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Explore our BBA in General Business online program

The Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business at SOSU is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental areas of business management. In this online business program, you will study accounting, economics, finance, marketing, international business law, management and organizational behavior, and more. Taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, this AACSB-accredited program can prepare you for a wide variety of administrative opportunities in corporate business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

$295 Per Credit Hour
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124 Credit Hours
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The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop the ability to plan, lead, analyze and problem-solve in business environments
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Demonstrate critical-thinking skills by being able to present, assess and analyze data
  • Prepare for entry-level management positions in the business, industrial and nonprofit sector

Potential Career Outcomes Include:

  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Branch Manager
  • Management Trainee

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Southeastern offers a variety of specialized online program options. Check out our other online undergraduate programs.

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

$295 Per Credit Hour
$885 Per 3-Credit-Hour Course

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SOSU's Federal School Code is 003179. If you plan to use federal financial aid, it is recommended that you apply for and have your financial aid awards finalized before enrolling. To expedite this, it is important that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after applying.

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Durant, OK 74701-3347

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Fax: 580-745-7469
Email: [email protected]


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At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

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Learn how to apply to this General Business BBA program

Let's start boosting your career! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for this online program, along with information on required documentation.

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To meet the admission requirements for the BBA in General Business, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Transfer Students: Students who have attempted seven or more semester hours of college credit. Remedial and activity courses are not counted.

  • Students are accepted as long as their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher. If the student's cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0 but it does not indicate a suspension, they can enroll at SOSU for the upcoming semester; however, they would be placed on probation until that cumulative GPA reaches at least a 2.0. If their last semester does indicate a suspension, they would be required to sit out a semester before enrolling at SOSU. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.
  • College placement testing: Students will be required to take a test in each of the three areas (English, Math and Reading) unless they have successfully completed a college course in that area or have provided ACT scores of at least a 19. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiencies. If they do not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies should be completed within the first 12 credit hours (typically one semester). Our Learning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Adult Freshmen: 21 or older and has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Provide a completed high school transcript or GED
  • College placement testing is required if the student does not provide ACT or SAT scores. See testing information above.

New Freshmen: A student who has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Minimum ACT of 20 (or SAT equivalent) or 2.7 overall high school GPA and top 50% of graduating class OR 2.7 GPA in the 15-unit core curriculum (four English, three Math, three History, three Science and two Electives)
  • College placement testing: There are three tests (English, Math and Reading) that are given to students who do not score at least a 19 on the ACT or equivalent SAT scores in that area. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiency.

If the student does not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies are required to be completed within the first 24 credit hours (typically two semesters). Our Learning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Returning Students: Students who have not attended any other school since leaving SOSU are accepted under the following circumstances:

  • The student has a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0; or
  • If the student's cumulative GPA is under a 2.0 and their final semester with SOSU was on academic probation, they can return on probation. This status will stay in effect until the student raises their cumulative GPA to at least a 2.0.
  • For students who have been suspended, university policy states that for the first suspension, a student must sit out at least one semester before returning. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $55 application fee.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES ( educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS Academic score of 5.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, let us know your registration number and have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language
      • You graduated from a U.S. high school with 4 years of English
      • You have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have 24 hours of college or university credit in the U.S. with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (including English Composition I and II)

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]


Explore the online BBA in General Business courses

For the BBA in General Business online, students must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours: 43 Business Core credit hours, 24 General Business credit hours, 44 General Education credit hours, and elective credit hours selected with an advisor as needed to meet university graduation requirements.

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All the Business Core courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

ACCT 2103: Fundamentals Financial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to financial accounting including developing, analyzing and interpreting financial statements.

ACCT 2203: Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to management accounting and organizational performance measurements such as basic costing and capital budgeting.

BIM 3183: Business Information Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines business information systems theory and business applications. Topics include components of the life cycle as well as business information analysis, design and implementation.

BLAW 3123: Legal Environment of Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will consist of three main units of instruction. The first unit will cover an introduction to legal theory, legal and deductive reasoning, constitutional law, administrative law, the court system, civil and criminal procedures, alternative dispute resolution, criminal law, and the concepts of tort and strict liability. The second unit will consist of the study of common law contract theory and an introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code. The basic elements of contracts will be examined, along with remedies, statute of frauds and third party rights. The final unit will consist of the application of property, bailments, agency, employment law, business structures, intellectual property, E-commerce, international law and other topics. The concept of ethics and proper business conduct will be emphasized throughout the course.

ECON 2213: Principles of Microeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the role of the market price system in managing the use of society's resources and in rationing available supplies. The efficiency of resource management is examined in the light of a variety of more- or less-competitive market environments. Conclusions are inferred from the rational behavior of optimizing decision-makers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the functions of prices in allocating resources and rationing commodities in a market economy
  • Predict the resource-demanding and product-supplying behavior of businesses under various market structures
  • Formulate reasoned opinions on public policy actions which affect allocative efficiency and the distribution of income
  • Understand market structure and functioning, differentiate between cost and supply relationships, and identify and understand consumer behavior and demand theory
  • Calculate and understand product and resource pricing as well as revenue and profit relationships
  • Formulate reasoned opinions on international specialization and trade, and form opinions on matters of public economic policy that are independent, informed and well-reasoned
  • Predict price levels resulting from supply-side and demand-side economic forces
  • Analyze the allocative and rationing functions of market prices

ENG 3903: Business and Professional Writing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course research and practice in academic writing and writing of reports, proposals, memoranda and other kinds of prose used in the fields of academia, business and industry.

