BBA students will take a minimum of 65 credit hours once they enter the Business School. These hours will consist of 32 hours of core courses and 33 hours of elective courses, distributed as follows:
6 business electives
4 area depth electives
2 other business electives
5 other electives
2 non-business electives
3 flexible electives that may be non-business or business
The total number of hours taken will be more than this if a student enters with less than 63 pre-BBA credit hours. These students will take additional electives in order to reach the credit hour total needed to graduate with a BBA.
Two elective courses Courses Taken in the Senior Year
During the second year of the program, students will complete the senior business core and take elective courses selected from the Business School and Emory College. Students have considerable latitude in selecting elective courses. Four electives must satisfy an area depth requirement, encouraging students to build a deeper understanding of a particular area of business such as accounting, finance, information systems and operations management, marketing, or strategy and management consulting. Advisors will help students select elective courses that enhance their business education and are consistent with their personal educational goals. Elective courses above the sophomore level taken in any academic department of Emory College will normally be approved. Physical education credits will not be approved as electives, nor will the hours count toward graduation. ACT 410 Legal Environment of Business (sample 410 syllabus)BUS 480 Senior Seminars (Varied topics. All BBAs take at least two.)
BUS 490 Senior Capstone (A 2-credit intensive course pulling from all business disciplines, designed to test skills tackling complex, ambiguous problems in a short time frame with limited resources.)Eight elective courses Area Depths
The BBA curriculum requires the completion of a minimum of one primary area depth consisting of the core and four elective courses in a designated area. This allows all students to build at least one area of expertise within the functional fields of business. Secondary area depths supplement expertise in a primary depth and require a minimum of three elective courses. In order to equip BBA students to meet the challenges of a fast changing and globally integrated world, the faculty has designed cross-functional depths that make use of a range of electives from across academic areas. Secondary depths allow you to benefit from additional directed choices that provide focused study but integrated thinking.
Information Systems & Operations Management
Strategy & Management Consulting
Business & Society
*Design your own secondary depth
Joint Concentrations with Emory CollegeGoizueta Business School currently offers four joint concentrations in conjunction with Emory College:
The BBA Program requires that students be enrolled for a minimum of two full academic years. Summer semester does not count towards this requirement. The residency requirement is in place to allow students adequate time both to complete academic requirements and to engage in meaningful opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom.