General Business - Bachelor of Business Administration

General Business Major

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Grade of C- or better are required in general education communication courses
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
Choose one from the following:4
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students4
English Composition - Level 23
Business and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics3
College Algebra 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Principles of Macroeconomics (C- or better )3
Principles of Microeconomics (C- or better )3
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 13
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Business Core: Lower Division (minimum grades of C- required)
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BCIS 110Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
Business Core: Upper Division
BCIS 338Business Information Systems I3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
MGT 309Human Behavior in Organizations3
MGT 449Strategic Management3
MKTG 303Principles of Marketing3
BCIS 485Enterprise Resource Planning3
or MGT 344 Production and Operations Management
or MGT 470 Project Management in Organizations
Upper Division Economics or Applied Statistics elective from the following prefixes: A ST (excluding A ST 311), ECON3
Upper Division Business elective from the following prefixes: A ST, ACCT, B A, BCIS, BLAW, ECON, ENTR, FIN, I B, MGT, MKTG (excluding A ST 311)3
Major Courses
Major requirements (upper division business courses) 424
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Choose one from the following (grade of C- or better required):3
If A ST 251G/STAT 251G is taken before MATH 121G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 121G must be taken as a foundation requirement 1
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 516
Total Credits120

Note: The general business option is offered through a 2+2 Online Distance Education Degree Completion Program as well. Program information is available on the College of Business website: http://business.nmsu.edu/academics/undergraduate/online-programs/

Concentration: Entrepreneurship

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Grades of C- or better are required in general education communications courses
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
Choose one from the following:4
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics3
College Algebra 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 13
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Business Core: Lower Division (minimum grades of C- required)
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BCIS 110Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
Business Core: Upper Division
BCIS 338Business Information Systems I3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
MGT 309Human Behavior in Organizations3
MGT 449Strategic Management3
MKTG 303Principles of Marketing3
BCIS 485Enterprise Resource Planning3
or MGT 344 Production and Operations Management
or MGT 470 Project Management in Organizations
Upper Division Economics or Applied Statistics elective from the following prefixes (excluding A ST 311), ECON3
Upper Division Business elective from the following prefixes: A ST, ACCT, B A, BCIS, BLAW, ECON, FIN, I B, MGT, MKTG (excluding A ST 311)3
Major Courses
MGT 332Human Resources Management3
MGT 361Small Business Management3
MGT 461Seminar in Entrepreneurship3
MGT 448Small Business Consulting3
Major requirements (upper division) 412
Non-Departmental Requireents (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Choose one from the following (grade of C- or better required):3
If A ST 251G/STAT 251G is taken before MATH 121G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 121G must be taken as a foundation requirement 1
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 516
Total Credits120