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Merrick School of Business

General Business

General Business Specialization and webBachelor's

Just think: You may have more than five careers in your lifetime. It’s no longer enough to become competent in just one area of business.

Why this major is for you:

Successful business leaders must understand the varied factors that act upon, and within, any organization. The undergraduate business administration general business specialization allows you to customize your studies and prepares you for work in the public, private or nonprofit sectors. Students who graduate with the general business specialization in business administration are prepared for careers in:

• general management • international business • management consulting • financial firms • mortgages and title companies • government agencies.
 

What you'll learn:

As a business major, you will learn core elements of business, such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing. The general business specialization will expand your knowledge through the 15 elective credits you choose to customize your studies:

• one course from each of three disciplines, such as accounting, finance, information systems, management science, management or marketing.• two additional business electives of your choosing.

The Merrick Advising Center will assist you in choosing and will provide final approval on your electives.

Classroom courses are offered to full-time and part-time students during the day and in the evening; many courses are also offered online.

As one of the pioneers of online-accredited business education, the University of Baltimore offers a webBachelor’s program, which allows you to complete the upper-level business administration requirements for the general business specialization entirely online. It’s designed specifically for those who lead busy lives or live and work far from the Baltimore campus. Don’t worry: If you change your mind and want to take a class on campus, you have the flexibility to do so.

Achieve:

If you qualify, you’ll have the opportunity to select the Law School Early Entry Option, which allows you to count the successful completion of your first year of law school at the UB School of Law as the final year of your undergraduate study. For more information, visit www.ubalt.edu/prelaw.

You can also take advantage of the Automatic Admit Option to the UB School of Law. If you qualify, you will be automatically admitted to the law school following your graduation from the Business Administration program. For more information, visit www.ubalt.edu/prelaw.

As a qualified student, you can take advantage of our Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Option. Apply up to 9 graduate credits (three classes, typically) to both your undergraduate degree in business administration and your UB/Towson M.B.A., your M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services or your M.S. in Business-Finance.