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What classes would you take for a BBA degree?

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Lauren’s Answer

Hi Kayse,
Good question! A lot of the classes you will take will be based on general education, foundational, and major specific courses. When deciding on which classes to take I would try to specialize and even tailor them to your future career path. For example, I was an accounting major in college but my desired career path was always forensic accounting. In order to add value to my academic knowledge for my future career I minored in criminal justice and political science. That way I was able to gain a better understand of investigations and governmental structure that I wouldn't have necessarily gotten with just my accounting major coursework. That said, a lot of your foundational and major specific courses as part of a BBA degree will already be built out for you based on your university's business department curriculum. Foundational courses will mainly consist of supply chain, marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, management, etc. I recommend checking your university or future university's business department website because they usually provide a list of courses that are available based on your specific major. Some business departments also create an organizational chart which will map out for you which classes you could take each semester from freshman to senior year.
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Nolan’s Answer

Business degrees typically require a mix of general classes + core business classes + concentration specific classes.
- General classes would include things like english, math, science.
- Business classes would include things like accounting, economics, information systems, statistics, marketing, supply chain, business law, project management.
- Concentration specific classes would focus on your specific major. For example, if you major in accounting you would dive deeper in to the accounting curriculum.

The best way to get an idea for the courses you'd take in a particular major or degree program is to look at a course catalog. If you're considering a particular college or university, look at their catalog for the degree you're considering. The catalog will outline all the courses that are needed to obtain that degree. You can then drill down to the specific classes to get an idea of what you can expect to learn in those.
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Muhammad’s Answer

I would utilize any elective courses as a way to further specialize in the type of business you are most interested in. I would use these courses in conjunction with internship experience, to show a future employer that you have a specialized skill set in a specific industry etc.

E.g. While doing BBA, I can also take some basic engineering courses. I can also pursue some internships in that industry. Then after graduation, I can stand-out when applying for BBA positions in that specific industry (sales engineer, engineering accountant etc.).

Hope this helps. It's hard to provide a prescriptive list of courses. Obviously you have to ensure you meet the basic required courses for graduation. Otherwise I would use the above advice for any electives.
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