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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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Program Director

Dr. Michael Payne
Office: R-304
Phone: (414) 277-7589

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at the MSOE Rader School of Business (RSOB) prepares students for success in business and beyond. Our industry driven, technology-focused curriculum combines broad-based exploration of business theory while delving more deeply into specific fields of study, including: information technology systems, marketing, finance, and international supply chain and logistics. Students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom working side-by-side with expert faculty and our ever-expanding network of corporate and non-profit partners. Focusing on leadership development skills and technology, our undergraduate business programs emphasize experiential learning that nourishes the entrepreneurial spirit and critical thinking skills needed to tackle the toughest challenges.

Students entering the program from high school are accepted into the program starting freshman year. In addition to studying a range of business subjects, the program requires students to participate in a professional internship. Students work at companies such as Apexx Marketing, Assurant Health, Aurora Health, Brady Corp., Direct Supply, Harley-Davidson, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, and Rockwell Automation, to name a few.

MSOE’s Rader School of Business allows students to engineer their business career. The BBA is designed to allow students to select electives related to their interests, making the degree flexible and powerful. Classes are small, which encourages interaction and networking. Professors bring business experience into the classroom, along with a passion for teaching.  What is taught in the classroom can be applied immediately to the workplace. An uncompromising approach to quality provides a meaningful education that carries value well beyond graduation. Individuals with an MSOE degree are highly sought by employers around the world.

The degree is available to traditional full-time undergraduate students, and flexible plans of study are also available for working professionals. The BBA degree can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Classes may be taken during the day or evening, with several options for blended Internet classes available each academic term.

Mapping of Outcomes and Objectives

BBA Outcomes

BBA Objectives

  • Analyze and evaluate business financial information.
  • Create and implement business and innovation strategies.
  • Solve buisness problems using technology and analysis.
  • Prepare and deliver clear, concise, audience-centered information.
  • Exhibit a commitment to moral, ethical, and social responsibility in all business leadership decisions.
  • Lead and facilitate participation in cross functional teams to drive organizational effectiveness.
  • Utilize technology to drive business improvement.
  • Engage in lifeline learning.

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General Education Requirements:

Economics Requirement

Students must complete one of the following courses:

Law Requirement

Students must complete one of the following courses:

Business Operations Requirement

Students must complete one of the following courses:

Business Technology Requirement

Students must complete one of the following courses:

Continuous Improvement Requirement

Students must complete one of the following courses:

Entrepreneurship Requirement

Students must complete one of the following courses:

Business/Specialty Electives:

Students are required to take 60 credits of business/specialty electives.  All business electives must be approved by your faculty advisor.  In some cases, courses from other departments are appropriate, but only after the academic advisor reviews and approves course content as relevant to your specialization and business degree.

To complete a specialization, students must complete all the courses required for that specialization.

International Supply Chain & Logistics (Study Abroad) Specialization Requirements

Students in this specialization will complete 48 credits in their third year as part of a study abroad experience in Germany.

International Supply Chain & Logistics (Domestic) Specialization Requirements

Total Credits: 185 credits


To earn a BBA degree, students are required to complete all the Business Core Requirement courses. No course substitutions will be accepted for these requirements.

1 Students must complete 4 natural science credits (which must include a lab). The specific course selections must be approved by the curriculum advisor and/or program director.

2 Students must complete 15 credits of humanities (HU) and social science (SS) electives. At least 6 of these credits must be HU and at least 6 of these credits muist be SS.

3 Students must complete at least 3 credits within MSOE’s General Education requirement. This elective may be Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, or Professional Preparedness. This course should be chosen in consultation with the curriculum advisor and/or program director.

4 To earn the Finance specialization, students are required to take a second course from the Economics Requirement courses.

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