Core Business Classes and Competencies
College of Business
Dr. Dale B. Sims, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar, Dean
> Academics > College
of Business > Competencies
- Several core competencies
are considered essential for the student to complete a program
in the College of Business at Dallas Baptist University.
Every student who graduates from the College of Business
should be able to demonstrate the following:
- An appreciation of the importance of character,
competence, and personal faith in the handling of ethical
issues confronting business leaders and managers in today's
- A clear understanding of the role that
business plays in the development of the economic structures
of the United States and international markets.
- An understanding of the principles of the
free enterprise system and its relation with the legal,
social, and political systems and environments of the United
- A fundamental knowledge of the principles
of the essential business disciplines of accounting, economics,
finance, management, management information systems, and
- The ability to use business research methods
and analyze research data and information in order to develop
business plans and strategies and make effective and efficient
- A practical understanding of the dynamic
business environment and successful adaptation to organizational
and industry changes as a business professional and resource.
- Effective written and verbal communication
and interpersonal skills.
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree is offered
in eight major fields: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Management (behavioral
management, general management, entrepreneurship), Management
Information Systems, Marketing, and Music Business. Double majors are possible.
A 33-credit-hour business core is required of all B.B.A. candidates.
Students are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of their
academic advisor early in their program of study to develop
a degree plan and ensure the correct sequencing of courses.
Business Core Classes
B.B.A. students, regardless of their major field of study,
are required to take the 33-credit-hour business core. These
courses are foundational prerequisites to other higher-level
courses in each area.
MANA 4320 Strategy and Problems in Management, is a capstone course and should
be taken during the student's last semester in residence.
Refer to the course description for prerequisite requirements
for this course.
Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) exam as part of MANA 4320. Students will prepare for the exam through completion of the course work of MANA 4320.
are strongly encouraged to complete the B.B.A. math requirement
(MATH 1307 and 1308) their freshman year because
they are prerequisite requirements to many of the upper level
business courses. Likewise, students are strongly encouraged
to complete the accounting and economics requirements by the
end of their sophomore year. After a student has completed
approximately 55 hours of course work, he/she should concentrate
on completing the 3000/4000 level courses in the business
core. An academic advisor will offer direction regarding majors
as will various business faculty and mentors from within the
College of Business. The student is responsible for sequencing
his or her studies correctly to ensure that prerequisite requirements
are met. Attention to the requirements set forth in this catalog
and consultation with an academic advisor will eliminate any
Minor in Business
For a general business minor, the student
must take 21 credit hours including the following business
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