Jul 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

General Business Administration (B.S.) via Distance Education


The major in general business is a degree completion program offered through the K-State Global Campus and is available only to off-campus students.

The degree is suitable for individuals who have an associate of science degree, who are employed full time and want to continue their education, or who have family responsibilities that make it impossible to take courses in a traditional on-campus setting.

Students entering college for the first time and eligible for admission to K-State must enroll in the business administration pre-professions program (BAPP).

Students with previous academic work (either at K-State or elsewhere) requesting transfering to the College of Business Administration must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and enroll in the BAPP curriculum. Transfer students, entering with 45 or more credit hours, must achieve a K-State GPA of 2.5 or higher on the first 15 or more credit hours of K-State courswork to be able to continue in the College of Business Administration. For purposes of admission, grade point averages will be based on all courses attempted at colleges or universities.

The BAPP is expressly designed as a non-degree program; students with 60 or more credit hours will not be allowed to enroll in BAPP unless they are first-semester transfer students. Students remain in BAPP until they meet the requirements for their intended degree plan and complete an Application to Degree Paln.

Admission to a degree plan (major) in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business (distance learning students), management, management information systems, or marketing is necessary for graduation. Applicants for admission to one of the degree plans, other than accounting will be accepted upon completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours with a K-State GPA of 2.5 or above. For accounting the grade point average for admission to the degree plan is 3.0 K-State GPA.

Transfer students must meet the above requirements and complete at least 12 graded hours at K-State before they can be admitted to a degree plan.

The exact sequence of the courses to be taken is worked out between student and advisor. There is some flexibility in scheduling. To enroll in any course, students must have prerequisites as stated in the catalog.

Applications for a degree plan (major) may be made by the semester during which the student will have completed at least 45 credit hours of the pre-professional requirements. Degree plan applications must be filed by the time students complete 60 credit hours.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor of science in business administration must complete at least 9 credit hours of resident instruction in upper-division business courses after acceptance and enrollment in a degree plan program in the college. Additional residency requirements may apply.

A student will become eligible for graduation with a bachelor of science in business administration degree upon fulfilling the above requirements and completing 126 credit hours of coursework. Fifty-four of these hours must be in the BAPP program, 30 hours in the business core, and the remaining 42 hours must be earned as specifed by the student’s major. Students must earn a minimum 2.5 grade point average in the business core courses in order to graduate.

Transfer Coursework

All transfer coursework approved by the K-State Admissions Office, with a grade of C or better, will be reviewed by the CBA Office of Student Services for equivalency within the business curriculum and is subject to final approval. (Transfer coursework carrying a grade of D will not be accepted toward a student’s business degree requirements.)

Final approval of transfer courses for use within an individual’s business degree plan is determined by the appropriate department head, in conjunction with the CBA Office of Student Services and the Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies. In general, upper-level (300+) business* courses will only be considered for approval if the coursework has been completed at an AACSB-accredited institution. *Business courses are defined as those carrying a prefix of ACCTG, ENTRP, FINAN, GENBA, MANGT, MIS or MKTG.

Note: Students completing the General business Administration degree via Distance Education do NOT fulfill the BAPP requirements as outlined elsewhere in this catalog. General Business students should follow the curriculum (126 credit hours) listed below.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General Business BAPPD (45 credit hours)


Communication Courses (11 credit hours)


Quantitative Courses (18 credit hours)


K-State 8 Requirement (16 credit hours)


All business students must fulfill the requirements of the university’s K-State 8 General Education program and the following:

  • The Natural and Physical Sciences requirement must have a laboratory component
  • One additional course tagged under the Global Issues and Perspectives area

The above requirements will be fulfilled in the following manner.

All business students must complete 16 credit hours of K-State 8 coursework outside the College of Business Administration which fulfill the following requirements:

  • Aesthetic Interpretation Credits: 3 
  • Global Issues and Perspectives Credits: 3 
  • Human Diversity within the U.S. Credits: 3
  • Natural and Physical Sciences course with accompanying laboratory Credits: 4
  • Historical Perspectives Credits: 3

Remaining K-State 8 requirements will be met through other general and business core requirements.

Business core courses (30 credit hours)


Students must earn a minimum 2.5 grade point average in the general business core courses in order to graduate.

Economic Electives (3 credit hours)


Notes: Economics electives must be selected from economics course offerings numbered 500 or above (excluding ECON 505) in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.

Economics electives may not overlap with economics courses used to complete another requirement within the general business major.

  • Economics elective Credits: 3

Business Concentrations (12 credit hours)


(Select one of the four concentrations below)

Additional Business Electives (12 credit hours)


Business courses are defined as those carrying a prefix of ACCTG, ENTRP, FINAN, GENBA, MANGT, MIS or MKTG

  • Business Electives Credits: 12

Unrestricted Electives (18 credit hours)


Any course numbered 100-level or above that is offered for credit by any university department. Students are strongly encouraged to use their unrestricted electives to complete for credit experiential learning opportunities, such as internships, community service/engagement, and study abroad.

Total credit hours required for graduation: (120)