The undergraduate program in the Department of Management prepares you for a career in organizations. The program provides a basic knowledge of business and administrative practices and helps to develop an understanding of business and administrative functions and analytical problem-solving and decision-making skills. The management degree is for those primarily interested in dealing with the total operations of organizations. Courses cover decision-making, production of goods and services, supply chain management, electronic business, human resources, entrepreneurship, global issues in management of corporations, and labor relations areas of business.

Upon admission to Radford University or upon selection of a major in business, B.B.A. majors are classified as pre-major.  Upon completion of all required pre-business program courses with a minimum average GPA of 2.0, you are officially designated as a business major in your selected field of study and permitted to take 300- and 400-level business courses.

You must also complete all courses required for your major as well as other courses required by the university. Non-business majors are allowed to take upper division business courses if you have completed at least 56 credit hours and meet all other course prerequisites.

Enrollment Restrictions

Enrollment in upper-division courses in the Department of Management (those prefixed by MGNT) is restricted to students who have completed the pre-business program and have been admitted to a business major.

Core Curriculum Requirements

The centerpiece of the core curriculum is a series of four interdisciplinary courses in Core Foundations. These courses synthesize skills in critical thinking, oral and written communications, technology and information literacy, and ethical reasoning.

Pre-Business Program

Before admittance to a business major, all students pursuing the B.B.A. degree must complete the pre-business program, which consists of:

  • MATH 126 - Business Calculus OR
    MATH 151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics
  • ECON 205 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 206 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ACTG 211 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 212 - Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

If you wish to major in business, you are classified as pre-accounting, pre-finance, pre-management, pre-marketing, or if you have not yet decided on a specific major within business, pre-business.
Note: You must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in the six pre-business courses and junior standing (56 hours) before being admitted into a business major.

Note: Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, ECON 105/106 is now titled ECON 205/206. If you have already taken 105/106, do NOT sign up for 205/206 unless you need to retake the course. If you have any questions, please talk with your adviser.

Business Core

  • ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis w/ Spreadsheets
  • BLAW 203 - Legal Environment of Business
  • MKTG 340 - Principles of Marketing
  • ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
  • FINC 331 - Introduction to Business Finance
  • MGNT 322 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGNT 333 - Statistical Decision Support
  • MGNT 357 - Operations Management
  • MGNT 428 - Business Policy and Strategy

Note: MGNT 333 is a prerequisite to MGNT 357 and MGNT 357 is a prerequisite to MGNT 428
(Students must allow at least three semesters to complete all three of these required courses)
(For degree requirements under other catalogs consult the appropriate catalog, visit the Business Advising Center or obtain an Academic Progress Sheet).

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, you must have an overall grade point average GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses taken at Radford University, in addition to an overall 2.0 major GPA.  For the purpose of computing the major GPA, the major is defined as all pre-business and business core courses and the 18-30 hours prescribed for the major by the department.  In addition, at least 50 percent of the business courses required for the B.B.A. degree must be taken at Radford University. Business courses are defined as those having the prefix ACTG, BLAW, FINC, MGNT, or MKTG.
Those who are earning a business minor must earn a GPA of at least 2.0 in the courses comprising the minor. Courses in a minor are defined under each category. At least 50 percent of the business courses required for a minor must be taken at Radford University.