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Introduction 

The General Business Administration program trains business generalists.  While general business majors learn about different functional areas of business, including management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, they do not specialize in any particular area.  This program is most suitable for those students who may not have strong interest in any particular area of business, and who may wish to start or work in a small or medium-sized enterprise where employees and managers will be required to exhibit a broad range of business competencies.

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Admission to the Program 

Freshmen:  19 composite ACT or 890 combined SAT or top 50% class rank.
Transfer:  Cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from all colleges and/or universities attended and be in good academic standing.

Degree Requirements 

To major in general business administration, as freshmen and sophomores, students must first meet the admissions requirements of the College of Business and Management.  Once admitted to the college, finance majors must take 36 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours of additional upper division business work.

Option II majors must take 36 credit hours of core courses and 24 credit hours of specific courses selected within the various disciplines of the college.

Bachelor Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours must be earned by every undergraduate student to be eligible to graduate from Northeastern.

Additional Requirements

1.  General Education Program:  All undergraduate students must complete the General Education Program requirements consisting of 39 semester hours in the following distribution areas:

  • Social/Behaviour Sciences (12 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (9 hours)
  • Mathematics (3 hours; grade of "C" or higher at college level)
  • Humanities (9 hours)
  • Fine Arts (6 hours)

2.  University Requirements:  English Composition I (grade of "C" or higher) and one Improving Human Relations course (consult the schedule of classes or catalog for listing of courses).
3.  Residency:  The last 30 consecutive credit hours must be taken at Northeastern, unless permission is received from the Office of Enrollment Services.
4.  Upper Division:  Students must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours at the 300 level and 18 semester hours at the 200 or 300 level.
5.  Academic Major and Minor:  Undergradute students must complete a major.  Some majors require a minor or set of cognate courses.  Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all courses counted toward the major, the minor, cognate and profressional sequences.  No "P" grades will count toward a major, moinior or approved area of study.  All grade point average requirements must be met for successful completeion of a program of study.
6.  Grade Point Average:  To be eligible to graduate, a student must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (overall "C" average).  Some academic programs and departments have other specific grade requirements.  Check with your academic advisor.

Requirements are subject to change so please refer to the current catalog for up-to-date information.

Courses 

Core Courses - Option 1

ABF-ACTG 201        Introduction to Financial Accounting........3 cr.
ABF-ACTG 202        Introduction to Managerial  Accounting......3 cr.
ABF-BLAW 285       The Legal Environment of Business..........3 cr.
ABF 350                      Management Information Systems...........3 cr.
ABF-FINA 360         Principles of Financial Management I.......3 cr.
MKTG 350               Principles of Marketing..............................3 cr.
MNGT 370               Principles of Management........................3 cr.
MNGT 377               Production Management...........................3 cr.
MNGT 379               Operations Research.................................3 cr.
ECON 215               Principles of Macroeconomics..................3 cr.
ECON 217               Principles of Microeconomics...................3 cr.
MNGT 368               Business Statistics....................................3 cr.
                                                      TOTAL................................36 cr.

 

Required Courses - Option 1

MNGT 393               Strategic Management............................3 cr.
One international business course......................................3 cr.
Two courses from any one area of business......................6 cr.
                                                      TOTAL...............................12 cr.

 

Core Courses - Option 2

ABF-ACTG 201        Introduction to Financial Accounting........3 cr.
ABF-ACTG 202        Introduction to Managerial Accounting.......3 cr.
ABF-BLAW 285       The Legal Environment of Business..........3 cr.
ABF 350                     Management Information Systems...........3 cr.
ABF-FINA 360         Principles of Financial Management I.......3 cr.
MKTG 350               Principles of Marketing..............................3 cr.
MNGT 370               Principles of Management........................3 cr.
MNGT 377               Production Management...........................3 cr.
MNGT 379               Operations Research.................................3 cr.
ECON 215               Principles of Macroeconomics..................3 cr.
ECON 217               Principles of Microeconomics...................3 cr.
MNGT 368               Business Statistics....................................3 cr.
                                                     TOTAL................................36 cr.

 

Required Courses - Option 2

MNGT 393    Strategic Management...............................3 cr.

Select one 300-level course from each business
disciplines*.........................................12 cr. (beyond the core)
Accounting.................................................3 cr.
Finance.......................................................3 cr.
Marketing...................................................3 cr.
Management..............................................3 cr.

Select three 300-level business courses (electives)
from any combination of business disciplines*...............9 cr.
                                         TOTAL...............................24 cr.

* Excludes MNGT 393 and 300-level core courses listed above

Opportunities 

Student Organizations

APICS (American Production and Inventory Society) The Northeastern Student Champter of APICS allows students to obtain a meaningful start on a business career.  APICS can profice the educational peer support necessary for success in teh challenging profession of production and inventory management.

One Book Per Semester Program

In the College of Business and Management (COBM), students have the opportunity to participate in One Book per Semester for COBM Students and Faculty, a unique program through which the participating students and faculty in the college engage in reading and discussing a current and common business and management best seller book throughout the semester.

Careers & Employment 

Students can qualify for a variety of jobs in many sectors of business because of their broad based preparation in general business.   Thsi preparation is espeically suitable for those who want to be entrepreneurs, starting or managing small to medium-sized businesses.

Program Contact Information 

Financial Aid

For Financial Aid Information, call (773_ 442-5160 or visit the web at http://www.neiu.edu/FinAid.htm.  Clock on Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Northeastern's Federal School code is 001693.

For Foundation Scholarship information, contact Michelle Morrow at scholarships@neiu.edu or visit the web at http://www.neiu.edu.   Go to the Prospective Student tab and click on Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Admissions Counseling

Meet an Admission Counselor in the Admissions Counseling Office.  Prospective students are seen on a walk-in basis.  Admissions Counselors are availble:

Monday thru Thursday
9:00am to 6:30pm

Fridays
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Admissions office:  (773) 442+4050
Email:  admrec@neiu.edu

For further information, please call (773) 442-6111.

 

 

 

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