Business Majors

Bachelor of Business Administration


The accounting profession offers many opportunities in private industry, public accounting, and government. The accounting program is designed to assist students in pursuit of accounting careers in a variety of positions and organizations in these sectors.


The Economics faculty within the School of Business is dedicated to the success of our students. With average introductory class sizes of 35 and upper divisional class sizes of 12, students get the opportunity to interact with faculty, enhancing the learning experience.


Whether your interests include corporate finance, real estate, or investments, the Finance major in the School of Business at FMU is your destination. The faculty brings a depth of real world experience from backgrounds in industry, government, and consulting. The study of finance will help you develop the skills needed not only to make the decisions important to business, but also teach you why those decisions are important to the company, the stockholders, and the stakeholders.

General Business

All business majors gain a strong background in theory and practical applications in a breadth of business disciplines. Business students complete courses in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. Most students select one major area of emphasis from these disciplines for further concentration.

Management Information Systems

With a degree in management information systems you hold a bachelor of science in business. As a business major you will have the ability to identify business problems. As an MIS major you will have the ability to design, develop, and implement technical solutions to these problems. There are three tracks for this major:
(1) Systems Management Track
(2) Systems Design Track
(3) Network Management Track


Today’s dynamic, global business environment provides a variety of challenging and rewarding career opportunities for those who study marketing. Personal selling, marketing research, product management, international marketing, advertising, and marketing management are among the many career options for marketing professionals. There are three tracks for this major:
(1) Marketing Strategy Track
(2) Sports Marketing Track
(3) Digital Marketing Track

Bachelor of Science

Computer Science

The Computer Science Department aims to instill in our students a sound knowledge of all key domains of the computing sciences while encouraging critical thinking teamwork, innovation and lifelong love of learning. We have a vision of graduating engineers who are ethical, creative, respectful of their peers, and have a desire to serve their community.

Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics is defined as “the integration of health-care sciences, computer science, information science, and cognitive science to assist in the management of healthcare information. It involves the methodical application of information, technology and computer science to healthcare with the ultimate goal of improving patient care by increasing the effectiveness of treatment and the efficiency of its delivery. Health Informatics Specialists work with other healthcare professionals to design, develop and assess ways to collect, share, standardize and integrate health data and the information systems used to manage it.

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Common Requirements

Students must complete ACTG 201, BUS 150, ECON 203, and 27 other hours of undergraduate credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher before advancing from a pre-business student to a major in the School of Business or enrolling in any 300- or 400-level business course.

1. General Education Requirements for a Bachelor of Science (see catalog for details) – 48 hours
* Must include MATH 134, ECON 203, ECON 204, POL 101 or POL 103, and SPCO 101

2. Additional hours of electives  – 15 hours (Accounting majors need only 6 hours)

3. Common Business Core Requirements – 39 hours

a) Business Functions and Operations – BUS 150, MKT 331, FIN 341 – 9 hours

b) Legal and Social, Ethical and Political – BUS 206 – 3 hours

c) Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods – ACTG 201, ACTG 202, BUS 305, CS 150, MIS 327, MGT 355 – 18 hours

d) Organization Theory, Behavior, and Interpersonal Communications – MGT 351, ENG 305 – 6 hours

e) Administrative Process and Policy – BUS 458 – 3 hours

4. Requirements for Major – 18 hours (Accounting majors have to complete 27 hours)

5. Professional Activities

  • To graduate with a BBA in the School of Business, students are required to complete 8 non-academic credits in approved Professional Activities to include:
  1. A minimum of 1 credit in Self Evaluation and Career Exploration
  2. A minimum of 1 credit in Business Etiquette
  3. A minimum of 2 credits in Career Preparation
  4. Other Professional Activities approved by the School of Business

Activities organized by the career center will be considered as part of the approved professional activities list.