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B.S. / B.A. Business Administration Degree Requirements
Business Core (37 Hours)
Accounting Major (37 Hours)
Economics Major (36 Hours)
Global Business Major (36 hours)
Global General Business Minor
The Sorrell College of Business supports the Troy University mission by preparing our diverse student body to become ethical professionals equipped to compete in the global business environment. To achieve this our faculty, staff, and administration will:
Our students are currently employed in, or endeavor to be employed in, business, government, public accounting, the U.S. military, and not-for-profit organizations, both in the United States and the world over. Today many are, or intend to be, self-employed. Undergraduate students are prepared for admission to graduate programs in business, information systems, and professional schools of law. Sorrell College of Business students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to communicate effectively, to make ethical and socially-responsible decisions, and to understand diverse and international cultures.
Sorrell College of Business faculty members are highly qualified and possess diverse academic and business backgrounds.
Because our faculty members have “real-world” experience, course instruction focuses not only on vital concepts but also on practical application of these concepts.
All academic programs offered by the college assist students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to understand and cope with the challenges faced by business and organizational leaders in a dynamic, global workplace. The curriculum is highly germane to the needs of students and the requirements of their employers. Combining the relevance of the curriculum with the fact that our faculty holds students to a high standard throughout their academic experience at TROY means that the academic programs offered through the Sorrell College of Business are designed to provide a firm foundation for professional business leaders who, upon graduation, will have the skills necessary to embark on, or change course in, successful careers in business, industry, and government.
As part of ongoing planning and evaluation, the Sorrell College of Business regularly evaluates student learning outcomes for each degree program.
Troy University, through its Sorrell College of Business, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer baccalaureate degree programs in accounting, finance, general business, information systems, management, and marketing. The ACBSP has also accredited TROY to offer graduate business programs.
B.S. / B.A. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
For more information, see the index listings for baccalaureate degree parameters, general studies, and academic regulations.
Students must complete the following lower-level courses (or their approved transfer credit equivalents) with a grade of “C” or higher in each course before registering for any upper level course in the business curriculum: ENG 1101/03, ENG 1102/04, MTH 1112, IS 2241, ACT 2291, ACT 2292, ECO 2251, ECO 2252, QM 2241, LAW 2221, and all 2000-level courses in the major and minor. Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts at completing each of these courses with a grade of “C” or higher. After the third unsuccessful attempt they are dropped from consideration for the upper-level Business Program. Students may enroll concurrently in the last of these courses along with their initial 3000-level courses (MGT 3300 and MKT 3300 only) subject to their advisor’s approval and consistent with published prerequisite requirements.
Students entering Troy University with an interest in business (as freshmen or sophomores) will be enrolled as General Business student (GBUS) with a major/concentration declared. A major advisor will be assigned to each student. GBUS majors will not be allowed to enroll in business courses above the 3300-level until they meet entrance requirements. Students must complete the first 66 hours (all general studies courses and the entire 2000-level business courses, and MGT 3300 and MKT 3300(formerly MGT 3371 and MKT 3361) with a 2.0 GPA (2.3 GPA for accounting majors) before applying for and being allowed to enter the upper-level Business Program.
GBUS students must request a program evaluation from assigned advisor after completion of 45 hours to ensure they are on track to apply for entry into the Upper Level Business courses on schedule.
Upon completion of the last course of the 66-hour requirement, and with a GPA of 2.0 (2.3 for accounting majors), students may enroll in upper level courses with their advisor approval. The student will be enrolled in (up to 18 hours) FIN 3331, QM 3345, IS 3310, BUS 3382 or ACT 3391 (for accounting majors only). Students are also required to take one-hour Innovative Practices/Thoughts course and take a GBUS core exam and other appropriate courses for their particular concentration/major. If a student is taking courses on a term basis then these courses would be completed over two consecutive terms. Students who do not meet the Business Program requirements will be denied entry until those requirements are met.
Students in their last term of completing the 66 hour requirement and have less than 15 hours (or less than 6 hours if on terms) remaining to meet the 66 hour requirement should contact the department of the major of interest. The Department Head/designate may approve the student to register for up to an additional twelve hours (if on a semester; two courses if on terms) and the one-hour Innovative Practices/Thoughts class of the courses listed above so they may qualify for full-time student status. However, they must meet the GPA requirement and have obtained at least a “C” in those 1000/2000 level courses already taken and that are listed in paragraph one; otherwise they will not be allowed to register for the additional upper level courses. Students who do not complete the final course(s) with a passing grade and a GPA of at least a 2.0 (2.3 for accounting majors), will not be allowed to take any more upper level courses until they meet the standards.
Admission as a Transfer Student-Transfer credit will not be awarded for any course to be used in the business core or major in which a “C” grade or higher has not been achieved.