BUS 2633: Business Statistics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course applies descriptive and inferential statistics to business and economic problems. Statistical distributions are used to conduct interval estimates and hypothesis tests. Empirical evidence of cause and effect relationships is investigated through simple two-variable linear regression and correlation analysis.

BUS 3333: Business Ethics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores accounting, business and legal decision-making from an ethical perspective. It focuses on the business person as an ethical decision-maker and on the business as a socially moral agent. Case studies from the core business disciplines as well as supplemental materials or assignments for the disciplines are used as learning materials.

BUS 4901: Career Development Seminar

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This seminar is designed to help students transition from college to the professional work environment. The seminar will be led by faculty with guest speakers from across the university and from area businesses. Topics include developing a professional resume, interviewing skills and business etiquette.

FIN 3113: Business Finance

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course considers the basic financial decisions within a business. Topics include setting financial goals, measuring risk and return, time value of money, fundamentals of capital structure, fundamentals of dividend policy, sourcing funds, fundamentals of capital budgeting, fundamentals of stock, and bonds and their valuation.

MKT 3233: Principles of Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.

MNGT 3113: Management and Organizational Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling to effectively manage organizations in a dynamic environment. Includes a heavy emphasis on human behavior in organizations.

MNGT 3243: Production and Operations Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is intended to be a survey of operating practices and models in both manufacturing and service firms. It provides managers with sufficient knowledge to make informed "total business decisions" and to introduce standard terms and concepts for communications with operating personnel. In such a course, it should be recognized that breadth of subject matter, not depth of topic, will be the goal. Emphasis is more on skills for operating/controlling systems than on design. Topics covered are forecasting quality control; inventory and supply chain management; aggregate/capacity planning and scheduling; and project management.

MNGT 4443: International Business

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course reflects the sensitivity of the global market to economic, political and cross-cultural differences in relation to planning, pricing, promotion, distribution and the need to remain competitive.

MNGT 4633: Business Policy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a capstone course designed to integrate the functional areas of business for corporate- and business-level strategic decision making. This course is usually taken during the student's last semester of study.

To fulfill the 24 General Business hours requirements, students must take MNGT 3343 or MNGT 4663, then take BUS 4123, plus any 6 courses from ACCT, BUS, FIN, MNGT, BLAW, or MKT at 3000+ level with no more than three from any one prefix. At least one course must be at the 4000 level. All courses must be approved by student's advisor.

MNGT 3343: Small Business Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on starting and managing a small business.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze the entrepreneurial lifestyle to include developing start-up ideas and honing ethical behavior to include social entrepreneurship endeavors
  • Develop a company pitch and a business plan that include information regarding the company’s marketing and sales, operations, milestones and metrics, company overview, company team, revenue, direct costs, labor costs, personnel, expenses, assets, taxes, financing, and executive summary
  • Compose an entrepreneurial self-assessments reflection project
  • Demonstrate learning in a project-based curriculum structure to include individual and team-based projects
  • Practice technical skills using a variety of writing and presentation platforms such as Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs, Google Slides, the internet, Adobe PDF files, Cengage MindTap digital lab, LivePlan business plan application and audio/video programs

MNGT 4663: Entrepreneurship & New Ventures

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, the entrepreneurial process is examined from the conception of a business idea to the actual launch of the venture. Topics include environmental scanning for new opportunities, evaluating practical commercial potential, developing a business plan, and securing financing.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the definition and role of the entrepreneur in society
  • Develop critical-thinking skills and extend knowledge through case analysis
  • Demonstrate team-building skills through work with others on assignments
  • Demonstrate written communication skills at an appropriate level by preparing written assignments including discussion boards on the topic of entrepreneurship

BUS 4123: International Business & Law

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the student with an overview of international business relations and the various legal systems that such relationships will operate within. Public law for international business will be analyzed, with special emphasis on commercial sales contracts, various legal systems and dispute resolutions, treatise and custom laws, export and foreign licensing, and environmental law. The course will also explore the private-law concept of business transactions comparatively with the United States common and statutory law. Current events such as economic crises, wars and other social events or upheavals will be discussed with focus on how such events affect unilateral laws. The course will also focus on the legal system and business relationships involving Native Americans.

Students must complete 44 credit hours of General Education courses from the following categories.

Communications (9 hours)

  1. English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
  2. Speech Communications (COMM 2213)

Social Behavioral Sciences (12 hours)

  1. Political Science (POSC 1513)
  2. American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
  3. Social Science (ECON 2113, SOC 1113, or GEOG 2723)
  4. Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 hours)

  1. Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114)
  2. Physical Sciences (PSCI 1114 or 1414)
  3. Mathematics (MATH 1303 or 1513)
  4. Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1553 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 hours)

  1. Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113; or PHIL 2113)
  2. Fine Arts (ART 1103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 3133; or THTR 1183, 3183)
  3. Foreign Language (SPAN 1113 or NS 1213)

Electives selected with an advisor as needed to meet university graduation requirements.

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