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General Business Major

Bachelor of Business Administration

The General Business major is intended for adult students who are already established in their careers and are returning to school to complete a BBA degree. It provides students with flexibility within the University Core and in the design of a business concentration, which can be tailored to meet individual academic and career interests. With the guidance of a Lubin academic adviser, students develop a 12-credit career concentration in one of the approved business areas or in an interdisciplinary area, which may include related course work from outside the business school. All students are also required to complete one course in an international business subject, which can be in the same discipline as the concentration or another business area. The following University Core and Business Core courses may not be applied toward the concentration: ACC 203 - ACC 204, CIS 101, ECO 105 - ECO106, FIN 260, LAW 101, MAR 250, MGT 250, MGT 355, MGT 490. Students are required to meet with an academic adviser in the Lubin Office of Undergraduate Academic Advisement either prior to enrolling in the General Business major or during their first semester of study.

Earning Credit for Prior Learning

Students who have accumulated considerable knowledge as a result of their work experience or other opportunities for learning outside of a formal academic setting may be eligible to receive college credits for their experiential learning. Students interested in exploring this option should meet with a Lubin academic adviser to determine if they are eligible to participate in the Experiential Learning Assessment (ELA) process. Students who are recommended to participate in ELA process will be given approval to register for the two-credit Prior Learning Assessment Seminar (INT 196B). This course will guide the student in the writing of a portfolio that will be submitted for evaluation to the appropriate Pace academic department to determine whether college-level learning is demonstrated and academic credit can be awarded. Students may apply a maximum of 36 credits earned through the ELA process toward the General Business major. Credit may also be earned through CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and other recognized college-level examinations. For further information about the ELA process, CLEP, and other prior learning assessment options, please contact Adult and Continuing Education in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Career Concentrations

Required Courses


ACC 301, ACC 302


FIN 351

Information Systems

CIT 211, CIT 312


LAW 312 or LAW 360


MGT 322


MAR 322*


*Requirements will vary depending upon areas selected for interdisciplinary concentration.


University Core (60 Credits)

(See University Core Curriculum Requirements for Lubin Students. MAT 104, ECO 105 and ECO 106 are required as part of the University Core. MAT 111 is required for student selecting a concentration in Finance.)

Business Core (30-33 Credits)

(See Business Core Requirements.)

BUS 150 Contemporary Business Practice is waived for students who receive 45 credits or more toward the BBA degree for courses completed at other colleges or universities, through successful performance on recognized college-level examinations such as CLEP, and the experiential learning assessment process. General Business majors who are not required to take BUS 150 will take an additional three credits of Free Electives.

Major Requirements (15 Credits)

One International Course in a Business Discipline


Career Concentration


Free Electives (20–23 Credits)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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