Transfer credits acceptable for admission purposes shall be evaluated to determine their suitability for degree credit in the Sorrell College of Business Administration. The Dean of the College will make the final decision concerning transfer credit allowable within the curricula. A minimum of 31 hours of credit in the Sorrell College of Business Administration courses must be successfully completed at Troy University in order to receive the B.S.B.A. degree. The thirty-one hours taken must be in Business courses and would not include any General Study courses taught by the Sorrell College of Business (e.g., ECO 2251, ECO 2252, and IS 2241). Transfer credit will not be allowed for any courses where assessments for accreditation purposes are being conducted. Courses not allowed to transfer for courses where assessments are being conducted may be considered for SCOB elective courses.
Students transferring from AACSB accredited schools or an appropriately accredited International institution must follow the same requirements listed above. Students who have completed the first 66 hours and have the required GPA will be assigned a major, an advisor, and will enroll in FIN 3331, QM 3345, IS 3310, BUS 3382, or ACT 3391 (for accounting majors only), and other courses appropriate to their major (12-18 hours). Please note other than for MGT 3300 and MKT 3300, 1000-2000-level courses generally do not transfer for 3000-level courses.
Only those 1000-2000-level courses from AACSB accredited schools will be considered and evaluated for above 3300 Troy University level credit on a case-by-case basis. Students transferring from all other regionally accredited schools must have at least a 2.0 GPA (2.3 for accounting majors). Students who have not completed all 66-hours of the GBUS program, will not be allowed to take upper level courses until the GBUS program has been completed and the Troy University GPA meets or exceeds a 2.0 (2.3 for accounting majors). Transfer students who are in their last term of completing the 66-hour requirement and have less than 15 hours remaining to meet the 66 hour requirement, may with Department Head/designee approval register for up to18 hours (9 hours if on terms) of the courses listed above and the one-hour Innovative Practices/Thoughts class in order to qualify for full-time student status. However, transfer students must meet the GPA requirement and a “C” in those 1000/2000 level courses listed in paragraph one; otherwise they will not be allowed to register for the additional upper level courses. Transfer students who do not complete the final course(s) with a passing grade and possess a 2.0 GPA (2.3 for accounting majors), will not be allowed to register for additional upper level courses until they meet the standards.
Students must achieve an overall “C” average in their business core, business major, and business minor(s) in order to be eligible to graduate. All courses should generally be taken in the appropriate numerical sequence (i.e., 3000-level courses should generally be completed before attempting 4000-level courses).
Sorrell College of Business students must pass the business administration capstone course, BUS 4476, with a grade of “C” or better. BUS 4476 should be taken in their final semester or term.
Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts at completing each of the upper level business courses (above 3300) with a passing grade. Failure to do so will result in being dropped from that major/concentration.
Accounting majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all accounting courses (prefix ACT). Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts at completing each of these courses with a grade of “C” or higher; if they fail to achieve a “C” or better after three attempts, they will be dropped from the Accounting Program. However, accounting majors may elect another business major as long as they meet the other requirements for being in the business program.
The business administration core and major each require a minimum of 12 hours of Troy University residence credit. Non-Business majors in upper-level Business Courses (above 3300) must be in a declared business minor, in a contract major, be a bona fide transient student who has completed at least 60 hours, and has a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Non-Business students can take no more than 12 hours above 3300-level and above without being a business major. Non-Business majors must meet the prerequisites for the business courses in which they enroll.
Specialized General Studies Requirements:
The general studies program must include ECO 2251, ECO 2252 and MTH 1112, completed with grades of “C” or better.
BUSINESS CORE (37 HOURS)
ACCOUNTING MAJOR (37 HOURS)
The Accounting major has three concentrations, public accounting, forensic accounting, and management accounting. The public accounting concentration is offered at the Troy Campus and is focused on preparing traditional students to enter the Master of Accountancy program and for careers in public accounting. Classes in the public accounting concentration are offered during the day over sixteen-week semesters in a face-to-face classroom. Students choosing the public accounting concentration should plan to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
The forensic accounting and management accounting concentrations are focused on preparing non-traditional students for careers in government and industry. The forensic accounting concentration is offered on the Montgomery Campus and the management accounting concentration is offered on the Dothan Campus and the Phenix City Campus. Classes in the forensic accounting and management accounting concentrations are offered at night over nine-week terms in a blended format of face-to-face and online utilizing lecture capture technology. Students choosing the forensic accounting concentration should plan to take the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) examination. Students choosing the management accounting concentration should plan to take the Certified Management Accountant examination (CMA).
ECONOMICS MAJOR (36 HOURS)
B.S.B.A. in Business Administration with a major in Economics.
GLOBAL BUSINESS MAJOR REQUIREMENT (18 HOURS)
B.S.B.A. in Business Administration with major in global business.