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Drake University - General Business

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General Business

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Bachelor of Science in Business and Administration with a major in general business.

Description of Program

This curriculum is designed for students interested in obtaining a broad background in business administration without obtaining a high degree of specialization in any one area that prepares the graduate for management of a variety of business functions in a variety of business entities.

The general business major offers the student, with the consent of the adviser, a flexible program that can be tailored to the student’s needs. However, the major requires exposure to insurance and at least 5 other areas of business in addition to the business core. This exposure ensures that the majority of business disciplines beyond the basic business core are represented in the major.

While the other majors in the College of Business and Public Administration provide advanced, in-depth study of at least 18 hours in a single discipline, the general business major provides some advanced study in at least 5 different disciplines.

Requirements for Major

In addition to the required curriculum that must be taken by all students in the College of Business and Public Administration, the general business major requires Insurance 51 plus six courses numbered 100 or above. These six courses are to be selected from at least five of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Statistics

Courses should be selected to meet the individual student’s needs and must be approved by the student’s adviser.

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