Undergraduate Programs
Degree Requirements

Fisher’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration ensures that you develop the skills and get the experience you need to make an immediate impact on your career—no matter what career you want to explore.

You can customize and enhance your coursework by choosing from 12 different specializations and over a hundred minors at Ohio State. In order to fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree at Fisher, you will take courses in the following areas :

Breakdown of business degree

Successful completion of a Fisher degree requires a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0, a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0 in your specialization, and a grade of C- or better in specialization core course(s). You will complete a minimum of 121 credit hours of coursework.

Business curriculum

  • General Education Courses

    General Education (Gen Ed) courses are an integral part of your undergraduate business education. The goal of the Gen Ed is aimed to help you develop skills, competencies, and breadth of knowledge to become an educated, productive citizen.

    You may take General Education requirements at any time throughout your four years to fulfilll degree requirements.

    New General Education Course List

    Legacy General Education Course List

    New AP/IB Course Equivalents

    Legacy AP/IB Course Equivalents

  • First & Second Year Business Foundation

    These are intro-level business and math courses you need to take in your first two years in the business curriculum:

    • Calculus (Math 1131/1151), Macroeconomics (ECON 2002), Microeconomics (ECON 2001), Statistics (STATS 1430), Computer Science Engineering- Problem solving with Excel (CSE 2111)
  • Major Courses

    Fisher's BSBA degree provides a strong knowledge base in core functional areas of business and allows you to develop expertise in one of 12 specialized areas (the major).

    There are two parts of the "major courses" that students will complete typically starting after their freshmen year.

    • Business Core

    All business students are required to complete a series of business core courses, regardless of specialization. Business core courses include managerial and financial accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, logistics management, organizational behavior, international business, business law, business statistics, business analytics, applied business skills, and strategic management.

    The number of credit hours required for the specialization varies from 15-26 depending on specialization. The number of semesters required to complete the specialization also varies, ranging from 2-5 semesters. You should check individual specialization requirements on the curriculum worksheet with your academic advisor to create a degree plan.

  • Electives

    Electives are additional hours that students need to complete to fulfill 121 hours of coursework.

    You can fill your elective hours by taking additional courses in any college level course.

    You may also use your elective hours to pick up one of OSU's 100+ minors. Minors are great to expand your skill set, pursue interests outside of business, and individualize your education! The 4 year business plan allows room for a minor (typically 5 additional classes). Talk to your academic advisor about minor options.

4 year benchmark courses

  • First or Second Year Program Requirements
    • English 1110.01 (First Year English)
    • Math through 1131 or 1151 (Calculus)
    • Economics 2001.01 (Microeconomics)
    • Economics 2002.01 (Macroeconomics)
    • CSE 2111 (Computer Assisted Problem Solving)
    • STAT 1430 (Business Statistics)
    • BUSMHR 2292 (Applied Business Skills & Environment)
  • Second or Third Year Program Requirements
    • ACCTMIS 2200 (Accounting I)
    • ACCTMIS 2300 (Accounting II)
    • BUSMGT 2320 (Decision Sciences: Statistical Techniques)
    • BUSMGT 2321 (Business Analytics)
    • BUSFIN 3220 (Finance)
    • BUSMGT 3230 (Operations)
    • BUSML 3250 (Marketing)
    • BUSMHR 3200 (Organizational Behavior)
    • BUSML 3380 (Logistics)
    • BUSMHR 2000 (International Business)
    • BUSFIN 3500 (Law)

    *Third year may include specialization requirements.

  • Fourth Year Program Requirements
    • Specialization requirements (15-26 hours)
    • BUSMHR 4490 (Strategic Management)
    • Any remaining required courses, including General Education courses and free electives