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B.B.A., Business Administration - Business Management

This program in the School of Evening and Graduate Studies at Catawba College leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Business Management.  Students receive a broad exposure to all areas of business including accounting, finance, economics, human resources, leadership, management information systems, and strategy. We focus on the skills and knowledge demanded by employers in today’s highly competitive job market. Graduates are prepared for a lifetime of career advancement in all types of organizations including small business, large enterprises, not for profits, and governments.  

Business Management Concentration


A minimum of 120 semester hours:

  • 36-48 hours of General Education courses
  • 54 hours of Major Courses
  • Elective Courses to complete the graduation requirement of 120 semester hours


  • ACC 1901 – Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 1902 – Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON 1901 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 1902 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • FIN 2535 – Managerial Finance
  • IS 2501 – Management Information Systems
  • MGT 1902 – Business Data Analytics or ECON 2101 – Business & Economic Statistics
  • MGT 2501 – Principles of Management
  • MGT 2566 – Business Ethics
  • MGT 3990 – Strategic Management
  • MKT 2501 – Principles of Marketing



Business Management Curriculum

  • MGT 2453 – Business Law I
  • MGT 2562 – Human Resource Management
  • MGT 2563 – Operations Management
  • MGT 2564 – Motivation & Leadership
  • MGT 2565 – Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 2902 – International Business
  • MATH 1132 - Introduction to Statistics



General Education Curriculum
Core Requirements in Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Science, Natural Science/Math, and Non-Western Perspectives may be met through Foundations & Skills and Perspectives:

Foundation & Skills

  • First Year Writing (3 s.h.)
  • Second Year Writing (3 s.h.)
  • Quantitative Literacy (6 s.h.)


  • Historical/Socia (6 s.h.)
  • Interpretive (6 s.h.)
  • Creative (3 s.h.)
  • Scientific (6 s.h.)
  • Additional Historical/Social, Interpretive, Creative (3 s.h.)


  • Elective Courses to complete the graduation requirement of 120 semester hours



120 (minimum)

Required Core Business Courses

ACC 1901 – Principles of Accounting I

A study of the accounting principles with emphasis on the use and analysis of financial information for decision-making purposes.

ACC 1902 – Principles of Accounting II
A continuation of the study of accounting principles from a user's perspective with an introduction to the internal information needs of management. Prerequisite: ACC 1901.

ECON 1901 – Principles of Macroeconomics
A study in the foundations of economic analysis, national income accounting, economic growth, and the public sector, with emphasis on macroeconomics.

ECON 1902 – Principles of Microeconomics
A study of markets, the price systems and allocation of resources, distribution of income, international economy, and perspectives on economic change, with emphasis on microeconomics.

ECON 2101 – Business & Economics Statistics
A study of statistical techniques in business and economics, including collection and presentation of business and economic data, measures of control tendencies, dispersion, index numbers, probability, sampling distributions and test of hypotheses. Prerequisite: Completion of Quantitative Literacy Requirement (MATH 1132 is highly recommended).

FIN 2535 – Managerial Finance
A study of financial management for business firms to include financing and investing decisions. Prerequisite: ACC 1901

IS 2501 – Management Information Systems
A comparison of various sources and uses of information and their interaction: merging of data processing, word processing & communications for optional management decision making.

MGT 1902 – Business Data Analytics
This course provides an introduction to the field of business analytics, including statistical and quantitative analysis of data, exploratory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. Data warehouse, data marts, and data mining techniques are introduced.

MGT 2501 – Principles of Management
An examination of major concepts, theories and practices in business management, with emphasis on planning, decision-making, basic organizational structures, motivation and leadership styles.

MGT 2566 – Business Ethics
A consideration of the major ethical theories that guide human and business behavior. Topics will include ethical issues in advertising, product safety, pursuit of profits, employee rights, treatment of workers, effects on the environment, use of natural resources, and multi-national operations.

MGT 3990 – Strategic Management
An integrative capstone course examining the setting of strategic objectives, developing corporate strategies, and translating objectives and strategies into current operational plans. Prerequisites: MKT 2501, FIN 2535, MGT 2501, Senior Standing

MKT 2501 – Principles of Marketing
A study of the marketing environment; marketing, planning, and information; market segmentation; buyer behavior; strategies for product distribution, promotion, and pricing; societal issues, service, nonprofit and international marketing.


Concentration Courses for Business Management

MGT 2453 – Business Law I

An introduction to the legal system as it applies to commercial transactions and a study of the substantive law of contracts.

MGT 2562 – Human Resource Management
An examination of major concepts, theories and practices in personnel management, with emphasis on job evaluation, selection and placement, employee development, employee relationships and industrial relations. Prerequisite: MGT 2501

MGT 2563 – Operations Management
An introduction to the concepts involved in managing the operations and production function. Course will include quantitative approaches to topics such as scheduling. Prerequisites: MGT 2501 and ECON 2101 or MGT 1902

MGT 2564 – Motivation & Leadership
Study of the theories of motivation & leadership in relationship to management processes. Prerequisite: MGT 2501

MGT 2565 – Organizational Behavior
A study of managerial consequences of behavioral concepts such as motivation, communication, leadership, organizational structure, and decision- making, to provide the framework needed for the understanding, prediction and control of human behavior in organizations. Prerequisite: MGT 2501

MGT 2902 – International Business An in-depth analysis of international business with special emphasis on the environmental and cultural issues facing global organizations. Prerequisite: MGT 2501

Other Courses

See the Catawba College catalog for descriptions of Business electives and General Education courses.