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Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Degree Requirements

The B.B.A. program is a minimum of 123 credit hours. Students can select an emphasis in enterprise management, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing or real estate.

Freshman/Sophomore Years

Please note: Students who entered UMKC as first time college students in fall 2013 and beyond and all students entering fall 2014 and later will follow different general education requirements.

Humanities: 12 credit hours
These courses include public speaking, English I & II and Philosophy 210 or foreign language.

Natural Sciences: 8 credit hours
These courses include biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, earth sciences, environmental sciences, physical sciences and physics. One laboratory component is required.

Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
These courses include psychology, sociology, criminal justice, history or political science. Three credit hours of this total must cover the U.S. and Missouri constitutions.

Basic Skills Requirement: 27 credit hours
These courses include selections from accounting, economics, and math, and are designed to give you the skills you need to complete the B.B.A.’s core requirements in your junior and senior years.

Non-Business Electives: 16 credit hours
Over the course of your academic career you will complete 16 hours of electives. These courses can be selected from a number of areas including computer science, a foreign language or communication studies, or other areas of study that may be helpful in your career. Students can take additional business coursework or use electives to complete the requirements for a minor.

Fine Arts Requirement: 3 credit hours
These courses include (but are not limited to) completion of Art Hist 110 or 110P, Environmental Design 110, Theater 130 or 210 or Conservatory 120.

Junior/Senior Years: Business Administration Specifics

Core Requirements: 36 credit hours
Many of these courses build on basic skills coursework. These courses include management, finance, operations management, leadership and marketing.

Emphasis Area Courses: 15 credit hours
After choosing your emphasis area, you’ll take five courses specifically chosen for that emphasis area to round out your degree and focus your education.

  • Enterprise Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

Advising Sheets and Major Map

Download a printable version of the B.B.A. program advising sheet based on when you entered the program:

Would you like to see a four year plan for this degree? View a major map.

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