Core Business Classes and Competencies

College of Business
Dr. Dale B. Sims, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar, Dean

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  • 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 organizational environment.
  • 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 States.
  • A fundamental knowledge of the principles of the essential business disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing.
  • 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 business decisions.
  • 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.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree is offered in seven major fields: Accounting, 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

All 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.

ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting
FINA 3301 Corporate Financial Management
MANA 3301 Principles of Management
MANA 3305 Managerial Statistics
MANA 3306 Management Communication
MANA 3308 Business and Public Law
MANA 4301 Operations and Quality Management
MANA 4320 Strategy and Problems in Management
MISM 3301 Information Systems for Management
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing

MANA 4320 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 Assessment Prep course, MANA 4020, the same semester as the MANA 4320, Strategies and Problems.  This will assist the students in taking MFAT exam. 

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the B.B.A. math requirement (MATH 1307 and 1308) and COSC 1301 their first 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 difficulties.

Minor in Business

For a general business minor, the student must take 21 semester hours including the following business courses: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301 or 2302, FINA 3301, MANA 3301, MISM 3301, and MRKT 3301.


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