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Bachelor of Science in Business in General Business

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Why Choose General Business?

Whether you want to work in government, hospitals, entertainment, nonprofits, sports, or other industries, the general business program will set you apart from the other graduates in your career field. In this program, you will learn the basics of accounting, economics, marketing, financial management, and management and organizational behavior. The management and financial knowledge you gain will expand your job opportunities or help you get promoted sooner. You will apply the theories learned in the classroom to workplace challenges, learn to collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

This program gives you a broad base to move easily into the workplace in a variety of industries, as well as give you a broad foundation of valuable business skills for continuing your education in graduate studies.

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The student who earns this degree may have an interest in many different jobs or in continuing into specialized graduate education. Jobs in the banking industry, computers, retail and manufacturing environments, finance, insurance, and real estate are among many possibilities. The program gives you a foundation for entry-level jobs in a variety of business sectors or prepares you for further education in a bachelor's program and even a graduate program in business fields.

Real-World Experience

We arm our students with the knowledge and experiences they need to transition from student to professional. You will gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, service-learning opportunities, internships, and research projects.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Business program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in general business.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in general business.

Contact Information

Joseph K. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Professor, Economics; Director, Graduate Studies
937-775-8353, 419-586-0353

Stefanie Kohne, M.B.A.
Academic Advisor
937-775-8305, 419-586-0305


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