"I was blown away by how perfect it was for an adult learner with a career and a family."
-- Cathy Vickers, December 2006 graduate, Greensboro News & Record, 6/20/10.
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Monday, February 25 - BBA Program Open House
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Monday, March 18 - BBA Program Open House
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To RSVP, email Ed McKee or call him at 336-272-7102, ext. 547.
From a low-maintenance schedule to continued support, the Greensboro College Professional Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) Program is a degree completion program designed to fit the busy lives of working adults. The 72-hour program, which leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, will take participants two years, including summers, to complete. Students enjoy a cohort-based classroom, which means they work through the two-year program with the same group of learners. With each class, this group becomes a supportive family, encouraging one another toward a common goal of earning a degree. Our BBA students also benefit from a low maintenance schedule of classes on every Monday night and one Saturday each month. We'll have your books ready for you on the first day, and dinner will be on the table each Monday evening class.
We've eliminated the traditional obstacles adult students face when returning to college, so you can truly focus on your education and earning your degree.
Admission requirements for this program include the following:
- a minimum of 30 hours of transferable college course work including two courses in English composition and one college math course or their equivalents.
- a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in all college work completed.
- 3-5 years professional employment is preferred.
- two recommendations, including one from the student’s current or previous employer.
- one-on-one interview with the Associate Director of Admissions
The program consists of 40 hours of business, economics and accounting courses and 32 hours of related courses. Although the program is a 72-hour program, participants will need to complete successfully a minimum of 124 hours of coursework, including acceptable transfer and experiential credit, to receive a degree. Degree requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree are as follows:
- completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
- completion of the 72-semester-hour Professional BBA Program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all coursework required for the Professional BBA Program.
- completion of the general education requirements for the B.B.A.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
English and Communications Studies (6)
- ENG 1100 Texts and Contexts
- ENG 1120 Literary Texts and Contexts
Foreign Languages (4)
- XBP 4140 Foreign Language and Culture
Fine Arts (4)
- XBP 3530 Special Topics in Fine Arts
Social Sciences (8)
- XBP 3140 Microeconomics
- XBP 3190 Macroeconomics
Natural Sciences/Mathematics (15)
- College level mathematics course
- XBP 4110 Statistics
- XBP 3160 Environmental Science
Global Perspective (4)
- XBP 4150 International Economics/Business
Oral proficiency is satisfied for BBA students through the completion of XBP 3120, Business and Administrative Communication; and XBP 4120, Marketing.
XBP 3105 Management (4)
This course fosters an understanding of the management principles that must be used to effectively guide behavior in organizations. The course introduces the concepts of planning, directing, organizing and controlling, providing an overview of the field and practice of management.
XBP 3120 Business and Administrative Communication (4)
This course provides extensive practice in business communication for professionals using computer technology to produce different types of correspondence, formal written reports and oral presentations supported by software such as Power Point.
XBP 3140 Microeconomics (4)
This course surveys basic economic theory as it applies to the individual and group decision-making. Elements of economic methodology include the supply and demand model; comparative advantage and exchange models; market institutions; the role of government; and analysis, taxation, and regulation. The theory of costs, profit maximization, and the competitive, oligoplistic, and monopolistic elements determining market structure are also covered.
XBP 3150 Financial Accounting (4)
This course introduces the basic principles of accounting. The course will focus on the art of recording, classifying, and summarizing financial transactions needed to make business decisions. The construction of key financial statements such as the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statements are studied. Computerized accounting packages will be used as the vehicle of instruction.
XBP 3160 Environmental Science (4)
This course is an interdisciplinary study of the interaction of humans with the environment. It will evaluate the ecological, political, social, ethical, and economic aspects of humans‘ impact on the environment. Topics include resource management, population growth, waste management, pollution, conservation, and alternative energy sources.
XBP 3170 Organization and Management of Operations (4)
This course will introduce the student to a variety of management topics ranging from the field‘s basic principles to specific tools used in the management of operations and human resources. Topics to be covered include the foundations of management study, the organizational environment, work motivation, organizational types, groups and teams in the workplace, project management, organizational planning and forecasting, location and layout strategies, job design, training, and compensation.
XBP 3180 Managerial Accounting (4)
This course is the study of accounting functions for the benefit of managerial decision making. The preparation and use of job order and process costing systems, cost-volume profit relationships, budgeting, and production standards are studied.
XBP 3190 Macroeconomics (4)
This course surveys models, institutions and policies of the U. S. economy in the aggregate. Concepts of consumption, savings, and investment in the composition of the gross domestic product; labor markets and unemployment money supply determinates; monetary policy and inflation rates; capital markets and interest rates are covered in detail. Elements of the business cycle, government fiscal policy, Keynesian income-expenditure models, life cycle models, and economic development and growth models are also covered.
XBP 3530 Special Topics in Fine Arts (4)
This course covers special topics in art, music, or theatre, with an emphasis on developing the student‘s knowledge of and appreciation for selected art forms.
XBP 4110 Statistics (4)
This course is an introduction to elementary statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and distributions, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, and t and Chi square distributions.
XBP 4120 Marketing (4)
This course offers an introduction to marketing principles and practices. Topics to be covered include consumer decision-making, segmentation and target marketing, products, promotions, and distribution.
XBP 4130 Leadership (4)
This course is an in-depth study of leadership theory and current practice. A brief overview of several of the most widely used leadership theories will be presented from a historical perspective. The differences between western leadership thought and leadership practices in other parts of the world will be discussed. Current leadership thought with its emphasis on ethical considerations including cross-cultural considerations will be developed. The student will be encouraged to begin the development of a personal leadership model that will be equally applicable with self, the family, the team, and the organization.
XBP 4140 Foreign Language and Culture (4)
This course provides the student with a basic ability to communicate in a foreign language as necessary for business purposes. Cultures common to the regions in which the language is spoken will also be studied.
XBP 4150 International Economics/Business (4)
This course exposes students to international business from all aspects of business management. This course presents the international economic system, the foreign exchange market, forecasting exchange rates, elements of international trade theory, international management theory, aspects of international marketing practices, and management of international economic risk, transaction risk, and translation risk.
XBP 4160 World Religions (4)
This course introduces the history, world views, beliefs, and practices of the Judeo-Christian tradition, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Islam presupposes and extends the biblical tradition whereas Hinduism and Buddhism represent comparative alternatives to the three monotheistic faiths.
XBP 4170 Financial Management (4)
This course will provide the student with a background in financial tools and basic financial analysis. Topics to be covered include analysis of financial statements, ratio analysis, time value of money, stock, and bond valuation, capital budgeting, project analysis and evaluation, and cost of capital determination.
XBP 4180 Business Law (4)
This course investigates the conduct of business practices and how these practices are determined by a philosophy of living. Models of excellence will be examined as well as ethical failures in the conduct of business. Issues of personal character and corporate integrity will be interwoven with argument analysis, business theory, and case study.
XBP 4190 Strategic Management and Decision-Making (4)
This capstone course helps the student develop sound judgment based on the ability to integrate current knowledge and to understand the environment, external circumstances, internal strengths and weaknesses, and self. Many of the functional tools of business will be integrated in this course where there will be significant emphasis on case study.
XBP 4500 Special Topics (4)
This course presents special topics related to the BBA program. May be repeated a maximum of two times. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Offered periodically based upon student need.