Sep 30, 2023  
2022-2023 South University Academic Catalog Version III with addendum 
2022-2023 South University Academic Catalog Version III with addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Offered at Austin, Columbia, Montgomery, Online Programs, Richmond, Savannah, Tampa, Virginia Beach and West Palm Beach.

Note: Not all Online Program offerings are available to residents of all U.S. states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program focuses on preparing students with the knowledge and skills they will need to pursue entry-level positions in business. With courses such as Strategic Management (MGT4070), Operations Management (MGT3059) and Business Simulation (BUS4098) students can discover how to adapt business strategies to accommodate changing marketplace conditions. Courses that include Project Management (MGT3035), Organizational Behavior (MGT3002) and Leadership (MGT3102) are designed to provide students with opportunities to understand and apply effective leadership skills. Through case studies and intensive projects, students will have the opportunity to gain the ability to assess organizational needs and implement effective improvement scenarios.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to determine the extent of information needed, assess the needed information, evaluate information and its sources critically, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, and access and use information ethically and legally.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, their understanding of and solutions for common business problems.
  3. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills when working with team members with diverse backgrounds and abilities to realize important business objectives.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to apply quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to analyze business problems within and across functional business disciplines to positively affect financial performance.
  5. Demonstrate attainment of discipline-specific knowledge and the practical skills to be effective in entry-level positions.

Bachelor of Business Administration: 180 Credits

Area I General Education Requirements: 64 Credits

Professional Development

Basic Communications

Choose one additional course from the list below:

Mathematics and Statistics

Choose two additional courses from the following:

Natural Sciences (choose two)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Choose one additional course from the following:

Area II Foundation Requirements: 36 Credits

Area III Major Requirements: 48 Credits

Elective Pool (eight courses or 32 credit hours)

Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements, provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog.

Non-transfer students, with their advisor’s consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field.

A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.