Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree
Generalist

For the true business enthusiast whose interests don’t fall into pre-set categories, AIU’s BBA Generalist Specialization allows you to first get a strong business base. Then, customize your upper-level courses to meet your individual goals and interests.

Next Online Start Date:

December 27, 2017

Total Credits:

180

Offered:

Online
Atlanta
Houston

Program Details

Our Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Generalist Specialization combines core courses in business fundamentals with in-depth study customized to your areas of interest. Choose from among our specialization business courses to get an education that helps you reach your goals.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Utilize team building and leadership skills and employ methods for improving decision-making
  • Apply quantitative tools to analyze contemporary business functions and practices
  • Understand the concepts and principles of finance, economics and accounting to make effective decisions in the global business environment
  • Employ current operations and marketing management practices and principles used in the business environment
  • Examine the implications of technology and the Internet on today's businesses
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts in today's business environment
  • Master accounting methods for planning and controlling operations through budgets, responsibility centers and cost management
  • Assess the implications of forecasting, capital budgeting, working capital management and project risk management

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ACBSPUSNEWS-2017

Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
Upper Division Core
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Generalist

The Generalist specialization provides students the opportunity to transfer in or take specialization courses in any area of Business. The courses below are suggestions but may be substituted for any upper level course in the Business discipline.

BUSN310 International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
FINA425 Budgeting 4.5
MGMT335 Personnel and Organization Policy 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT340 Building Teams and Resolving Conflict 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT345 Diversity in the Workforce 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT412 Project Management 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT415 Global Operations Management 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT436 Managing Organizational Change 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Your classes may include:

International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

This course presents the ethical and legal issues of business including contracts, agency law and investor protection.

Budgeting

This course will provide fundamental understanding of budgeting, budgeting process and includes a practical guide for preparing financial budgets.

Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

Methods of building cohesive teams and diffusing confrontation will be discussed. Students will also explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce.

Global Operations Management

This course explores basic operations management in modern organizations which involves design, management and improvement of productive processes. Subjects include critical path methods (CPM), PERT Charts, Resource Allocations, Gantt Charts, budgeted cost of work scheduled, budgeted cost of work performed, actual cost of work performed, and projects associated with services and the manufacture of products including fast delivery to the ultimate consumer.

Managing Organizational Change

This course presents both conceptual and experiential approaches to the topic of organizational change and organization development. Special emphasis is placed on developing interpersonal skills in order to analyze situations.

Personnel and Organization Policy

In order to select and secure proper human resources for organizational needs, personnel policies must be in place to guide personnel selection, compensation planning and performance management. In addition, policies must be established for progressive disciplinary process and motivational alternatives. These policies must be linked with organizational strategy to develop human resources as a competitive advantage. They must also be linked with proper career management and employee retention activities.

Diversity in the Workplace

This course addresses the experience of work as it varies with gender and ethnic background. Topics include work-related stereotypes and attitudes, discrimination and harassment, career choice, occupational segregation, employment patterns, group differences related to fair testing and employment practices, and the relationship of diversity to processes such as supervision, leadership, mentoring and power.

Project Management

This course explores principles of project management to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including human resources management, communications management, scope management, quality management, scheduling/time management, cost and resource management, risk management, contract/procurement management, and project integration.

Management and Leadership of Organizations

This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.

International Financial Management

This course discusses how multinational corporations make financial decisions. Topics include international cash management, hedging cash flows, international capital budgeting and international financing.

Financial Analysis

The course focuses on how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. Topics include overview of financial statement analysis, liquidity and activity, analysis of solvency and capital structure, profitability, market strength and overall evaluation, cash flow and interim statement and segment analysis.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.


Course content subject to change.

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

Program Outline

Our Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Generalist Specialization combines core courses in business fundamentals with in-depth study customized to your areas of interest. Choose from among our specialization business courses to get an education that helps you reach your goals.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Utilize team building and leadership skills and employ methods for improving decision-making
  • Apply quantitative tools to analyze contemporary business functions and practices
  • Understand the concepts and principles of finance, economics and accounting to make effective decisions in the global business environment
  • Employ current operations and marketing management practices and principles used in the business environment
  • Examine the implications of technology and the Internet on today's businesses
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts in today's business environment
  • Master accounting methods for planning and controlling operations through budgets, responsibility centers and cost management
  • Assess the implications of forecasting, capital budgeting, working capital management and project risk management

Download program detail PDF

ACBSPUSNEWS-2017

Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
Upper Division Core
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Generalist

The Generalist specialization provides students the opportunity to transfer in or take specialization courses in any area of Business. The courses below are suggestions but may be substituted for any upper level course in the Business discipline.

BUSN310 International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
FINA425 Budgeting 4.5
MGMT335 Personnel and Organization Policy 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT340 Building Teams and Resolving Conflict 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT345 Diversity in the Workforce 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT412 Project Management 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT415 Global Operations Management 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT436 Managing Organizational Change 4.5
or
Specialization Elective
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Classes Overview

Your classes may include:

International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

This course presents the ethical and legal issues of business including contracts, agency law and investor protection.

Budgeting

This course will provide fundamental understanding of budgeting, budgeting process and includes a practical guide for preparing financial budgets.

Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

Methods of building cohesive teams and diffusing confrontation will be discussed. Students will also explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce.

Global Operations Management

This course explores basic operations management in modern organizations which involves design, management and improvement of productive processes. Subjects include critical path methods (CPM), PERT Charts, Resource Allocations, Gantt Charts, budgeted cost of work scheduled, budgeted cost of work performed, actual cost of work performed, and projects associated with services and the manufacture of products including fast delivery to the ultimate consumer.

Managing Organizational Change

This course presents both conceptual and experiential approaches to the topic of organizational change and organization development. Special emphasis is placed on developing interpersonal skills in order to analyze situations.

Personnel and Organization Policy

In order to select and secure proper human resources for organizational needs, personnel policies must be in place to guide personnel selection, compensation planning and performance management. In addition, policies must be established for progressive disciplinary process and motivational alternatives. These policies must be linked with organizational strategy to develop human resources as a competitive advantage. They must also be linked with proper career management and employee retention activities.

Diversity in the Workplace

This course addresses the experience of work as it varies with gender and ethnic background. Topics include work-related stereotypes and attitudes, discrimination and harassment, career choice, occupational segregation, employment patterns, group differences related to fair testing and employment practices, and the relationship of diversity to processes such as supervision, leadership, mentoring and power.

Project Management

This course explores principles of project management to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including human resources management, communications management, scope management, quality management, scheduling/time management, cost and resource management, risk management, contract/procurement management, and project integration.

Management and Leadership of Organizations

This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.

International Financial Management

This course discusses how multinational corporations make financial decisions. Topics include international cash management, hedging cash flows, international capital budgeting and international financing.

Financial Analysis

The course focuses on how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. Topics include overview of financial statement analysis, liquidity and activity, analysis of solvency and capital structure, profitability, market strength and overall evaluation, cash flow and interim statement and segment analysis.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.


Course content subject to change.

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

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