/381. Students majoring in Finance and General Business may choose between ISM / ITM 310 and ACC 380/381. All other majors must complete ISM / ITM 310.


The majors typically consist of 15 - 21 credits. The full list of options can be found here.


A minimum of 123 credit hours must be completed to earn the BBA. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine how many credits are needed to meet this requirement. 

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Students will be knowledgeable about the business disciplines.

Objective: BBA students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business content.

Goal 2: Students will be effective communicators.

Objective: BBA students will:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing.
  2. Produce professional quality oral presentations.

Goal 3: Students will be effective team members.

Objective: BBA students will:

  1. Collaborate effectively in teams.

Goal 4: Students will be competent in the application of technology.

Objective: BBA students will:

  1. Apply technological tools to business situations.

Goal 5: Students will be knowledgeable about global business practice and managing a diverse workforce.

Objective: BBA students will:

  1. Explain different business opportunities and challenges in a global environment.
  2. Explain approaches to working with or managing persons different from themselves.

Goal 6: Students will be knowledgeable about ethical principles and their application.

Objective: BBA students will:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of academic integrity in their coursework.
  2. Identify an ethical dilemma and apply an ethics model or framework to propose and defend a resolution.

Goal 7: Students will apply critical thinking skills to business situations

Objective: BBA students will:

  1. Analyze business situations and recommend managerial responses.


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