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Business Management (Pre-Business)

BS in Business Administration

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Students are admitted into Pre-Business and will apply to Business Management major through a competitive and selective process to gain admission.This major is designed for students who expect to hold managerial positions in large or small organizations. While most students choose to develop their program around human resources management, a flexible curriculum allows them to tailor their degree around general management areas to fit particular interests. The curriculum includes courses in management and policy, communication, economics, psychology, and sociology.

Major Details

College: Eller College of Management
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the Eller College of Management requirement page for more information.

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: Yes
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 109C or 112 - College Algebra 3
MIS 111 - Computers and Internetworked Society 3
MIS 111L - Computers & Internetworked Society - Lab 1
Tier I General Education 3
ENGL 101 - First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 116 - Calculus Concepts for Business Majors 3
ENGL 102 - First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MGMT 276 - Statistical Inference in Management 3
ACCT 200 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON 200 - Basic Economic Issues 3
Tier I General Education 3
Ethics Course 3
4th Semester
BNAD 277 - Analytical Methods for Business 3
ACCT 210 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
MGMT 310A - Organization Behavior and Management 3
MGMT 330 - Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
FIN 311 - Introduction to Finance 3
MKTG 361 - Introduction to Marketing 3
BCOM 314R - Business Communication 3
6th Semester
MIS 304 - Using and Managing Information Systems 3
MIS 373 - Basic Operations Management 3
ECON 300 - Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions 3
BMGT Major Course 3
BMGT Major Course 3
7th Semester
ECON 330 - Macroeconomic Institutions and Policy 3
MGMT 402 - Integrating Business Fundamentals with Ethics and Law in Management 3
BMGT Major Course 3
BMGT Major Elective 3
ENTR 485 - Innovating: Creating the Future 3
8th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
MGMT 471 - Strategic Management 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements.

Students who are interested in transferring to the Eller College of Management should use this site for reference only and not for self-advising. Those students are strongly encouraged to contact an Eller College advisor to plan their transfers.

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of management strategies, policy, communications, economics, psychology, and sociology gained from a major in Business Management provides a strong career foundation for work in human resources, general management, account services, and marketing and communications for small and large businesses and organizations in a broad range of fields. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in business administration, economics, or public policy.

Potential Career Areas

  • Management
  • Human resources
  • Business ownership
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Policy
  • Public relations
  • Financial advising
  • Consulting

Sample Employers

  • Businesses
  • Corporations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Human resources departments
  • Self-employed (business ownership)
  • Consulting firms
  • Colleges and universities
  • Marketing firms

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Human Resources Manager $25,000 - $50,000
Management Analyst $43,900 - $78,200
Training and Development Manager $50,500 - $89,200
Management Consultant $37,990 - $89,070
Public Relations Manager $51,630 - $95,450
General Manager $50,000 - $116,000
Business Continuity Planner $33,800 - $66,090
Administrative Services Manager $44,330 - $81,080
Compensation and Benefits Manager $52,060 - $95,250
Human Resources Director $50,000 - $145,000
Market Research Analyst $33,280 - $60,300
Public Relations Manager $49,700 - $91,800
Training and Development Manager $54,070 - $95,400
Logistics Manager $50,000 - $100,000
Contract Administrator $33,000 - $113,000
Management Analyst $24,000 - $62,000
Operations Research Analyst $40,550 - $129,490