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General Business Studies

General Business Studies

(minor required) B.S. Degree

The General Business Studies Program provides students with a strong foundation in business principles and concepts across the various disciplines, including accounting, economics, management, marketing, and technology.  In conjunction with the liberal arts core, emphasis is placed on developing communication skills, such as speaking and writing, as well as quantitative and critical thinking abilities.  Team work and experiential learning are important components of the program and they are incorporated into the business curriculum.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).  This award winning organization provides a rich learning environment for applying theoretical concepts, becoming involved in service to the community, and developing leadership abilities.  Graduates from this program of study will be qualified to pursue careers in profit or nonprofit organizations.

The General Business Studies Program is specifically designed to allow students to pursue minors that interface with their personal and professional a well as immediate and long-term objectives.

Required Liberal Arts Core Courses

  • ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics    3   
  • MTH 203 Concepts of Calculus    3


Degree Specific Requirements (12 hours)

  • ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I    3
  • ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II    3
  • ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics    3
  • MTH 206 Intro to Statistics with Business Applications    3


Business Requirements (39 hours)

  • BUS 230 Computer Applications    3
  • BUS 303 Principles of Management    3
  • BUS 308 Business Communications    3
  • BUS 311 Marketing    3
  • BUS 313 Business Finance    3
  • BUS 315 Business Law    3
  • BUS 330 Quantitative Methods    3
  • BUS 498 Senior Seminar: Business Policy        3
  • CSC 101 Introduction to Computers & Information Systems    3
  • BUS 101 Keyboarding   
  • BUS 302 Records Management     3
  • BUS 320 Entrepreneurship    3
  • HUM 301 Technology & Digital Media    3


Total Hours Required in Major    39
(minor required)

Ferrum College offers teaching licensure in Career and Technical Education – Business and Information Technology (grades 6-12) through the selection of a minor in Teacher Education with specialization in Secondary Education.  This licensure requires passing state mandated testing prior to enrollment in EDU 402 – Student Teaching.  Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor. (See page XX)