Except for business technology and economics majors, College of Business students who meet the prescribed degree requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree. Students majoring in business technology will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Education degree upon completion of their degree requirements. Students majoring in economics will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree upon completion of their degree requirements. Students following a program leading to a degree in the College of Business are required to complete a minimum of 43 semester hours of General Education requirements, as well as the specific major requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.
Considerable latitude is permitted in the selection of the additional elective courses necessary to attain the degree. For the Bachelor of Science in Education, refer to the Teacher Education Program under the College of Education.
In addition to meeting the University Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degrees (refer to index for page reference) as presented by the university, any candidate for a degree in the College of Business must also meet the following specific requirements:
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.25 or a grade of at least a “C” for each course in the College of Business core courses, based on the last grade earned in each course.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.25 or a grade of at least a “C” for each required course in the major, based on last grade earned in each course.
- Maintain an overall GPA of 2.25.
- Complete at least 30 of the last 36 semester hours in courses offered by ASU-Jonesboro. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree and 50 percent of business courses required for a major in business must be earned in the ASU-Jonesboro College of Business.
- Take freshman and sophomore courses prior to taking junior and senior business courses. The student must earn 45 Junior/Senior hours. No upper-level degree credit will be given for courses taken prior to the completion of 54 semester hours of earned credit. A College of Business student may take a double major in business. She/he may also elect a business minor, in consultation with his/her advisor. Students majoring in the College of Business may not minor in Business Administration.
NOTE: Students not majoring in the College of Business will receive credit for no more than 30 hours of course work offered by the College of Business.
All candidates for baccalaureate degrees in the College of Business are required to demonstrate proficiency in basic computer skills in order to be awarded the degree. This proficiency requirement must be satisfied during their Freshman or Sophomore years, preferably during the freshman year, and prior to enrolling in any upper division College of Business courses and before enrolling in ECON 2113 — Business Statistics I.
Each student will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the use of: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access. The specific components of the proficiency requirement will be continually updated based upon industry expectations and academic needs.
The computer proficiency can be satisfied in one of two ways. (1) completing CIT 1503 — Microcomputer Applications (or CS 1013 — Introduction to Computers) with a grade of “C” or better, or (2) passing the College of Business hands-on exam to be offered each semester Students will be responsible for paying all fees associated with the options they select.
College of Business Core Courses
All candidates for baccalaureate degrees in the College of Business are required to take the following College of Business core courses.
Grade of “C” or better or 2.25 overall core GPA required. Courses denoted below by an asterisk (*) must be completed before enrolling in upper (junior/senior) level classes.
|*ACCT 2033, Introduction to Financial Accounting
|*ACCT 2133, Introduction to Managerial Accounting
|BCOM 2563, Business Communication
|*CIT 1503, Microcomputer Applications or Proficiency OR
CS 1013, Introduction to Computers
|CIT 3013, Management Information Systems
|CIT 3523, Operations Management
|*ECON 2113, Business Statistics I
|*ECON 2323, Principles of Microeconomics
|FIN 3713, Business Finance
|LAW 2023, Legal Environment of Business
|MGMT 3153, Organizational Behavior
|MGMT 4813, Strategic Management
|MKTG 3013, Marketing
Enrollment in Upper-level Courses in Business
The College of Business offers upper-level courses (junior/senior level) in a variety of professional fields of business. To be eligible to enroll in any upper-level courses, any business major must first have the proper prerequisites and satisfy the following enrollment requirements:
- Complete 54 semester hours that includes General Education requirements and all lower-level College of Business courses except for BCOM 2563 and LAW 2023
- Complete and file a degree plan which is done in consultation with the student’s advisor.
Students majoring in fields outside the College of Business may enroll in upper-level courses in business, provided they have the proper prerequisites, and have completed 54 semester hours of credit prior to enrollment. Students not majoring in business are limited to a maximum of 30 semester hours of College of Business courses. Students not enrolled in the College of Business will need to contact the relevant department to obtain a permit for registration in upper-level courses.