BS in Business -- Individualized Option -- Recommended Academic Plan for Penn State World Campus

Effective Fall 2012 -- 120 Credits

Stage 1--Build Foundations

ENGL 15 (GWS)--Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

3
MIS 204-Introduction to Business Information Systems

MIS 204

3
General Education (GN)
3
General Education (GA)
3
General Education (GH)
3
Total credits 15

Stage 2--Build Foundations

CAS 100 (GWS)-Effective Speech

CAS 100

3
ECON 102 (GS)-Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 110 (GQ)-Techniques of CalculusNotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
General Education (GA)
3
General Education (GHA)
3
Total credits 16

Stage 3--Formulate Understanding

B A 243-Legal, Social, and Ethical Env. Of Business

B A 243

4
ACCTG 211-Financial and Managerial Accounting

ACCTG 211

4
ECON 104-Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education (GN)

General Education (GN)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 17

Stage 4--Formulate Understanding

ENGL 202D (GWS)-Effective Writing: Business Writing

ENGL 202D

3
STAT 200 (GQ)-Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
General Education (GN)
3
General Education (GH)
3
Elective
3
Total credits 16

Stage 5--Generate Expertise

B A 321-Contemporary Skills for Business ProfessionalsNotes for: B A 321

B A 321

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FIN 301-Corporation FinanceNotes for: FIN 301

FIN 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MGMT 301-Basic Management ConceptsNotes for: MGMT 301

MGMT 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MKTG 301W-Principles of MarketingNotes for: MKTG 301W

MKTG 301W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Individualized Option CourseNotes for: Individualized Option Course

Individualized Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Stage 6--Generate Expertise

B A 322-Negotiation Skills for Business ProfessionalsNotes for: B A 322

B A 322

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B A 420-Preparation for Career ManagementNotes for: B A 420

B A 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
SCM 301-Business Logistics ManagementNotes for: SCM 301

SCM 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
I B 303 (IL) or B A 323-International Business OperationsNotes for: I B 303

I B 303

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Individualized Option CourseNotes for: Individualized Option Course

Individualized Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 13

Stage 7--Achieve Your Goals

B A 421-Project Management Notes for: B A 421

B A 421

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Individualized Option CourseNotes for: Individualized Option Course

Individualized Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Individualized Option CourseNotes for: Individualized Option Course

Individualized Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Individualized Option CourseNotes for: Individualized Option Course

Individualized Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Stage 8--Achieve Your Goals

B A 422 Contemporary Business SeminarNotes for: B A 422

B A 422

This course still fulfills the W requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B A 495-Internship in BusinessNotes for: B A 495

B A 495

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-6
Individualized Option CourseNotes for: Individualized Option Course

Individualized Option Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Courses from 400-level business coursesNotes for: Supporting Courses from 400-level business courses

Supporting Courses from 400-level business courses

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
0-3
Elective
1
Total credits 13

Additional Notes

Entrance-to-major Requirements:
  • 29.1 credits completed
  • Math 022 or equivalent (or higher) completed
  • 2.0 or higher GPA

 

Individualized Option Guidelines (18 credits) 

The plan must meet the following parameters: 

*Maximum number of 100-level coursework to be accepted in the Option – NONE     

*Maximum number of 200-level coursework to be accepted in the Option - 6 credits  

*Maximum number of transfer credits accepted into the Individualized Option – No limit but reason and high standards need to be applied.  

*Maximum coursework in disciplines other than the following: ACCTG, FIN, FINSV, ENTR, MGMT, MKTG, SCM, STAT, IB, ECON, HPA - 9 credits  

*Maximum number of credits completed more than 5 years before enrollment in BSB - 6 credits  

*Maximum number of independent study/special topics coursework - 3 credits, must be at the 400-level      

*Minimum number of 400-level credits completed in business courses from the following: ACCTG, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, IB, MGMT, MKTG, SCM, HPA: 3 credits  

Note: All prerequisites for courses must be met, which may increase the number of credits required to complete the degree.

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, GS, and GHA are codes used to identify different categories of general education requirements.
US, IL, and US/IL are codes used to identify courses that satisfy US and/or international cultures requirements.
W is the code for courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum Requirements

Please consult your adviser for transfer credit application to this plan.

This is just a planning tool. You should always refer to your degree audit in eLion as your official university document for degree requirements.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

B A 422
This course still fulfills the W requirement.