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

This information applies to students admitted to UM-Dearborn beginning Fall 2017.


BBA 5.0


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 301 - Introduction to Business Statistics*

All of the BBA Prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C. 

^ Students transferring with credit for COMP 106 or 270, may use those as a substitute for COMP 280.

*Students transferring with credit for DS 301 will be required to complete BE 401 or FIN 401 as part of the prerequisites.

Critical Thinking

Philosophy 233 - Critical Thinking

Dearborn Discovery Core

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 BBA requirements can also apply towards DDC requirements.

BBA Core

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
Decision Science 302 - Advanced Business Statistics
Finance 401 - Corporate Finance
Information Systems Management / Information Technology Management 310* or Accounting Information Systems 380/381*
Law and Environment 253 - Business Law
Marketing 352 - Marketing Principles & Policies
Organizational Behavior 354 - Behavior in Organization
Operations Management 300 - Introduction to Operations Management

*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 consist of 18 - 21 credits. The full list of options can be found here.


A minimum of 120 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

COB BBA Program Goals and Objectives - Fall 2017

Goal 1

Students will be knowledgeable about the business disciplines.

Objective:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business content.


Goal 2

Students will be effective communicators.


1.  Students will communicate effectively in writing.

2.  Students will produce professional quality oral presentations.


Goal 3

Students will be effective team members.

Objective:  Students will collaborate effectively in teams.


Goal 4

Students will be competent in the application of technology.

Objective:  Students will apply technological tools to business situations.


Goal 5

Students are able to understand and integrate knowledge across diverse disciplines, cultures, and context.


  1. Students are able to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attributes needed to understand diverse local or global contexts.

  2. Students are able to critically evaluate the values, processes, technologies or structures that may create a just and sustainable society.

  3. Students are able to creatively integrate theory and practice from across disciplines or from experiences outside of the classroom to address complex questions.


Goal 6

Students will be knowledgeable about ethical principles and their application.


1. Students will demonstrate understanding of academic integrity in their coursework.

2. Students will 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:  Students will analyze business situations and recommend managerial responses.

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