General Business

Major: General Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1021; 11-2022; 11-3011;
11-9199

About the Program

The major in general business equips students with a thorough understanding of theory and practice in the fundamental areas of business such as accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. This major is intended for business students who wish to gain breadth within their undergraduate studies. Students will develop the skills and competencies necessary for success across a diverse spectrum of business organizations. 

Students selecting the major in general business should choose eight courses from at least five of the following fields: accounting (ACCT), economics (ECON), finance (FIN), human resource management (HRMT), international business (INTB), legal studies (BLAW), management (MGMT), marketing (MKTG), management information systems (MIS), business statistics (STAT), organizational behavior (ORGB), operations research (OPR), operations management (OPM), real estate management and development (REMD) and sport business (SPBS).

Please note that students pursuing this degree option are not eligible to obtain a business co-major or business minor.

Degree Requirements

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General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
English Literature elective ENGL 200 through ENGL 3993.0
Fine Arts eletive3.0
History (HIST) elective4.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
General Education Electives
Students select 16.0 credits general education electives, with a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories. Students take the remaining 7.0 credits rom any of the topics listed under Additional General Education Electives.
Society and Culture
Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language or Philosophy3.0
Social Science
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology3.0
Science
Computer Science, Information Systems, Science3.0
Additional General Education Electives
Seven (7.0) credits must be earned by taking 4 courses from the following topics: Communication, English, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Language, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Politicial Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Science7.0
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
For-Profit Business Consulting
Nonprofit Business Consulting
Startup Business Consulting
International Business Consulting
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Sport Business Consulting
Business Statistics II
Major Requirements **
Eight required courses32.0
Free electives18.0
Total Credits180.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

4 year, no co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON 2024.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0Select one of the following:3.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1024.0 
   
   
  General Education elective3.0 
 16 16 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0VACATION
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0 
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:4.0OPM 2004.0 
STAT 2014.0English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - ENGL 399)3.0 
   
   
   
 Select one of the following:3.0  
   
   
   
 15 15 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
PHIL 1053.0Major Elective courses8.0Major Elective courses8.0VACATION
ORGB 3004.0Fine Arts elective3.0Social Science elective3.0 
Major Elective courses8.0History (HIST) elective3.0Society and Culture elective3.0 
 Science elective3.0  
 15 17 14 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0General Education elective3.0 
Major course4.0Major Elective4.0Free electives9.0 
Free electives 7.0General Education elective3.0  
General Education elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 15 14 12 
Total Credits 180

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 101*1.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0Select one of the following:3.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
 MATH 1024.0 
   
  General Education elective3.0 
 16 17 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0FIN 3014.0PHIL 1053.0
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0ORGB 3004.0
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:4.0OPM 2004.0Major Electives8.0
STAT 2014.0English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - ENGL 399)3.0 
   
   
   
 Select one of the following:3.0  
   
   
   
 15 15 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Major Electives8.0Major electives8.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Fine Arts elective3.0Social Science elective3.0  
History (HIST) elective3.0Society and Culture elective3.0  
Science elective3.0   
 17 14 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0General Education elective3.0 
Major elective4.0Major elective4.0Free electives9.0 
Free electives6.0General Education elective3.0  
General Education elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 14 14 12 
Total Credits 180

5 year, 3 co-ops

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0COOP 101*1.0PSY 1013.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON 2024.0Select one of the following:3.0 
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
 MATH 1024.0 
   
  General Education elective3.0 
 16 17 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1164.0INTB 2004.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
BLAW 2014.0MIS 2004.0  
COM 2703.0Select one of the following:4.0  
STAT 2014.0  
   
   
   
 Select one of the following3.0  
   
   
   
 15 15 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FIN 3014.0PHIL 1053.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
MKTG 2014.0ORGB 3004.0  
OPM 2004.0Major electives8.0  
English Literature elective (ENGL 200 - 399)3.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Major electives8.0Major electives8.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Fine Arts elective3.0Social Sciene elective3.0  
History (HIST) elective3.0Society and Culture elective3.0  
Science elective3.0   
 17 14 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0MGMT 4504.0General Education elective3.0 
Major elective4.0Major elective4.0Free electives9.0 
General Education elective3.0General Education elective3.0  
Free electives6.0Free elective3.0  
 14 14 12 
Total Credits 180

Co-Op/Career Opportunities

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities. To learn more about career opportunities and resources see the Career Guides provided by the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Facilities

LeBow College of Business opened its 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall in September 2013. Located in the heart of Drexel University campus, it forms a gateway to Drexel and serves as a backdrop to the historic statue of A.J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). 

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by 15 classrooms of varying sizes and configurations, including a finance trading lab. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium, 100-seat lecture hall, and a behavioral studies lab one floor below. Other amenities consist of 19 collaboration rooms, 3,500 square feet of student lounges and quiet study areas, a bank of four elevators and full ADA accessibility, and an event space with catering capacity. The building's upper floors contain faculty and staff offices interspersed with seminar and conference rooms. 

Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students, and staff in a state-of-the-art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage, the Behavioral Lab webpage, the Finance Trading Lab webpage, and the SAP Next-Gen webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

General Business Faculty

Beth Buckman, MBA (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Unique needs of transfer student research
Jodi Cataline, MBA (University of Delaware). Associate Clinical Professor. Research on financial literacy
Dana D'Angelo, CPA (Drexel University). Clinical Professor. Global classrooms and use of backchannel research
Susan Epstein, MBA (Drexel University). Associate Clinical Professor. Research surrounding the development writing in first year business students
Christopher Finnin, EdD (Drexel University) Director, General Business Studies. Associate Clinical Professor. Student engagement, learning communities, writing across the curriculum
Julia LaRosa, MBA (Michigan State University). Associate Clinical Professor. Utilizing peer mentors to support the acculturation of international students
Eric Rios, MBA, M.ED (Eastern University, Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Research on the needs of first generation college students
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