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  • Business Administration: General Business (BSBA)

    The online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-General Business (BSBA-IBA ONL) degree program, which provides a broad overview of the functional areas of business, is designed for students who live outside the Gainesville community or have work and/or family commitments that make traditional campus attendance impractical. Students take foundational courses in economics, mathematics, computing skills and accounting; core courses that relate to the basic functions of business, such as finance, management, marketing and operations management; and professional development courses such as business communication and career management.

    About This Major

    • College: Heavener School of Business
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Credits for Degree: 120
    • Academic Learning Compact
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    • Contact: 1.855.99GATOR

    Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan


    The online BSBA program provides a broad academic background in a variety of business disciplines and prepares students for a wide array of business careers and for graduate studies in business.

    Requirements for the Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    BSBA online students must meet general education requirements and maintain a 2.0 core, major and UF GPA. Students must read the individual course descriptions in this catalog to determine the prerequisites for their required courses. Along with the critical-tracking, general education and writing requirements outlined below, majors take 120 credits, including:

    • Seven core business courses: BUL 4310, FIN 3403, GEB 3373, MAN 3025, MAN 4504, MAR 3023 and QMB 3250
    • Five general business major courses: ECO 3713, ENT 3003, MAN 4301, MAR 3231, REE 3043
    • Three professional development courses: GEB 3035, GEB 3219 and ISM 3004
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    Critical Tracking

    To remain on track for the major, students must meet the critical-tracking criteria listed below. The critical-tracking GPA is calculated based on all attempts of the critical-tracking courses or their equivalents. After a student receives a minimum grade of C in a critical-tracking course or its equivalent, no higher grade in that course or its equivalent will be used in the calculation of the critical-tracking GPA.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 of the following critical-tracking courses: ACG 2021, ACG 2071, CGS 2531 or ISM 3013, ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2233, STA 2023
    • 2.25 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses for a total of 3 critical-tracking courses
    • 2.25 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses (including ACG 2021) for a total of 5 critical-tracking courses
    • 2.5 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete all 7 critical-tracking courses
    • 2.5 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Meet all term 1-4 critical-tracking requirements
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    This is a sample plan. Students should consult with an academic advisor/career coach to create an individualized academic plan. Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1 Credits
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S) 4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 3
    Biological or Physical Science (State Core GE-B or P) 3
    Elective (MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra if needed) 3
    Total 13
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (State Core GE-S)​ ​4
    MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) 3
    Biological or Physical Science (GE-P/B) 3
    Composition (State Core GE-C) 3
    Humanities (State Core GE-H) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software (3) (GE-M) or
    ISM 3013 Introduction to Information Systems (4)
    Diversity elective (D) 3
    International elective (N) 4
    Total 14-15
    Semester 4 Credits
    ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) 3
    Physical Science (GE-P) 3
    Electives 7
    Total 17
    Semester 5 Credits
    ENT 3003 Principles of Entrepreneurship 4
    GEB 3035 Effective Career Management 4
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management 4
    QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions 4
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    FIN 3403 Business Finance 4
    MAN 4301 Human Resource Management 4
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 4
    Total 12
    Semester 7 Credits
    BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business 4
    GEB 3219 Writing and Speaking in Business (GE-C) (WR) 4
    GEB 3373 International Business 4
    ISM 3004 Computing in the Business Environment 4
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    ECO 3713 International Macroeconomics 4
    MAN 4504 Operations Management 4
    MAR 3231 Introduction to Retailing Systems 4
    REE 3043 Real Estate Analysis 4
    Total 16
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majors: business-administration-online