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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, General Management, B.S.

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The purpose of the general management major (124 credits) is to enable a student to choose a variety of management courses with the greatest flexibility (keeping in mind that core course requirements are the same for all majors). Substantial numbers of employers are looking for broadly educated students at the Bachelor’s degree level, and many students prefer to have a general business education early in their careers.

Special offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education requirements

Meet the university General Education Requirements: In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity, and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education section of the catalog.

Requirements for the major in General Management, B.S.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in General Management must complete a minimum of 124 credits including the following requirements:

Complete 11 credits of General Management elective courses

The electives may be chosen from any area within the SBA (courses beginning with ACC, ECN, ENT, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT, ORG, POM or QMM) and must be chosen from courses numbered 3000 or higher. At least six credits must be at the 4000 level which includes ORG 4310. A grade of C or better must be achieved in each prerequisite for a general management elective course before a general management major may begin work in that general management elective course. No more than four credits of independent study (MGT 4996) may be used to meet the major elective requirement.

Additional requirements

Students must complete the core program and the requirements of one of the business majors in the SBA with a minimum grade of C in each of the pre-core, core and major courses. Once admitted to the business program as a pre-business or undecided business student or major, a student must complete all of the remaining business core, major and business minor coursework for the degree at Oakland University.

Students must complete at least 31 credits of courses offered by the School of Business Administration, excluding ECN 1500 , ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 , ECN 2010 , ECN 2100 and QMM 2400  and QMM 2410  . Of these 31 credits, at least 12 credits must be in the student’s major.

Students earning an additional major are permitted to do so in all areas except general management. No more than four credits of independent study (4996) courses may be used to meet the major elective requirement. Courses numbered 3800 and 4900 may be repeated for up to eight credits provided the topics are different. All major courses require a 2.6 GPA or better or major standing to take these courses (excludes Economics and non-SBA major courses).

Students may not earn a double major in general management and another major in the School of Business Administration.

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